Supporting the Community
NormaLyte is passionate about our community. Each year we support these great nonprofits (and more!) so that they can continue to support you!
Supporting Research, Too!
NormaLyte knows how important research studies are for patients and physician's alike. When we are able, we partner with universities and hospitals.
UNCP Study Aims to Characterize Shortness of Breath and Its Impact on Quality of Life in Dysautonomia
Shortness of breath, or dyspnea, is a commonly reported symptom in dysautonomia patients, albeit its prevalence was not well defined. The UNCP research team is conducting a three-year patient reported outcome study to characterize the prevalence of shortness of breath and its impact on quality of life in dysautonomia. During the first year of the study, they surveyed 750 individuals affected by dysautonomia and discovered that over 50% experience shortness of breath. In this patient population, shortness of breath can result from many underlying mechanisms related to orthostatic intolerance, including low blood return to the heart from the systemic circulation and persistent low blood volume.
NormaLyte is sponsoring this study.
The aims of this study are to:
- Determine what percentage of people affected by dysautonomia experience shortness of breath.
- Establish if shortness of breath significantly impacts quality of life of dysautonomia patients.
- Identify which interventions dysautonomia patients find helpful for shortness of breath.
The Study Team
- Silvia E. Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology Department
- Andrew Latham, Ph.D,, Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
- Courtney Alexander, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology Department
- Crystal Walline, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Biology Department
- John O'Dell, M.S.N, M.B.A, Lecturer of Biology, Biology Department
- Ash Walker, DHSc., ACSM-CEP, EIM-III, FAACVPR, Kinesiology Department
- Ava A. Cox, Medical Biology Student
- Olivia Peal, Medical Biology Student
- Gracie Montanez, Medical Biology Student
OUR MODELS HAVE POTS
Not only do we support the nonprofits, we support the potsies, too! Our models are all people with POTS and dysautonomia!
I’m not huge on electrolyte drinks because at the beginning of my POTS journey I was drinking so many prior to getting on medication that I’m kind of burnt out. But these capsules have been amazing! Super helpful for increasing my electrolyte intake without the dread of having to drink another electrolyte mix.
I’ve been diagnosed with POTS/Dysautonomia for 7 years now & these are hand down the best electrolytes I’ve found to help my symptoms. I wish I would have known about them sooner!
So handy and easy to take be it daily or during illness or during travel. Don't have to worry about taste. I will definitely keep some available all the time.
EDIT/Update at Bottom.
To most of us this is a supplement we need. Expensive and out of my range because I'm disabled living month to month balancing my debt. Every cent counts. One of my medications is $2500 every 3 months, not covered by insurance. Those are my problems but play an important role. I used to have a 30% off Normalyte because the company gave it the customers who needed this product and the same customers who built this company to get them to where they are. Who do you think spread the word?They forgot about us and took away our discount. I stopped buying other supplements from their rivals because I had the coupon. I'm disappointed they took this away as I was a monthly subscriber. Yeah they currently do bulk discount, but I was paying within my means and getting the supplements I needed from one place. I reached out to customer service, not even a response, that's the disappointing part. They could have at least taken the time to reply nicely and tell me to go pound salt it's our company and that's our price. I bet they would reach out if my credit card got declined right? This is salt people. So many options out there and they are charging a premium taking advantage of the chronically ill and disabled. Honestly, now, they are overpriced and I'm looking back at my old products that worked and were cheaper. Guarantee this review won't be posted...
Edit/Update: Today Candi from Normalyte made contact with me by phone. They did receive my original email and attempted to contact me 4 times last week, but Microsoft Exchange is kicking back emails from Yahoo, so I never received the emails they sent hence why I made the review. So I can't blame them for that since they made 4 attempts and it's a known problem with Microsoft exchange and Yahoo, you can Google it. How do I know this? For transparency, Candi offered to send the rejected emails, which I saw and they did in fact send 4 emails that were rejected. So it would not be fair to hold that against the company, on that same note, Candi advocated for me and understood my issue completely without judgement. Candi went above and beyond to fix this issue where Normalyte and myself are happy! Candi was empathetic, honest, transparent, and you could tell Candi cares. Candi didn't ask for me to remove my review for transparency, how many companies say that?! I was thinking about taking it down, but I think it shows that even when a cranky salty customer complains Normalyte has the integrity to not only take it, but fix it with respect and sincerity.
For transparency, here is my review after these events. The 5 stars reflect the product which works great, tastes great, and doesn't make my stomach worse like other companies products. I like the plain because I can mix it with water and other drink packs with different flavors like sugar free flavor packets. However, I've had all the flavors and they are all good, grape is my second favorite, but it comes down to your preference. These are with me everywhere and are a daily necessity like my medications. By far the best salt supplement for people like me!
10 stars for customer service. They tried to contact me but at no fault of their own or mine a third party email service caused a disruption in communication. Candi was honest, professional, compassionate, and is an advocate for the customers and their conditions. I'm only one customer, but look at their reviews and they speak for themselves. I will own up to being salty about this whole thing and understand some issues happen. Candi, thank you!
Highly recommend their products! Their customer service and compassion made me a happy loyal customer because Normalyte cares about their customers and products!
I was really worried when I saw reviews about the taste being unbearable but honestly thought they were fine. Yea they are salty but not sure what people expected. The pure was a little gross but I just tossed some what flavor in that one and the other flavors were all tasty. I also recommended these to af friend that was looking for a new mix and he really likes them too.
I'm really sensitive to taste and the drink mixes aren't for me, but these, like the mixes, work like magic for my POTS symptoms. I 100% will be buying the full size soon because being able to pop these when I'm feeling the dizziness come on or before planing an exertion has been a life saver.
The drink was the powder mixed w water that I purchased Not the capsule. of course I know the capsule is not opened up and mixed.
Free sample pack but pd $5 shipping. No refund This is the MOST DISGUSTING drink you’ll ever have. AVOID
Incorporating this option in my care for POTS has allowed a positive shift in mindset. It works! Thank you !
I did a lot of online searching for drink additives after my college- aged son was diagnosed with POTS/dysautonomia. We tried many brands and flavors, but NormaLyte grape was the only flavor he enjoyed instead of just "tolerating." He also found the blend of scientifically based ORS combination to help prevent fatigue and is a big factor in his recovery. Thank you for the science behind this product.
NormaLyte has really changed my life. The difference being I don't feel dehydrate anymore. I feel all over better, my autonomic Dr. told me about NormaLyte. Changed my life!
My daughter uses your product faithfully every day.
These work so well that my daughter felt so good and she forgot to drink water lol. I ordered a full bottle and she takes them at night. Helps her get out of bed without being dizzy in the morning. We’ve tried salt tablets but there’s something magical about these!
I love these electrolyte capsules. I have been using electrolyte capsules for years and these are comparable to Vitassium. They work great and don't hurt my stomach. They do have a slight after taste but other than that I will purchase them again.
My Dr. recommended that I try NormaLyte. Best thing I have ever tried. Taste not the best, but still gave five stars because really helps hydrate me, that's what's important. I feel better then I have in A long time.