BODYARMOR LYTE is a sports drink made for anyone, including athletes! You don’t have to worry about extra calories or junk with lower sugar. While I appreciate sugar and extra calories while running and working out, I don’t necessarily need it all the time and throughout the day.
What is BODYARMOR?
BODYARMOR is a sports drink packed with electrolytes, coconut water, and vitamins. It’s low in sodium and high in potassium. Whether you are running, working out, or need electrolytes throughout the day, it’s a great option.
BODYARMOR was created in 2011 by Mike Repole. In 2013, Kobe Bryant joined BODYARMOR as a top shareholder. In 2017, BODYARMOR launched BODYARMOR LYTE with the same nutrients as BODYARMOR Sports Drink but with only 20 calories and 2 grams of sugar per bottle.
BODYARMOR SportWater was created for those with an active lifestyle, a performance pH 9+, and electrolytes for sport. Finally, in 2018, The Coca-Cola Company purchased a minority stake in BODYARMOR.
How’s that for history?
My Experience with BODYARMOR LYTE?
Over the last few weeks, I tried most of the BODYARMOR LYTE flavors. Which each of the flavors, I found the balance of sports drink and flavor to be good, and I didn’t feel like it was too sweet or not sweet enough. That is rare because most sports drinks I find overly sweet or like glorified water.
What makes BODYARMOR LYTE different?
- No Artificial Sweeteners
- No Sugar Added
- 20 calories
- Potassium-Packed Electrolytes
- Antioxidants & B Vitamins
- Made with Coconut Water
- Vegan, kosher, soy-free, gluten-free
I like the calories in my fueling drinks when I’m running. When I’m living my everyday life, I don’t necessarily need all of that sugar, so I appreciate the BODYARMOR LYTE orange clementine only has 2 grams of sugar. The BODYARMOR LYTE tastes good, and it doesn’t taste fake or artificial. It’s easy and portable.
Finally, I also appreciate there is no caffeine in BODYARMOR LYTE. I’ve noticed a trend with sports drinks adding caffeine, and my body doesn’t always deal with that well. So if you want caffeine, you have the option of adding that somewhere else.
BODYARMOR LYTE flavors I tried:
The orange clementine was the first flavor I tried. I found the balance of orange to be perfect, and it didn’t feel too sweet or like Sunny D. It was one of my more favors.
Admidentely, while good, this was my least favorite BODYARMOR LYTE flavor. It felt a little thick to me and more like a mixed drink versus a refreshing post-workout beverage. It was by means bad, but the coconut felt overpowering.
Watermelon was my favorite flavor, and it tastes like a tropical and recovery beverage you could drink any time. I went through the watermelon the fastest, and I suggest starting there.
If you like lemonade, you’ll like the Strawberry Lemonade BODYARMOR LYTE flavor. It tastes exactly like a sweeter lemonade with strawberries.
Last but not least is the Peach Mango. Peach Mango tastes like a sweet but thinner blend of (as the name suggests) peach and mango. I taste more mango than anything, and I think it could just be called mango, but it tastes good.
Other flavors of BODYARMOR LYTE include: Blueberry Pomegranate, Berry Punch, and Coconut.
BODYARMOR LYTE Conclusion:
I like BODYARMOR LYTE. I appreciate it’s readily available in stores than many other electrolyte options. A simple search found 20 locations within 5 miles of me. Sometimes it’s hard to find good electrolyte drinks besides Gatorade locally.
Finally, nothing to do with anything, but I wish their branding weren’t all capitalized. HA.
Other sports drink related posts: Nuun Review, Liquid I.V. Review, or Why Do Runners Need Electrolytes?
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Questions for you:
Have you tried BODYARMOR LYTE?
What is your favorite electrolyte drink?
Mr. Skip came into the office swinging a full bore 32 oz (I think) Body Armor sports drink. He has one of the excessively long runs planned in PA this weekend. Terrible thing is I’m not sure how long he said it was actually but probably 50k or longer. Crazy.
I heard he was running to California this week!
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