Hello Mutineers! If you’ve followed us here on the website or on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, you know that I like to share the things we actually use around Mutiny Ranch. Since our interests are diverse these items range from animal care to gardening implements but also footwear and kitchen gadgets. No matter what the item is though if we recommend it here then we personally own and use it or have researched it enough to have it on our “wishlist”.
The Mutiny Ranch Item of the Day for 4/5/2021 is Key Nutrients Electrolyte Recovery Plus. Things are heating up here at Mutiny Ranch. Even though nighttime temperatures are still prone to dip below freezing our days are full of sunshine and we might have even broken the 80 F mark on the old thermometer. I wore a tanktop doing chores yesterday and have the pink shoulders to prove it!
The warmer weather is the reason I’m sharing the Key Nutrients Electrolytes with you today. That and I just received my new container of it just yesterday (a new to me flavor called Cherry-Pom).
While I do believe a healthy diet and proper amount of freshwater daily can do wonders for many of our issues I’ve also learned that certain supplements have their place in my life. I try to eat super clean…until there are Cheezits in the house (my kryptonite). And there are times it’s not till I’m heading off to bed that I notice my thirst…and it’s way too late to ward off dehydration by then.
Our climate here is also particularly challenging. We live in the high desert where 10% humidity is the norm. We’re also at 5500′ in elevation. The sun is intense and we get a lot of it. In the summer you might find your sweat evaporating before it has a chance to soak your clothes. It’s gorgeous but potentially dangerous if you don’t stay hydrated.
In the past, I used the individual packets of Emergen C for its electrolytes. I always felt a little guilty about all the little empty wrappers but I liked the results of the drink. Last year I did a little research and came across Key Nutrients and made the switch.
Key Nutrients has zero sugars (as opposed to 6g in the other stuff I was using). It’s also free from gluten, calories, carbs, caffeine, dairy, soy, shellfish, and tree nuts. It’s manufactured in the US and is veteran-owned. Each container is 90 servings and each of those servings makes a 16-ounce drink (the other electrolytes I used made a “shot” size drink). Personally, I’ve found that I like to mix up the Key Nutrient Electrolytes in a drink and sip on it while I’m hiking or working outside.
I always keep some on hand not only for myself but for when guests visit. Almost all of them come from lower elevations than ours…and almost all of them want to hike or go site-seeing. The sudden change in elevation, the extremely dry air, and the heat can really knock them for a loop. To avoid any kind of heat exhaustion or headaches I offer them the Key Nutrition Electrolytes as soon as they arrive and throughout their stay.
I feel that these electrolytes are a great tool to have in one’s prevention and recovery kit. Whether you’re active in sports or enjoy working out or if you enjoy hiking, biking, gardening, or any other outdoor activity you might find these handy. I’ve found that drinking them after a particularly intense yoga class keeps me from getting a headache (especially if the room was hot or we did a lot of inversions) …besides, one should always rehydrate after any yoga class, massage, or body adjustments (like chiropractics).
A note about electrolytes and other sports/recovery drinks. Most of these types of drinks tend to taste a little salty when you drink them as a straight-up beverage. It’s not like the lemonade you might be used to from say, Minute Maid. Electrolytes are meant to serve a purpose…to get you rehydrated fast. They also contain vitamins and minerals, unlike your typical pitcher of Koolaid or fruity porch-drinking summertime beverage. A sports drink will taste sweeter (and less salty) after you’ve exerted yourself because the body undergoes changes during physical activity as do the taste buds. These types of drinks aren’t meant to be a substitute for all of your daily drinking needs. Treat it like any other supplement and use it as directed.
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