Top positive review
Highly recommended for those fasting!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 April 2021
I love these hydration tablets - they've been my saviour since starting intermittent fasting (16/8) 6 weeks ago. My first week of fasting made me feel lethargic with headaches every night during my fast. I also felt hungry and couldn't sleep. I almost gave up fasting until I read about electrolytes, so I purchased these. I've been taking two to three tablets daily, depending on how I feel. I have a Tropical or Berry flavoured tablet dissolved in water to use during 20 to 30-mile Zwift rides/races. During the night (when fasting and feeling hungry), I break up a Berry flavoured tablet to suck on - it tastes great and is similar to Barrat Refreshers. I found that Tropical is the best flavour to use in water followed closely by Strawberry & Kiwi. These two flavours taste too artificial to suck on. Berry is fine in water but improves with a dash of no added sugar berry flavoured squash.
These tablets have boosted my performance on the bike (I no longer drink sugary Lucozade) and have irradicated headaches, lethargy and hunger pangs before bed.
I'm starting my 7th week of fasting and 15lbs down with another 15-20lbs to go. I've struggled with weight for the past 20 years and tried every diet going. Fasting is the only diet (or I should call it a lifestyle) that works, and these tablets are a must for this new way of life.
Update (6th June 2021): I've now lost 25lbs (11.3kg) since 14th March, and that includes a recent weeks holiday filled with plenty of beer and food (with desserts). I can't quite believe how fasting has transformed my body, and these tabs have been a key part of this process. I've gone from XL t-shirts to Medium and have never been happier! I plan to have a six-pack by August. :)
Update (24th September 2021): I've lost 35lbs (2.5 stone), reaching my goal weight back in mid-August. I'm now working on body recomposition to get more definition with weight training, less cardio, more protein (supplementing with Myprotein Impact Whey Protein shakes), and lowering carbs (but not cutting them out). I just had a big bowl of lasagne with garlic bread :). I'm still fasting roughly 16 hours (between 8 pm and 12 pm) as it's a way of life for me, and I still use these tabs daily for exercise and fasting. I eat two meals a day with the occasional sweet treat and a few beers down the pub. I have never tracked food intake from day one but have a good understanding of nutrition and macronutrients. I used to eat a big bowl of porridge for breakfast, but now I have a big 4-egg omelette stuffed with ham, mushroom, and cheese with half a tin of baked beans. I'm no longer weighing myself daily since reaching my goal weight but keep myself in check with the trusty tape measure.