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Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix

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    • Lemon-Lime, One Size
      $19.50
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    Believe the hype.

    Our comrades over at Competitive Cyclist dedicated nearly 1500 words to Skratch Labs’ Exercise Hydration Mix when it first launched. We’ll be a bit more brief —there’s simply nothing else out there that we like more than Skratch for hydration. It’s easy to get down, it doesn’t cause GI distress, and we feel like we can go a bit harder for a bit longer than we can with plain water or other mixes. Engineered by Allen Lim and tested on some of the world’s best cyclists, Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix promises to regulate your body’s electrolyte levels during exercise so that you stay more functional for a longer time. The bulk of this is accomplished via sodium, which Lim found to be the most important ingredient in fighting cramps, headaches, and power loss.

    None of that would mean anything, though, if it weren’t easy on the stomach. Fortunately for us, the use of simple, real-food-type ingredients means that our bodies can digest it easily, and the absence of savoring agents (what you’ll see called "natural flavors” on other mixes) means that you won’t experience a weird, lingering aftertaste, just real fruit flavors that dissipate as you’d expect.

    • High sodium content
    • For exercise specifically, other products for daily hydration
    • Natural ingredients and flavors
    • No savoring agents
    • Item #SLB0001

    Tech Specs

    Servings
    20
    Calories
    80
    Carbohydrates
    20 g
    Sugars
    20 g
    Ingredients
    sucrose, sodium citrate, glucose, potassium citrate, magnesium citrate, freeze dried lemons & limes, ascorbic acid
    Recommended Use
    stayin' hydrated

    Tech Specs

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    Light, delicious and hydrates!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Matcha + lemons is the fifth flavor of Skratch Labs Hydration Mix I have tried. The others are Raspberry, Pineapple, Apples & Cinnamon, and Orange. I like them all and am perfectly happy switching between them as my mood suits.
    I prefer all of them cold (except Apples & Cinnamon in the winter), so I use an insulated bottle and freeze it. By the time I'm ready for my first drink, it has melted sufficiently. No stomach upset, a little boost from the sugars, and a nice taste. And no cramps.
    In the winter, I use a much more insulated bottle and drink the Apples & Cinnamon hot. What a treat.
    Love this product and highly recommend it. BTW - the only complaint, and this is small, is that there are tiny pieces of raspberry seeds in the raspberry flavor. Sometimes they gunk up my water bottle spout. A tiny complaint, to be sure.

    Hey Casey! Thanks for the kind words and glad to hear Skratch has been working for you out there. The freezing tip is a good one for sure and something we do a lot in the summertime to stay cool.
    I hear you on the seediness of the Raspberries. Kinda like how I don't prefer pulp in my OJ. Because we use real fruit it tends to have a lot of seeds that can cause some grittiness to the drink. We've had die hard Raspberry Skratch fans run the mix through a strainer before to get a non seedy batch. Not a perfect solution but something to try if you are jonesin' for some Raspberry Skratch sans seeds.
    Please don't hesitate to reach out if we can help with anything else!

    Best,
    Mark

    Hey, thanks Mark from Skratch Labs for your reply. Good suggestion on the seeds - it is a teeny tiny, minor issue and the minuscule problem is offset by the benefit of *real* ingredients and efficacy of the product!
    I would love it if flavors other than Lemons & Limes were available in 3 lb pouches. :-)

    It's got electrolytes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Most of the time, science lauding 'sports nutrition' feels more like wishful thinking than genuine research.
    Skratch's hydration mix is the rare exception.
    It tastes fine, and helps me avoid getting dehydrated over the course of a weekend camping.
    I appreciate Skratch's focus on digestion, and I havent had any stomach issues that I associate with the drink.
    Ultimately... 'it's got electrolytes.'

    Easy to use and easy on the belly

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought the matcha/lemon flavor. I'm always nervous to try new fuel but this one works well. It's not sweet... which is why I like it. It's a little tangy and sour, probably from the lemon flavor. I like how it is naturally caffeinated with green tea. I don't drink coffee, but drink a lot of tea and tolerated the caffeine amount just fine. Plus, it doesn't stain my water bottles.

    Works great... but the taste

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought the matcha and lemons flavor. It leaves a funny after taste and after a long day of riding, it's hard to get it down. I bought it for the caffeine but I am going to go with a different flavor next time.

    Nice light taste

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Good stuff, love that it has a high sodium content to replace lost salt without being overly sweet or heavy tasting. I got the pineapple flavor and like it alot, very light tasting and not overpowering at all. I use it during my long runs and it hasn't given me any stomach issues.

    Light and refreshing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The flavor isn't overbearing and you can mix it to your taste. I use this for just about everything I do.

    I've tried the Matcha Lemons w/ caffeine and it's OK. It's a good alternative to my regular lemon-lime that adds an extra boost.

    Matcha Matcha Matcha

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've used the Matcha w/ Lemons quite a lot, and it's my favorite flavor. It's simple, straightforward, and it gets the job done. Apples and Cinnamon is awesome on those cold days, either on the bike, hiking, or sitting by the fire, although Allen Lim might not like it when I mix it with bourbon!

    It tastes alright

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought this for a 5K run and it definitely does what it supposed to. I bought the raspberry and found the aftertaste strange. It wasn't what I expected. Giving 4 stars because I liked the product but not the taste of the flavor I received.

    No More Nausea!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Sometimes after really good, hard long runs I get really nauseous and a couple of times I've even fainted. After doing some research and blood tests I found out I'm extremely hypoglycemic and obviously not hydrating properly DURING long runs. I emphasize during because as I've always raced competitively where I'd run with as little gear as possible and drank water or gatorade after a race or workout, never during. Now that I'm not racing and I'm out there on trail runs or long runs for 2+ hours, I feel much better if I'm hydrating throughout my run rather than just after, refueling as I go rather than waiting to hit rock bottom and trying to recover after. I've avoided these drink mixes for a long time because I have a really sensitive stomach but also because there are so many out there that I was overwhelmed with all the choices. If you feel the same way, get the Skratch packets to try out and then assuming you like them get the big bag. I haven't had any stomach issues from these so far! I run with an Ultimate Direction pack and depending on my mood I either put the Skratch in soft bottles or in a bladder. Right now I have the pineapple flavor and I really like it. My favorite is raspberry and sometimes to switch things up I mix flavors, raspberry lemon is really tasty!

    For questions or just someone to talk to:
    Jordan Kelch
    Gearhead Account Manager
    1-801-619-7467
    jkelch@backcountry.com

    No More Nausea!

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      I've used many hydration mixes including Coke and water, but have found that the Skratch Hydration is, by far, the most effective mix. The combination of essential salts and low non-essential additives such as coloring agents, allows for a quicker absorption and effectiveness. A big fan of lemon-lime flavors, so that has been my go to.

      How often can I take it ?. I usually hike about 15 miles every time (7 hours)