Best sports nutrition supplements according to redditors

We found 820 Reddit comments discussing the best sports nutrition supplements. We ranked the 242 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/Rollos · 27 pointsr/Drugs

I use these. Cheap, and work as well as I want them to.

u/downtowneil · 21 pointsr/bonnaroo

The easiest way to go about this is getting salt tablets from Amazon or a nutrition store that are designed for endurance athletes. They taste like nothing, go down like a pill, and are designed specifically for fueling active people in the sun.

These are what I use for running and at Roo

u/Mr_Poopie_Buttho1e · 19 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

Send her a case of booty sweat.

u/Philosofikal · 17 pointsr/Coffee

>Caffeine addictions when you don't work at a coffee shop can be expensive, and make you grumpy.

Take caffeine tablets. They are SO cheap relative to coffee, if all you want is caffeine.

First result on google. I am guessing you can probably do even better if you want.

u/xekani · 17 pointsr/Fitness

Just going to copy and paste a comment I saved a while ago from /u/Waja_Wabit. Many people recommend making your own pre-workout because almost all pre-workout blends have a lot of added shit that does nothing for you, and it costs more.

  1. Caffeine: one 200 mg pill

  2. Beta Alanine: 2 g (1/2 tsp)

  3. Citrulline Malate: 7 g (1 tbsp)

  4. BCAAs: 5 g (1 tbsp), this is optional but most effective if your diet is low-Calorie, low-protein, or you are working out in a fasted state such as immediately in the morning

  5. Gatorade Powder: to taste

    Sometime later in the day, with a meal or in an after-workout/evening shake, just make sure you have another 2 g of beta alanine. If not, then increase the beta alanine to 4 g (1 tsp) for your preworkout, but be warned you will get a strong (but harmless) skin prickling sensation.
u/JimNaysium · 16 pointsr/gainit

>I need a lot of caffeine to function as a college student and I'm not a fan of pre-workout since it makes me jittery...

How is the caffeine in coffee any different that what's in PWO...aside from the amount?

Plus those drinks are an easy $3-4 per can...for 20g protein and 210cals? I can make a shake for >$1 with double those numbers.

[Usually less than $.10 per] ( ....split them in half if you need to.

u/NeedaTryHarder · 16 pointsr/Fitness
u/Culero · 15 pointsr/AskReddit

Similarly, Booty Sweat.

u/Gretna20 · 15 pointsr/cycling

Salt concentration in sweat varies A TON from person to person. Some people have 300mg per liter of sweat while others have 3g/L. Average is around 1g/L. Not the most scientific but here you go. I personally know I am a very salty sweater and a early sign I need salt is my scalp starts to get kinda tingly/numb. You can try salt tabs to maintain your levels on endurance rides in the heat.

u/soggybottomman · 12 pointsr/ConfusedBoners

Mmmm, Booty Sweat. Taste the thiccness!

u/Hellobooboocat · 11 pointsr/xxfitness

I love my EC stack. I buy OTC bronkaid and take 25mg with a 200mg caffeine pill. Quality of caffeine seems to vary, so I get this brand

The full stack is ECA, including asprin. I don't have any heart conditions or problems with my blood work, so I don't take the asprin. Some people take fish oil instead of asprin, but most fish oil capsules are sold rancid due to how the oil is processed and can actually be bad for you. Just the ephedrine and caffeine work well for me. Boyfriend takes them too and loves it. You can take the stack long term without negative side effects, too.

I ramped up the dose slowly, taking half a pill once per day in the mid morning when I usually started feeling snackish, slowly increasing the dose over a week. If you start at the full 25/200 dose, you might feel funny. I had some shortness of breath when I did, so I cut to half dose.

It's honestly been really great. When I take it, I intermittent fast or eat very lightly during the day with a larger dinner. It doesn't completely kill my appetite, but I appreciate it because I need to be able to listen to my body.

One thing I haven't quite figured out is whether I should be supplementing more potassium. Apparently ephedrine can deplete potassium, so I have lite salt (half sodium, half potassium) and eat avocado everyday.

I think the potassium issue is discussed with EC stacks because of the danger of taking ephedrine when you have a heart condition. Potassium levels are critical in the management of some heart conditions. I'm not sure if ephedrine specifically warrants potassium supplementation, or if it's the underlying heart condition. Would love to hear more about this from someone knowledgable

u/caseycour · 10 pointsr/fitnesscirclejerk


D. M. A. A. AND C. A. F. F. E. I. N. E.



for the fags that live in the Canada, UK, land down under, or Iran, you're on your own.

u/skincareaddict92 · 10 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I actually failed three times before I got it down. Cutting out sugar and carbs was sooo hard because I am pakistani and all of our meals contain carbs. Also, I love love love chocolate. The first day the only carbs i ate were nuts....toward the end of the day, I felt so nauseous like I was going to pass out. I immediately went for a cookie and felt instantly better and at that point I knew my body tricked me lol. Then I tried again and failed again grabbing a cookie. The third time, I realized that the reason I felt so nauseous was because I wasn't getting enough electrolytes. So i ordered [Saltstick Caps] ( and took them twice a day. I ate eggs cooked in beef bacon fat with veggies for breakfast. For lunch I had smoked salmon and for dinner I ate a hot dog wrapped in cheese. I basically ate whatever was in my fridge and wasn't carb heavy. I made myself "fat bombs" out of coconut oil and cocoa powder. I put the mixture in an icecube tray, put em in the fridge and ate one whenever I felt like I wanted something sugary. Bullet proof coffee was nice too for breakfast. I also drank a TON of water like 2-3 liters throughout the day. Eventually I found that breakfast made me so full and I had to actually force myself to eat my meals to maintain my calorie intake because I wasn't eating enough calories....(never thought that would happen ha). In one month, I lost 35 pounds. It's been a year now and I've lost a total of 50 pounds and my skin has never looked better. So anyhooo......if you're easing into should have a meal plan set for the week so you don't find the need to grab anything sugary because you're too lazy too cook. It takes roughly three days for your body to get into ketosis so keto strips are helpful and saltsticks were a life saver. You don't have to keep buying them...eventually you'll start finding foods with the electrolytes you need and you'll begin to love salt water haha.'ll hate it but it's easier to get some electrolytes that way if your meals are not sodium heavy. Your pee will also start smelling different when you're in ketosis so you won't have to check your piss every time to see if you're in ketosis or not. Also, you'll find that there are so many delicious recipes out there so that made it much easier. There's only one food that I still miss and cannot find a equally delicious substitute for: mashed potatoes. I tried different mashed cauliflower recipes but its just not the same. One thing to note is that you can only have a certain amount of carbs a day before you get your body out of ketosis. Mine is 28g so sometimes I'll save my carbs for the end of the day so I can have a sandwich or even mashed potatoes if I feel like it. The cool thing is that you don't need to calorie count on this diet....only carb count. I calorie count only because I find myself not eating enough and I don't want to be toooooo skinny..never thought I'd ever be saying that either lol. One major Con for me is that I pee at least 10-15 times a day. It's very inconvenient and my bladder loves to drive me crazy when I am driving -_-

u/il-corridore · 10 pointsr/antiMLM

So it's like Gu, which is something athletes use. I run a lot, and I would never eat a box of these a day.

u/dcabines · 9 pointsr/Coffee

Caffeine Pills would be far cheaper than going to a coffee shop every day. One 200mg pill is more than enough. You could even mix it into water to take it more slowly.

I enjoy and drink coffee every day, but I enjoy it more than just for its caffeine content.

u/Waja_Wabit · 9 pointsr/Fitness
  1. Caffeine: one 200 mg pill

  2. Beta Alanine: 2 g (1/2 tsp)

  3. Citrulline Malate: 7 g (1 tbsp)

  4. BCAAs: 5 g (1 tbsp), this is optional but most effective if your diet is low-Calorie, low-protein, or you are working out in a fasted state such as immediately in the morning

  5. Gatorade Powder: to taste

    Sometime later in the day, with a meal or in an after-workout/evening shake, just make sure you have another 2 g of beta alanine. If not, then increase the beta alanine to 4 g (1 tsp) for your preworkout, but be warned you will get a strong (but harmless) skin prickling sensation.

    And then of course 5 g creatine at some point during the day, but it doesn't have to be in preworkout.
u/antihexe · 8 pointsr/AdviceAnimals


That's kiddie shit. Where I come from we just eat caffeine pills.

u/Agent117 · 8 pointsr/PuzzleAndDragons

Caffeine is a wonderful hunger suppressant that is readily available and quite cheap. Also has an added benefit of needing less sleep.

u/spitfish · 8 pointsr/spartanrace

Salt tabs are the better alternative. I cramped at every race until I started using them. My first race with them was the 2016 Killington Beast. One every hour & not one cramp for the almost 12 hours I was on that damn mountain.

Disclaimer: Your results may vary. Always test new things (gels, blocks, food, equipment) before using them in a race.

u/limpbizkit6 · 7 pointsr/medicalschool

just skip the filler and go straight for caffeine pills, no teeth stains either

u/bhaller · 7 pointsr/funny

Reminds me of Booty Sweat

u/jojofroyo · 7 pointsr/BurningMan
u/chazmuzz · 7 pointsr/nutrition

Just take a 200mg caffiene pill. Much cheaper and gives you the same boost. For example:

I take 2 or 3 before a soccer match

u/4O4N0TF0UND · 6 pointsr/TrueReddit

I just buy salt sticks and drink them with water. they're super handy and much lighter to carry when backpacking or such :)

u/ilalli · 6 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Bought this one because it was an $8 lightning deal on Amazon. So far so good. I plan on trying this and this eventually. I personally prefer a capsule supplement over an electrolyte gel, chew, or beverage. It's also possible to make your own electrolyte water (see: "Snake Juice").

u/rohyplol · 6 pointsr/xxketo

Was just about to say this. How's your Magnesium, your Potassium? Sodium is also important, but people often forget about good old Mg and K. I've done keto on and off for a little more than 4 years, and find that adding electrolyte supplements helps a LOT.

I now buy NuuN tablets off Amazon and drop two into my 32 oz water bottle each day. It's super helpful.

u/VegasGuy832 · 6 pointsr/AirForce

These are what you want for running fellas

GU Energy Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, Assorted Flavors, 24-Count Box

u/supermario218 · 6 pointsr/zerocarb


I tried the powder hydrolyte but it tasted awful. Powders are apparently more effective in the moment, especially for runners, since it doesn't have to dissolve a capsule. But this was much easier to swallow 30 min before a workout.

u/HereUThrowThisAway · 6 pointsr/xcmtb

I swear by a product called hydrolyte ( Good mix of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and taurine. You could remake this stuff on your own. In addition, eating a 50/50 mix between whole foods like fruit, granola bars, but bars, and gel like foods and candy has served me well. I don't buy the beer thing. I have found that a 2 regular coca cola throughout the day can also be helpful.

I agree, don't burn matches early on anything really. I am not an expert, but have been through some of the most gruelling athletic as an ex college athlete and the mental aspect cannot be overlooked. It's a test of will after everything is all said and done. If you're having fun and in a good mood the day will probably go well.

u/Boboblah780 · 5 pointsr/daddit

Here ya go, bud. My condolences to your REM sleep.

u/rao-blackwell-ized · 5 pointsr/Supplements
u/johnny-utah-busey · 5 pointsr/Supplements

Pointless waste of money.

Get some caffeine

Maybe some Ephedrine (I use Synephrine, ephedrine's little brother)

And for me personally I find I function better when I add in some L-tyrosine

Finally I like to add in some L-theanine which helps prevent any kind of jittery feeling.

I usually use:

  • 100-200mg of Caffeine
  • 100mg of Synephrine (Start lower at 25mg and work your way up to a dose that works for you).
  • .5-1g of L-Tyrosine
  • 100-200mg of L-Theanine

    Everything I use would cost you $40 and it will last quite a while.
u/miloja16 · 5 pointsr/Nootropics

I use this caffeine and this l-theanine. Couldn't say if they're the best on Amazon, but they work well for me and are well-priced.

u/bemental_ · 5 pointsr/USMC

Follow the instructions on the tin, and don’t be a fucking boot and eat like shit all week thinking these will save you on hike day.

Also, if this is happening on the regular, check with your doctor about getting some tests done.

If you think being able to squat something heavy a few times translates whatsoever to hiking, I’d have you go take an anatomy and physiology class.

Don’t get me wrong, the squat and dead are core exercises for me in the off season, and definitely help strengthen your back and supporting ligaments and tendons, but they aren’t good metrics whatsoever to determine your ability to participate in an endurance/aerobic activity like hiking.

I’ve done a shot ton of grunting and now civilian hiking is my thing. Hit me up if you want workout suggestions or nutrition advice.

u/Ralkkai · 5 pointsr/Nootropics

You can buy caffeine in capsule form. I use Nutricost and stack it with theanine from MyProtein during the day and then stack theanine with ashwagandha in the evening.

u/Mariven · 5 pointsr/GradSchool

Have you tried caffeine pills? They're a lot faster, easier, and cheaper than coffee, and they don't taste like anything. I take a 200mg caffeine pill (about 2 cups of coffee) every day as well as two 200mg L-Theanine pills to prevent jitteriness (this is allegedly the chemical that makes tea calming), and it works perfectly.

u/volitive · 5 pointsr/fasting

Hopping on this comment as it's the most important in the thread.

Despite emergentketo's demeanor, this is the truth. You don't need to worry about supplements unless you're going over a week.

I've found this Ultima Electrolyte Supplement and it's changed my world. No sugar, natural sweetener, 0 calories, and I've been taking 4 servings a day with water (basically 2 servings = 1 liter).

Compared to my first water fast, this one has been a breeze, thanks to supplementing with electrolytes.

If you're going over a week, or you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or sore- than you need to get some electrolytes. Case closed.

u/fluidmsc · 5 pointsr/fasting

I had previously tried two extended fasts without any supplements but had to stop around 60 hours because of heart palpitations. This time, I'm 88 hours in and haven't had any issues. I think this is because I've been taking electrolytes in the form of LoSalt (a potassium based salt substitute available in most grocery stores) and [these electrolyte tablets] (

u/AWholeGrapefruit · 5 pointsr/veganketo
u/Squirtclub · 4 pointsr/nottheonion

The caffeine pills I take are 200mg each and they recommend not exceeding 3 pills in 24 hours.

These are the ones I buy - they're the shit

I can't imagine taking 700mg of caffein all at once - I get jittery if I take 400mg at once and I am a chronic user haha

u/poleman14 · 4 pointsr/NHLHUT

Adding some additional items to help out:

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u/anonworkacct · 4 pointsr/Fitness

As a note, PWO are generally really expensive for what you get. You can generally get the raw ingredients for much cheaper, tailor it to your preferred proportions, and throw it into your protein shake or make your own PWO without getting as many random add-on ingredients that don't really do much that PWO love to throw in.

The main ingredients, caffeine, beta-alanine and creatine are dirt cheap and you can mix them to your own proportions. E.g. C4 $35 for 60 servings comes out to ~$0.58/serving for 1.5g beta-alanine, 135mg caffeine, and 1g creatine.

Doing it yourself with 1.5g beta-alanine =~$0.08, 200mg caffeine =~$0.08, and 5g creatine =~$0.13 or $0.29/serving to get more caffeine and the recommended amount of creatine. You can get it even cheaper ordering in bulk powders.

You'll probably also want to get a cheap food scale ~$10 to get the correct amounts since scoop measurements can be unreliable. Definitely get a scale if you mess with powdered caffeine.

edit: mathed wrong on cost/serving of C4

u/metroidaddict · 4 pointsr/Drugs

You will be overspending tremendously on pills. Just buy 00 size gelatin caps and fill in with the amount of caffeine you want. The caffeine pills cost $350 for the same amount compared to a $35 1000g bag.

u/yogastarfish · 4 pointsr/Fitness
u/jdpatric · 4 pointsr/running

A lot of people use Gu. I personally use them, but only on long runs (generally speaking, I take 1-2 if I'm doing 16 miles or more, and I'll take 3 for 20.

You don't NEED to eat them, but you do need to hydrate well. Some people find them a little difficult to digest while running, but I've been pretty lucky with regards to that.

u/destroys_burritos · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

5g beta alanine

5g citrulline malate

200mg caffeine (I'm sure a powder would be cheaper, but these capsules break apart easily and are 200mg)

some kind of sweetener like Crystal Light powder

u/VeryKodak · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

You can get capsules from Amazon. Honestly, it's just not bad, since they're pre-measured at 200mg, so I can roughly estimate how much to take, and have an exact overall total.
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link to Amazon. It's presently $14 for 300 capsules 200mg each.
edit: the link:

u/the_prescription · 4 pointsr/keto

I soooo 100% agree! The difference they’ve made me is insane I couldn’t believe it. I used to make my own ketorade till I found Hydrolyte. Made my life so much simpler lol

Hydrolyte - Sugar Free Electrolyte Powder with Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium - Boost Endurance and Reduce Fatigue with This Electrolyte Supplement - 100 Servings - Maximum Hydration - Keto Friendly

u/OiledPelicanEgg · 3 pointsr/Fitness

caffeine pills off of amazon are cheap. and myprotien is the best value for protein IMO.

u/Randme · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Depends, do you think 1$ per serving is worth the extra stimulants? 8 cents per serving seems a lot more reasonable for just caffeine pills

u/cucu729 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy cake day to youuuuuuu!
You already mentioned my favorite dessert CHEESECAKE!

cheesecake all day everyday

u/nitetrain8 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

I don't go home for a pre-workout either. I just dump a scoop of whey, 2 scoops of PWO, and some Lo-Salt in a shaker bottle and head off to work, and fill it with water from the cooler at the end of the day.

Even easier, just get some caffeine pills. Much cheaper.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

I get my caffeine from here:

And I got my l-thianine from my local organic market, but you can get that from amazon too.

u/ThePiemaster · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Good old fashioned Caffeine tablets are cheap as hell and help me focus pretty well.

u/ilikesleep · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon



u/denizenphoenix · 3 pointsr/fasting

I pop a couple of these during the day:

ZMA at night really helps me especially with sleep:

Short term fasts should be fine without vitamins, but electrolytes really help me.

u/Boozybrain · 3 pointsr/flying

Taking too much can keep you from going to sleep, plus long term use will eventually stop your body from naturally producing it. 0.3-0.5mg is the ideal dose - source. definitely don't take more than 1mg, and take it ~30 minutes before you go to bed.

Outside of diet and exercise, 0.5mg Melatonin, 1.6g ZMA, and 400mg L-Theanine will work wonders for going to sleep and staying asleep. I had terrible insomnia for years and ZMA was a game changer for staying asleep.

u/DavidAg02 · 3 pointsr/fasting

I use a product called Salt Stick.

Did a quick comparison to the product you posted, and Salt Stick is slightly cheaper while offering more per serving of each of the same ingredients (except magnesium) that your product has plus some additional ones your product doesn't have.

SaltStick is a great product... I even use it before my workouts when I'm not fasting.

u/OrionQ · 3 pointsr/fasting

I take these:
SaltStick Caps, Electrolyte Replacement Capsules, 100 count bottle

They have everything I need. I take 5 right when I wake up with plenty of water, and continue to take as needed.

u/bloodscourge · 3 pointsr/spartanrace

These. All. Damn. Day.

Put them in a steel, waterproof pill holder (which are also cheap). The holders I have will hold 14 tablets per tube. These kept cramping away even during the ultra beast today after it started to get hot during the second lap.

Take one two nights before. The the morning before. One the night before and any you need during the race. Scale up as needed based on length.

SaltStick Caps, Electrolyte Pills for Hydration, Supplements for Exercise Recovery, Youth & Adult Athletes, Hiking, Camping, Hangovers, & Sports Recovery, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Bottle of 100

u/Alt-Right_is_rising · 3 pointsr/triathlon

If you want liquid carbs and sugars, there's existing options:

The advantages of gels and standalone carbs is:

  • More total water stored on the bike because the bottles volume isn't being taken up by 3 scoops of powder

  • Easier to shift the ratio of water to carbs as the ambient temp changes. Maybe the clouds disappear and now its hotter and you want more water per unit of carbs, if everything is pre-mixed, you don't get that adaptability.

  • Refills are not as simple because you have to have a way to carry extra powder, then pour in the powder without spilling it, then put in the water.

    That said, it's not black and white. Liquid carbs might work better for you, I recommend trying it out.
u/1289371923 · 3 pointsr/ibs

It's kind of extreme, but you can get a lot of calories from dextrose (glucose) in water. It's a monosaccharide, so it's absorbed very quickly - no (significant) work for the digestive system.

I order 10lb tubs of it from amazon and dissolve 4-6 tbsp in a large glass of water. If you like sweet stuff, it'll taste good.

u/Charles_Dexter_Ward · 3 pointsr/Supplements

Caffeine + teacrine works well for me.

If you need focus or intensity for lifting, try smelling salts -- I like these ammonia inhalants

u/unspokentiger · 3 pointsr/amazonreviews

First Aid Only H5041-AMP Ammonia Inhalant Ampoules, 100/Box

u/shmishshmorshin · 3 pointsr/Coachella

Trying these out this year, should be a little more convenient than all the pedialyte bottles.

u/blubberface_jr · 3 pointsr/bicycletouring

I don't have a lot of experience with recumbent bikes, but I imagine that they would be easier on the joints. That said, I'd highly recommend getting fit for that bike too, should you decide to buy one. The angle your knees and feet should be at the highest and lowest points of the stroke will vary by person, flexibility, prior injuries, etc.

The right shoes, clips, and inserts can all make a difference if you're having knee troubles.

As is probably obvious, changing bikes won't help your energy problems substantially. Personally I ate Gu for a long time, but have recently moved to making my own energy gel because it's a lot more cost efficient if you go through a LOT of gel.


DIY Energy Gel Recipe:


EDIT: formatting.

u/scoyne15 · 3 pointsr/keto
u/frugalfran · 3 pointsr/keto

I've been using Rapid Rehydr8 electrolyte pills for two weeks now, and they've really helped me. I was getting headaches and muscle cramps during my first two weeks, so I took 3 a day for a while. Now I take one in the morning and another if I'm feeling sluggish or dehydrated.

u/geeky_username · 3 pointsr/keto

> It's not dehydration, I'm drinking anywhere from 1 to 1.5 gallons of water a day and nearly half a gallon of it is during my workout.

It's probably dehydration.

1 gallon isn't a lot with a workout like that. Plus, without electrolytes you are sweating/peeing that water out instead of retaining it.

Look into something like these

u/Mattsoup · 3 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

You can literally buy tubs of caffeine on amazon.

Here's 100 grams of caffeine for $20

u/GaleHarvest · 3 pointsr/summonerschool

Caffeine anhydrous. Skip the middleman.

u/cannibiscannibalism · 3 pointsr/WaterFasting

Personally, I’m going to supplement with Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Hydration Powder, a relatively cheap and easy find I looked up on Amazon.

Generally, look for electrolyte mixes and such with sodium, magnesium, and potassium. Extra stuff is nice but not necessary. If you’re feeling faint or breathless during the day, drink water with dissolved Himalayan salt slowly, and you should feel better. I’m still feeling this out - just like you - but as I learn from my mistakes and do more research, this is what I have found to be useful.

u/WildlifeAndrew · 3 pointsr/soylent

If I were to try it, I would buy caffeine pills and mix that it. Looks like you can get the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee from one capsule for about 5 cents on Amazon

u/ShelSilverstain · 3 pointsr/fasting
u/travelar · 3 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Water mainly. I also have a glass of this to help replenish.

u/Phenix08 · 2 pointsr/Wildfire

On heavy cardio training days (8-10 mile runs, hill sprint set, etc.) I will take a full one of these (

I drink a cup or two of coffee in the morning, maybe some iced tea throughout the day so not a massive caffeine consumer. But I can't really drink coffee before a workout ( messes up my gut) so I switched to caffeine pills as a preworkout. The ones I listed above have been great - no crash, minimal jitters, can fall asleep 3-4 hours after taking one.

I've used caffeine pills since my rookie year of hotshotting, and a few others did as well. Ive never found them addictive, I just make sure not to take them too often, usually will over night shift or when coffee is unavailable. The buzz is different though, so if you feel anxious or unaffected, try a different brand or just drink coffee.

u/supercoolguy23 · 2 pointsr/keto

Prolabs Caffeine pills ( I would do two a day until you control the caffeine addiction. Half a tablet every two hours starting whenever you normally have your first Coke Zero (or one full 3-4 hours apart). I used to drink Rockstar Ice Zeros and Coke Zero like water and switched to caffeine pills instead. Night and day change. I used to get grogy and headaches and didn't realize the drinks were causing them. If you're still craving the fizz, try switching to club soda. It also helps get some sodium in you. Best of luck.

Edit: if you're looking to cut body fat you may also want to consider doing an ECA stack. Google it.

u/Luigi595 · 2 pointsr/mexico

Gracias, consideraré las Zaat, sólo me pregunto por qué hay cajas de 100 pastillas a 8 dolares en Amazon, pero no encuentro nada similar a ese precio por aquí.

u/JSCMI · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Instant coffee, while normally shit, works reasonably well in a situation like this. It's almost certainly preferable to drinking grounds.

Or you can just take a caffeine pill. Cheaper/easier yet. One like this is ballpark equivalent to a coffee.

u/Number1TomCruiseFan · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/ruse7 · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Pills are great and cheap as hell. 200mg a pop - will be good for a few hours after you take one. Then you dont have to measure it.. which I think is a pain myself.

u/icebergizzle · 2 pointsr/Fitness

ProLab Caffeine Maximum Potency 200mg Tablets, 100-Count

u/Akial · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You're overthinking this. Caffeine is as generic as it gets, the main ingredient in every singe PWO. Go to amazon and pick one.

u/LitewithRight · 2 pointsr/depressionregimens

Prolab Caffeine Tablets, 100-Count

Always with food, never extra doses. And of course check with your doctor if you’re instructed to limit caffeine intake

u/ManletPrideParade · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/edingc · 2 pointsr/keto

It seems artificial sweeteners effect every person a little differently. Your best bet is to monitor your progress and see how the Rockstars effect you.

Personally, I have no problems with artificial sweeteners and enjoy Diet Soda and Rockstar Sugar Free/Monster Absolute Zero in pretty abundant quantities.

If you really need a boost but are worried about sweeteners, look at caffeine tabs like these. I take one each morning before my workout.

u/iiEos · 2 pointsr/Fitness

>all I want is a little boost on my gains

Sadly there is no supplement for this, unless you count protein powder...

Honestly all you need is some plain creatine monohydrate, and solid whey protein.

If you are under 40 you don't need a pre-workout, you should have natural energy and you can just eat a piece of fruit before hitting the gym, all you are paying for in most supplements is caffeine. Granted I would say caffeine is a welcomed boost after a low sleep night.

In summary

u/Ballss · 2 pointsr/AskMen
u/BellaStayFly · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Caffeine pills will save you. I don't know if you're into it, but they help me a ton when I need to get up and get my ass moving. You won't have to buy a $4 coffee every time you need energy. They're incredibly cheap for what they do. It's much better to be taking something like caffeine, rather than Adderall like many college students. I use this brand.

u/roryrhorerton · 2 pointsr/Fitness

They're at pretty much every drugstore I've looked for them at. But I usually just wind up getting these from Amazon. (Amazon search: caffeine pills.)

If you want 100mg instead of 200, just use a pill cutter, these break pretty cleanly.

u/brainwithnopurpose · 2 pointsr/chemistry

is it? 8 bucks for equivalent of 200 cups of coffee in pills is not exactly pricey, requires less work, and can be consumed with water instead of additives to help the taste.

u/Chiddylang · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Here's the one I got from Amazon. Very cheap 100 for 3.85 plus shipping. I mean it's caffeine so it works well hahah

u/PM_Steam_Codes_TY · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/UniverseCity · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

I take half of one of these in lieu of coffee for the most part. I find it gives me a much steadier, longer lasting caffeine high than coffee and my god is it cheaper. My friends give me grief for it but these things have basically gotten me through college.

u/deathmangos · 2 pointsr/fitness30plus

ZMA helps a little bit also. But the best I found is light cardio, although it will be uncomfortable.

u/mr_bacon_pants · 2 pointsr/Supplements

ZMA is zinc, magnesium, and b6. I searched amazon for ZMA and here are the top 3 results ON, NOW, met-rx. None of them have melatonin.

u/cantfluketheduke · 2 pointsr/proED

I eat these before bed

If it gives you "weird" dreams, you were mag deficient.

u/Oranges13 · 2 pointsr/whole30

Sure thing! I use these:

in combination with lite-salt which you should be able to get in most grocery stores.

Important note: There's lite-salt and no-salt.

I made the mistake of purchasing no-salt which is 100% potassium chloride. It tastes like ass. In the quantities you have to consume it with water it just ruins the taste, even if you use it on food.

Lite-salt is a 50/50 mix of sodium chloride and potassium chloride (and some I've seen have magnesium in there as well) and is MUCH more palatable. I can pour teaspoons into a glass with some mio and chug it like gatorade. Very much better. Obviously mio isn't whole30 but you can use lemon water or add a splash of other fruit if you want.

u/anonymous112201 · 2 pointsr/OkCupid
u/FartSparkles · 2 pointsr/formula1
u/Super_Maxco · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Did it for you: link to amazon

u/h6x6n · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

salt. salt salt salt. salt salt.

take these, I became camp god when I busted these out:

hell, they make a great gift!

backstory: two years ago, I was having trouble staying away from the portos. I was drinking an appropriate amount of water for my weight/body composition in the conditions, and when I tried to cut back on water a little, i started getting dehydrated (slightly), but I was pissing every 15-20. Turns out I wasn't eating much of anything salty.

pop one of those little buggers 3 or so times a day, and you'll be good.

u/NE556 · 2 pointsr/festivals

Indeed, that as well, although I've seen with just water it's not nearly as bad as no water at all.

I prefer SaltStick capsules, full spectrum with all the trace bits without all the crappy sugars that most electrolyte additives use

u/Safeforworkaccount2 · 2 pointsr/keto

I recommend Salt Stick for your side effects

u/rpnz78 · 2 pointsr/running

Not to sure how to do this but here goes:

Salt Sticks


Mag Phos No.8

u/jos96 · 2 pointsr/dysautonomia

Increase Fluid and Salt Intake

"It is often recommended to increase both fluid and salt intake in order to increase blood volume, which is typically low in POTS patients. This has proven to be particularly helpful in patients with blood pooling, hypovolemia, or hypotension.2 Except for the hyperadrenergic subtype of POTS, a fluid intake of approximately two liters and an intake of three to five grams of salt is typically recommended per day.3 Note that salt includes sodium and chloride. One gram of table salt contains approximately .393 grams (393 milligrams) of sodium. That means that five grams of salt contains approximately 1.965 grams (1965 milligrams) of sodium. This number can be useful when tracking salt in food with nutrition labels, which often list sodium content."

5 grams of salt sounds like so much. I think it probably varies for each individual. I'm seeing a specialist soon and definitely going to ask about the salt because I don't want to be taking too much.

Edit: I take salt pills and you're right that sprinkling a little salt on your food is not enough. Forgot how much salt is in each off the top of my head.

2nd edit: These are the ones I take, they have 215 mg in each pill and I take a minimum of 3 a day.

u/premiso · 2 pointsr/ketogains

I tend to make my own. You can buy empty capsules and then just fill it to what you estimate you need sodium wise.

Looking online, they have this deal called a "SaltStick" which sounds awesome! I might have to pick me up some of these instead of making my own. Especially as it has more than just "salt" in them!

u/JMT_Gen · 2 pointsr/JMT

I live at sea level so didn't have the chance to train in high elevation. Luckily I do have some mountains nearby that are about 2000-3000ft and I love to run. I would run those mountains over and over. I also ran a lot of stadiums and would walk the stadiums with my pack on. I also ran 12-13mi for fun and cycled 20+mi.

Surprisingly walking/running the stadiums helped. A lot of the JMT is literally stairs going up a mountain. The combination of running and endurance training helped me prepare mentally and physically for the elevation and distance you are going to have to travel per day on the JMT. I did not have a problem acclimating.

Also these salt pills seemed to help, although it may have been a placebo effect:

Hiking poles are a must. You don't need anything fancy, just make sure you have some. I had some cheap $30 poles, couldn't have done the JMT without them.

Be prepared to be hungry all the time. Unless you resupply every 2-3 days, I just don't see how you can pack enough food.

Make sure your pack supports heavier loads as well. I didn't know this was a thing until after the JMT. I used the Osprey Atmos 65. Anything above 45lb, it felt super mushy and unsupportive.

Be prepared to be in shock for a week or so when you come back to the "real world." For me everything was crowded, loud, and bright.

u/ducksterr · 2 pointsr/Coachella

this is my first year going, but i've heard about all about the dehydration issues. i've heard these tablets are good for keeping you hydrated, and they can easily fit in whatever bag you're planning on bringing along with you. spend money on staying healthy!

u/BlackWinging · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

There are a few cheap electrolyte mix options out there that you could look into, I've tried this one and liked it, tasted pleasant. It doesn't have any sodium so you may want to grab some sodium bicarbonate to throw in.

Nuun isn't terrible either, lesser amounts of everything but has some sodium, couple of the flavors are pretty good.

As mentioned taurine helps, it's also dirt cheap at bulk powder sites.

Lastly, watch how much you take at once and the speed with which you drink it. Keep the doses sane and you'll be fine.

u/NotDavidWooderson · 2 pointsr/cycling

I carry a Larabar and a banana on long rides, and consume those first, and only eat a gel if I think I might need it.

I get the 24 count of GU. They all taste fine to me, but I'm not very particular. I've been told that GU works faster, because it's sugar does't need to be processed by the liver, whereas the sugar in ClifShots does. Take that for what it's worth.

u/scnickel · 2 pointsr/rva

Energy gels, like these:

I think buying them is kind of a ripoff though, so I found a recipe for homemade gels and my wife makes them for me.

u/stssz · 2 pointsr/migraine

I am also a college student in a similar predicament. There are these "gel energy packs" that I first found in a bicycle shop, as they are designed for athletes to eat while doing intense workouts, such as a long bike ride. I always keep a couple in my bag because they take about 5 seconds to eat, and will hold me over until I can have a proper bite to eat. Heres a link to them on amazon. Good luck.

u/OppositeFeature · 2 pointsr/loseit

I know they're usually targeted at athletes but energy gels such as this one (but there's many other brands) could be up your alley. They're not very high in calories but they give you a good boost and given you're in construction, that's equal to working out I'd say! They give you quick energy and a nice boost.

u/Thorebore · 2 pointsr/ofcoursethatsathing

Just buy some of these. That's 300 pills with 200mg of caffeine each.

u/The_Fatalist · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Nah. Just go on Amazon and grab the first highly rated result. Caffeine Pills 100 tablets 200mg by ProLab (3 Bottles) is what I get. 1 pill should be about equivalent to a serving of most pwos. It's like 10x cheaper than pre

u/Salander27 · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

I don't like coffee but love caffeine so this is what I buy. I've noticed that there is a bit of a stigma against caffeine pill usage even from heavy coffee drinkers so I personally don't tell me coworkers.

u/seblarkatron · 2 pointsr/keto

Those are the ones I ordered, and will be taking as soon as they arrive. Here's what I ordered.

u/notmydepartment · 2 pointsr/keto

I had the same thing around week 2 or 3. 15-20 palpitations an hour. I did some mass googling and linked it to possible deficiencies in sodium, magnesium, and/or potassium. I ordered a supplement that's meant for rehydration for after serious cardio workouts because it targets those things. Swear to god after 2 days taking it not a single palpitation. Lemme find the link. I got them on Amazon.

Edit: Elite Sportz Salt Pills Will Stop Painful Cramps Fast. You'll Finish Your Runs Off Like Never Before, Because Our Electrolyte's Keep You Well Hydrated. 120 Caps Easy to Swallow, Easy on the Stomach

u/drinkallthecoffee · 2 pointsr/Narcolepsy

Ok, try replenishing your electrolytes. Try and add a couple Gatorade to your day. If you don't want the extra calories, try the calorie free Gatorade or the flavored Propel waters. There is also an unflavored Propel Electrolyte water that has been a life saver for me. It's just water and electrolytes (like Smart water, but better).

I have a huge problem with heat intolerance, dehydration, and sometimes my autonomic system just gives up and I overheat because my body forgets that it needs to sweat at all. I have ended up in the hospital from being in the sun on a 65ºF day. I take at least one of these Rapid Rehydr8 electrolyte pills every day. Last year, I had to take 4-6 of them again.

Another tip is that you should hydrate before and after work. The best way to eliminate the effects of overheating or dehydration are to prevent it. If you drink a couple extra glasses of water to recover from work and some more in the morning to prepare for it, you will have a good buffer. Your body actually takes some time to adjust to adjusted water intake, even with extra electrolytes, so you can't just drink more water and assume your body will automatically absorb what it needs right away. For instance, during the Tour de France they will start drinking extra water a day or two before they start the mountain part of the course because it takes a couple days for their body to adapt to the increased water intake.

Finally, you should keep track of how much water you're drinking. The simplest way to do it is to get a nice reusable water bottle. That way you can just count how many bottles you drink per day instead of doing the math because you drink out of different cups at home or work. I prefer a .75L bottle (example .75L), but you may prefer a larger 1L bottle (example 1L). Then you can find out how much water you need to drink to be functional. I need 3-6L of water a day. Personally, I don't count my Gatorade into my water intake (I do count unflavored Propel water, though), because I want to make sure that I am relying primarily on water for my hydration needs and supplementing the Gatorade and electrolyte pills to build on top of that. There's no reason, though, that you couldn't count your Gatorade as well.

u/some_keto_man · 2 pointsr/fasting


You need to take the referral ID out of that link. You should also be linking directly instead of using a link shortener. Otherwise it is spam.

u/thriftythursday · 2 pointsr/keto

Jury's still out! But in case you're curious, this is what I ordered: LINK

u/onebaddieter · 2 pointsr/fasting

Can't tell if it's actually called "Elite Sportz Electrolyte Tablets Stop Leg Cramps Fast" or "Rapid Rehydr8".

u/starstough · 2 pointsr/Hypothyroidism

Do you mean your TSH was 80.56? Or T4 was 80.56?

TSH is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. It is released by the pituitary gland to tell the thyroid to release more thyroid hormones. If TSH is high, that is like your pituitary glad screaming at your unresponsive thyroid, so no surprise that your thyroid hormone levels were also low. That usually indicates that you need to increase your dose.

I have Hashi's and I take 146 ish mg of NatureThroid along with Hyperbiotics PRO-15 Advanced probiotics, B-complex with coenzymes, Iron, Magnesium, Omega 3-6-9, Selenium and D3-5000IU. I have tried to reduce the number of supplements I take but they all help. I sometimes take Zinc as well. I quit coffee and take caffeine pills instead and I am (not super strictly, but working on it) gluten and soy free.

The first time I took Nature Throid after switching from generic levothyroxine all of my symptoms were about 80% GONE. We increased my dose from 1/4 grain to the current 2+1/4 grain over the course of maybe 6 months.

What really fixed things for me was going gluten and soy free and adding magnesium and selenium. The selenium reduced my antibodies from nearly 500 to 100 in six months. That alone made a huge difference. And going gluten/soy free allowed me to lose 20 lbs in a month and then maintain it pretty easily just logging my calories.

Occasionally, due to poor planning, I eat regular bread or some pizza and I am sapped of energy and achy for a week afterwards. I'm working on getting into the habit of always having gluten free options on hand. But generally speaking, I feel better than I've felt my entire life.

I've never heard of having an immune response to desiccated thyroid. I've done very well on Nature Throid. You may want to get labs done every 6 weeks to check your levels and adjust your dose as needed.

u/whitecrane · 2 pointsr/kratom
u/GlitterInfection · 2 pointsr/keto

I was worried I was having electrolyte problems so I bought a sampler pack of these and I’ve been drinking one a day:

Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Hydration Powder, Variety Pack, 20 Count Stickpacks - Sugar Free, 0 Calories, 0 Carbs - Gluten-Free, Keto, Non-GMO, Vegan

I like the flavors, but have no idea if it’s making a difference.

u/youbecome · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Not sure where you fall with artificial sweeteners, but these Ultima sticks were recommended by a friend. An easy way to try electrolytes for 20 days and see if it makes a difference.

u/Celany · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

I keep extra packets of a really good electrolyte powder to give as gifts (this is the brand I use: I also keep extra lip balms to give.

Hands down, the most important thing to me for self-care is vinegar water & moisturizer. I have naturally oily skin, and even so, Burning Man is the only place/time that I moisturize multiple times a day (normally, I only do it after a hot bath). Also important is using coconut oil to moisturize the inside of my nose. I put it on a q-tip and swish it around up there, wait a few minutes, blow my nose to get the playa boogers out, then put more up. I find it works better than most things.

I think the most "useful" gift I've ever gotten was an ice cold beer out on the deep playa. Didn't exactly save my life, but it make the moment even nicer than it was. :)

u/mental7gloss · 2 pointsr/proED
u/kingjj · 2 pointsr/PEDs

I never compared them to test E, they simply don't do much at all but placebo yourself and you can do that with sugar pills. (This one in particular goes in-depth with each one)

I am saying save the money for something that actually works a significant amount. I will concede that they work, however, in my opinion and research they don't work enough to warrant paying any amount of money. That $30 could be spent on food or actual supplements that work like Caffeine, just saying.

u/cyberchief · 2 pointsr/gatech
u/NJ_Damascus_Knives · 2 pointsr/preppers
u/VonTrapt · 2 pointsr/keto

Thank you! Of these three, do any look more appropriate than the other? 1, 2 and 3

u/rubixd · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I take this one.

u/oofam · 2 pointsr/ketotrees

Electrolyte Salts Rapid Oral Rehydration Replacement Pills, Hydration Minerals for Active Fluid Recovery Health - Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin D3, Himalayan Pink Salt, 120 Capsules

u/el_del · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I use this! So far so good :)
Premium Electrolyte Capsules – Perfect for Keto, Low Carb, Rehydration & Recovery - Electrolyte Replacement Capsules – Includes Electrolyte Salts, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium – 100 Capsules

u/puffydeputy · 2 pointsr/fantasyfootball

Premium Electrolyte Capsules - Support for Keto, Low Carb, Rehydration & Recovery - Electrolyte Replacement Capsules - Includes Electrolyte Salts, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium - 100 Capsules

1 before bed, a other in the AM if needed

u/vduva · 2 pointsr/keto

Hmm. Sleep is not my strong suit. But this isn’t new tho.

I picked up an electrolyte blend, but maybe your approach makes more sense. This is what I’ve been taking:
Premium Electrolyte Capsules –...

I have not been taking calcium. I’ll add this one to my list. I’ll probably start with more salt and potassium first so I can zero in on my problem before introducing too many things.


u/Kingcob7 · 2 pointsr/snakediet

The main idea with the snake diet is maximizing the time you fast for the health benefits, it just happens that most people are overweight so weightloss is a top priority as well. The snake diet at its core is basically fasting as long as you can as frequently as possible, which for lean people usually works out to being OMAD + a 48 hour fast on the weekends sometimes.

Any salt intake is really just about hitting the recommended daily amount. With doing OMAD it's not really necessary to drink snake juice as long as your getting your necessary intake of potassium / sodium / magnesium. For example Cole did a month of no water or snake juice eating bacon and cucumbers.

For people who fast longer, one of the main reasons to use snake juice is that electrolyte deficiencies are pretty dang dangerous. Water fasting without potassium and sodium can be fatal largely due to a potassium deficiency causing heartbeat problems. That and you just kinda feel crappy without the electrolytes.

If you want to buy the potassium salt or the magnesium salt here are some amazon links.

Or Cole sells the whole recipe pre-packaged here.

u/StableGenius72 · 2 pointsr/fasting

You can get it in ready-to-use packets on Amazon.

u/ExtensionMoney · 2 pointsr/snakediet

They got premade snake juice

SNAKE Juice Keto Diet Electrolyte Powder, Unflavored, Fasting-Focused Supplement Beverage Mix, 30 Easy-Open Packets

u/molokaistar808 · 2 pointsr/fasting

Here is the link to where you buy Coles snake juice powder. Best of luck
snake juice

u/jag520 · 2 pointsr/fasting

Cole Robinson, the Snake Diet creator makes packets for just this reason. [Snake Juice Packets] (

u/BabaTed · 2 pointsr/fasting

I mix one packet with 1 liter of water and I usually drink the whole thing in about an hour.

I drink two a day, one around lunch and one around dinner.

u/GhostOfTheNet · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Maybe try caffeine tablets instead? I used to drink so much coffee until I switched to caffeine tablets. Now I drink a lot of water... like a lot!

u/nickstl77 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I ordered some of this but haven't tried it yet, is this a decent supplement to use for caffeine?

u/urmombaconsmynarwhal · 1 pointr/AskLEO

Or any other pill that comes in a bottle? Do you have to carry them individually in your pocket, which is weird in itself.

u/Boracho1121 · 1 pointr/Fitness

pop one of these bad boys about 30 minutes before your workout/run

u/mrfocus22 · 1 pointr/funny

Did a quick web search. OP please tell me their not the pitbull vitamins I saw.
If it's just caffeine pills, amazon probably has them for cheaper

u/hBoBh · 1 pointr/RandomActsofInternet

Sleepy music cuz it looks like you have trouble falling asleep.

Caffeine tabs

Crack gum

u/Nighteyez07 · 1 pointr/keto

I've been taking the EC stack for about 2 months now. I cycle it every other week so I don't build up a tolerance. For me it's a very ... interesting experience. I can only handle taking the dosage 2x a day, once in the morning and once at lunch. Even with only the 2 doses I have issues sleeping. It's not unusual for me to lie in bed for 4 hours starting at 9:30pm before falling asleep. Oddly enough, I usually still have enough energy waking up at 4:45am to get up and go to the gym for my workout. During the day I notice an odd sensation that almost feels like levitation. I've also noticed that it's far easier for me to stay attentive and not fall asleep during meetings when I'm taking the EC stack.

As far as weight is concerned, there is an acceleration of weight loss during the week that I'm using the EC stack. It's not huge, but then I'm more at the end of my weight loss goals so every tenth of a pound I lose is a victory.


Ephedrine - Amazon used to carry this brand as that's where I initially purchased it from. But it appears that Amazon no longer carries any ephedra products.

u/drketchup · 1 pointr/bestof

I'll save you even more money.

u/LiquidMotivation · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I use the L-Theanine, Caffeine, creatine stack and nothing else.

You don't need to make pills. L-theanine can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) or mixed into a hot drink (It doesn't dissolve easily, forget about cold drinks). You don't need a milligram scale for L-theanine, as servings are big enough to eyeball - The Liftmode brand powder comes with an appropriately small scoop for 200mg. There are L-theanine pills out there but they are overpriced.

Don't get caffeine powder. A teaspoon of caffeine powder can kill someone. Making your own pills out of white powders also looks completely sketchy to onlookers. Pills are dirt cheap (and can be cut for smaller servings). Or just drink coffee/tea.

I realize this isn't what you asked, so here goes for benchmarks. I study languages using flashcards, and speed/accuracy measurably goes up when I'm on caffeine + L-theanine.

u/sithyiscool · 1 pointr/seduction

I used to drink monster, but instead I got these

I'll take 1 or 2 throughout the evening and it works great. Far cheaper, more effective, and doesn't fill my stomach up with alcohol. I only take them on Friday/Saturdays, or if I'm going out on a random day (so it isn't a daily thing).

u/The_spots · 1 pointr/funny

Just keep some of these on hand. You don't have to worry about anything breaking.

u/Brows · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've been taking 2 pills on my drive to the gym now for about 8 months. I take them with a huge thing of water. I love em. Cheap, easy, and effective. This is the brand I've been buying. Prolab , never tried anything other than these.

u/jhetts · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I use these ones - Amazon Link

I set the alarm on my phone 30 minutes early, and have the snooze set once at a 30 minute interval. No more war with the snooze button. 2 pills has me a bit cracked out on an empty stomach, and I'm 6'3, 215 and used to drink a few pots of coffee a day. For somebody with lower tolerance, definitely start with just 1. Added bonus of feeling warm before getting out of bed.

u/isthisallforme · 1 pointr/Fitness

8 cents for 200mg

And that was 2 seconds on amazon, I could probably find it for half that

u/aleph32 · 1 pointr/Nootropics

You could buy caffeine and theanine tablets on Amazon if you want to experiment. You can easily break the 200mg tablets into approximately 100mg or 50mg pieces.

u/virtuawesomo · 1 pointr/Frugal

(Edit: 140mg caffeine, correction courtesy of DonOblivious)

This is a good answer, but an incomplete one. Looking at the side of a can it looks like you have a few basic ingredients: Sugar (25g), Taurine (1000mg), Caffeine (2500140mg+), Ginseng (200mg), and B Vitamins.

Taurine and Caffeine are both stimulants, and do the bulk of the CNS loading in the mix.

B Vitamins aid in the metabolism of energy from various energy sources, and alone is a very effective supplement for energy levels.

Ginseng seems to have about a thousand unproven uses, but is generally accepted to lower blood sugar, and improve insulin response, this is likely responsible for the 'whoa this is great' energy drink high, instead of the 'too much Halloween candy' sugar sickness.

And Sugar is just a pick your poison kind of exercise.

Adding costs all up to the above linked products:
Taurine: $23/kg Serving: 1000mg = $.023 / serving (1000 servings per pouch)
Caffeine: $2.99/(100200mg) Serving: 140mg = $0.02 / serving (143 servings per bottle) (edited)
B Vitamins: $8.98/100 Serving: 1 tablet = $.09 / serving (100 servings per bottle)
Ginseng: $18.65/(250
500mg) Serving: 200mg = $.03 / serving (625 servings per bottle)

Grand total is about 5116 cents per every can of monster replaced, assuming you're alright providing your own juice crystals, I have as well not hunted at all for price reductions or bulk pricing on the above supplements.

If you want to avoid the stimulants and still get an invigorating effect, I would just recommend the B vitamins on their own, combined with some free office coffee, they work quite well.

u/Nyxian · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Caffeine Pills.

200mg of caffeine. Just for you, I took one and weighed it on my milligram scale: 601mg per pill, probably intended to be exactly 600mg. Easy to take, you know exactly how much caffeine you are getting, you can easy break it in half if you want less. Cheap, Cheap as hell.

u/Chemicalmachine · 1 pointr/Nootropics

That stuff looks way overpriced.

I'd recommend these instead.

u/Die_monster_die · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

If you can't deal with regular coffee or tea isn't doing it for you then here's a perhaps unconventional option: Caffeine pills. They're very cheap and many people who have queasy stomachs in the morning but still want to work out swear by them. One 200mg pill is approximately equal to one 8oz cup of decently strong coffee (average range is between 150-300mg depending on the bean roast and strength of the brew). I drink coffee personally so I don't really have any experience with these but I've read about a lot of people using them on /r/fitness without any ill effects.

u/jef98 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

If you don't want to drink a lot of coffee you can buy a bottle of caffeine pills on amazon for about $8. Each pill is about the same as a cup of coffee.

u/Brightlinger · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use these.

u/Nascentes · 1 pointr/Advice

I have issues with this as well. There are 3 things that help me. (YMMV)

  • Alarm Clock Xtreme (app). Let's me set x number of math problems at whatever degree of difficulty I choose that I have to do in order to dismiss the alarm. Also lets me shuffle music by artist or playlist as my alarm. Love this app. You can also set a max number of snoozes(and snooze duration) before you have no option but to do the math to turn off the alarm.
  • Caffeine pills. I set multiple alarms. One of them goes off an hour before I want to get up, when that one goes off, I have a caffeine pill sitting by my bed with a glass of water. I pop the pill and chug the water and then go back to sleep for my next alarm. Both the caffeine and water help immensely with getting up. YMMV of course. And careful not to overdo it with the caffeine. I do this in lieu of morning coffee. (1 cup of coffee = ~100mg caffeine)
  • Hook my phone up to some speakers on the other side of my room. I have to get out of bed to turn off the loud music blaring.

    I also have one of these sunrise lamps that I can set to light up my room at a specific time. I use this as well, though I don't think it necessarily helps me wake up. Might help you though. It's damn bright(and the max brightness is adjustable).

    Edit: Oh, and another random tip that I actually learned on Reddit. When I end up staying up too late and am only going to get a few hours of sleep, I'll sleep with sweats and socks on (which I don't normally). This makes it so I don't sleep too comfortably and makes it a bit easier to wake up. My body seems to realize that when I wear these, I'm not going to be getting much sleep and it braces me for it. It's definitely crazy, but works for me. If I'm really desparate--like I haven't gotten a good night's sleep in a couple days--I'll sleep on the floor. I find it much easier to wake up from the discomfort of the floor than from my bed.
u/Finnishalzheimerskid · 1 pointr/pics

You might be interested in these, they're quite cheap and keep me energized throughout the day by taking 1.
(Each pill contains approximately 2 cups of coffee worth of caffeine with no calories)

u/craftkiller · 1 pointr/RPI

Yeah but they're so expensive. These Pills cost $0.2695 per gram whereas this powder costs $0.0578 per gram. If you're concerned about your nose you could probably still come out cheaper by throwing it in some gelatin capsules.

u/Hipster_Lumberjack · 1 pointr/keto

Caffeine pills are generally the best. Like you, I am not a fan of coffee at all and finding a replacement for that morning soda was a high priority. These are the ones I take:

They have 200mg of caffeine per pill. A generic cup of coffee only has 125-150mg and sodas range from 30-45mg depending on which one. If you're concerned that 200mg is too much, they are easy to cut in half.

Mio Energy was also suggested to me in the past but I have not personally tried it. I used the plain Mio with carbonated water when I first started to both simulate sodas as well as break up the "monotony" of plain water. (Dr Pepper was the hardest thing for me to give up; I leave one in the fridge as a constant reminder these days of my continuing choice to remain on keto)

u/andboomgoesthedyna · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

This. I've been doing this for about 6 months now. Not only is it cheaper, but you know exactly what's going into your body. I highly recommend the 200mg of caffeine, and sticking towards the top end of his BA/CM dosages.

If you're into that "focus"/"mind muscle connection" aspect of many preworkouts, you can toss in 1-2g of ALCAR as well.

Creatine can be taken any time during the day and the impact is unchanged, but you can just make it more convenient for yourself by pre-mixing little baggies with all of your supps.

Also it's important to note this is WAY CHEAPER!

Beta Alanine, 125 Servings for $24

Citrulline Malate, 25 Servings for $16

Creatine, 200 Servings for $19

ALCAR, ~500 Servings for $18

*Caffeine, 100 Servings for $5

u/skrillexisokay · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Mine look like the third picture listed, but I think it's all the same product. I don't imagine it would make much of a difference though. The only active ingredient is caffeine, which should be the same across the board. Other than that, it's just stuff to make the pill stick together.

u/TENDERLY_FISTING_YOU · 1 pointr/todayilearned
u/InfiniteAccuracy · 1 pointr/LSAT

Ya, having bad caffeine pills can be a huge difference. I have tried lots of different brands from in stores, and eventually did some research and ordered them from Amazon since there's a broader selection. I have bought them from Walgreens, food city, and Walmart and was not happy with them, the ones I am using now are from "Prolab" and I have been extremely pleased with them. I get energy from every pill, and I don't get any weird side effects, and unless I take like a ridiculous amount of them, I don't crash or anything. Heres the link:

u/Skier_D00d · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/R0B0138 · 1 pointr/bjj

I'd recommend taking ZMA.

3 capsules every night before bed, preferably on an empty stomach. It has had a subtle, but noticeable difference in how I feel the next morning after training. Your mileage may vary, but it has worked for me so far.

u/SoonerAndrew · 1 pointr/Fitness

Thoughts on my current layout?

E/C: 25mg/100mg 3x a day

Fish Oil : 1800 mg 3x a day

Vitamin D: 1000 UI/day (In the morning)

Vitamin K: 100 mcg

ZMA: 3 caps (before bed)

Creatine: 5g a day

Beta-Alanine: 5 g PWO

Whey protein: ~100g a day

u/biggunks · 1 pointr/fitness30plus

Amazon is just spooky. I go from the comment in alien blue to my Amazon app to get links for them and they were all already on the front page.

fish oil Some brands can taste... well, fishy. But these don't.

vitamin d


Multivitamin is just a gnc mega man that I buy at Sam's Club or Costco.

u/drogean2 · 1 pointr/Supplements
u/albitzian · 1 pointr/todayilearned

maybe we could use the cast of "Tropic Thunder" to do it. Then we'd have some color.

Also, for a great time try Booty Sweat
If you have refined tastes and enjoy carbonation or high fructose corn syrup, an ice cold booty sweat should be your go to drink. I tried it and I kinda liked it and I'm still alive, so that's good.

Just put 50 cents in my paypal, thanks.

u/darthmaule2 · 1 pointr/running
u/El_Mero_Mero · 1 pointr/golf

Try taking electrolyte pills next time. I take them before and after i go running during hot days and they have reduced my headaches greatly, so I imaging they would work for golf too.

u/CharonIDRONES · 1 pointr/ketogains

Salt tabs yo'. It's basically exactly what you're looking for:

u/ComicMasta · 1 pointr/keto
u/junofive · 1 pointr/keto
u/akiko_trout · 1 pointr/whole30

Not sure how long you are planning to run, but SaltStick caps may be good for electrolytes And dates are an excellent fuel source for mid-run pick me up (and they are portable).

u/Peacefulpear · 1 pointr/adrenalfatigue

I have the same problem.. It sucks it is so scary. These have been life savers for me SaltStick Caps, Electrolyte Pills...

u/OGJerry90 · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting
u/MaxillomandibularFun · 1 pointr/fasting

Sure. See the comments on this post:

I'll usually sprinkle salt in my water/tea/coffee for shorter fasts. I also take half a multivitamin and 1-2 of these salt stick caps:


For my next fast I'm trying the "snake juice" recipe in the comments on that post. In my experience, fasting with salt/electrolytes is like a thousand times more comfortable than not. My first 36 hour fast I woke up at 5am trembling and with a racing heart. It really sucked. Dr. Boyfriend said it was probably electrolytes, so I started supplementing and looking into it, and it hasn't happened since.

u/TegidTathal · 1 pointr/spartanrace

I'm going to second the Salt Tablet recommendation. I used and it was night and day vs my previous mountain races (3xWintergreen Super where I ALWAYS cramped like crazy and I was 20lbs lighter and in better shape for the 2016 Wintergreen race). I had only minor cramping on a few downhills and zero on the death march or barbed wire in Killington.

u/LeetMultisport · 1 pointr/ketogains

Read this:


Then get these:


Pop 2 two to three times per day (in general) and before and after every workout. They also sell a version with caffeine in it. I'll take 3 of those (solid dose of electrolytes) for 90mg of caffeine before a fasted morning workout. Makes a big difference.


As another poster said, measure your electrolyte intake daily and increase it until your symptoms go away (within reason). You should also make sure you are supplementing Mg... per Volek and Phinney. I've found that Mag64 2x per day prevents almost all cramping. I'll do a 30 day cycle and then drop it until I start to early signs of cramps and then restart (it is not cheap).


Good luck,


u/pmknight74 · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I had this a few summers ago because of a medication that lowered my sodium intake. I ended up feeling a bit better after downing a bunch of Gatorade, and my parents found sodium/electrolyte tablets that I took for awhile that helped a lot. They were these brand and I would recommend them if you're looking for a way to get sodium without having to eat a lot of salt.

Edit: My symptoms cropped up in the summer/heat, and I was so dizzy 24/7 I couldn't stay awake, walk in a straight line, or basically function. We were out in the woods for the week and finally got touch with a doctor who said it could be a lack of electrolytes/sodium and to try to increase my intake. Drinking Gatorade/eating salty foods helped a little bit, but the sodium tablets helped SO much more.

u/heredditee · 1 pointr/keto

Since I already spent $59 on the ketone supplement, can you help me figure out if the Calcium, Sodium and Magnesium are the same Calcium, Sodium and Magnesium in this electrolyte product I also have called Salt Sticks (which I know has been mentioned here before):

For BHB Salt supplement, it says one single serving contains 77mg of Calcium, 768mg of Sodium, and 528mg of Magnesium.

When I took that recommended serving I did seem to have some gastrointestinal issues (gas and bloating), though it may have been related to two other things I was doing at the time too, so I'm not quite sure yet. But I'm weary of the BHB Salts, or at least in the recommended dosage.

u/eumaximizer · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I've been taking electrolyte pills in the morning or after sweating a lot. Maybe better than just saltwater?

u/verycleanpants · 1 pointr/keto

That's what I assumed but wouldn't that show up in the urinalysis? What more can I do besides using lite salt on food and taking these a few times per day? I eat avocados too.

EDIT: I'm right in the normal range for Magnesium, Sodium, and Potassium according to the urine panel. Should those numbers look different on keto?

u/Pootzen · 1 pointr/fasting

Pretty expensive for just salt ($20 on amazon).

u/strikerdeath · 1 pointr/ketogains

I ride 50-68 miles as well on keto.

For electrolytes, I've been using SaltStick

u/Bikesandkittens · 1 pointr/fasting

I paid$22 and that listing is still up:

I tried making my own drink and it tasted like drinking the ocean and made me gag. It’s 100 tablets for $22, and I use 4/day when fasting, so that covers 25 fasting days. Oh yeah, TOTALLY worth it and is still an enormous net gain if you’re not eating. Also, no work to make it and I can carry a few in my pocket. What’s not to like?

u/Jackson975 · 1 pointr/POTS

I use salt stick and it's amazing. Haven't tried that brand but it looks to be about the same price.

Link to Amazon

u/morry32 · 1 pointr/USPS

salt sticks is what I see endurance athletes using


I am a huge fan of them

u/jaimelecocain · 1 pointr/keto

I usually take Mag 64 or Mag Delay tablets and then add salt and lite salt to my food but if you want to take care of all of them at once you can get Salt Stick tablets. It gets expensive if you really on those exclusively but they're quite convenient.

u/NoobPwnr · 1 pointr/BurningMan

Easy-to-swallow tablets.

Take em each morning/night with your multi-vitamin and fiber pills. Keep yer pipes real healthy.

u/Wyoming_Knott · 1 pointr/running

Watered down Gatorade will not provide enough electrolytes, even in the endurance formula. Saltstick tabs have been working for me in hot weather for both training and racing.

With that being said, if you try tums and they work, then use those. I prefer not having to chew down chalky substance when I'm already hot, so the caplets are my preference...whatever works for you!

u/CreatineBros · 1 pointr/bicycling

Well, electrolyte pills aren't "fuel" but it makes sure you don't screw that part up. Temp of 65 means you can probably get away with two bottles, but if you're not pissing clear or close to it then that's problem #1.

At a 65 temp, you're probably not in a monster UV area (southern US or lower, or Australia). If you are, and you're outside during like noonish for 5 hours, you could be getting a headache from that (some people do). Another random thing to watch out for, but it seems very unlikely here.

What do you crave when you get back home?

  • Anything and everything: increase general food count on the ride; possibly electrolytes as well
  • Chips, pasta, other salty things: increase electrolytes and maybe food
  • Liquid things that aren't beer: increase water + electrolytes
  • Water: Increase water
  • Passing out tired: try to take it a little easier
  • Nothing because you're nauseated: electrolytes, some water
  • Beer: Looks like you got it right :)

    Lastly, I do Salt pills from Paceline because Paceline makes butt butter and that stuff is amazing. These are amazing too.
u/Black6x · 1 pointr/kravmaga

Nutrition is a big one. It especially sounds like you may be low in iron. Two signs are the bruising, and the lack of energy. Low iron means that your blood can't transport oxygen as well. Maybe add a multivitamin containing iron to your diet. Granted, bruising could also be vitamin C or K or Folic Acid deficiency.

Remember that you're increasing your activity so you need more of a number of things. For example, I use Endurox after most of my workouts. Also, if I have something that's going to be long or very sweaty (like 2 hours of jujutsu or BJJ), I use salt replacement pills to prevent cramping up.

u/doc_samson · 1 pointr/POTS

I use these tablets for situations like that, they seem to work just fine for me.

I also have these, they are ok but I don't like them as much, they make fizzy flavored water:

u/sumting_gun_wong · 1 pointr/gifs

I was actually taking salt pills as well but it got flushed out too fast. Plus my diet contained a lot of sodium.

u/shutupandsitdown · 1 pointr/xxfitness

When I feel this way I consume some dextrose powder in water and it usually helps get my energy up as its some fast acting sugar.

this is what i use:

u/Ttujohn · 1 pointr/crossfit

Creatine 5g a day everyday when I wake up.

1 whey protein serving + 1 dextrose serving post workout

u/Pri0nic · 1 pointr/diabetes

If I was on insulin I'd always keep a pitcher of sweetened tea in the fridge made with dextrose in place of a 2 liter soda as sugar is about half fructose, and dextrose is just another name for glucose.

Don't know how much of a difference chugging soda vs. dextrose sweetened tea would make, but theoretically I'd figure dextrose should be better as the GI of sugar is about 70 and dextrose is 100

u/JoshuaSonOfNun · 1 pointr/naturalbodybuilding

If you can make it fit your macros everyday and flexible diet your way there good for you but it sounds like you weren't able to do that with 8 years of training.

A plan helps, it's how I was able to diet from 220+ back down to a ripped 180.

If not go ahead with your 30 bananas a day but a simpler way would just to drink Dextrose Shakes which would be better for muscle gains since fructose is mainly metabolized in the liver instead of the rest of your body.

u/Sinning-is-Winning · 1 pointr/hockey

First Aid Only H5041-AMP Ammonia Inhalant Ampoules, 100/Box

These are what I went with. Ended up getting a second box after blowing through the first batch.

To use take SHORT, SHARP sniffs while sort of waving under your nose. If you take a deep inhale you’re going to have a bad time.

u/nick92675 · 1 pointr/hockeyplayers

agree w.all the prehydrating posts. you might also cut the amount in game but make it more effective w a electroyte as suggested. i drink reg water during day but use this for the game.

u/CommanderpKeen · 1 pointr/keto

I'm looking at the Nuun tablets on Amazon, and it says each one only has 6% of the daily value for magnesium, 2% for potassium, and 2% for calcium, along with 14% for sodium. All but the sodium seem really low. How is it actually helpful?

u/HoodooBrown · 1 pointr/Eve

It's like salts and stuff that your body loses when you exercise or drink too much. Apparently they're a big factor in hangovers. Gatorade and other sports drinks have them, but I usually use these things. Just throw one or two in a big glass of water, let em fizz for a bit, and chug.

u/Jennynot · 1 pointr/ketouk

same, though I'd never heard about them until like a day ago on an /r/keto thread - bought a group pack on amazon for £15 because I'm a seriously bad at getting my electrolytes. Seems worth a try - and there's a lot of tablets there so hopefully decent value for money if they work.

u/LemonBearTheDragon · 1 pointr/running

Try the Gu gels instead of the chews:

Note that you should take it with water as it helps your body to absorb it quicker.

You can also try PowerGels (this is what the NYC Marathon provides on their course).

A lot of people's stomachs will like/dislike certain brands of gels so you should experiment with what works best for you before your race in a couple weeks. I would just try out the gels on your next run or bike ride to see how your stomach reacts (it doesn't even need to be a long run).

And general advice is to not try anything new on race day so you should bring the gel brand you know your stomach likes instead of relying on whatever the course will be handing out on that day. Good luck!

u/fly3rs18 · 1 pointr/hockeygoalies

Another alternative is GU gels before a game.

u/blooddidntwork · 1 pointr/loseit

haha, I signed up in November too! But mine is NEXT WEEK >: ] Just wait until you finish your 11 mile run. You're going to feel ecstatic. There is something about the 5 mile+ runs, it almost feels like I am able to transcend pain and worry and I am at this sort of zen like state. Or maybe it's all the dopamine being flushed into my brain. Once you start getting past like 7-8 miles, you should look into something like GU's or gels to keep your salts up as you are losing water.

good luck on your half, and dont injure yourself training. are you aiming for a specific time or just looking to finish?

u/rkshoks · 1 pointr/cycling

Ooh, there's a few different kinds of gels. The ones I eat:

Are a little more goo-ey and not watery. You can probably head to a GNC or a sports nutrition shop and buy one to try. I know there's more watery "gels" out there. In Taiwan there's a brand called Energy Gel. I tried that once and instantly didn't like how it was too free flowing and watery.

u/Frosted_Hippo · 1 pointr/diabetes

It’s an energy gel and I think it has about 22 g of carbs depending on what flavor you get. I haven’t personally used them yet but have friends who swear by them. I’m planning on testing them out in the week or so since I have a big race coming up!

u/ruination27 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Carb loading the day prior is a must. I had to do a 20k hike in the Marines and carried one or two energy gel packets with me, they are a great source of quick energy to help you push through near the end if you're feeling drained. If you can get your hands on something similar to what I linked I would suggest using one right before you hit a water station. Good luck.

u/SpartanSoCalTraining · 1 pointr/spartanrace

I would also add, bring electrolyte salt tablets with you to prevent leg cramps and guu packets/food in your running belt. Not so much of an issue in a Sprint since it's a short distance, but more of a concern in a longer race like Super or Beast. I like to set an automatic alarm timer on my Garmin to beep every 45 minutes to feed myself 200 calories and take 1 salt tablet. Never had cramps because of this strategy!

u/_Jelly_King_ · 1 pointr/thirdshift

Tons of water and 200mg caffeine pills.

u/easy2memorize · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

ProLab Caffeine Pills Energy and Focus: (3) 100-Count Bottles (200 mg)

u/devilbird99 · 1 pointr/EDC

You could also just buy a bottle of caffeine tablets... 200mg at 4 cents a pop. Pretty impossible to beat.

u/FutureRam · 1 pointr/keto

I did a bunch of research, and i decided these are the best bet. I take a few daily:


u/a350z4me · 1 pointr/camping

Granola and trail mix are always yummy and good snacks for the heat because they won't melt. I like packing Fritos because they are have a lot of calories for their weight, and I'm a sucker for crunchy salty things (especially after hiking all day).

5 Hour Energies are probably a wonderful thing to bring, but I don't drink them so I can't comment on them specifically.

For larger meals, you can keep it simple and just pick up some dehydrated Mountain House type meals. They can be spiced up with some herbs/red pepper that you bring in. You can also pack in a few tortillas if you want. One of my favorite breakfasts is a Mountain House Breakfast Skillet with some of their fire roasted veggies thrown in, and put on a tortilla.

I would recommend bringing a small stove because NOTHING is better than a hot meal after backpacking. Or a hot coffee (I use Starbucks Via packets) in the morning as you watch the world wake up.

The stove doesn't have to be fancy, this cheap one from Amazon will work just fine. You can pick up a fuel canister on the island and it should hold you over for a 3 night trip. Pair with a little backpacking pot like this and you should be well set to heat up water for meals.

I'm also a big fan of bringing electrolyte supplements, especially when I know I'm going to be sweating a lot. I have also used Clif Shot Bloks, but they may melt in the heat.

For me, a day of backpacking food is something like:

  • Breakfast: Coffee!!! Mountain House Breakfast Skillet, 2 servings, ~800 calories. Add veggies or a tortilla if available. If I know I'm going to need a calorie boost throughout the day, I'll add some olive oil.
  • Snack 1: Granola or trail mix, 150 - 200 calories.
  • Snack 2: Peanut M&Ms, 150 - 200 calories.
  • Lunch: Tear apart some beef jerky, mix in with instant cheddar mashed potatoes, and crumble Fritos on top. Sounds weird, tastes great. Can be eaten hot or cold. Another option is a packet of ramen noodles mixed with Mountain House's fire roasted veggies, powdered peanut butter, and sriracha sauce. 550 - 650 calories.
  • Snack 3: Trail mix, Clif Bloks, or a Clif Bar, 150-200 calories
  • Snack 4: Fritos, Clif Bar, or Peanut M&ms, 150-200 calories
  • Dinner: Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef, 2.5 servings, 575 calories. Add olive oil mixed with sriracha for another boost in calories and flavor.

    Overall, for a full backpacking day I will aim for ~3,000 calories.

    It's not the best or lightest, but it's a plan that works for me without having to spend too much time thinking about food. Meals can be switched around and mixed and matched, but I try to keep the calorie distribution roughly the same.
u/Scarykidscaringkids · 1 pointr/keto

I take these in the mornings and sometimes throughout the day because I fast from 8pm-12pm. They're the highest electrolyte supplement I have found thus far and do the trick.

Then the rest of the time I just salt food (himalayan rock salt), eat the typical foods (spinach, avocado, nuts, salted pork crackling etc) and if I ever feel that weak feeling, I will drink me a delicious cup of BOVRIL or bouillon.

u/Sierra_Whiskey85 · 1 pointr/powerlifting

I pop 2 of these as soon as I get off the scale and ever 2-4 hours after... If I'm extremely dehydrated I have to sip a combination of pedialyte and water for about an hour. Then I try to drink as much gatorade and water without feeling overly bloated.

u/Darwins_Pointed_Stik · 1 pointr/keto

These may be worth a go, they are what I bought. Searched for ages for unflavoured rehydration salts. They also have the potassium in them. Hope this helps! Good luck!

u/aatrainor · 1 pointr/POTS

I was diagnosed with POTS back in April after randomly waking up in the middle of the night with a heart rate of over 180. A tilt table test a few days later confirmed.

I was put on Atenolol 25 mg (but I only take half so I take 12.5 mg a day). The first few weeks (really months) I HATED it. I was exhausted, my eyes were so tired all the time. I was nauseous, foggy, and just miserable. I finally have gotten used to it, my body has re-regulated itself and I am feeling much better. I definitely still am more tired than I remember being before my diagnosis, but it is worth it since it controls my POTS symptoms so well.

What I found works best for me is waking up around 530/6AM, drinking 20 ounces of water and 400 mg of salt, working out for at least 45 minutes (I was in really good shape at the time of my diagnosis, so I am fortunate that even though working out got harder I can still complete an hour long spin class, etc), drinking a full liter of water and a protein shake after, and then taking atenolol. Taking it after working out lets me get my heart rate up during my workout, which I have found to be really beneficial for my symptoms. By the time it is wearing off I am asleep so I don't really notice. Some days I take a second half if I am having a bad day, and my doctor said that is totally fine. Days I don't workout I feel much worse than when I do. I can say that getting up is hard, really hard. But once I do it is worth it!

Here are the salt tablets I use! They don't have that awful taste that some do!

For the first two weeks after my diagnosis I barely got up. I know how you are feeling and I promise it will get better. Having a positive outlook is one of the best things you can do. If atenolol isn't working for you, I would definitely let your doctor know and you can try something else. You will find something that works! Keep your head up. POTS is not easy, and some days I still feel awful and like I just can't do anything. On days like that, I treat myself to bacon with breakfast for the sodium, and then go for a brisk walk. Anything to keep yourself moving!! I am a software developer so I work at a desk all day. I feel MUCH worse during the week than on the weekend because I am not moving as much.

Good luck with everything. Let me know if you need anything. POTS isn't fun, but with the right support you can make changes to your life and enjoy everything that is wonderful!

u/FairlyGoodGuy · 1 pointr/running

I first used Salt Stick. Now I use Rapid Rehydr8. I'm sorry to say I don't recall why I switched, but I'm sure I had a good reason.

u/gardng01 · 1 pointr/keto

I take a two of these a day (morning/evening) and my leg cramping at night has gone away.

Electrolyte pills

u/Hibagon · 1 pointr/ketogains

I may have, but don't recall it specifically. I had a zero carb electrolyte pack in my bag for a while, but have since not replaced it. It was something like This but I don't recally the exact brand I had floating around.

u/ketololo · 1 pointr/keto

I'm 5'2", and yes, it's harrrrrd. I'd try incorporating the other suggestions into your meal plan first, if you haven't already.

Beyond that, I buy these. They are pricey, but they work for me, so I wanted to share:

They would be completely portable for your trip (I'm just not sure about U.K. availability, which is a wild guess at where you are). I have an 18 oz water bottle I carry everywhere and I use one packet in each fill.

Each serving has 100mg mag, 250mg pot, 55mg sod, no cals. Low on sodium which I know is a struggle for you, but I personally never have trouble hitting that one.

Edit: Similar to mio, but powdered. Tastes like koolaid.

u/spiderbatmanturtle · 1 pointr/decaf

You gotta empty the capsules. You can’t buy in capsules powder unless it is sanctioned for research purposes because it’s illegal. Bulksupplements Caffeine Capsules (200 mg) (300 gelatin capsules)

u/SF1034 · 1 pointr/WhitePeopleTwitter

Yeah and some of those mio flavors are really good.

This is the one I bought

Edit: underped the link

300 capsules of 200mg each for $18

u/The5thHorseman666 · 1 pointr/Nootropics
u/caitlinreid · 1 pointr/television

The label is on literally every "herbal" thing in existence.

These caffeine pills have the disclaimer.

u/Vrassk · 1 pointr/WhitePeopleTwitter

Fyi fitness stores sell caffeine in 200mg pill form. I used to grind up 2 in my protein shake for a heavy workout. 800mg is 2 shakes to me. amazon pills

u/AziMeeshka · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

You can still buy 200mg caffeine capsules on amazon. You can get 250 of them for $13.

u/rophel · 1 pointr/zerocarb

Buy some electrolyte salt pills on amazon and begin your day by pounding a glass of water with one.

Also, you might try Morton's Lite Salt which has a ton of potassium as well as sodium.

My theory is that you were getting sodium but less potassium from the non-pink salt, so you caused an electrolyte imbalance.

u/KrakC · 1 pointr/fasting

Correction - 25 migraine days a month :). One migraine typically lasts 2-4 days. I’ve done everything possible to just function (dry needling, cranial massage, RFA, botox/myobloc injections, etc). Keto and IF have literally been a lifesaver for me.

I use this in my water (just a little squirt once or twice a day):

Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid...

And these are the salt tabs I take - typically one pill twice a day:

Electrolyte Salts Rapid Oral...

I think cutting out everything processed has been huge for me. Most of my migraines start around my occipital nerves, but something about this WOE has really helped.

There are some groups called “Keto for Neuro” or “K4N” that may be helpful if you’re interested in looking into it.

Good luck!!

u/swolesauce_ · 1 pointr/fasting

Electrolyte Salts Rapid Oral Rehydration Replacement Pills, Hydr...

I use these great results

u/gnapster · 1 pointr/fasting

Is it safe to take a runner's electrolyte pill over spreading out the electrolytes via salt added to water throughout the day or ?

I do IF but I'm about to do a very long fast (30 days if no one will pester me or fast 5, eat 2). My longest fast at this point is 40 hours 3X a week. I know that I personally benefit from daily or every other day electrolytes but some days I just want to concentrate on the fast and meditate and not tend to measuring out stuff, taking another supplement, etc. So I bought these as a complete go to for supplements while fasting (still awaiting arrival) to get it over with

Also what's the best time to take them do you think? After sleeping or mid day or before bed?

Anyone else take these rather than placing salt in your water?

u/ajfoucault · 1 pointr/fasting
u/ZBXY · 1 pointr/keto

This one here: Premium Electrolyte Capsules – Support for Keto, Low Carb, Rehydration & Recovery - Electrolyte Replacement Capsules – Includes Electrolyte Salts, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium – 100 Capsules

u/XxUnrealDestineeXx · 1 pointr/keto
u/Rosedud10 · 1 pointr/PCOS

Yes I completely understand!! Pregnancy was hard for me. I had HG because of the POTs and struggled a lot with low blood pressure. Its been 4 years and I’ve gained a lot of insight since then.

Below are the pills I just ordered. The ingredients are identical to the pills I currently take. I wouldn’t say I notice a huge difference when I take them, but I’ve been directed to by my cardiologist. My blood pressure is still low but maybe they’ll help you! You definitely need to get them on board to see if they help. You want to get your blood pressure up to 130/70ish so that when it drops from regular activities, you won’t be symptomatic from the drop. Pm me or message me here if you have any more questions! Low blood pressure is a bitch!

Premium Electrolyte Capsules – Support for Keto, Low Carb, Rehydration & Recovery - Electrolyte Replacement Capsules – Includes Electrolyte Salts, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium – 100 Capsules

u/aerobeast · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

Fair point. Thanks for the opinion.
I found snake juice for sale on amazon =)

u/Demonyx12 · 1 pointr/fasting

What is that? Lol. Snakes in my blender?


ETA: This stuff?

u/dCozmo · 1 pointr/bjj

Check out snake juice. You can buy pre-made packets or make it at home easily on the cheap.

u/INAPICTTAA · 1 pointr/fasting

Hey, yeah happy to answer these. I'm gonna keep it simple though and let you delve into the "why"

  1. Yes, I drank them every day and my minimum started at some % of the RDA and was adjusted by how I felt. Here is a good starting point to figure out approximately how much of each you may need each day (read the label in the pic:
  2. Again, it does not worth this way. Please make sure you have an understanding of the difference between ketosis and DKA before attempting.
  3. No; I tried it once but I thought it tasted gross and was not able to talk myself into any marginal benefit. I think a urine fast would be challenging to stay hydrated through and put a t1d more at risk for DKA.

    Let me know if you have more! read some stuff and watch some videos. Be safe
u/Cakemeisterr · 1 pointr/fasting

There are such a thing as snake juice packets, they are on amazon. But it is so easy that you should make it yourself.

I agree that for doing 48s you don't really need electrolyte supplements, but it certainly won't hurt you.

I make my own snake juice (1 quart water, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp KCL powder, 1/4 tsp food grade epsom salt, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper for flavor and because it's good for you.), and sip it throughout the day. For my next fast I will add 1/4 tsp pink salt as I don't think I was getting enough sodium.

u/BrandoTheNinjaMaster · 1 pointr/keto

I was having a similar issue. During a whoosh I found that my body flushed a lot of electrolytes. I bought this stuff and it seems to do the trick, but the downside is that it doesn't really taste all that good. A good friend of mine who is also on keto uses these which taste a hell of a lot better, but I prefer the no additive stuff.

u/FKaroundNfindOUT · 1 pointr/Fitness

98% sure you're doing keto wrong my man/lady.

I read your comments in this chain and I think I can help. Been doing keto for 3.5 years through loss, gain and maintenance.

Lmk your specific questions but I'll answer a few I saw below.

Carbs are less than half the density of fats and simple carbs digest significantly faster leaving you hungry again sooner.

Keto, for me, is a nearly binary proposition. Everyone's body is a little different but eating all of my 10g a day limit at once will make me feel starving shortly after. Whereas, while maintaining or cutting weight, I can eat just once a day at around 3pm and feel great!

The "feeding window" has been debunked. Any protien consumption within about 7 hours of your workout will be enough to spare muscle.

STRING CHEESE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND! About 7g protien, 6g fat and 200mg sodium and portable (pocket cheese?) for any time I feel hungry.

Morning shake when building is 1 scoop isopure whey, an ice cube, some electrolytes and a cup of heavy whipping cream (800 cals from fat).

Electrolytes are huge on this diet. I'm 190lbs at 6'2" and powerlifting has me taking about 8grams throughout the day with plenty of fluids. Magnesium (chelated so you can absorb it), potassium, zinc and a few much more micronutrients are a must with sodium being king.

Sugar is poisonous. Not only literally but it keeps your taste buds used to such an extreme standard that only candies seem sweet. To me, broccoli is sweet. Sugar is also addictive and processed sugar will yo-yo your endocrine levels like crazy throughout the day leaving you exhausted. Cutting them out had me forcing myself to sleep because I just wasn't tired.

Hunger: after 2 weeks I forgot what that felt like exactly... I don't get the sharp pain or start feeling light headed. I just realized I hadn't eaten and it was rolling on towards 4pm. You CANNOT eat sugars and simple carbs and get this benefit in the same way you cannot do just a little bit of (insert addictive drug here for the pedantic).

Other benefits you may or may not see:

  1. Rearranging of how fat is stored on your body. I went from a gut to year around abs without losing a significant body fat percentage.

  2. Warmer extremities (possibly related to number 1): I used to have very cold fingers and toes. They are still cold but now it doesn't feel cold to me. Idk why really.

  3. I'm not tied to my next freaking meal: I'm not CONSTANTLY thinking about when and where I'll eat next. I learned to cook delicious food I enjoy every time (and have ready in advance), and food cost dropped from $25 a day (I know) to about $4 a day while eating nearly double the calories.

  4. No noticable loss in performance: I was worried my lifting would suffer without carbs but that has absolutely not been the case. I was a 20 mile a day cardio athlete and I just pulled a 405 DL for 2 a few days before Christmas. Added 15lbs a week to that lift only going 3x a week. Those are beginner gains numbers but I'm no beginner.

    As many have said, the best diet is one you stick to and make into a new way of life. I make my food fun and tasty. I don't ever eat chicken breast and broccoli if I can help it. I eat pork, steak, eggs (all of them) and fish in descending order of quantity.

    The only major drawback I've found is how hard everyone tries to feed me pizza and sweets every chance they get... also when bulking, fitting 4500 calories into your body without carbs is stupid hard... AND electrolytes. If they aren't right, everything falls apart.

    Hydrolyte - Sugar Free Electrolyte Powder with Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium - Boost Endurance and Reduce Fatigue with This Electrolyte Supplement - 100 Servings - Maximum Hydration - Keto Friendly

    I use this stuff in a 20oz water bottle right now but the last few sips are vile vs. Barely tasting the first 75% of the drink regardless of shaking... but it works so well I'm gonna put it in a capsule and take one every 5 hours or so.

    Obligatory: I'm on mobile so formatting may be screwy.

    Blood test numbers look fantastic. You don't need a single carb to survive and thrive.

    Ask questions if you have them.
u/pokingbadgers · 1 pointr/xxketo
u/Joeyvirrueta · 1 pointr/keto

Well I was taking 1000mg potassium citrate per day. I had no issues Monday to Thursday afternoon with symptoms but I went to the gym on Thursday and drank my potassium powder drink on the way home, had to pull over and call 911 because my hands were tingling and numb as well as my face. Speech was slurred as well. Drank some pedialyte and everything went back to normal. I think it was the sugars. I’m 26 with no history of stoke or heart issues in either side of my family. I’m 6’2” and 205 pounds so I’m not overtly unhealthy in some obvious way haha. That’s why I believe it was potassium. Also, the next day I drank some more potassium and got the same symptoms again until I drank chocolate milk. That’s when I decided that the best theory for what happened was too much potassium. I looked into the reviews on Amazon for the product and people were reporting the exact same experience. It may have been a citrate reaction I guess? Not sure but I read that once somewhere. I’ve taken magnesium citrate a whole lot before this though. So I’m just reaching out to see if anyone has any ideas.

See here: Keto K1000 Electrolyte Powder | Boost Energy & Beat Leg Cramps | No Maltodextrin or Sugar | Raspberry Lemon | 50 Servings

u/RescuePilot · 1 pointr/keto

I found an electrolyte powder you can add to water, and it tastes pretty good too.


u/kimmble · 1 pointr/fasting

Most likely the amount of sugar, sodium, carbs, etc, would break fast. I would recommend ordering an electrolyte powder or drops! I just got one off of Amazon here.

u/reddit_lurker242 · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

Caffeine pills have too many additives and fillers in my opinion.

Also, it is definitely not cheaper to buy pills.

50 grams of caffeine powder - $5 with shipping

50 grams of caffeine pills - $22.5 with shipping

u/Womec · 0 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

I you just want caffeine buy this for the price of one coffee at starbucks you get enough to last months.

u/millireturns · 0 pointsr/xxfitness

I use these salt pills before/after exercise now and they often prevent the lactic acid build up in the first place but they're also good for helping ease the soreness after. Make sure you drink a big glass of water with each pill.

u/Alex-M1 · 0 pointsr/Supplements

I buy these.

They are gelatin capsules, so you can just open them up and empty the powder. They are already measured out to 200mg, so it's safe also. Personally, I just mix 1-2 into my pre workout meal.

u/oak1337 · 0 pointsr/ketogains

I use these; zero sugar, zero carb:

Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Powder, New Formula Variety Pack, 20 Count Stickpacks

Edit: I didn't answer your other questions... From what I've gathered, it's best to do your work out on a completely empty fasted stomach and then replenish yourself afterwards when your muscles are prepared for nutrient uptake. I would also say that its better to get your micronutrients and electrolytes from/with food all the time. I happen to like my meats salty so that's never an issue for me.

u/chictyler · -1 pointsr/funny

There are a hundred bottles, each with 80mg of caffeine. That costs a total of $300. Alternatively, this pill bottle contains 100 pills with 200mg of caffeine each and costs $5. Efficiency!

u/N897 · -1 pointsr/nfl

You can just buy this for $7

Each pill = 200mg caffeine (2 cups of coffee)

100 pills


200 cups of coffee for $7


Why are we having an in-depth discussion about coffee in /r/nfl.....

u/brainhack3r · -4 pointsr/videos

Right now, you can buy 6 fatal doses of caffeine on Amazon for $13

The fatal dose of caffeine is about 10g. So 300 200mg pills = 60g

You can literally buy poison on Amazon, get it delivered to your house, with no approval.

Yet, marijuana, which HAS NO FATAL DOSE is highly illegal.