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Five Star Reviews:
GREAT STUFF - WHY DID YOU STOP MAKING IT?
June 5, 2017
These "were" great. Wish Camelbak still made them. Very popular product, and I can't seem to find anything to replace it with. Don't know why Camelbak decided to quit making these.
I really like this product and specifically this flavor
March 18, 2017
I really like this product and specifically this flavor. As far as I can tell it's been discontinued and I can't find any product comparable in flavor. RIP Camelbak Elixir Raspberry Lime
I can't explain how much I love these and can't wait for more camelbak flavors to ...
October 10, 2016
THESE ARE INCREDIBLE! I can't explain how much I love these and can't wait for more camelbak flavors to be in stock. It says to use 1 tablet per 16 fl oz, however I use 3 tablets for my 2L bladder and it works well and tastes great
Little aftertaste and one of the only sugarfree type drinks I can stomach
August 21, 2016
I loved this product. I usually HATE sugar free type drinks as they all have a terrible aftertaste. This is surprisingly one of the few (okay only!) one I have ever found that I can actually stomach. They are small tablets that if you break in half (easy to break) will fit in the mouth of a standard 20 ounce plastic soda bottle. Takes about a minute of shaking to dissolve it and is drinkable warm with little aftertaste.
I love these. I have been using these tabs in ...
April 22, 2016
I love these. I have been using these tabs in my hydration pack for years. When I use them, I find that I drink more of my water, so I am not as tired or dehydrated by the end of the day. You do need to wash out your pack after using them however, or plan on buying a new pack after it sitting in the closet for a couple weeks.
Never leave home without it.
September 16, 2017
I'm by no means an athlete. I regularly go on daily walks and on days where the temperature was above 85 had to cut my walks short due to feeling dizzy and as though I may pass out. The athletic drinks weren't helping, I resorted to children's Pediolite, which helps to balance electrolytes after losing fluids due to illness. It did seem to help to some extent but the $7.00 a bottle cost combined with chocking down what I would best describe as kook-aid with 4 extra cups of sugar was too much. I went online and researched my options for a less expensive, more effective, healthier, more natural alternative. Drinking dye along with other artificial ingredients were not part of my agenda. I knew I had high expectations and continued my research until I found LyteShow. I will not leave home without it. It's highly concentrated, comes with a tiny flask (small enough to carry daily & through airport screening). A capful from this tiny flask, which is much tinier than a thimble, make 32 ounces of a miracle for me. I can walk further than what I use to and 100 degree heat has no negative effects. You don't need to be an athlete to benefit from drinking Lyteshow. Buy it, you'll be glad you did or do like me and do extensive research and know for yourself this is everything it says it is and more, and then buy it. As far as price I haven't taken the time to figure out what each 32 ounce bottle costs, I would estimate it to be .50 cents or less. Also comes in capsule form. I feel more energized, alert, focused and balanced no matter what I'm doing thanks to LyteShow. I did not get this product free. I purchased it once and have purchased several times since. Once you've tried this, you'll understand why I can't say enough great things about this product.
WORKS FOR HOT DESERT TEMPERATURES
September 16, 2017
In the southwest desert the summers require not just water for hydration, but electrolytes, since water alone doesn't absorb properly after too much of it. Needless to say I've tested out all the electrolyte products (never touch Gatorade). Most of the products are either useless or marginal depending on whats in them. This one is different. I carry the little flask that is provided with the purchase, put 20 drops in my water, and consume. I notice the results within 20 minutes. If I take too much I get a slight headache and will back of on the usage. I don't feel the fatigue and exhaustion that comes with the heat and being exposed to it for long periods of time like I used to. Glad to have found it.
Awesome Product for Sports and Hard Work: leg cramps are gone!! Powerade & Gatorade were no help!!!
February 18, 2017
We started drinking reverse osmosis water at our house. After working a 10 hour shift my husband would come home and get terrible leg cramps. After realizing he wasn't get the minerals from our filtered water anymore, I started giving him this in the afternoon when he came home - NO MORE CRAMPS!!! He's thrilled and takes it everyday he arrives home from work. I've started to add a couple of drops to coffee pot water, can't taste it, and I think it's helping both of us. Great product!!!!!! Can't say enough positives about it! Gatorade and Powerade are just sugar water and sodium, not enough minerals!!!! Won't buy those anymore. I add this to drinks, but only 1-2 drops. It is strong, if you go by the directions and add 3ml to any drink, but my husband is feeling so much better!!! So we've learned how to add to tea, coffee, seltzer water, and fruit juice. After doing much research on how to stop leg cramps, this seemed to be the best on Google searches. This bottle seemed small, but it really lasts! Will be purchasing this as a staple in our household for his work and after yardwork and workouts as well!!!!
Sumatriptan (migraine meds) NO MORE
August 1, 2016
Ok, so not all migraines are created equal. Mine come one from over exertion, drinking or some foods (rarely). for 3 years no doctor could tell me what was wrong. Relpax and Sumatriptan would work but those are pretty hardcore migraine meds and I don't like taking them if I don't need too.
My headaches display in a frontal type of pain and it is very painful to move / bend over / go down and up stairs / etc. I recently read about dehydration and electrolyte imbalances and thought I'd give this product a try. Ive had hunches before my headaches were from not drinking enough but it turns out just drinking water is only half the hydration battle. so I was building a shed outside over the weekend were talking 8 hour days 110-130 heart rate in 80-100 degree weather. I was drinking the recommended dose in 12oz bottles every hour. All was going well until I started to feel that tinge of a migraine and it just kept building until I was full on migraine. I was so disappointed. I thought to myself maybe I'm not taking enough because the alternative was a depressing thought ( that this wasn't my answer) I took a double dose in 12oz water and relaxed a bit in the AC. Too my astonishment the migraine started to fade. 30 minutes later i took another double dose in 12oz and the migraine was gone. GONE. Nothing besides hardcore meds has ever done that. I am ecstatic.
Also to boot. I sent Lyteshow a message on their page asking about the dangers of taking to much and what is to much? the co-founder Mike CALLED ME. I was seriously blown away and I was told its ok to go over the recommended dosage because your body will tell you. The first signs of too much is harmless diarrhea. Im sooo sold on this stuff. No more headaches. I have my life back.
A Life Saver- Seriously
May 7, 2014
After two visits to the ER, one by ambulance, I was still very sick from dehydration
caused by food poisoning. My body could not absorb fluids because of mineral depletion.
I went to a web sit used by UN workers in disaster zones, where there are no
IVs, and found a list of the minerals that must be in the water given to dying children. It does
not even need to be swallowed! I looked on amazon and found the required minerals in the
form of LYTESHOW. It arrived in 24 hrs. One glass of this mineralized water made me feel
Incredibly better. Smart water and Gatorade had not been enough for my condition.
I have been drinking all my water with a drop of Lyteshow, and I feel better than ever. It has
also calmed my husband's reflux. I have sent bottles to relatives and friends.
Four Star Reviews:
The tablets work well in a sports bottle. The ...
July 16, 2016
The tablets work well in a sports bottle. The flavor is mild and light, not as thick as some of the other sports drinks I've tried in the past. The little extra caffeine helped me with my rides.
I have recently started testing Hammer products and will compare to see if one is better than the other
June 18, 2016
I checked the ingredients against those from my other Camel elixir product and notice that some have had their mg's reduced. The number of tablets have been reduced but it still works ok for what it does. I have recently started testing Hammer products and will compare to see if one is better than the other. As far as ease of use and its ability to completely de-solve leaving no residue in my water bottle or Camelback is a plus up from Hammer products which they recommend you don't put in a hydration system. I don't fancy carrying a pouch of anything in my pockets while riding and don't always wear my backpack on rides until late summer when the temps go up to 35c.
I'll see what's what between the two. If Hammer provides what I need to roll a cramp free 160K ride then I'll switch.
pricey but good
November 15, 2015
a little pricey but they say its good, tried it and didnt see any improvements in my performance but yes its better than the plain water.
July 13, 2015
Tastes good. Not very sweet. I like lemon. I'll try watermelon next time.
Decent taste, better than plain water
January 16, 2015
I had previously tried the lemon-lime flavor and liked that a lot more than the orange/tangerine flavor, but it was still alright. I like that these tablets don't make the water thicker or too sweet, like a gatorade powder would do (try filling your camelbak with gatorade then going out on a long hard ride). So it makes the flavor a little more interesting than just plain water, and it has some aminos in it, to keep you going on your run/ride/hike, which is nice.
Not so pleasant taste but great electrolyte replacement.
July 12, 2017
Worked well for the purpose intended. I like the extra travel bottle they provide. Someone else commented that it tastes a little different. I thought it tasted gross, but I mixed it with some kool-aid and it was better. If I didn't have flavor to add, I would be able to stomach it, but I don't prefer it. However, for electrolyte replacement, it works great.
Not a bad product
May 10, 2017
I would give it a 5 star if it had a better taste at higher doses. Being on a Keto diet and an athlete I need higher quantities of electrolytes. One cap full is only 10% of my recommended intake. I wouldnt mind another product at higher concentration and maybe some flavoring so I dont have to re-dose 6-8 times a day to get my electrolytes. Doubling up the dosage can get a little tart.
So I end up adding a cap full of this with a 1/4 tsp of "Lite Salt" to get what I need.
Rather strange taste, but so what
January 31, 2017
Tastes odd -- all that tangy citric acid -- but seems to work. Good after any kind of strenuous, or just semi-strenuous, activity. Wish I'd had it while running around on vacation last summer. It comes with an additional pocket-sized travel container, a nice touch.
Great Liquid Electrolyte
February 1, 2016
After working out, working in the yard during Memphis summers, I need something better than water to replace my electrolytes, but Gatorade, etc. are too sweet for me so I would end up diluting them with water, but then I'm getting even less electrolytes at a time. So I've been trying a couple electrolyte supplements.
Lyteshow has fit the bill so far. I like the liquid form because I drink mostly water throughout the day, and it makes my water taste more interesting, plus I can decide how "salty" to make my drink instead of trying to figure out how to split a caplet. There's kind of a citrus flavor in there. It's not too strong, but it helps balance out the saltiness. You drip in, so it can get a little frustrating counting the recommended dose, but also makes it easier to control how much you put in: I tried another liquid and it was just in a bottle that you measured in the cap - that made it a lot easier to overdo it.
After taking it, I seem to bounce back better from my workouts, and I feel less "dried out" during my days in the office. I would definitely recommend this product, and have re-ordered it multiple times.
Works for me
September 22, 2015
I prefer to make my own electrolyte drink because I don't like Gatorade or similar drinks. I have difficulty maintaining proper hydration -- and, no, you can't just 'drink more water' to correct this. This product seems fill the bill though, enough that I made a second purchase. I tried another identical product and found no difference whatsoever except the other one had a higher price.
Three Star Reviews:
March 22, 2016
No big on taste but dose give you needed energy.
November 9, 2015
Not as good as the previous version.
September 22, 2015
Each tablet is for one liter. My camelback is 3 liters.
May 10, 2015
This was OK but I think I still prefer Gatorade.
September 14, 2014
tastes kinda bad, but I guess it does the job
September 13, 2017
I want to like this product but I'm honestly not sure it's doing anything. I'm mid-way through marathon training and I haven't realized any benefits from using/not using. And yes it tastes a little salty/brine-y, get over it - it's not masked with tablespoons of sugar like commercial sports drink.
Can taste it on your lips.
April 7, 2017
It has a strong taste that sticks to my lips. So I won't necessarily taste it in the water, but then my lips will taste bitter. Some may like the taste, or acquire it, but I really don't enjoy it.
Taste needs improving
November 7, 2016
It works and does replenish but the taste is not so great and makes it hard to take after a few times.
Not bad, not great, just meh...
July 16, 2016
I purchased this product due to some health issues that require me to be on a high sodium and electrolyte diet. I couldn't stand another Vitamin Water or Gatorade, so I thought this would be a great alternate option. I only use 5 or 6 drops per 12 oz of water and I can still taste it. I also just suck it up and add a cap-full to a shot glass mixed with some juice and down it as quickly as possible a couple times per day. I gag immediately, but the taste subsides quickly. Although my palette is overly sensitive, it is hard to get past the taste. I still continue to add it to my water on a regular basis, I just wish the taste wasn't so potent. I cannot tell a difference in my hydration like other's talk about (maybe I'm not using enough), but I figure it has to be helpful to me so I will continue to use it unless I find something better.
Did Not Make Much of a Difference
March 17, 2016
This product did not quite live up to the expectations. I took this while drinking a few times and did not notice a difference from simply drinking a lot of water before and after.
You're supposed to mix it with 32oz of water. If I drink that much water, that's going to hydrate me a lot even without this product.
The taste is pretty bad. It tastes salty and not very great, even when mixed with water. I know it's supposed to replenish my loss of nutrients due to dehydration, but I can simply get that from a ton of water and some Gatorade and/or pedialyte.
I bought this based on word of mouth from a friend who had some, and I could honestly not tell any difference to my hydration/recovery.
Obviously your mileage may vary.
Two Star Reviews:
August 5, 2016
The stevia tastes like aspartame aftertaste...all the time, yuk.
May 7, 2016
Too sweet except for Orange Alert (with caffeine)
September 14, 2014
LIke so many of these powders/tablets, this one is much too sweet (tasting, there is no real sugar on board) with much too little flavor. I am amazed that adding more artificial sweetener is considered attractive. Watering down the tablet does not really help as the meagre flavor is also watered down. I have tried a reasonable range of flavors from at least 4 different sources and the only one I can stomach is the Camelbak Orange Alert. It has caffeine, which is not always a good idea, but it also has a better flavor/sweetness balance.
Not cost effective for camelbak bladder usage.
September 12, 2014
I know these are advertised for 16oz bottles....but they're too big to fit into a small bottle without being broken in half. On another note, a pack of 12 tablets would only serve to full my camelbak bladder twice, so these aren't cost effective whatsoever.
The taste isn't too bad though, so there's that.
September 6, 2014
No where near as good as the lemon-lime, which is no longer offered.
Gave me heartburn
August 28, 2017
Ordered and tried this product to reduce, eliminate, sugar in an electrolyte drink. Basically tasteless, although it has an aftertaste of water with a little bit of salt in it. Problem is it wreaks havoc with my GERD, increasing heartburn and therefore had to stop using it. I guess it's back to Pedialyte for me.
It has a really off-putting taste to me, and ...
May 5, 2017
It has a really off-putting taste to me, and I haven't noticed any benefits. I've used a powdered rehydration solution that has worked amazingly well for serious illness, regular dehydration from excessive heat and exercise, and hangovers; this doesn't even compare. Plus, the liquid form makes it harder to travel with and measure (as opposed to a single serving powder packet).
Good product but Yucky Metallic Taste
March 9, 2017
I am sure this is a good product and love the fact it doesn't have sugar or a lot of additives. But I just don't like the taste. Kinda metallic-like - yuck. I tired this one because Vega Sport Hydrator (berry - love it!) has citric acid in it which is harming my teeth. I am going to try another. Wish this tasted better!
The taste isn't terrible but definitely isn't great
September 30, 2015
Not impressed... doesn't seem to work as well as gatorade.
The taste isn't terrible but definitely isn't great, I'd recommend adding some lemon to the water.
Overall I'll use them when I don't have gatorade on hand, but it definitely wouldn't be my first choice.
I did pour it into my water from the bag so I didn't waste any but I ended up leaving it there
September 15, 2015
I bought this based off of reviews for an upcoming trip. As I opened the instructions it states that it might leak so I put it in a plastic bag. When I went to use it, after my flight, I had lost almost 1/3 of the liquid. I did pour it into my water from the bag so I didn't waste any but I ended up leaving it there. I have PoTS and have been trying different electrolyte drinks that will help. This one won't be helpful because I need it to travel with me at all times. I do appreciate the travel flask they give you but I needed the entire bottle for the amount of time I was going to be gone.
The taste isn't bad in water and I liked how slow the drops came out so you can count them.
One Star Reviews:
June 8, 2015
My friend loves this stuff. I think it is gross. I won't be buying it again.
March 4, 2015
did not like flavor
August 24, 2014
Just received these and have gone on 2 rides so far. Both times they gave me cotton mouth so badly on both rides that I went through my water too fast. There are better things out there and I would not recommend these.
Great product but a real ripoff
June 7, 2014
I don't remember the exact spec so of the old Elixr, but Camelbak seems to have shrunk the tube, shrunk the tablets and so the amount of water 'treated' per tablet…for the same price. At this rate, you pay something like $3.50 to fill up a 100oz Camelbak sac. It was pricy before, now I feel like they are taking advantage.
Defective bottle cap, no seal
September 17, 2017
I can't rate this more than one star if I can't trust it to not spill. It doesn't matter how tight the cap is twisted it doesn't seal and allows air and liquid to escape. It was accidentally knocked over and I noticed a big spill on the counter. Not cool, not happy.
September 14, 2017
It's really gross.
Unpleasant taste, no flask.
September 10, 2017
I purchased both LyteShow and Hi-Lyte brand electrolytes. LS has a sharp, unpleasant taste that HL doesn't. Also, the advertised traval flask wasn't sent, which is actually why I decided to try LS (at the time of my order: "1 bottle + 1 travel flask"), so don't choose this over a different electrolyte solution because of the flask.
hasn't yet worked for me
May 12, 2017
Haven't noticed this actually working or improving my situation when taking the normal dose. Will update if there's any change in the future, but I will not be buying again at the current time.
Don't waste your money
April 1, 2017
Tastes so terrible. Can barely get it down. Yuck
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Sugar-free, effervescent electrolyte tablet works well with CamelBak reservoirs and Podium bottles
No sticky residue to clean
No pre-mixing or stirring necessary - just drop a tablet in to your water
More electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium) per serving than the leading sports drink
CamelBak Got Your Bak Lifetime Guarantee
Each 4 ounce bottle contains 40 servings of LyteShow concentrate. Depending on usage, each bottle lasts approximately 2-6 weeks. Ingredients include balanced ions of magnesium, sodium, chloride, and potassium. Also contains zinc, an essential trace element, and citric acid.
Adds a slightly tart and salty flavor to water. This is a functional, health-focused product. If you prefer blue berry blast (or other artificial flavors), we suggest you look elsewhere! If you're sensitive to the mineral flavor, we recommend adding a squeeze of lemon or splash of juice.
Contains no calories, sugars, sweeteners, carbohydrates, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Non-GMO, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. Naturally sourced mineral base from the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Manufactured in an FDA-regulated and NSF GMP-certified facility. We guarantee you will feel healthier and rehydrated or receive all of your money back, including shipping. (No need to send the product back. No forms to fill out. No BS. We're just a company that stands behind our product.)
How Does LyteShow Compare To Sports Drinks? Not only do most sports drinks contain calories, sweeteners, and artificial additives, they often only include one or two types of electrolytes (usually sodium and/or potassium). LyteShow puts a lower emphasis on sodium - readily available in the American diet - and emphasizes magnesium, an essential electrolyte which is often omitted from sports drinks because it is more expensive. Magnesium is critical for all energy conversion, muscle function, and nerve conduction and also assists other electrolytes in arriving at the proper place and function. We take great pride in our balanced formula of magnesium, sodium, chloride and potassium.
Perfect for adding to hydration packs or water bottles, as it will not leave a residue or contribute to the growth of mold or bacteria.