Electrolyte Supplement
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Fortilyte™ Electrolyte Formula
Electrolyte Capsules
Electrolytes and Hydration
Electrolyte Supplement
Premium Electrolyte Formula
Fortilyte™ Electrolyte Formula
Electrolyte Capsules
Electrolytes and Hydration

Fortilyte™ Electrolyte Formula

$14.99

FortiLyte™ is a premium electrolyte capsule that keeps your body properly hydrated, even during strenuous workouts.

FortiLyte™ contains superior forms of electrolytes and minerals (like the high-quality pink Himalayan salt), which have been shown to support you to:

  • Replenish your body’s electrolytes
  • Hydrate more quickly
  • Optimize your athletic performance and energy
  • Reduce muscle cramping, fatigue and heat stress 

With premium ingredients of the highest quality sources, FortiLyte™ is the superior electrolyte capsule to keep your hydrated and make sure you perform at your peak.

Replenish Your Body’s Electrolytes & Stay Hydrated

FortiLyte™ gives you the most bioavailable forms of essential vitamins and minerals to help your body replenish the electrolytes you lose through sweat. When you sweat, not only do you lose water, you also lose vital minerals that help your body.

Electrolytes are important: they fulfill the key role of keeping your body properly hydrated so all your muscles and nerves can function the way you want them to. 

Our electrolyte capsules use superior forms of electrolytes and key minerals to most other supplements on the market. They contain sodium from pink Himalayan Salt (which has extra unadulterated trace minerals compared to other salts), calcium, potassium, magnesium and Vitamin D3. 

All of these ingredients contain extremely strong electrolytes that allow fluids to be more readily absorbed back into your nerves, tissue and muscles. Together, they help your body hydrate more quickly when you need it most for optimal performance  

Fortilyte™ Electrolyte Formula

Boost Your Athletic Performance, Reduce Muscle Cramps & Fatigue

Replenishing electrolytes is particularly important for athletes who want to improve and optimize their overall performance and endurance.

Packed with healthy vitamins and minerals, our premium electrolyte capsules can help support your body’s hydration levels during exercise.

They’ve been scientifically shown to help you reduce muscle cramping, fatigue and heat stress, thereby boosting your energy and performance during workouts! 

Containing the perfect blend of superior vitamins and minerals, they also promote a healthy response to hangovers, headaches and fatigue. Make sure that you perform at your peak with FortiLyte™.

Fortilyte™ Electrolyte Formula

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VitaMonk's products are formulated by licensed doctors and manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities following strict GMP compliance standards.

We go to great lengths to make sure our supplements meet the highest safety standards. When you use our supplements, you KNOW that you’ll only get the highest quality ingredients that have the most scientific backing to help you get results.

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Importance of Electrolytes 

Anybody who has ever tried to cycle or run over long distances will know the difficulties involved in staying hydrated and energized. 

The loss of water and electrolytes from our body in the form of sweat can quickly diminish athletic performance if they are not adequately replaced. If we lose too many electrolytes from our bodily fluids, it may lead to a complete physical breakdown and ruin any chance of completing a successful training session, ride, or recording a personal best in a race. 

When we perspire water is lost from the body. This helps the body to maintain a correct temperature and to stay cool in times of high heat and exertion. Unfortunately not only water is lost from the body when we sweat. This means that although simply drinking lots of water when competing in longer distance events will hydrate you, you will quickly lose power and exercise endurance as you lose important electrolyte salts such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and chloride from your body. Indeed drinking water without salts can be disadvantageous to performance as it serves to dilute the concentration levels of electrolytes in the body. 

One of the most common symptoms you may face when you have low levels of electrolytes and are dehydrated are muscle cramps and fatigue. Other issues that often affect athletes with low electrolyte levels include vomiting, nausea, and headaches. If any of these occur you can pretty much say goodbye to your chances of winning a race or recording a personal best in your event. 

This makes it very important to replenish your electrolyte levels when exercising. Most cyclists tend to carry two bottles when cycling long distances, one bottle is typically filled with water, perhaps with a little orange juice or similar to help maintain glucose intake, whilst the other will be filled with an electrolyte solution. Depending on the distances involved, the environmental conditions, and the levels of exertion, a training cyclist may need to drink both bottles (about 1.5 liters in total) for every hour that they ride.

Like cyclists, runners need to keep an eye on their electrolytes when doing an endurance exercise activity such as an ultra marathon race. If you are planning to go on a long run, especially in hot conditions or if you naturally sweat a lot, it is usual to start drinking an electrolyte based drink about an hour before you start your run, and then to drink some electrolytes every 10 to 20 minutes.

It is not only endurance sports athletes who need to keep an eye on their electrolyte levels. Electrolyte imbalances can also occur if you have a poor diet lacking in essential minerals, if you lose fluids from being sick or having diarrhea / the runs, or from taking certain medications. Some of the signs of having low electrolytes are similar to as mentioned above for athletes, but poor electrolyte balance may also lead to things such as confusion, restlessness, changes in appetite, stomach bloating, fatigue, being unable to sleep, and poor joint and bone health, amongst others. 

So what do electrolytes actually do?

Electrolytes are water-soluble minerals that carry a charge. They are able to dissociate their ions in a solution, and thus conduct electricity. Magnesium (MG2+), Calcium (Ca+), potassium (K+), sodium (Na+) are example of positively charged electrolytes (cations), whereas chloride (Cl-) is negatively charged (anion). 

They are involved in many essential life processes, such as pH and fluid balance, energy production, transport, nerve signal transmission, muscle cramping contractions, and energy production. 

Electrolyte Balance 

Although the body does a great job of maintaining a healthy balance of electrolytes, at times of high usage and in conditions likely to affect their levels it is important to supplement them. FortiLyte™ electrolyte capsules have been designed to make it easy to quickly get these essential minerals into your body. It contains the minerals calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium, and also includes vitamin D3, which is known to aid effective calcium absorption.

Sodium (Na)

We use Himalayan salt in this product as it is one of the purest forms of natural salts available [1]. This form of salt is ~99% pure and contains less sodium chloride than is found in the more refined table salts. This is because in addition to sodium and chloride, Himalayan salt contains up to 4% polyhalides and as many as 82 trace minerals, many of which have electrolytic properties.

The sodium electrolyte is the major regulator of extracellular fluids in the body, and working in conjunction with chloride, is involved in pumping water into the cell.

Although its overconsumption is often associated in lifestyle magazines with numerous detritus health effects, especially regarding blood pressure and cardiovascular health [2] it is essential that the body have an adequate amount of sodium to function correctly.

Sodium is essential for muscle and nerve function, control of the electrochemical gradient across a cell membrane, and it plays a major role in the body’s water balance. It is found in its greatest quantities in the blood, where it plays a role in controlling blood pressure and volume and pH [3]. 

Potassium (K)

This is the body’s main intracellular cation. As an electrolyte it plays a major role in the maintenance of membrane electrical potential from within the cell (as opposed to sodium which works outside the cell) and plays a major role in energy metabolism [4]. 

This process allows for strict control of the heart, contraction of muscles, and nerve impulses. It is therefore no surprise that inadequate amounts of potassium may lead to poor athletic performance. 

Calcium (Ca) 

Calcium is largely stored in the bones and teeth and is by far the most abundant mineral in the body. If the body’s blood and extracellular fluid become low in the calcium mineral then it may be harvested from the bones to enable maintenance of it at the concentration required for cellular functions [5].

This electrolyte is both essential for correct cellular function [6] and is involved in numerous biological processes; these include nerve signaling, hormone secretion, blood vessel constriction and relaxation, muscle contraction, and protein regulation.

Magnesium (Mg)

This cation is mainly stored in the bones or intra-cellularly. It is reported to have a role in over 300 metabolic reactions [7]. 

Biologically, it is known to play important roles in energy production, synthesis of essential molecules (such as DNA, RNA, and proteins), cross-membrane ion transport; and cell signaling and migration. It also has a structural role, and is known to interact with many other nutrients such as zinc, calcium, vitamin D, proteins, and fiber [8]. 

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is naturally synthesized in the skin. Unfortunately many people do not get create an adequate amount of vitamin D as they do not get enough exposure to UVB from sunlight. 

This fat soluble vitamin plays an essential role in the maintenance of calcium balance in the body [9]. It also plays key roles in phosphorus balance, cell differentiation, blood pressure regulation, insulin secretion, skeletal function, and modulation of the immune system [10].

As well as impacting the delicate calcium and phosphorous balance, a deficiency of Vitamin D can result in muscle weakness [11].

Further Reading

Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Guides:

  • Potassium: {http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/potassium}
  • Calcium: {http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/calcium}
  • Magnesium: {http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/magnesium}
  • Sodium: {http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/sodium}
  • Vitamin D: {http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-D}

Scientific Abstracts, Citations, Reviews, and References

[1] As described in Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayan_salt]

[2] O'Donnell et al. Sodium intake and cardiovascular health. Circ Res. 2015 Mar 13;116(6):1046-57. 

[3] Preuss HG, Clouatre DL. Sodium, chloride, and potassium. In: Erdman JWJ, Macdonald IA, Zeisel SH, eds. Present Knowledge in Nutrition. 10th ed. John Wiley & Sons; 2012:475-492. As described by the Linus Pauling Institute [http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/sodium]

[4] Brody T. Nutritional Biochemistry. 2nd ed. San Diego: Academic Press; 1999. 

[5] Weaver CM. Calcium. In: Erdman JJ, Macdonald I, Zeisel S, eds. Present Knowledge in Nutrition. 10th ed: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.

[6] Clapham DE. Calcium signaling. Cell. 2007 Dec 14;131(6):1047-58.

[7] Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Magnesium. Dietary Reference Intakes: Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press; 1997:190-249. {https://www.nap.edu/read/5776/chapter/8} 

[8] As described by the Linus Pauling Institute {http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/magnesium}

[9] Bikle DD. Vitamin D metabolism, mechanism of action, and clinical applications. Chem Biol. 2014 Mar 20;21(3):319-29. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2013.12.016.

[10] Holick MF. Vitamin D: A millenium perspective. J Cell Biochem. 2003 Feb 1;88(2):296-307. 

[11] Bringhurst FR, Demay MB, Kronenberg HM. Mineral Metabolism. In: Larson PR, Kronenberg HM, Melmed S, Polonsky KS, eds. Larsen: Williams Textbook of Endocrinology: Elsevier; 2003:1317-1320.

What are the normal healthy range lab values of the main electrolytes in humans?

  • Calcium (Ionized): 03-1.23 mmol/L
  • Magnesium: 5-2 mEq/L
  • Sodium: 1 35-145 mmol/L
  • Potassium: 5-5 mmol/L
  • Chloride: 95-105 mmol/L

(NB, these are the laboratory reference ranges for healthy adults as provided on Medscape by Abimbola Farinde: see [http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2172316-overview] for further details. 

Are there any more electrolytes than those mentioned above?

Yes there are numerous nutrients within the body that are soluble and can carry a charge (and are hence classed as an electrolyte). The list of electrolytes includes substances such as Ammonia; Ceruloplasmin; Copper; Creatinine; Blood urea nitrogen; Ferritin; Glucose; Inorganic phosphorus; Phosphate; Pyruvate; iron; Transferrin; Urea; Uric acid; and Zinc.

What are the adequate intake (AI) dosages and/or recommended daily allowances (RDA) for the major electrolytes?

  • SODIUM: Adults (51 to 70; AI): 1.3 g per day
  • POTASSIUM: Adults (19+; AI): 4,700 mg/day
  • CALCIUM: Adults (51 to 70; RDA): 1,000 mg per day
  • MAGNESIUM:
    • Adult Males: 19-30 400 mg/day; 31+ 420 mg/day.
    • Female adults: 19-30 310 mg/day; 31+ 320 mg/day.

For further information of the dosing of these electrolytes (e.g, for children, the elderly, during pregnancy, or in times of lactation) see the Linus Pauling Institute's micronutrient information pages recommended in the further reading section below.

Which foods can I include in my diet that are rich in electrolytes?

Good sources of helpful electrolytes include:

  • Sodium: Corn flakes; bread; Hot dogs; ham; salted nuts and sunflower seeds.
  • Potassium: Bananas; potatoes; plums; prunes; orange and tomato juice; spinach; almonds; molasses; raisins; Lima beans; artichokes
  • Magnesium: Cereals bran/oats/wheat; Mackerel; brown rice; milk; hazelnuts.
  • Calcium: Dairy products (yoghurt; milk; cheese); Sardines; figs; Pinto beans; tofu; broccoli; Chinese cabbage. 

What are electrolytes made out of?

An electrolyte is a substance that can break down into ions in solution. This gives it the potential to conduct electricity in the body.

How do you lose your electrolytes?

They are largely lost when we sweat to control our body’s core temperature. They can also be lost through faeces and vomiting. Replacement of electrolytes is very important if you are carrying out an exercise that leads to heavy sweating. 

How does the kidney regulate electrolytes in the body?

The kidney helps to filter electrolytes and can either return them to the body’s fluids or excrete them. 

How do you add electrolytes to water?

Electrolyte tablets or powder is dissolvable in solution. Use one VitaMonk capsule per serving. There are 100 FortiLyte caps / pills in each container. 

Are there electrolytes in salt?

Yes Salt (NaCl) typically contains two of the main electrolytes (Sodium and Chloride). Electrolytes can also be formed from acids and bases.

Does this product contain magnesium stearate (MS)?

No. This product does not contain MS as we feel that it may affect intestinal absorption.

Do you offer free shipping?

Yes, on all orders over $35

Is this product suitable for vegetarians?

Yes.

I am gluten intolerant, can I take FortiLyte™ electrolyte capsules?

Yes.

Where can I buy the best electrolytes?

As we source the finest quality ingredients we believe that we have the best electrolyte product available for sale in the market?

Where can I buy VitaMonk electrolytes online?

You can purchase them from this site or you can also buy them from our Amazon site.