Frequently Asked Questions
Ultima Replenisher is an advanced, balanced hydration drink with 6 essential electrolytes and trace minerals. Optimal hydration requires a good balance of electrolytes in the body. Essential electrolytes help you perform your best. The Ultima formulation was created to support healthy hydration with real fruit flavors, plant-based colors, organic stevia leaf for sweetness. Ultima has no sugar, calories or carbs so it’s compatible with any dietary plan.
Pretty simple, just add water and shake or stir well. A couple of tips: our suggested serving size is 16 ounces. So use one Ultima Stickpack or one Ultima scoop (equal to a half teaspoon) to make a serving. You drink Ultima hot or cold.
No, no and no! We promise, we never use synthetic colors, artificial flavors or sweeteners. All Ultima colors and flavors come from fruit and vegetable extracts. Our sweetener is Organic Stevia Leaf Extract (rebaudioside A). We also do not use any stimulants like caffeine. And our products are gluten-free, vegan, Paleo, Keto and Non-GMO.
Stevia is an intensely sweet plant grown and used in Latin America for centuries. Rebaudioside A is an extract from the leaves which has a low glycemic index.
Our manufacturing facility does not process materials that contain peanuts. However, they do process material that may contain tree nuts. The facility follows rigorous cleaning routines designed to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination. These routines are part of a total commitment to good manufacturing practices (GMPs).
Hydration & Electrolytes
Symptoms of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance include headaches, fatigue, leg cramps, sluggishness, diarrhea or constipation, even hunger. What may feel like hunger is the body signaling for hydration. Jet lag and hangovers also can be symptoms of dehydration.
Electrolytes are a substance that has the ability to conduct an electrical current - they carry energy. Electrolytes are essential. These minerals, found in our blood, conduct electrical impulses in the body, regulate nerve and muscle function, control fluid balance, blood acidity and pressure, control oxygen utilization, and help rebuild damaged tissue. Electrolytes contain cations (positively charged ions) and anions (negatively charged ions). The movement of these ions in opposite directions creates an electrical current. Electrolytes are minerals found in the healthiest foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Main electrolytes include sodium, calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.
Awake or asleep, our bodies use electrolytes. When exercising, or just being in the heat, we use more electrolytes. Physical activities, being in dry environments like an office building or on a plane, and even mental activities such as taking an exam, require electrolytes. Signs of dehydration can include headaches, leg cramps, and sluggishness. It’s important to be well hydrated before, during and after exercise so that your body has access to the important electrolytes needed for proper muscle function. If you’re on a low carb diet your body will need electrolytes that it’s not getting from your diet. So you should replenish your electrolytes even if you’re not working out.
Ultima makes sure to use 6 electrolytes on the electrolyte spectrum. Each electrolyte serves its own purpose.
Calcium: Calcium has a role in muscle stimulation and regular heartbeat. It’s extremely important for nerve transmission, muscle growth, and powerful muscle contractions.
Chloride: This electrolyte is an an essential electrolyte that helps balance body fluids.
Magnesium: Magnesium helps convert glucose to energy. It helps metabolize fat. It’s necessary for muscles to function correctly. And also helps the body properly use other vitamins and minerals.
Phosphorus: As the second most abundant mineral in the body after calcium, phosphorus is present in every muscle cell as well as the body's fluids.
Potassium: Potassium plays a part in how nerves transmit and muscles contract. It helps regulate water balance in the body. You lose potassium when you sweat.
Sodium: Sodium is very important, but the American diet is typically very high in sodium in general. When used appropriately, sodium works with potassium to help muscle expansion and contraction.
Potassium is very important when it comes to hydration. Our cells pump out sodium and take in potassium to maintain water balance. When water enters our cells it brings in important “water-soluble” nutrients like vitamins (Bs, C etc) as well as plant nutrients (antioxidants). When we consume foods/drinks with in potassium the movement of water will follow the high absorption of potassium into the cell, keeping our cells hydrated.
A pinch of iodized salt is not bad to consume. Salt is important for keeping water distributed properly in our body, but too much can counteract with potassium, preventing water from absorbing into our cells.
Importantly, most people over-consume sodium in their daily diet by as much as three times the recommended amount, so we make Ultima with slightly lower sodium levels because of this reason.
Diets & Dietary Restrictions
No, no, no, and never! Ultima doesn’t contain soy, msg, caffeine, stimulants, synthetic colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. We never use sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Ultima’s current formula tested at less than 5 PPM in the gluten test, so our products are considered gluten-free.
You already know that keto and carbs don’t mix. Ultima has zero carbs, zero impact on a ketogenic diet. But did you know that keto causes electrolyte loss, requiring ongoing replenishment of these minerals? Every flavor of Ultima has 6 essential electrolytes.
Living a sugar-free lifestyle doesn’t mean everything’s a trade-off. Ultima has zero sugar and zero calories, making it perfect for anyone managing diabetes through diet. Its 6 real fruit flavor extracts are sweetened with organic stevia leaf, making it refreshing and delicious. And its 6 essential electrolytes make it a healthy addition to your daily hydration.
Ultima is good for every body. Look around, Ultima is almost everywhere you can imagine: in clinics at hospitals, holistic health centers, yoga studios, running and triathlon races, major league dugouts, military base camps, mountain-tops, youth sports fields, school lunch rooms and retirement homes. Ultima Replenisher is the perfect alternative to soda and sugary sports drinks for kids ages 8 and older, adults, hikers and skiers, pilots and passengers, road warriors and road trippers, conductors and long-haul truckers, travelers and those bed-ridden, dieters and diabetics, seniors and teenagers, pregnant women (before, during and after labor) celiacs, POTS, those with Crohn’s or colitis or most any other G.I. issue, vegetarians and vegans, ketogenic diets, plus people with colds, diarrhea, the flu…everybody! And for runners, we’ve been the official on-course electrolyte drink at major races across the country such as Runner’s World Half Marathon, San Diego Half Marathon, San Francisco Bay To Breakers, Title Nine Mermaid Series, Maui Marathon and many more.
Why do you lace up and hit the road, the track, or the gym? For the muscle-building workout. For the heart-pumping health benefits. For the leg-stretching, lung-filling, head-clearing release of every physical challenge. Why drink Ultima? Because when we run, climb, or power through a workout, we sweat out essential electrolytes our bodies need to maintain healthy heart function and muscle contraction. And because Ultima delivers those electrolytes in every refreshing, naturally sweetened, zero-calorie serving. 100% naturally sweetened with organic stevia leaf.