Comparing Electrolyte Powders: Relyte vs LMNT
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When I’m looking to purchase a supplement I want to look at all the details of the products.
Therefore, in this post, I looked at prices, ingredients, and different forms of electrolytes. I even priced out the servings of each electrolyte.
Most of the comparisons will be shown in tables for easy viewing.
Electrolytes and Ingredients in Relyte and LMNT
The supplements in LMNT are salt as sodium chloride, magnesium (malate), and potassium (chloride).
Ingredients used for flavor are stevia leaf extract and natural flavors.
The supplements in Re-Lyte Hydration are salt from Redmond Real Salt, magnesium (malate and glycinate), potassium (citrate), chloride, calcium (carbonate), and coconut water powder.
Ingredients used for flavor are stevia leaf extract, natural flavors, and GMO-free citric acid.
Amounts of Electrolytes in Powder
To keep things standard in comparing the amounts of electrolytes in each brand it’s always good to know how much powder is in each serving.
There are 6 grams of powder in LMNT and 6.3 grams in the Re-Lyte Hydration.
|Re-Lyte Hydration||50 mg||400 mg||810 mg||60 mg||1280 mg|
|LMNT||60 mg||200 mg||1,000 mg||Not Included||Not Included|
Flavors of Each Brand with their Carb Counts
- Watermelon-1 carb
- Orange-2 carbs
- Raspberry-2 carbs
- Lemon Habanero-2 carbs
- Mango Chil-less than 1 carb
- Chocolate-1 carb
- Strawberry Lemonade-0 carbs
- Mixed Berry-0 carbs
- Mango-0 carbs
- Pina Colada-0 carbs
- Watermelon Lime-0 carbs
- Lemon Lime-0 carbs
- Unflavored-0 carbs
Different Forms of Electrolytes
|Re-Lyte Hydration||Malate & Glycinate||Citrate||Redmond Pink Real Salt||Carbonate||Chloride|
|LMNT||Malate||Chloride||Sodium Chloride||Not Included||Not Included|
Of the 3 significant electrolytes, sodium, potassium, and chloride, Re-Lyte has all 3 and LMNT has 2 of the 3. Magnesium, calcium, phosphate, and bicarbonate are other electrolytes the body needs from either fluids or food (source).
The top 3 electrolytes you will hear that we need most in keto are sodium, potassium, and magnesium. We must replenish these with food or through a supplement.
On a side note, most Americans are not getting enough magnesium in their diets.
The Difference between Potassium Chloride and Potassium Citrate
Potassium citrate is used to stop kidney stones that can happen if someone has gout. It’s also used to treat kidney stones. Potassium citrate also alkalizes urine (source).
Potassium chloride is used in the treatment of hypokalemia, low potassium (source).
Both of these forms of potassium have not been shown to be better than each other (source).
The Difference between Magnesium Glycinate and Malate
Magnesium glycinate has been found to help those who are dealing with cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, and diabetes. It even helps the quality of sleep and neurological functions (source).
Magnesium malate has been found to help the following conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and other related conditions (source).
Both of these forms of magnesium are easily absorbed.
Prices Per Serving
When I’m looking at getting supplements, price is a major factor in my discussion. I have this table below on the price per serving and then another table on the price per electrolyte.
Price Per Electrolyte
Some Common Questions about Re-Lyte and LMNT
What are the benefits of Redmond Re-Lyte?
One benefit of Redmond’s Re-Lyte is that it’s formulated with experts to include a 2:1 sodium-to-potassium ratio, plus magnesium, chloride, calcium, and the 60+ trace minerals from Real Salt. (The Unflavored variety does not have calcium.)
Another great benefit of Redmond’s Re-Lyte Hydration mix is that it’s easier to mix compared to their previous Re-Lyte Electrolyte powder.
The new formula has the same amounts of electrolytes, 0 carbs per serving, and still no junk with great flavor.
To learn more about the new formula, click here.
What is comparable to LMNT?
After looking at my 10 different Keto Electrolytes post, I would say that Redmond’s Re-Lyte Hydration powder is more comparable to LMNT. I looked at the 1st chart which shows how many electrolytes are in each serving for each brand.
More Info on Re-Lyte Electrolyte Powder
If you want more detail on Redmond’s electrolyte mix, I have a post on their powder where I go into more detail.
The images are different as the company changed the outside of their packing this spring.