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Our Liquid I.V. Electrolyte Drink Review

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Supplements have always been a really big part of my training regimen – Chuck Liddell

It doesn’t matter how hard you work out, or how hard you push yourself to be the best that you can be, sometimes your body needs a little extra help to make it past the finishing line.

But if you were laboring under the impression that supplements were only supposed to be taken by those of us who dedicate their lives to sculpting their physique in the gym or training from sun-up to sundown as part of an ongoing quest to achieve physical perfection, then it’s time to think again.

It’s time to reevaluate what you thought you knew and open your mind to the possibility that supplements can help you to feel better, increase your energy levels, live a healthier life, and make sleepless, restless nights a thing of the past.

And one of the simplest ways to embrace all of those goals, and become the best version of yourself that you can be is with a helping hand from Liquid I.V.

What is Liquid I.V.? That’s what we’re here to tell you. We’re going to guide you through everything that you need to know about this electrolyte mix that’s been purposely designed to increase your body’s level of hydration by providing all of the nutrients that you need directly to your bloodstream.

Think of it as a hydration bullet whose sole purpose is to make you feel better by using a mixture of natural, non genetically modified ingredients that are completely soy, gluten, and dairy free.

It might sound like something out of a fairy tale that’s too good to be true but isn’t. It really exists, and if its huge social media profile, continually expanding fanbase, and the attention that the mainstream press (including Forbes and USA Today) have begun to lavish on it are anything to go by, then it’s just going to be a matter of time until Liquid I.V. explodes into the public consciousness and everyone everywhere willingly and wholeheartedly subscribes to their proven system of wellness and wellbeing. 

Who Are Liquid I.V.?

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If you’re wondering where Liquid I.V. came from, who’s behind it, and why you haven’t heard of it until now, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Liquid I.V. is one of those secrets that the people who know about it want to keep to themselves in case it becomes too popular and the whole world begins to tune into what they and Liquid I.V. already know. That the key to living a better, healthy life lies with proper hydration.

Founded less than a decade ago in El Segundo, California by Brandin Cohen, Liquid I.V. to help people to reach their potential and live happier lives and save the planet at the same time.

It was a lofty goal, but one that Brandin’s belief in the positive effect that natural hydration that only used sustainable ingredients not only made possible but soon found a dedicated and enthusiastic fanbase and audience. 

By using a patented combination of nutrients, glucose, sodium, and potassium with a scientific breakthrough that they called Cellular Transport Technology, Liquid I.V. went from a small start-up company that made it through to the finals of the popular reality television show, Shark Tank to being bought out by, and becoming part of the Unilever family in less than ten years. 

Faith alone wasn’t enough to ensure Liquid I.V. ‘s success they needed their formulas, and the science that made them possible, to work. Which they did, and which in turn brought Unilever to the table when they understood, just like the Brandin did, that the key to a better tomorrow, was hydration.

How Does Hydration Work? 

Hydration is vital to ensuring that your mind and body remain in perfect harmony.  Every living person on the planet is made up of two-thirds water, which means that sixty percent of your body is liquid.

To keep your body running like a well-oiled machine, it needs to stay hydrated in order to constantly oxygenate your cells, transport the nutrients that your muscles and organs need to them when they need them, and to regulate your body temperature. 

In other words, without proper hydration, you’d simply cease to exist. 

It isn’t just your body that needs to stay hydrated, your brain does too.

As your brain is composed of seventy-three percent water, to maintain optimal cognitive functionality (or, as laymen like to call it, to keep thinking straight), it’s necessary to ensure that your brain, as well as your body, is hydrated.

Have you ever had one of those fuzzy moments when you’ve been thirsty or out in the sun for too long?

That’s because your brain has started to feel the effects of being dehydrated, and the only way, as you almost certainly already well know, to return to some semblance of normality is by drinking as much water as your body tells you it needs. 

Liquid I.V. understands the importance of maintaining a hydration balance, and what your body and mind require to achieve that balance, and have developed a system of supplements that are specifically designed to keep you in peak physical and mental condition and ready to take on whatever life throws at you. 

It’s The Little Things That Make All The Difference

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There are nearly eight billion people in the world, and more than a tenth of the planet’s population doesn’t have access to either clean drinking water or an adequate water supply. 

That means that nearly one billion people are constantly in need of the one resource that no human being should ever be without, water. Liquid I.V. can’t change that situation overnight, but they are doing what they can to help alleviate the problem one small step at a time. 

They started out by making a donation of five hundred individual packets of their hydration mix to a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, and that initial charitable gesture built the founding pillars of the company.

They started giving what they could when they could, and to date have donated nine million packets of their hydration supplement to those who need it. 

And it doesn’t stop there, as Liquid I.V. has pledged, and made it part of their operating agenda that for every packet of their product purchased, they’ll donate another to a worthwhile cause or charity that’ll ensure that it gets to the people who need it in refugee camps, shelters, war zones and hospitals all over the world. 

Liquid I.V. doesn’t just talk the hydration talk, they also walk the hydration walk. 

The Liquid I.V. Playbook 

Everything that Liquid I.V. does is designed to increase hydration and well-being, but they also produce a number of specialty hydration formulas that can help to boost your immune system, increase your general well-being, ensure that you can sleep better, and improve your energy levels. 

And whatever level you’re looking to do that on they’ve got a program that’ll enable you to reach your goal.

Whether you just want to try an individual packet or two, become a full subscriber, or want to purchase one of their bulk packages or combination solutions that they offer, by going directly to the source you can ensure whatever you want Liquid I.V.  to help you with, you can with a couple of clicks of a mouse. 

As with any subscription service, there are positives and negatives, so before we look at some of their products a little more closely, we’re going to examine the things that they get right, and look at some of the aspects of their service that they could focus a little harder on, and pay more attention to. 

The Highs Of Liquid I.V. 

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We don’t know about you, but always like to focus on the positive first and prefer good news to bad, so that’s what we’re going to do.

We’re going to look at all of the things that Liquid I.V.  gets right before we take a brief glimpse at the things that take the edge off their brand and dull their sheen a little. 

All of their products are like hydration lightning and if you use them, your body will hydrate far faster than it would with water alone.

And thanks to a huge variety of flavors and different formulas, in the vast array of hydration missiles that they have in their arsenal, there’ll be at least one that’ll do everything that you need, and want it to. 

They don’t use any soy, dairy, or gluten ingredients in their products and everything that they produce is non-GMO.

Every ingredient they use is sourced responsibly from fully sustainable producers as they want to ensure that they don’t hurt or harm on their quest to help you become the best version of yourself that you can be.

And their dedication to being ecologically responsible doesn’t end with the ingredients that they use, as their packing and delivery partners are also as dedicated to saving the Earth as they are. They wear their conscience on their sleeve and they don’t care who knows it. 

Liquid I.V. is proud to be an American company, and everything that they make is made in the United States. They don’t rely on other manufacturers to create their hydration supplements for them; they make everything themselves right here in America. 

And for every package of their product that one of their customers buys, they donate another to a charity or organization that makes sure that it reaches those poor souls who need it the most. 

So far, they’ve donated more than nine million packets of their product to people around the world, and they’ll carry on doing what they do and donate at least another five, ten, or fifteen million more. 

Then there’s the good news for the people who join their subscription service.

Not only is shipping free within the United States but for every referral that a subscriber makes and for every new believer that they bring into the fold, they’ll receive the sort of Liquid I.V. bonus that’s guaranteed to make them smile. 

And The Liquid I.V. Lows

It isn’t all good news, as there are some flaws in the Liquid I.V. structure and the way they do things that can put a frown on the faces of their most optimistic customers.

The first of which is the disappointingly high (according to some of their more hardened fitness-obsessed subscribers) sugar content of their product, which according to those who have made their feelings about it widely known, can be detrimental to trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle. 

There’s the minority of customers who have reported next to no effects, and who for one reason or another haven’t felt the positive impact of hydrating the Liquid I.V. way.

They may be few and far between, but they do exist and the fact that they do can be slightly discouraging and enough to make you think twice about subscribing to Liquid I.V. 

Unfortunately, even though they’re proud to be an American company, they’re not a global one yet. Liquid I.V. is unable to ship its products outside of the US due to the comprehensive international controls that are in place to prevent the transportation of supplements overseas. 

So if you’re serving overseas or working abroad, you’re not going to be able to subscribe to any of the services that Liquid I.V. offer, but you might be able to find some of their more common, and less specialized products on Amazon.

But, it’s a luck of the draw thing if you do opt to take a chance on ordering that way, and it depends entirely on what they have in stock and when they have it. 

The Science Behind The Product

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So how does Liquid I.V.’s hydration supplement work? Well, it’s actually incredibly easy. You just add a sachet to a glass of water, stir it, and that mixture (with the hydration powder in it) will increase the hydration level in your body by two or three times the amount that the water would have done by itself.

The electrolytes that Liquid I.V. ‘s multipliers are infused with also ensure that your cells are saturated far more quickly and the hydration that your body needs in order to flourish reaches all the right places as quickly as possible. 

And every sachet of their patented formula that combines the necessary nutrients, with sodium, glucose, and potassium, only contains forty-five calories, so you’ll be able to completely hydrate and it won’t increase your caloric intake by any more than a large cup of black coffee would,

Acai Berry Multiplier 

Combining a slight sweetness with a touch of salt delivered by the sodium content, the Acai Berry multiplier makes the way the multiplier tastes as important to you as it is beneficial to your body. 

Thanks to the CTT (Cellular Transport Technology) that it uses, the cells in your body will hydrate far more rapidly than they would with just water, and you’ll start to feel the benefits of the increased hydration almost immediately.

You’ll only need one serving to start you on the multiplier path and as each bag of that Liquid I.V. packs come supplied with sixteen servings for less than twenty-five dollars, it means that it’s a cheap and incredibly refreshing way to hydrate.

Watermelon Liquid I.V. Multiplier Pack 

How do you make hydration refreshing and easy? And how do you make it something to look forward to and enjoy? Simple, you infuse the formula that you use in conjunction with your CTT (Cellular Transport Technology) with all of the natural sweetness and taste of watermelon, which completely eradicates and negates any of the lingering sodium after taste.

And the good news is, that thanks to the way that the multiplier works, it doesn’t just taste great, it’ll also hydrate your cells three times more rapidly than a normal glass of water would, so you’ll be able to completely hydrate for just over a dollar a day.

Strawberry Liquid I.V. Multiplier 

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To enjoy the fresh, full taste of strawberries and hydrate the Liquid I.V. way, all you need to do is break open a sachet, pour it into a cool glass of water, stir it in and drink, and all of the electrolytes and nutrients that are included in the strawberry multiplier will immediately begin to infuse and hydrate every cell in your body. 

Liquid I.V. doesn’t believe in making an excessive profit or charging you the earth to feel better and become the healthiest version of yourself that you can be, and you can enjoy the strawberry taste that you love and feel all of the benefits of their patented hydration multiplier in a sixteen pack bag that’ll costs you less than twenty-five dollars.

Liquid I.V. Energy Multiplier 

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If you’re tired of the way that lifeless coffee tastes and makes your mouth feel, then maybe it’s time to try something a little different and boost your energy levels the completely natural way.

As great as coffee tastes, and as much as you think your body might crave it, the truth is that it also dehydrates your body and takes as much out of it as it puts into it. 

The Energy Multiplier, as well as boosting your hydration levels with the CTT technology that it uses, also contains nearly one hundred milligrams of natural caffeine, which means that it’ll stimulate your senses and help your neurons to fire in exactly the same way as those first couple of cups of coffee in the morning will. 

You don’t need to give into dehydration and succumb to the coffee way of doing things to wake your body up with a little caffeine, you can boost your energy levels and stay healthy, sharp, focussed, and fully hydrated with a sachet of lemon and ginger infused formula.

Liquid I.V. Sleep Multiplier  

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If you’ve spent the night tossing and turning and counting endless sheep jumping over endless fences, you’ll know exactly how wiped out and run down you can feel if you don’t get a couple of nights worth of good sleep.

And, you don’t need us to tell you the long-term effects that a lack of sleep can have on your physical and mental health. 

So, this all-natural hydration formula, which includes lavender, melatonin, L-Theanine, and valerian root to ease you into the land of nod after a long, stressful, and hard day not only repairs the damage that a restless night has done by quickly hydrating your cells and setting you back on the path to wellness, it also prevents it happening again, with natural and healthy sleep-friendly agents.

Unlike the other multipliers in the Liquid I.V. range, this one isn’t made to be used during the day, as if you do mix and drink it before you’re ready to head to the land of nod, you might find yourself falling asleep at the most inopportune moments.

Use it carefully and only at night, or you might end up sleeping, and hydrating, your days away.

The Big Pack – The Multiplier Bundle

If you can’t choose which flavors you want to wake up and boost your electrolytes with in order to meet the day head-on, you can always take advantage of the multiplier bundle that Liquid I.V. offers.

You don’t need to choose or get locked into drinking one solitary flavor day after day, as they include a number of different taste bud tingling and cell hydrating sachets in this mega bundle that includes over one hundred sachets!  

And for a little extra variety, it also includes Liquid I.V.’s Apple Pie flavor, which just like all of their other multipliers includes five vitamins (C, B3, B5, B6, B12, and Potassium) and all the other nutrients that your body wants to and needs to thrive and remain fully hydrated.

The Immune System Booster Multiplier Multipack 

Operating at peak efficiency is one thing, but if you want to make the most of all of the energy flowing around your body, you’ll want to remain as healthy as you possibly can. And that’s where Liquid I.V.’s immune system booster multiplier comes in handy as it does exactly what it says it will on the packaging. 

This orange-flavored multiplier (given that it contains five times the amount of Vitamin C that your body would take in during a normal day, the flavor seems oddly appropriate, don’t you think?) is packed full of zinc and beta-glucan, which can and do boost your immune system and make it operate more efficiently. 

Hydration and wellness in one easy sachet (actually, there are ten sachets in the pack that’ll give your immune system a well-needed kick in the pants for just over a dollar a day) that’s delivered directly to every cell in your body by CTT? What’s not love? 

The Liquid I.V. All In One 

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Referred to as the “Triple Threat” by long-time subscribers and Liquid I.V. fans, it packs the Hydration, Energy, and Sleep multipliers together in one handy bundle that’s been put together to take care of all of your body’s hydration needs in an easy to use, pack. 

There’s one for the morning, one for the afternoon, and one for the evening, and it even comes with its own serving bottle, so you’ll know exactly how much water to mix with each sachet when the time comes. 

It’s a little more expensive than the standard multiplier packs, but as you get just about every hydration solution that you’ll need to successfully make it through each and every day, the slightly higher price point is worth paying in order to embrace the best version of yourself that you can. 

The Liquid I.V. Road To Wellness Bundle

Following the lead set by the ‘Triple Threat’, this pack is designed to do exactly the same thing on a slightly smaller scale and serves as an introduction to the Liquid I.V. hydration school of all-round well-being and health.

You’ll get less of all three sachets, and it doesn’t include the bottle, but it won’t cost you as much and you’ll be able to adopt a suck it and see approach to hydration that won’t break your bank account or damage your pocketbook and will ease you into the idea rather than throwing you in at the deep end.

How Does Liquid I.V. Get Their Product To You? 

Liquid I.V. like an ever-increasing number of companies uses a dedicated and detailed subscription service in order to get their products shipped directly to your door. It’s easy to use and easy to sign up for, you just head to Liquid I.V. website, decide the level and frequency of your subscription, enter your card details and they’ll do the rest. 

Shipping is free within the United States (which ironically is the only territory that the company can ship to), and you can choose to receive thirty-two, sixty-four, or ninety-six packets every month or two months. 

You’ll usually be billed before every pack is sent out, and you can choose to cancel your subscription at any point by simply logging into your account and following the detailed instructions that will simply and effectively guide you to the cancelation option.

And if you want to reactivate your subscription at any point after you’ve canceled, it works the same way. Just log in, and follow the instructions and your deliveries will begin again. 

They also run a members reward scheme, which gives existing subscribers five credits for every new member that they refer to the subscription service.

While we wish that the credits could be used to offset the relatively inexpensive cost of the subscription, they can’t and can only be used to purchase additional Liquid I.V. products, which is something that the company should, and could look at and alter in the future.

What Other Customers are Saying

Liquid IV has a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating with their subscriber base, and customers, for the most part, seem to be thrilled with the service, as evidenced by the below reviews: 

“Way better than Gatorade or sports drinks. Taste great too!” – Cynthia A.

“Love that it’s not super sweet and actually feels like it helps more than chugging bottles of water.” – Michael D.

The Customer Buzz – The Word On The Hydration Street (From Those In The Know)

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We were initially pointed in the direction of Liquid I.V. by a friend of ours who was already a subscriber, and after making a couple of initial, small orders decided to throw caution to the wind and subscribe to the service.

How could we not? The company has nearly thirty-five thousand positive reviews from satisfied customers, including ours, and an ever-expanding legion of social media followers who are more than satisfied with the product and service that they have received from Liquid I.V.

It’s incredibly difficult to find any sort of fault with a brand that is as committed to customer service and improving the quality of their product as Liquid I.V. is.  

Their attention to detail is second to none, in the rare instances when something has gone wrong with an order or it’s gone missing in transit, they’ve always resolved the issue quickly and efficiently, and the sheer volume of different products that they offer means that whatever hydration tastes your body craves, they’ll be able to step up to the plate and satisfy it. 

There are, of course, some notable criticisms. Their more dedicated, athletic customers have drawn attention to the fact that the company does use sugar cane in its products, which isn’t exactly the healthiest option that they could have chosen.

And even though the ingredient has been sourced from sustainable sources and is non-GMO, it does throw a rather large wrench in the hydration works if you’re diabetic or are actively concerned about the level of sugar that you’re putting into your body and consuming.

There’s also a vocal minority of former customers who claim to have received none of the advertised benefits of the hydration system and feel as though they were misled. That being said, for every dissatisfied consumer, there are more than two hundred satisfied customers who claim the exact opposite.

How much of that is sour grapes and how much is actual fact is anyone’s guess, but it doesn’t seem as though Liquid I.V. works for everyone the way that they hope it will.

Liquid I.V. Discounts

Liquid I.V. is currently offering 30% off your first purchase when you use the discount code POTS30 on checkout.

The Million Dollar Hydration Question – Is Liquid I.V. Worth It? 

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The health benefits of hydration are undeniable. Does it work and will it open the door to a healthier and happier life for you?

Probably, although as some of their customers have stated that they felt no discernible improvement, whether or not it’s effective for everyone is possibly subjective, and it may or may not be as life-changing for you as it has been, and is for us. 

Based purely on the level of service that we’ve received and the goods that we’ve had for the money that we’ve invested in Liquid I.V., we’re more than convinced that you’ll be rewarded for your investment, both in terms of the way that it’ll, if it works for you as effectively as it did for us, improve your mental and physical well being and the cost involved.

We feel that we should also mention that we were, and are, incredibly impressed by the way the company handles itself ethically.

The choice to use the sustainable product and to devote themselves entirely to a dairy, soy, gluten, and GMO-free rule of order is one that we thoroughly endorse as is their approach to charitable donation and the stance that they adopted toward climate change and doing their part to save the planet from ecological disaster.

Based on those facts alone, we think that Liquid I.V. is worth every cent that our subscription has cost so far, and we’re fully committed to maintaining it for the foreseeable future.

Will you feel the same? That’s something that we can’t predict and the only way that you’ll be able to tell whether or not hydration is the health solution that you’ve been searching for is, by taking a suck it and see approach and trying their subscription service for yourself. 

The Easy Cheat – You Don’t Have To Subscribe

If you’re worried about subscribing to the Liquid I.V. service, you needn’t be. You can try their products before you enter into a subscription deal by making a small order and seeing if their multipliers work for you.

But if you don’t wish to order from them and would rather try their product without their knowledge, you can always order a limited selection from Amazon. It’s a little out of the ordinary, but it might help you to decide whether or not Liquid I.V. is for you. 

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