Happy Friday! We’ve officially made it through another week. Hooray!
Today, I’m going to be reviewing LMNT. This brand offers packets of drink mix with electrolytes in them. They’re comparable to Liquid IV. While they are comparable to Liquid IV, there’s a lot that sets LMNT apart. For example, they have no shower and only 2 grams of carbs per packet. It’s very heavy on salt, while including potassium and magnesium as well.
I was sponsored as part of their Hydrate a Hero promotion and I got a free kit with a ton of products. They gave me about 5 of their various flavored packets. This included Mango Chili, Lemon Habanero, Chocolate Salt, Raspberry Salt, and Unflavored. Along with this, I got a full box of their Citrus Salt packets. For no charge, I can’t believe how much I got in this care package. I was thoroughly impressed.
There’s a lot that drew me to this company. Gatorade, Powerade, and Liquid IV all have tons of sugar. When working out, extra sugar is necessary because your body is using the sugar it has. In day to day life, I drink electrolyte drinks because I need the electrolytes and not the sugar. Right away I was intrigued by this brand because it’s rare to find electrolytes that are low on sugar.
I started drinking an LMNT drink in the morning. I skipped one of my salt tabs and went for the drink instead to see how it would work for me personally. I found that it actually works really well. It gives me the same energy and it’s easier for me to sip on something throughout the morning. I’m getting my morning liter in at the same time. It’s killing two birds with one stone.
There are some drawbacks to LMNT. For 30 packets it’s $45. That’s a steep price every month, assuming you only need one a day. I know most POTS patients opt to drink a lot more than that. That right there makes this a little inaccessible. You can also order 12 packets for $20 but that’s still a steep cost. For comparison, you can get 60 Nuun tablets (another electrolyte drink) for $34. The difference is about $1.60 per LMNT packet vs. $.56 per Nuun Tablet. I have tried Nuun tablets before and for me they work okay. If I was looking for ways I could easily cut costs, I’d go for the Nuun tablets.
I don’t want to give you the impression I don’t like LMNT. I actually love it. It works great with my lifestyle. It tastes really good. There’s an initial “I’m drinking salt” moment but once you get past that, you’re golden. I personally found that Mango Chili is my favorite flavor. I like the Citrus Salt, it definitely gets the job done but Mango Chili is far superior in flavor.
All in all, the only drawback of LMNT is the cost. If it was more comparable to other electrolyte drink costs, I would switch to LMNT completely for hydration. It’s definitely not something I would use for normal workouts because of the lack of sugar. I really like the brand though. I would say, if you have the money, opt for LMNT. If you’re trying to save at all, opt for a cheaper version. Even Liquid IV is considered expensive in my book and that’s $30 per order.
I hope you found this review helpful. Let me know what you think of LMNT and whether you think it’s worth the money.
I hope you’re having a wonderful day. I hope your day is filled with joy, positivity, and laughter. I hope you find peace, love, and happiness.