As dancers, we sweat. A lot. We’re constantly trying to replenish our bodies with the water and electrolytes we need to keep us healthy. There’s not one product that solves all dancer’s pains — i.e., muscle spasms, soreness, dehydration, but I’m always on the prowl and trying new products. When Troy brought home a box of ElectroMIX, we gave it a try. As per the label, “ElectroMIX is a water mineralizer and dietary supplement that contains nutritionally balanced essential electrolytes: Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Manganese, plus Chromium.” Like Emergen-c, which is made by the same company, you just dissolve it in water. Basically, it’s loaded with good stuff AND it’s sugar free!
Most products that are super healthy taste like cardboard, but ElectroMIX is different. After dissolving in a liter of water, you get a subtle lemon-lime taste that’s neither offensive nor overbearing, like many sports drinks.
I think the key mineral is magnesium. Dancers’ bodies need tons of it, but we can’t always take an epsom bath after a show. Our special trick was discovered by accident: ElectroMIX as recoveryMIX. One night after a triple bill at NYCB (meaning I had all three ballets on the program), I knew I needed to drink an ElectroMix but didn’t want a liter of water right before bed. So, we wondered what would happen if I drank it as a shot. The results were amazing. Side effects: recovered muscles and a good night’s sleep! We always keep an extra box in the cupboard.