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With the increasing outside temperatures, staying hydrated with the right things is becoming a top priority of mine. I’m no stranger to electrolytes, and honestly most of aren’t, but with so many out there on the market it can be hard to figure out what’s going to be best for your body.
I’ve always been a fan of Ultima from whenever I reviewed Ultima a couple years ago for BibRave as well. I must say, that throughout the years that have passed since then, I’m remained a consistent user, and I’m always happy when I see Ultima available on race course (as it was during the Wonder Woman Run Dallas, which you can ready about here). What I got in the mail was two canisters of the Raspberry and Lemonade flavors, as well as three sample pack of their sticks that included one of each flavor (Raspberry, Cherry Pomegranate, Grape, Orange, and Lemonade).
Now, before I get into the science part of this, let me just disclose how beautiful and instaworthy all the drinks are. Raspberry is my personal favorite for visual purposes, with Cherry Pomegranate following.
Now, Ultima is your typical electrolyte drink, with a bumped up the amount of key electrolytes (Magnesium, Sodium, and Potassium). In addition to those three, Ultima also includes Calcium, Chloride, and Phosphorus. You can read more about why all those ingredients are so important to your hydration game here.
But what you really want to know is, how does it taste. Now Ultima is vegan and keto friendly and uses all natural ingredients. Meaning, it’s sweetened with Stevia. I personally don’t have any issues with Stevia, but I know many people are not a fan of Stevia, therefore, they do not care for the taste of the product. Again, I have no issues, so I love all the flavors, Lemonade is probably my favorite when it’s nice and cold, and Cherry Pomegranate and Raspberry tie for second place, followed by Orange, and Grape. But really, there’s isn’t a bad flavor. They mix in any temperature or water and do not produce any grittiness at the bottom.
With that being said… I’ve also found myself using it in untraditional ways, such as adding a little something extra to my smoothies. I normally add coconut water, but what I don’t have any Ultima works just as well and provides more flavor so it’s a win win.
Side note: this was tart when I first tasted it, but I added a drizzle of honey and it was like a strawberry pb&j which is a favorite smoothie flavor of mine. Therefore, I’m calling this a success.
Interested in trying it out for yourself. Head over to the Ultima website and use code ULBRAVE19 to save 10%!
As always, check out the other BibRave Pro reviews here