I’ve gotta admit I was pretty skeptic about this stuff when I first heard of it, and even tried it. Turns out I was in for a great surprise. The concept of a spray electrolyte, as opposed to a capsule or dissolvable, is something I really like the thought of. I just figured if it was something that wasn’t very feasible, or it would have been produced by one of the major companies by now. I can’t figure out why it hasn’t been more prevalent on the market for years but Bfit Labs has really come out with a great product here.
I’ve tried just about everything at this point…capsules, water soluble, gels, gummies, bars, and the list goes on. Yes, most of them work fine but there has been a downside to everything. Such as the need to carry your hydration in the case of dissolvables, carrying water or restricted to an aide station for capsules, or the occasional queasiness with more solid options. I’ve also had my sweat dissolve capsules, hydration bottles leak, and a hell of a time opening things like gels or bars without stopping. That is one of the main reasons I like the Bfit Electrolyte Spray so much. Lightweight, easy to carry, easy to use, and you don’t need any additional water to get it down. The spray form also allows for quicker absorption time…which means less chance of cramping due to diminished electrolytes Oral absorption gets the product (whatever it may be) into the blood stream much more quickly than swallowing something and having it absorbed in the stomach. Another huge plus is that you can gradually administer the electrolytes (a spray every few miles) over the course of the run instead of all at once (swallowing a capsule). There is also very little chance of running out of electrolytes while on a run with the Bfit Spray…one bottle has up to 150 sprays and 6 sprays is considered a dose. This isn’t to say on longer runs you won’t need to bring something for calorie replacement but a nice even electrolyte supply has been something that I have come to greatly appreciate.
Like with most things in running, nutrition preferences and what works can be highly variable from person to person. What works for some people won’t work for others and that is why there are so many nutrition companies and a huge variety of products. I always recommend that people try out as many brands and compositions (gels, sprays, gummies,capsules, etc.) as possible to figure out which products, and combination of products, works best for you.
Overall Bfit Lab’s Rapid Electrolyte Spray is something I highly recommend and it’s a product I carry on almost all my mid to long distance runs. Check out Bfit Labs for more info and to give it a try!
P.S. I’ve also found out that the spray can help out the morning after a few drinks…using some right before bed and after waking up can make a tough morning easier. 🙂