Anyone know of a shop within reasonable distance of Forest Hill that stocks electrolyte tabs at a reasonable price? I got some GU Brew at Cycling Express a few months back but they don't have stock now. Another shop I saw wanted $20 each for a tube of Shotz which is excessive.
After the 3 peaks i would never have hydralyte again, the first bidon was ok, by the third i could hardly take the stuff, just not the right taste to drink lots. not sure about tabs, they never said anything on the Hydralyte stall about those, only had powder. would stick to Zero tabs any day of the week.
The Gastrolyte and Hydrolyte tabs are designed for rehydration when you're suffering from illnesses such as gastro. You're generally supposed to dissolve 2 tabs in 200ml of water. They contain no carbohydrates, or if any, they're negligible. I use them post-racing/training on hot days and at times the day before to ensure adequate hydration prior to training/racing in the heat.
I use Shotz, Gu Brew and Nuun electrolyte tabs in my bidons while racing/training if I'm after just an electrolyte replacement drink.