Review: LMNT Electrolyte Drink Mix

With epic races like the Biggie and the Rut, Big Sky is quite the haven for mountain competitions. The adventures off the clock are pretty much unlimited, too. LMNT seems to have caught on, so they’re moving their headquarters up to Town Center. They hooked up the O/B crew with some samples, and here’s what we thought:

The sleeves are super convenient to throw in a pack or pocket on all-day outings, when I’m going to be sweating out a bunch of salt. The citrus flavor tastes good and quenches my thirst with a slight tang. LMNT seems to have a higher concentration of salts than other electrolyte mixes—over 1000mg per package—probably because of the lack of sugar. It doesn’t take much to ensure I’m fully salted and avoiding cramps. —Jack

Electrolyte mixes are great to give you the extra push during a long athletic outing. What’s not great is the nasty, back of the throat, phlegm coating you get from the sugars. Not to mention the crash. LMNT mixes have fixed this. They give me all the energy I want, without the stuff I don’t. —Peter

With essential electrolytes and no sugar or artificial additives, LMNT fuels my adventures without the crash. I like the small, backpack friendly packets. They’re a must-have that keeps me hydrated and energized on the trail, no matter the conditions. —Daniel

I’m not typically a fan of drink mixes. They’re all sugary, they all taste the same, and they’re all expensive—right? But not LMNT. These salty, savory, single-serving packets break the electrolyte mold. I started using them while training for a mountain-bike race this summer, and on race day itself, I found myself reaching for LMNT packets in lieu of coolers full of Scratch Labs. Now that's saying something. —Eli

Like a long-forgotten song that sends you on a light-speed trip through time, my first sip of LMNT took me back 35 years, to two-a-day football practices in the hot summer sun. We sweated out every damn ounce of fluid we took in, and glorious, electrolyte-laden Gatorade put it back. The only problem was all the sugar, which left a syrupy taste in one's mouth and caused inconsistent energy spikes. Not so with LMNT, which has all the same benefits (and more), with none of the costs. I gave up Gatorade ages ago, but I won't be giving up LMNT anytime soon. —Mike

You better believe we’re gonna keep a few sleeves—err... a few up our sleeves—when we’re on the trail from here on out. More salt, less sugar. Zero grams, in fact. Bottom line: this is what the body wants, and LMNT isn’t beating around the bush. They’ve got us hooked (the Citrus Salt flavor is our overwhelming favorite).

Recently, LMNT also released a new lineup of canned, sparkling drinks, and we were equally as impressed. "You can tell these things are loaded up, but apparently not with any dodgy ingredients," said Adam. "Oh yeah—and no sugar either; just the stuff the body needs. After a big workout where water just doesn't cut it, these drinks hit the spot; leaving me feeling refreshed and re-energized."

 LMNT products are exactly what we need to stay on top of our game. They're made with the right ingredients, and no sacrifice to flavor. The sparkling version takes the experience up another notch. Try 'em for yourself and find out why we love the drinks so much.