Best Electrolyte Powders and Tablets

Stockpiling Electrolytes
A review of the best electrolyte powders and tablets

Best electrolyte powders and tablets:
As a prepper you'll want to stockpile electrolytes in your prepper's
pantry, and put some electrolylte powders or tablets in your
bugout bag, because electrolytes balance the amount of
lifesaving water in your body! Excessive sweating from a
strenuous activity or illness are just two reasons why you'll want
to stockpile electrolytes as part of your overall prepping plan.
Electrolyte powders and tablets are easy to stockpile and they'll
last just about forever.

Below is everything a prepper needs to know about stockpiling
electrolytes, including a review of the top electrolytes and how to
make your own electrolyte drink...

Review of the Best Electrolyte Powders
Hoarding electrolytes is something especially important in
preparation for a pandemic when there is no doctor ~ and it's
equally important for personal illness to have on hand to save a
trip to the store. Electrolytes are an important combination of
calcium, chloride, potassium and sodium that help provide the
electrical currents to keep your body running.

Electrolyte replenish your body with these minerals to keep you
moving after strenuous exercise and they help keep your body
hydrated. Electrolytes are essential to life!

Here is a review of the best electrolytes:

#1: Dr Price's Electrolyte Mix.
Dr Price's Electrolyte Mix is one of the best electrolyte powders
you can get. Unlike other supplements, Dr. Price's Electrolyte Mix
has a blend of more than 72 trace minerals and electrolytes to
benefit elite athletes and preppers for personal hydration needs.
It's naturally sweetened with stevia leaf extract, so there's no
sugar. This electrolyte mix supplement powder has the right
balance of trace minerals, potassium, and sodium to give you an
electrolyte.

  • Ideal for people who have medical issues. Dr. Price's
    Electrolytes relieves symptoms of dehydrationm such as:
    fatigue, muscle weakness, headaches, muscle spasms and
    cramps, sluggishness, constipation and poor digestion, dry
    skin and dry mouth.

#2: Pedialyte Electrolyte mixes for kids and adults.
Obviously at the top of the list of electrolytes is Pedialyte!
Certainly Pedialyte is the "go to" reliable solution for quick
hydration of little ones, but there's a version for adults too. Great
for kids and adults, they have prebiotics.

  • Ideal for children: To help your child rehydrate and feel
    better quickly, choose Pedialyte at the first sign of diarrhea
    and vomiting. Pedialyte is an oral rehydration solution
    specially formulated to quickly replace lost fluids and
    electrolytes due to diarrhea and vomiting in children. It's the
    #1 pediatrician recommended brand.

  • Great for adults: Pedialyte powder packets have 33% more
    electrolytes in every serving to replace more of what you’ve
    lost due to dehydration.

#3: Adventure Medical Kits Oral Rehydration Salts.
Adventure Medical Kits Oral Rehydration Salts provide the original
oral rehydration mix recommended by the World Health
Organization. This scientifically proven mixture of potassium,
salt, and carbohydrates enhances the ability of the intestines to
absorb and retain fluids.  Just dissolve one packet in one liter of
water and sip your way back to health. Use for severe dehydration
due to diarrhea, vomiting, and or sweat loss. 3 envelopes per
package.

  • Ideal for active adults and suitable for children, travellers.
    Keep these packets in your first aid kit and be sure to pack
    them on your travels. Control the effects of stomach illness
    so that you can spend the rest of your trip enjoying your
    destination, not in a hospital bed.

#4: RecoverORS Hydration packs.
RecoverORS is for the clinical treatment of dehydration due to
events such as diarrhea, vomiting, fever, excessive sweating due
to strenuous activity, traveling and more.

RecoverORS is an oral rehydration powder specifically formulated
for adults, and made by pharmacists and in accordance with
World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and specifications
and is based firmly in clinical trials. Free from artificial colors or
flavorings, RecoverORS also has no preservatives.

  • Ideal for travellers and adults with hangovers.
    RecoverORS Clinical Electrolytes have the hydration
    necessary for recovring from hangover, diarrhea, vomiting in
    adults.

#5: EcoDrink and multivitamin.
EcoDrink is a complete multivitamin with zero sugar, calories,
carbs, sodium or caffeine. Packed with antioxidants, nutrients and
electrolytes, EcoDrink provides hydration, plus balanced energy,
and immune system support.What's more, EcoDrink supports
heart health, bone strength.

Contains 30 packets, 15 berry and 15 orange plus a bonus
reusable bottle. Enjoying EcoDrink Multivitamin on a daily basis
may help promote: Heart Health. EcoDrink may help reduce the
risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.* As well it can
promote a healthy immune system, healthy eyes, joints and skin
and bone health to keep you looking and feeling your best.

  • Great for teachers, those in the travel industry, and
    people who work retail and those who may have heart
    health issues. Ideal for adults who deal with the general
    public who want to prevent being sick. The flavors will bring
    out the kid in you. Promotes

#6: Drip Drop Oral Rehydration.
Drip Drop Oral Rehydration is a medical grade hydration solution
that is changing the way people think about effective treatment
and prevention of dehydration. Drip drop has won early adoption
by a broad spectrum of users including top hospitals and
physicians, elite athletes, U.S. Special forces, humanitarian
workers, pharmacists, and patients with chronic illness.

Drip drop gets an extremely high rating on Amazon : 4.8 of 5
stars. It's a great-tasting rehydration solution that, when mixed
with water, delivers 2-3 times the electrolytes of sports drinks
and 25% more than pediatric alternatives. The patented solution
delivers better fluid retention so you'll stay better hydrated.

  • Ideal for people who have a prevalent medical condition
    that deserves an effective and convenient go-to solution.
    Developed by a doctor on a mission trip to save lives,
    DripDrop ORS provides dehydration relief fast. DripDrop has
    won early adoption by a broad spectrum of users including
    top hospitals and physicians,

#7: Emergen-C Electro Mix.
Electro Mix is ideal for preppers who have diabetes because this
electrolyte dietary supplement avoids the sugar that’s so often
mixed with other kinds of electrolyte drinks. What's more,
Emergen-C Electro Mix is sweetened with stevia and contains
calcium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.

  • Ideal for people who have diabetes, people on a low
    ketogenic diets and anyone on low sodium diets. It's just as
    good for cyclists and other endurance athletes.

#8: Everly drink mix.
Everly hydration provides a packet of life-saving rehydration salts
called Oral Rehydration Salts to treat children sick with
waterborne disease. Stay hydrated, stay healthy, help save a life!
This electrolyte drink mix helps you drink more water by making
water taste better without any bad ingredients.

This healthy drink mix is all natural, sugar free, zero calorie, and
comes enhanced with vitamins and fruit extracts. there are no
artificial sweeteners. It's made of all natural stevia leaf extract
as the sweetner. It's a healthy alternative to soda, fruit juice,
artificial low calorie drinks, artificial water enhancers, and sugary
sports drinks. It's a safe and tasty drink for diabetics, dieters,
and other non-sugar lifestyles. No artificial dyes - our colors come
from fruit and vegetable juice.

It's produced in a Kosher certified facility. Kids will like them too.
These water flavoring packets are perfect additions to any
lunchbox, and are a flavorful, healthy replacement for sugary
children's drinks.

  • Ideal for dieters, adults on a Kosher diet, and people who
    have diabetes. It's suitable for older kids, too.

#9: Hydralyte Oral Electrolyte Powder.
Hydralyte contains the correct balance of glucose and electrolytes
to allow for rapid and effective rehydration. comes with a
measuring cup to allow for accurate dosing for kids or adults.

Water or sugary drinks (i.e. soda or standard sports drinks) are
not as effective as Hydralyte, as they do not adequately restore
lost electrolytes (which retain the fluid). Sports drinks also
contain a lot of sugar (approximately 4 times the amount
compared with Hydralyte!) Excess sugar can cause bloating and
impede the hydration process.

  • Ideal for kids and adults. While Hydralyte has significantly
    less sugar than other electrolytes, its not for diabetics,
    though it may be okay for someone who is pre-diabetic,
    consult your physician. The packaging indicates that it's
    suitable for clinical conditions such as nausea in pregnancy
    and bowel preparation (for bowel colonoscopies) can cause
    dehydration, but again, consult your physician to see if it's
    right for you.

#10: Nuun Hydration tubes with tablets.
Nuun Active Hydration tablets, pictured immediate right, were
designed, formulated and tested to keep athletes optimally
hydrated. Nuun comes in a tough tube that is water resistant and
perfect for carrying in your hand, bugout bag or wherever. This
electrolyte enhanced sports drink tabs turn water into a
refreshing, sugar-free solution that keeps you optimally hydrated.
Drop one tab in 16 ounce of water, wait 2 minutes, drink and stay
hydrated.

  • Ideal for athletes or homesteaders with an active physical
    workload, since these are packed with electrolytes to
    replenish those lost during strenuous activities.

#11: Oral IV Rapid Hydration Ultra Concentrate.
IV fluids are illegal to purchase without a prescription. What then
will you do in crisis when there is no doctor?

The answer is
Oral IV pictured right. This oral hydration fluid will
go a long way towards preventing dehydration. Mind you, Oral IV
is not a substitute for an IV, but the name sticks and the product
is effective. Oral IV Ultra Concentrate Hydration promotes shorter
recovery times from exercise and exertion. This portable hydration
system is made up of simply purified water, sodium, potassium,
magnesium, chloride, iron, copper, selenium, zinc and a blend of
other natural trace minerals. To put it simply, Oral IV has packed
the building blocks you need to get more out of your hydration
without all the added stimulants and artificial junk.

The bonus is that Oral IV also helps maintain heightened
concentration and alertness. That boost of mental concentration
could prove highly effective in crisis when a prepper really needs
to think.

#12: Liquid IV Hydration Multiplier.
More than 2,000 reviews rate Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier as
one of the top electrolyte replacement solutions on the market.
This non-GMO electrolyte powder mixes into 16oz of water for
rapid hydration. 75% of Americans suffer from chronic
dehydration, that means you are probably dehydrated right now.
Even breathing and walking cause the body to lose water & can
lead to dehydration.

Three times the electrolytes of traditional sports drinks with less
than half the sugar and calories. Contains 11 essential minerals
and vitamins & more Vitamin C than an orange, more potassium
than a banana. 110% Daily Value of Vitamin C, B3, B5, B6, and
B12.

  • Ideal for vegans, gluten intolerant and anyone seeking
    non-GMO products. Thise xpedited water delivery system in
    the body that creates a wholesome feeling for you. Clean,
    simple, premium ingredients. Made in the United States. No
    artificial sweeteners, colors, flavor or preservatives, it's free
    of gluten, dairy, and soy. 100% Vegan. Great-tasting.

#13: Sqwincher sugar-free electrolyte powder.
Sqwincher has half the sodium and more potassium compared to
other electrolyte replacement beverages.

  • Ideal for people with diabetes. There is no sugar or calories
    in Squincher Zero. Just add to water and shake well for
    instant electroylte replenishment that has Vitamin C!
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What are electrolytes?
"Every living person needs electrolytes, especially potassium," say
the makers of
Emergen-C Electro Mix. The packaging, right, says it
all. Click the image to read it better.

You already know that electrolytes have to do with fluid retention,
but how so? Well, electrolytes are a kind of "electrical energy"
carried by ions. These electrically charged ions (particles) are found
your blood, urine and bodily fluids. You need this electrical energy
to help you move.

It's the electrolytes that help with muscle contraction sending
nerve impulses when you exercise or just move about.

Why do kids need special electrolytes?
Experienced moms always have electrolytes on hand for their young
children, such as Pedialyte. There are lots of reasons that
contribute to the varying electrolyte needs of children, but kids
generally have a greater risk than adults for dehydration because
they have a faster metabolism. For this reason, it's important to
stock different electrolytes for kids than for adults.

What are first signs of dehydration?
In addition to thirst, headache, decreased urine or strong smelling
urine are among some of the first signs of dehydration.

Preppers should be aware of the signs of severe dehydration, which
requires medical attention:
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • muscle cramps
  • nausea and
  • tiredness.

How to make your own electrolyte drink
You can make homemade electrolytes, but it's important to follow a
specific recipe or it won't work. That's generally why people rely on
oral rehydration salts, electrolyte powders or tablets, and
electrolyte drinks.
Salt is extremely important for your body in
terms of water retention and electrolyte balance, but so is sugar.
An electrolyte drink can restore

Salt and sugar electrolyte recipe:
  • 6 level teaspoons of sugar
  • 1/2 level teaspoon of salt
  • dissolved in 4 measuring cups of purified water.

As a prepper, you'll need to make sure you have plenty of
electrolytes on hand for your family:

  • Get Pedialyte or equivalent if you have children. Kids and
    adults have different requirements, so be sure to stock
    electrolytes appropriate for your family or group. If you have
    grand children or young relatives who may head to your
    homestead, stock for them!

  • Stock powders and tablets in your medical kits. Include oral
    rehydration salts as part of your medical kit, and have them on
    hand especially in your car kit and bugout bags. It's handy to
    have electrolytes in these places in case of heat stroke while
    you're out and about.

  • Be pandemic ready by having extra electrolytes! Ensure your
    pandemic preparedness kit includes extra electrolytes, as
    sickness may quickly overwhelm a community and the
    pharmacies will run out of supplies. You can store powdered
    electrolyte drinks for this purpose along with bottled water.

  • Take oral rehydration salts with you on travel. Diarrheal
    illness and dehydration are common during travel. Oral
    rehydration salts control the effects of stomach illness so that
    you can spend the rest of your trip enjoying your destination,
    rather than in a hospital bed.

Why do you need electrolytes in prepping?
Won't ordinary water do? Certainly water is good to have on hand,
but electrolytes go a step further. You see, water alone doesn't
replace the salts and minerals you use up too quickly  or lack for
other reasons. To hydrate in certain situations, such as heavy
exercise or illness, you'll need to restore your body with proper
electrolytes.

When the stuff hits the fan, you'll need salt for electrolyte balance
for many reasons:

  • Alleviate muscle cramps. If you've ever had a muscle cramp,
    chances are you're not adequately hydrated and your body has
    suffered a major loss of electrolytes.

  • Work around the homestead. Excessive sweating from
    strenuous activity is another reason to stockpile electrolytes.
    Electrolyte balance is important to preppers around the
    homestead, so you can keep up with chores of farming for
    food, hunting or defending the homestead. You need to
    restore electrolytes lost through sweating.

  • Avoid heatstroke. If you live in arid portions of the country,
    then you need to stock up on electrolytes. Heatstroke is a
    serious medical emergency that you can prevent with
    electrolytes. A person suffering from heatstroke may feel
    nausea and confused. The proper electrolyte balance can keep
    you from getting heat stroke! You can use oral rehydration
    salts and drinks, but when the Gatorade runs out, you can
    make your own electrolyte drink. See the salt and sugar
    electrolyte recipe below.

  • Keep well hydrated during illness. Diarrhea, vomiting and
    fever during a pandemic is a major reason to stockpile
    electrolytes. When there is no doctor there also is on I.V.,
    which is why at the first sign of illness you must do your
    utmost to keep hydrated properly with electrolytes. Preppers
    who suffer from diabetes can take Emergen-C Electromix, or
    Everly, both right, because they have no sugar.

  • Keep kids hydrated in illness. Electrolytes can help promote a
    quicker recovery during illness, but sports drinks, like Gatorade
    have too much sugar for kids. As well Diarhhea medicines may
    be harmful for kids, but thankfully you can make a  salt and
    sugar drink and skip the meds. Managing diarrheal dehydration
    is easy with the simple electrolyte recipe below.

  • Swollen hands and feet. Edema, caused by fluid retention, is
    another reason to stock electrolytes. If you have problems
    with high blood potassium levels, then you should refrain from
    taking electrolyltes.

  • Lack of food and clean water. Diarrhea and vomiting from
    food and water borne illnesses will be common in crisis. Sports
    drinks can help you replenish your fluids when water is scarce.
    Electrolytes can help also when food isn't what you're used to
    eating. Your water or food may become contaminated with
    such things as E. coli, giardia or salmonella.

Did you know coconuts are loaded with electrolytes? Coconuts are
full of natural electrolytes, but if you don't have a coconut palm to
shake, then you best get yourself some electrolyte mixes.

Happy endings...
Stock up on drink mixes and tablets for long term storage. They
don't take much space and they could save a life.
Stockpiling electrolytes in drink mixes and tablets is important for
long term storage. (Bottles will generally have a 6-month shelf
life). Stock electrolytes drink mixes as well as premeasured bottles
to help you manage dehydration because of loss of fluids:
  • heavy sweating
  • fever, diarrhea and vomiting
  • endurance exercise or heavy physical work
  • prolonged heat exposure

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