Both Re-Lyte Hydration and Re-Lyte Pre-Workout contain a generous dose of electrolytes, especially sodium, but it is safe to use both mixes side-by-side as long as you practice a bit of moderation.
Re-Lyte Hydration and Re-Lyte Pre-Workout can be taken safely together. If you're taking them each individually, we currently recommend taking 1-3 servings per day of Re-Lyte Hydration and 1 serving per day of Re-Lyte Pre-Workout.
If you'd like to take both daily, we recommend a maximum of 2 servings of Re-Lyte Hydration and 1 serving of Re-Lyte Pre-Workout cumulatively per day. Why do you have to limit the number of servings you take?
Well, it is possible to get too many electrolytes, and we prefer to err on the side of caution, since our products contain a generous dose of them, especially sodium.
At this point, there is no Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) set for sodium because there's very little evidence that sodium causes toxicity in healthy people even at very high doses. Obviously, there are some questions about the connection between high sodium intake, blood pressure, and heart issues. If you're concerned about that, we recommend reading this blog post.
It's also important to remember that everyone's electrolyte needs are different. If you exercise a lot, sweat a lot, deal with health issues that cause vomiting or diarrhea, etc. you'll need to replenish your electrolytes more frequently than other folks. So always keep that in mind when figuring out how many servings of Re-Lyte products to take daily. If you'd like to read more about how much sodium is safe, here are some helpful resources to explore:
- Article: Sodium: Dietary Reference Intakes for Toxicity
- Blog Post: Here's How Much Sodium You Should Really Have Per Day (Hint: It's More Than You'd Think)
- Article: 6 Little-Known Dangers of Restricting Sodium Too Much
Book: Salt Your Way to Health by Dr. David Brownstein
Book: The Salt Fix - Why the Experts Got It All Wrong--and How Eating More Might Save Your Life by Dr. James DiNicolantonio