Why is there ancient sea salt (Real Salt®) in Re-Lyte products?

Real Salt replenishes essential electrolytes, helping you perform better and fend off a wide range of issues, including fatigue.

One of the most important ingredients in all of our Re-Lyte products is our unrefined, ancient sea salt, Real Salt. We included Real Salt in our Re-Lyte line because it’s a healthy, natural source of electrolytes, especially sodium and chloride.

Sodium and chloride are the two electrolytes you lose most in your sweat, even if you don't notice that you're sweating. The Real Salt in our Re-Lyte products helps replenish these essential electrolytes and protect you from a wide range of issues that can arise when they get too low, including muscle cramps, headaches, fatigue, and even a dangerous condition called hyponatremia (also known as overhydration). Hyponatremia typically occurs when you lose a lot of electrolytes through sweat and don’t consume any electrolytes to replace what you’ve lost.

Dehydration isn't just about feeling hot and thirsty. It's caused by not getting enough water and electrolytes (such as sodium and chloride) and 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. Another study found that young men who became mildly dehydrated after exercising felt more fatigue and had worse cognitive function.

Now, Re-Lyte is far from the only line of electrolyte, recovery, or energy options that contains salt. But it stands apart from the rest because of the salt we use. Many electrolyte mixes and supplements use white table salt that’s heavily processed and stripped of beneficial minerals. But Redmond Real Salt is ancient, unrefined sea salt mined in Utah that contains 60+ healthy trace minerals that can support hydration, healthy muscles, and overall wellness.