Zero Sugar Hydration

LMNT Recharge is a tasty electrolyte drink mix that replaces vital electrolytes without sugars and dodgy ingredients found in conventional sports drinks.

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Hi, I'm Lex Fridman

AI Researcher & Host of the Lex Fridman Podcast

Why electrolytes are key for keto and fasting

I understand that keto flu can make you want to give up - especially since I’ve been there before. Headaches, muscle cramps, and low energy sound like pretty good reasons to quit. But more often than not, the keto flu is a simple case of sodium deficiency and once you dial in your electrolyte intake those unpleasant symptoms disappear.

Why electrolytes are key for keto and fasting

I understand that keto flu can make you want to give up - especially since I’ve been there before. Headaches, muscle cramps, and low energy sound like pretty good reasons to quit. But more often than not, the keto flu is a simple case of sodium deficiency and once you dial in your electrolyte intake those unpleasant symptoms disappear.

There are a few reasons keto folks need more sodium:

  • Normally, insulin tells your kidneys to retain sodium. On a low-carb diet, your insulin levels decrease - which means your body releases too much sodium.
  • Over 70% of the sodium in our diets comes from processed foods - when you go keto and cut those out, you are probably not getting enough sodium through your diet.

This combination is the cause of those dreaded keto flu symptoms that plague so many folks with a keto lifestyle. And this deficiency increases even more if you are fasting. In fact, no other dietary strategy out there lowers insulin more than fasting - it’s awful for retaining sodium. The good news is if you stay the course and add enough sodium to your daily intake, you can avoid the unpleasant side effects.

we developed lmnt because we were frustrated with a lack of healthy options on the market.
Robb Wolf, Co-Founder of LMNT

How I avoid the keto flu

After experimenting with tons of different dietary strategies through the years, I now follow a keto diet and incorporate fasting into my lifestyle - which means I need to pay extra attention to my electrolyte intake. With very little salt in my diet and fasts sometimes lasting over 24 hours, my sodium levels are extremely depleted.

How I avoid the keto flu

After experimenting with tons of different dietary strategies through the years, I now follow a keto diet and incorporate fasting into my lifestyle - which means I need to pay extra attention to my electrolyte intake. With very little salt in my diet and fasts sometimes lasting over 24 hours, my sodium levels are extremely depleted.

Dialing in my sodium, potassium, and magnesium has made all the difference in how I feel each day. For optimal hydration, LMNT Recharge is my go-to drink because it gives me those three critical electrolytes in the perfect ratio. Since I started using LMNT, I no longer have the headaches or low energy levels that used to plague my keto lifestyle. On top of that, I can drink it while I’m fasting because it only contains 2 grams of carbs.

I have two packets daily - one in the morning to set the tone for my day and a second one before my workout, especially if I’m headed out for a long run. LMNT always keeps my brain feeling sharp and my body ready to perform at its best!

  • Keto-friendly

  • Electrolytes that won’t break a fast

  • Support your mental and physical performance

  • No sugar, no artificial ingredients, no fillers, no junk

  • Easy grab-and-go packaging

Zero Sugar Hydration

LMNT Recharge is a tasty electrolyte drink mix that replaces vital electrolytes without sugars and dodgy ingredients found in conventional sports drinks.

Get Yours

WE CREATED LMNT TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.

We developed LMNT Recharge because we were frustrated with the lack of healthful electrolyte products on the market. We were fielding questions daily from people in our communities struggling to get adequate electrolytes, but could not recommend anything on the market.

The hard truth is that available electrolyte products are high in sugar and woefully lacking in actual electrolytes. Based on the latest nutritional science, getting adequate electrolytes through these products equates to over 100 grams of added sugar per day. We don’t think anyone needs this amount of sugar.

For years our recommended solution was to buy electrolytes in bulk and make your own electrolyte home-brews. After spending too many hours meticulously measuring and mixing our own electrolyte homebrews, LMNT Recharge was born.

Stay Salty,
Robb Wolf & The LMNT Team

Zero Sugar Hydration

LMNT Recharge is a tasty electrolyte drink mix that replaces vital electrolytes without sugars and dodgy ingredients found in conventional sports drinks.

Get Yours
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