Some highly rated electrolyte replacements include Hammer HEED sports energy drink, Saltstick electrolyte capsules, Endure performance electrolyte drops, Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator and Ultima Replenisher. These drinks address the needs of the body during or after physiological or psychological stress.
Hammer HEED is an energy drink for those athletes who are experiencing moderate sweat loss and require carbohydrate intake. It has a full electrolyte profile, including magnesium and vitamin B6, which helps in the absorption of magnesium in the body. Saltstick was created by a chemist for fellow triathletes like himself. It uses the bioavailable forms of minerals that are more easily absorbed into the body during exertion or performance. It comes in pill form and does not provide any hydration or carbohydrates, meaning athletes must obtain them separately.
Endure uses concentrated minerals from the Great Salt Lake as its source. It comes in drops that are added to water and provides a great source of magnesium, chloride and potassium without any added sugar and carbohydrates.
Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator provides electrolytes and is sweetened with stevia, which may help athletes who get cramps from drinks that contain too much sugar. Ultima Replenisher is also sweetened with stevia. It contains electrolytes, vitamin C and other minerals. Both of these drinks are popular choices among diabetics monitoring their sugar consumption.