zero electrolyte tablets
PaulGillespie – Member
Tried them for the first time yesterday and thought they were nice. Only downside for me is that they have very few calories in them. If i’m out for a longer ride I like to have calories in my fluid to suppliment my food intake.
It’s a before/after ride thing for me. I stick to Torq energy drink during a ride and that already has electrolytes in it. I don’t suffer from cramps a lot either. Interestingly, Clif Shot is also a carb replacement, but they choose to focus on the electrolytes content.Posted 6 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Myprotein electrolyte powder, costs loads less, and enough to last years, just add orange squash (other flavours are available).
Only downside is not being able to take spares on a ride , but how often do you need to top up mid ride, and you’d probably survive a couple of hours on just water.Posted 6 years agoBludgeonMember
When out riding I sweat lots and without these tablets I get bad cramp, so I totally recommend them. No energy as such which is also good for me as I’m trying to shed some wobbly bits.
My previous post-ride electrolyte drink consisted of a teaspoon of salt in a pint glass half filled with water and the other half orange juice. This worked too but not sure how healthy it is.
I prefer citrus flavour and as there are no carbs in the tablets the water reservoir doesn’t go rank between rides.Posted 6 years agoBludgeonMember
Word of warning – It might just be me and my mate, but the tablets with caffiene sent us through the roof. We popped a few in our hydration packs one evening and after the ride I just could not sleep. 1 a.m. came an went and when I did finally nod off sleep was full of dreams and not restful. I was knackered the next day.
Def an early morning thing or for those on 24 hour rides.Posted 6 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I’ve just ordered some Zero Tabs in “Neutral”, along with some Orange flavoured Energy plus sachet for longer rides…
Zero seems better value than many others looking at the Quantity you get Vs price…
Figured I’d go with Natural and I could just pop in some squash to suit my taste preference, and maybe mix the Zero tabs and the Energy source in separate bottles for longer rides, although thats a question; can you put Zero tabs and Energy source in the same bottle/water bladder? or would that over do the Eletrolyte gubbins?Posted 6 years agorocketmanMember
I like ’em. I sweat more than Lee Evans and find the Zeroes most excellent. Torq is good in terms of an energy drink but somehow I got immune to it and now I use High5 Energy Source, again most excellent. No real buzz as such but it kills the dead legs feeling after an intense ride.
The caffeinated tabs are also pretty darn good but as said above, you need to drink the mix before you ride otherwise you’ll be climbing up the walls instead of catching some well-deserved zeds.Posted 6 years agojimmersSubscriber
I find that Zero tablets aren’t as effective as Nuun tablets. According to the recommendations of Zero tablets you should use 2 tablets for a 1.5l bladder. This will have 500mg of sodium.
Zero tablets have 250mg sodium per tablet.
Nuun have 700mg of sodium per tablet (Nuun recommend 1x tablet per 500ml).
So to fill a 1.5l bladder you need 2x Zero tablets or 1x Nuun tablet (if stick with the High 5’s recommendation of sodium intake required).
Therefore I reckon Nuun tablets are better value.
EDIT: Information above is wrong, please ignore. Though I still prefer Nuun.Posted 6 years ago
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