Why We Use Real Salt in Re-Lyte and Why It Matters

By Jenny Smiechowski


Re-lyte and Real Salt next to each other

Article at a Glance:

  • Our ancient sea salt, Real Salt, sets Re-Lyte apart in a sea of electrolyte drinks.
  • Real Salt is sourced from an ancient underground salt deposit in Redmond, Utah, which offers protection against manmade pollutants.
  • Unlike many other salts, Real Salt is additive-free and is not heat-processed, bleached, or stripped of natural minerals.
  • The combination of water and salt plays a vital role in optimal hydration and cellular function, making Re-Lyte a quality choice for hydration.
  • In addition to the sodium and chloride found in Real Salt, Re-Lyte includes the electrolytes calcium, magnesium, and potassium from other high-quality sources, delivering well-rounded daily hydration.

There are quite a few features that set Re-Lyte apart in the sea of electrolyte drinks, but here’s what we think is the most important—it contains our unrefined, ancient sea salt Real Salt.

Now, there are a lot of electrolyte products that contain salt….even some that contain sea salt. But in our opinion, there’s no salt quite like Real Salt. Here’s why Real Salt is different and why we think it’s the most important ingredient in Re-Lyte.

What’s So Special About Real Salt?

In prehistoric times, an inland sea known as the Sundance Sea covered what’s now Redmond, Utah. That sea is long gone, but its remnants include the large, pristine, underground salt deposit where we mine Real Salt.

The source of Real Salt makes it pretty unique for a couple of reasons. First, it’s had far less exposure to manmade pollutants. Sea salts are typically exposed to pollutants and contaminants found in the modern ocean. But Real Salt has remained buried under protective layers of ancient volcanic ash and clay for centuries.

Since it’s mined in Redmond, Utah, Real Salt is also one of the most sustainable salt options for people who live in North America. Himalayan salt and a lot of other sea salts come from overseas, which means there are a ton of miles from mine to table.

Real Salt is also unique because of what happens (or what doesn’t happen) when and after it’s harvested. We don’t use explosives to mine Real Salt. Instead, we use a food-grade, carbide-tipped rotary head to grind the salt off the walls. Once Real Salt leaves the mine, we don’t add anything to it or take anything away from it. We leave it the way nature made it.

Most salt is heat-processed, bleached, and stripped of natural minerals. Salt often contains additives, like dextrose (sugar), anti-caking agents, and synthetic iodine too. But Real Salt is unrefined, additive-free, contains 60+ trace minerals that support your health, and only contains the iodine nature gave it.

All of these features give Real Salt a subtly-sweet flavor and lend Re-Lyte a salty but delicious edge over other hydration products.

Real Salt

Ancient Sea Salt = Amazing Hydration!

The two most important elements in any hydration plan are water and salt. Period. James DiNicolantonio, one of our favorite health and fitness experts, always says we’re essentially walking oceans. The human body is 60% water and contains about 250 grams of salt. We cry, sweat, and pee salt water.

It takes just the right amount of water and just the right amount of salt to keep your cells hydrated and make sure they’re able to perform critical tasks, like absorbing nutrients and transmitting signals that are crucial to organ and muscle function. If one of these components gets out of balance, you could end up dehydrated or with a condition called hyponatremia (aka overhydration)....either one can cause organ damage or even death.

Clearly, you don’t want to mess around when it comes to the two most important elements of hydration. We’d venture to guess that you already go out of your way to drink clean water from a healthy source to stay hydrated and keep your body functioning well. We think it’s just as important to do the same with your salt, which is why Real Salt is such a critical component of the Re-Lyte formula.

Nat with Re-Lyte

In addition to the sodium and chloride found in Real Salt, Re-Lyte also contains the electrolytes calcium, magnesium, and potassium from other high-quality sources, delivering well-rounded daily hydration you can trust. Learn more about Re-Lyte and see if it’s the right choice for your lifestyle.

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