What does the calcium in Re-Lyte Boost do?

Calcium is an essential electrolyte that helps protect you from a variety of issues, including fatigue.

Re-Lyte Boost contains our Re-Lyte Electrolyte Mix, which includes the essential electrolyte calcium. Calcium performs some pretty important jobs for your body. It helps remineralize your bones, supports the contraction of muscles, participates in the transmission of nerve impulses, plays a role in blood clotting, and even helps with the secretion of hormones. 

Calcium is one of several electrolytes you lose in your sweat, so it’s important to replenish it regularly if you’re active. If you don’t and you’re levels get low, you could experience symptoms like muscle cramping, dry skin, brittle nails, and coarse hair, and irritability. Low levels of calcium can even cause extreme fatigue.

In fact, dehydration (which is caused by not getting enough water and electrolytes, including calcium) is a big factor in fatigue. One research study found that women who were just one percent below optimal hydration levels felt fatigued and unfocused. And another study found that young men who became mildly dehydrated after exercising felt more fatigue and had worse cognitive function.

Some of the calcium in Re-Lyte occurs naturally in our unrefined, ancient sea salt Real Salt. But we also add a form of calcium called calcium lactate.

There are a few important benefits to calcium lactate over other forms of calcium. It doesn’t contain lactose, so it’s safe for people who are lactose intolerant. It’s also less likely to cause constipation than other popular forms of calcium, like calcium carbonate. The calcium we currently use in Re-Lyte Electrolyte Mix is made in the U.S. and follows Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMPs) guidelines that ensure its identity, strength, quality, and purity.

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