Best Electrolytes for Runners

Whether you're hitting the pavement for your next marathon, exploring trails on the weekends, or just beginning your journey into running, the balance of electrolytes in your system is just as important as your mileage. But it can be hard to find an electrolyte solution that's effective without being filled with sugar or artificial ingredients that can impact your running performance.

Elevate your running routine with Buoy's hydration drops, an unflavored and unsweetened formula engineered to support the unique needs of runners—whether you're pushing through long distances or sprinting in short bursts.

Crafted to fuel your every stride without compromising purity, these drops seamlessly integrate into any runner's hydration strategy, igniting the runner within.

✓ Why Electrolytes are Essential for Runners
✓ The Science Behind Electrolytes
✓ Ingredients Runners Should Avoid
✓ Our Tailored Electrolyte Solution

Plus, a sneak peek of our favorite electrolyte for runners!

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Supplement Facts

Why Electrolytes are Essential for Runners

⚡️ Sustain Peak Hydration

Electrolytes, particularly sodium and potassium, are crucial for regulating fluid balance in the body. For runners, proper hydration is essential to maintain endurance over long distances and prevent dehydration, especially during marathon training or on race day.

Incorporating Buoy’s electrolyte and mineral drops into your hydration strategy ensures that your body retains the necessary fluids to perform at its best, reducing the risk of dehydration and its associated drawbacks.

🦵 Prevent Muscle Cramps

Long-distance running often leads to muscle cramps, primarily due to electrolyte imbalances caused by excessive sweating. Sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium play pivotal roles in muscle contraction and relaxation.

By using Buoy, you replenish these vital electrolytes, helping to prevent the onset of cramps and enabling you to maintain a consistent running pace without involuntary muscle contractions interrupting your stride.

📈 Boost Recovery

Recovery is just as important as the run itself. Electrolytes like magnesium and potassium aid in muscle recovery by helping to reduce soreness and facilitate quicker repair of muscle tissue.

Buoy’s electrolyte solutions provide a concentrated source of these essential minerals, speeding up recovery and preparing you for your next run more effectively than water alone.

💦 Enhance Water Efficiency

While water is a runner’s best friend, it alone doesn’t provide the electrolytes lost through sweat. Buoy adds a spectrum of electrolytes to your water, enhancing its effectiveness and ensuring you stay optimally hydrated throughout your runs.

This makes every sip more efficient, ensuring you're not just hydrated but also electrolyte-replenished.

✅ Sugar Free Energy

Sugar-laden drinks can provide a quick energy burst but often lead to spikes and crashes that can affect your running performance. Buoy offers a sugar-free alternative that replenishes electrolytes without affecting blood sugar levels, supporting sustained energy release for longer runs.

Runners face unique hydration and electrolyte challenges, with endurance, speed, and recovery heavily dependent on optimal electrolyte balance. Here's how maintaining this balance can significantly improve your running performance.

For runners pushing the limits in marathons or daily jogs, maintaining hydration and electrolyte balance isn't just a part of training—it's essential for peak performance. With up to 10% of essential fluids and electrolytes lost during intense runs, immediate replenishment with Buoy’s electrolyte solutions turns every step into a stride towards achieving your running goals.

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    "You have no idea how much I have come to use Buoy. I take these drops with me everywhere."

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    "You have no idea how much I have come to use Buoy. I take these drops with me everywhere."

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Buoy’s Solution: The Perfect Electrolyte Balance for Runners

Elevate your running performance and recovery with Buoy's deep ocean electrolytes, enriched with 87+ ionic trace minerals and the finest plant-derived vitamins for maximum bioavailability..

Make these portable electrolyte drops an essential part of your running routine for enduring performance and rapid recovery.

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How to Use Buoy’s Electrolytes to Boost Running Performance

Essential electrolytes, 87 ionic trace minerals and vitamins delivered in their most bioavailable form factor for fast-acting hydration..

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— 40 Servings Per Bottle

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Integrating Buoy into Your Running Routine

Incorporating Buoy’s electrolyte solutions into your running routine can transform your performance and recovery. Here’s how to seamlessly integrate these hydration enhancers into your regimen

Pre-Run Preparation

Start Hydrated: Begin your day with a glass of water enhanced with a squeeze of Buoy to ensure you're starting off well-hydrated. For longer runs, especially in warm weather, hydrate with Buoy-enhanced drinks 24-48 hours in advance

Tailor Your Intake: Based on the length and intensity of your run, adjust your electrolyte intake. For endurance runs or races, consider an extra serving of Buoy to ensure your electrolyte levels are optimized from the start.

In-Run Hydration

Adjust on the Go: Keep a small bottle of Buoy with you during runs. A quick squeeze into your water bottle can replenish the electrolytes you're losing through sweat, helping you maintain balance and avoid dehydration.

Listen to Your Body: Hydrate at regular intervals, adding Buoy to your water as needed. If you’re feeling fatigued or dizzy, or you notice a drop in performance, it may be time for a quick electrolyte boost.

Post-Run Recovery

Immediate Replenishment: After completing your run, mix Buoy with water or a recovery shake to quickly replace lost electrolytes and kickstart the recovery process, aiding in muscle repair and reducing next-day soreness.

Daily Maintenance: Even on non-running days, incorporating Buoy into your hydration routine can help maintain a consistent electrolyte balance, supporting overall muscle function and preparation for your next run.

Adapting to Conditions

Weather and Environment: Hot, humid, or high-altitude conditions can increase your electrolyte needs. Adjust your Buoy usage accordingly to combat increased sweat loss and prevent dehydration.

Personal Sweat Rates: Everyone’s body responds differently to exercise. If you tend to sweat more or have experienced dehydration during runs, increase your intake of Buoy to ensure you're adequately replenished.

By making Buoy an integral part of your running and recovery strategy, you ensure your body is always primed for peak performance and rapid recovery, allowing you to push your limits and achieve your running goals.

Real Runners, Real Results

From sprinters to marathon enthusiasts and ultramarathoners, these testimonials showcase the significant impact that Buoy's electrolyte solutions have had on their performance and recovery. Dive into their stories to see how Buoy has helped them run further, faster, and with greater endurance, turning every drop into a step toward their personal bests.

My Go-To for Long Runs
As an avid runner with a sensitive stomach, finding hydration that works has always been a challenge. But during a recent half marathon, I discovered the magic of Buoy. A simple squirt into my water transformed my hydration without the usual discomfort. Buoy is now my go-to for those demanding distances when I can’t carry as much water as I need.
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It’s a Game-Changer!
Buoy has been a game-changer for me! It’s become an essential part of my pre-run routine, significantly enhancing my hydration and making my runs feel more effortless. Post-run, it’s my go-to for quick hydration and recovery. The convenience of the squirt bottle is just the cherry on top!
Cody T
Better Hydration, Less Mess
I’m a distance runner who recently started running in hotter weather. I quickly realized that my previous hydration habits weren’t cutting it anymore, so I tried Buoy Hydration Drops. Now, staying hydrated, whether I'm in the car or on the trail, has never been easier or less messy.
Mary E
Great Replacement for Hydration Tablets
I purchased Buoy as a replacement for those electrolyte tablets. I need to supplement my water to replace my electrolytes after runs, but it’s very hard for me to stomach flavored additives. I love Buoy and feel great after drinking it!
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The Science Behind Our Electrolytes

At Buoy, we dive deep into the science of hydration to tailor our electrolyte solutions for runners. Understanding that each run demands a unique hydration strategy, we've crafted our products to deliver the perfect balance of essential electrolytes like sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

This focused approach ensures you're equipped with what you need for performance and recovery, making Buoy an essential part of your running kit.


Precision-Formulated for Runners

Our team of scientists and nutrition experts have dedicated countless hours to understanding the nuanced electrolyte and hydration needs of runners. This research has informed every aspect of our product development process, resulting in electrolyte solutions precisely balanced for the demands of running.

The Key Electrolytes in Focus

🧂 Sodium: Essential for maintaining fluid balance, sodium is crucial for runners. It helps retain water, preventing dehydration during long runs. It also plays a role in muscle function and prevents cramps, ensuring you can keep pushing forward.

🌟 Chloride: Along with sodium, chloride helps regulate cellular hydration, ensuring that your muscles and organs function efficiently during intense workouts. For runners, maintaining adequate chloride levels is vital for preventing dehydration and supporting overall performance and recovery.

🍌 Potassium: This electrolyte works closely with sodium to maintain water balance and is vital for muscle and nerve function. Adequate potassium levels can help prevent muscle cramps and facilitate efficient muscle contractions, keeping your stride strong and steady.

🔍 Magnesium: Magnesium's role in muscle health is undeniable. It aids in muscle recovery, reducing soreness and inflammation and allowing for quicker bounce back after rigorous runs. It also supports energy production, providing a boost to your endurance.

🥛 Calcium: Integral for muscle contractions and nerve signaling, calcium ensures your muscles work efficiently. For runners, this means smoother, more powerful runs with a lower risk of cramps and muscle fatigue.

Beyond Electrolytes: Vitamins and Trace Minerals

In addition to these core electrolytes, Buoy’s Hydration Drops are enriched with a blend of vitamins and trace minerals. These elements support overall health, energy metabolism and the body’s natural recovery processes, further enhancing your running performance and endurance.

The Outcome: Optimized Performance and Recovery

By integrating Buoy into your hydration strategy, you're not just quenching thirst; you're fueling your body with scientifically formulated nutrition. This strategic blend of electrolytes and nutrients is designed to meet the exhaustive demands of running, ensuring you perform at your peak and recover more swiftly.

The science behind our electrolytes is clear: Buoy’s hydration solutions are more than a supplement; they're a critical tool for runners dedicated to achieving their personal bests. Whether you're training for a marathon, hitting the trails or sprinting on the track, Buoy supports every step with the purest, most effective hydration science has to offer.

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    “Most of us are living our lives under the optimal hydration level. Buoy gives consumers the proper hydration they need, without having to reach for a sugary, artificial sports drink.”
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    “My patients with gastrointestinal disease are truly benefiting from Buoy. They are feeling more vibrant and energetic with this amazing blend of electrolytes. Since it’s free of both sugars and zero-calorie sweetener, it’s the perfect way to rehydrate without further aggravating the gastrointestinal tract. Thank you for creating a dietitian’s dream - the perfectly balanced electrolyte replenisher, free of any form of sweetener.”
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    “My patients with gastrointestinal disease are truly benefiting from Buoy. They are feeling more vibrant and energetic with this amazing blend of electrolytes. Since it’s free of both sugars and zero-calorie sweetener, it’s the perfect way to rehydrate without further aggravating the gastrointestinal tract. Thank you for creating a dietitian’s dream - the perfectly balanced electrolyte replenisher, free of any form of sweetener.”
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    “I was diagnosed with POTS a year ago and they make a point to help make daily hydration easier and more accessible to those with chronic illnesses. After using Buoy for one year as a customer, I asked to personally invest in the company.”
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Why Choose Buoy?

Skip the label reading with Buoy's clean and pure electrolytes and minerals. Delivered in the easiest, most sustainable and effective way to hydrate, we cater to runners at every level.

Whether you're pushing for a personal best, looking to improve your weekend runs or simply striving to bring out the athlete inside you, Buoy is here to support your journey.


⚡️ Purposefully Unflavored

NO SUGAR, SWEETENERS, FLAVORS

Ideal for those who want control over their diet, including athletes and health-conscious individuals seeking pure, uncompromised hydration.


🌊 Harvested, Not Manufactured

VEGAN & NON-GMO

Buoy harvests its electrolytes and minerals from pristine marine areas in the South of France, ensuring all-natural, effective hydration for every type of runner.

🧬 3x More Bioavailable

LIQUID FORM FACTOR
Our innovative liquid form factor delivers vital electrolytes and minerals in their most absorbable form, quickly getting to work at the cellular level.

🏃‍♀️ On the Go Electrolytes

40 SERVINGS PER 2OZ BOTTLE
Carry a week's worth of electrolytes in your pocket. Buoy's TSA-approved squeeze bottle makes it easy to carry your hydration boost wherever your running pursuits take you.

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Committed to environmental sustainability, Buoy offers a greener way to stay hydrated without the waste of single-use plastics.

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✅ Less Materials Per Serving
✅ Free Carbon Neutral Shipping
✅ 100% Biodegradable Refill

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FAQs

Absolutely! Electrolytes play a vital role in maintaining hydration and supporting muscle function, both essential for optimal running performance and efficient recovery. Buoy's electrolyte solutions are specifically designed to replenish lost electrolytes during intense physical activity like running, helping you perform better and recover faster.

Buoy's electrolyte solutions stand out for their clean and pure formulation. Unlike many traditional sports drinks that contain added sugars, sweeteners, and artificial flavors, Buoy's electrolyte drops offer a sugar-free, unflavored option that provides essential electrolytes without unnecessary additives.

Additionally, Buoy's liquid form factor ensures rapid absorption, delivering electrolytes in their most bioavailable form for maximum effectiveness.

Buoy's electrolyte products are versatile and can be used at various stages of your running routine. For optimal hydration, it's beneficial to incorporate Buoy before, during, and after your runs.

Pre-run, Buoy helps prepare your body for optimal performance by ensuring adequate hydration. During your run, Buoy aids in maintaining electrolyte balance and preventing dehydration and muscle cramps. Post-run, Buoy supports efficient recovery by replenishing lost electrolytes and promoting hydration.

Yes! Buoy's electrolyte solutions are formulated to help prevent dehydration and muscle cramps, particularly during long runs or intense physical activity. By replenishing essential electrolytes like sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium, Buoy supports proper hydration and muscle function, reducing the risk of dehydration and cramping and helping you maintain peak performance throughout your run.

If you experience signs of electrolyte imbalance during a run, such as muscle cramps, fatigue, or dizziness, it's essential to address them right away. Stop running and take a break to rehydrate and replenish electrolytes.

Add a light squeeze of Buoy's electrolyte and mineral drops to any drink to quickly restore electrolyte balance. Additionally, stretching and massaging affected muscles can help alleviate cramping. If symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical attention promptly.

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