A few years ago, I was on route to a weekend spin class and on a whim, decided to pop into a supplement store and take a look around. When I saw their wall of electrolytes products I became curious. As an adult, I had never consistently used electrolyte powder or energy drinks as part of my workout routine (remember when drinking Gatorade as a sporty teenager was a thing?!) I ended up picking up an electrolyte sample packet to see if it would make any difference in my performance on the bike.
Not only did I experience a surge in energy during the strenuous 60-minute cardio class but hours afterwards I endured a consistent bump in my energy levels. Before adding electrolytes into my workout routine I was often left drained and sluggish in the hours following an intense training session. This became especially true if I was cycling for several hours on my road bike. Fixing my nutrition and incorporating electrolyte powder into my workout routine has been a huge game changer for me.
What brand do I use?
I’m obsessed with Biosteel’s mixed-berry hydration mix! It tastes amazing and it’s made with all clean ingredients: no artificial colours or flavours, no artificial sweeteners or preservatives, plus it’s caffeine free! I like how they use beet powder to achieve it’s pink colouring.
How do I use it?
I fill up my 32 oz water bottle with one scoop of Biosteel and drink it 30 minutes before working out. I will then sip on Biosteel through my workout. I’m a very thirsty person and drink about 12-16 cups of water a day. When I drink less than 96 oz (or 12 cups of water), I will most likely wake up with a raging headache the next day. As a trick to consume more water throughout the day, I like to lightly sprinkle a bit of the hydration mix into my water bottle.
What about you? Is electrolyte powder a part of your workout routine? If so, what brand do you use? Drop me a note below.