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When I want to buy any supplement I want to see all the details of the products.

So, in this post, I looked into the prices, materials, and different forms of electrolytes. I also decided on the price per serving of each electrolyte.

Most comparisons will be shown in tables for easy viewing.

At the end of this article, I also have a discount code for you if you choose one of these brands.

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Electrolytes and Ingredients in Re-Lite Hydration and Liquid IV

liquid IV

Liquid IV Sugar Free - Electrolyte Powder Comparison: Relyte vs. Liquid IV (Sugar-Free)
This bag contains 14 single-serving sticks.

The supplements in Liquid IV are L-Glutamine, L-Alanine, Potassium (Citrate), Salt, Vitamin C, Niacin, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Pantothenic Acid.

Ingredients used for flavoring are allulose, stevia leaf extract, and natural flavor.

Another ingredient in Liquid IV is silicon dioxide.

re-lite hydration

Mixed Berry Hydration ReLite - Electrolyte Powder Comparison: ReLite vs. Liquid IV (Sugar-Free)

The supplements in Re-Lite Hydration are salts from Redmond Real Salt, magnesium (malate and glycinate), potassium (citrate), chloride, calcium (carbonate), and coconut water powder.

Ingredients used for flavoring are stevia leaf extract, natural flavoring and GMO-free citric acid.

amount of electrolytes in the powder

To keep things standard when comparing the amounts of electrolytes in each brand, it’s always good to know how much powder is in each serving.

Liquid IV contains 13 grams of powder and Re-Lite Hydration contains 6.3 grams.

Name magnesium potassium sodium calcium chloride
re-lite hydration 50 mg 400 mg 810 mg 60 mg 1280 mg
liquid IV Not included 380 mg 530 mg Not included Not included
This table looks at the total amount of electrolytes per serving of each brand.

The Flavors of Each Brand Along with Their Carb Counts

Liquid IV (Sugar Free)

  • Allulose from Lemon Lemon – 5 carbs
  • 5 carbs from green grapes-allulose
  • 5 Carbs from White Peach—Allulose

re-lite hydration

  • Strawberry Lemonade – 0 Carbs
  • Mixed Berry – 0 Carbs
  • Mango-0 Carbs
  • Pina Colada – 0 Carbs
  • Watermelon Lemon – 0 Carbs
  • Lemon Lime – 0 Carbs
  • Flavorless – 0 Carbs
4 Jars of Relyte Electrolyte Drink Mix - Electrolyte Powders Compared: Relyte vs. Liquid IV (Sugar-Free)
These are old containers of Re-Lite electrolyte mix. The formulation has changed slightly but the taste remains the same. To see a more detailed post on Re-Lite, check out my Review here.

difference in taste

I bought the Lemon Lime flavors of both the brands and tried both. I definitely like Redmond’s Relite Hydration the best. I added the recommended amount of water to each brand and made sure they mixed well.

I could not stand the liquid IV mixture. It was almost too tart and not sweet enough. It doesn’t mind if you usually like it, but the flavor of it also gives off a weird aftertaste.

However, this is only my opinion about the taste, there have been other reviews where the person has liked the taste of the Sugar-Free Liquid IV.

Raymond’s Lemon Lime has a smoother and mildly sweeter flavor than Liquid IV’s Lemon Lime. I have also tried all the flavors of Redmonds and enjoy them all.

Relyte vs Liquid IV - Electrolyte Powders Compared: Relyte vs Liquid IV (Sugar-Free)

different forms of electrolytes

Name magnesium potassium sodium calcium chloride
re-lite hydration malate and glycinate Citrate redmond pink real salt carbonate chloride
liquid IV Not included Citrate Salt Not included Not included
This table looks at the different forms of electrolytes from each brand.

of 3 Important Electrolytes, sodium, potassiumAnd chlorideRe-Lite has all 3 and Liquid IV has 2 of the 3. magnesium, calcium, phosphateAnd bicarbonate Are there other electrolytes that the body needs from fluids or food (Source,

The top 3 electrolytes that you might have heard that we need the most on keto are sodium, potassium, and magnesium. We must meet these through food or supplements.

On the other hand, most Americans are not getting enough magnesium in their diets.

potassium citrate

Potassium Graphic - Electrolyte Powder Comparison: Relyte vs. Liquid IV (Sugar-Free)

Potassium citrate is used to prevent kidney stones, which can occur if someone has gout. It is also used to treat kidney stones. Potassium citrate also alkalinizes the urine (Source,

Difference Between Magnesium Glycinate and Malate

Magnesium Graphic - Electrolyte Powder Comparison: ReLite vs. Liquid IV (Sugar-Free)

Magnesium glycinate has been found to help people who are struggling with heart diseases, inflammatory diseases and diabetes. It also helps with sleep quality and neurological functions (Source,

Magnesium malate has been found to help with the following conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia and other related conditions (Source,

Both these forms of magnesium are easily absorbed.

prices per serving

When I’m thinking about taking a supplement, price is a major factor in my discussion. I have this table below on the cost per serving and then another table on the electrolyte cost per serving.

Name price servings price/service
re-lite hydration $41.99 60 $0.70
liquid IV $24.99 14 $1.79
when you subscribe re light Or use my code KKN15. Price is $35.69.

cost per electrolyte

Name Value/Magnesium Value/Potassium Value/Sodium
re-lite hydration $0.84 $0.10 $0.05
liquid IV He $0.07 $0.05

Some Common Questions About Re-Lite and Liquid IV

What are the benefits of Redmond Re-Lite?

One benefit of Redmond’s Re-Lite is that it’s expertly formulated to include a 2:1 sodium-to-potassium ratio, plus magnesium, chloride, calcium and Real Salt’s 60+ trace minerals. (The unflavored variety does not contain calcium.)

Another great benefit of Redmond’s Re-Lite hydration blend is that it is easier to mix than their previous Re-Lite electrolyte powders.

The new formula has no junk with the same amount of electrolytes, 0 carbs per serving, and still tastes great.

Click here to know more about the new formula.

Are There Single-Serve Sticks for Re-Lite Hydration?

There are single-serve packets for Re-Lite hydration. This makes it handy when you want electrolytes for easy use. If you get them, be sure to use the code KKN15 for 15% off.

Can I take liquid IV while on keto?

Can You Take a Liquid IV on Keto? Only If you drink sugar-free. Liquid IV has 3 sugar-free flavors that you can enjoy on keto or if you are a diabetic.

Non-sugar-free contains 10–11 grams of sugar, which is from cane sugar and dextrose.

More Information on Re-Lite Electrolyte Powder

If you want more details on Redmond’s electrolyte mix, I have a post on their powder where I’ll go into more detail,

The images are different because the company changed the exterior of its packing this spring.


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