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Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix drink

Grape has become the house favorite over the years.


  • Inexpensive and easy on "system"


  • Hard to get people to try sell

Vitalyte is nether an energy drink or a source of calories, it is an electrolyte replacement and best "utliliized" to prevent and recover from dehydration.

We have been drinking Vitalyte for over twenty (20) years (we still call it Gookinaid!) there is always a two litre container in our fridge and a second container in the summer. I sold it in my bicycle shoppe for twenty years.

We have tried all the flavors, Orange, Fruit Punch, Lemon and *No After Taste Competition; we have never any gastric (embarrassing or otherwise) disturbances.

Subjectively, Orange was too orangy although some like/prefer it, Lemon is not lemony enough, Fruit Punch and Grape are our favorites.

It is most economically utilized in one kilo tubs which will make five gallons, there is also a quart packet.

Our main activity is bicycling and bicycle camping with some hiking and camping.

I generally travel with it in a zip-lock pouch decanted from the kilo tub.

Vitalyte is for any hot weather activity lasting more than a hour or so and in hot factory settings.

It is reported that desert recue groups have rehydrated lost and dry and wasted  "travelers" which allowed them to "walk out."

Commercially, Vitalyte probably suffers from being out-promoted by the other multi enhancement claiming sports drinks.

*No After Taste Competition really doesn't have too much to brag about

Disclaimer: Inventoried the product for resale after personal use.

Source: Purchased from Vitalye for resale

Does a surprisingly good job at lessening leg cramps.


  • Does as advertised

As I have been pushing the mileage on the trail recently, one of the side effects has been my legs starting to cramp up, despite drinking lots of water. One of my fellow hikers recommended Vitalyte so I gave it a try and so far, no more leg cramps since it helps replenish your electrolytes.

I like the grape taste myself and am not a fan of orange although orange is popular. Overall, it is definitely a help out there.

Source: bought it new

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