Favorite Electrolyte Replacement?

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el marinero
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Re: Favorite Electrolyte Replacement?

Post by el marinero » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:41 am

I found Mortons “Lite Salt” in the grocery store. It claims to have 50% less sodium than table salt. Sodium chloride is the first ingredient, but it also includes potassium chloride (2nd ingredient), calcium silicate (3rd) and magnesium carbonate (4th).

I don’t know how balanced an electrolyte replacement it is, but it’s an easy way to add sodium and potassium. A quarter teaspoons serving contains 290 mg sodium and 350 mg potassium.








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Re: Favorite Electrolyte Replacement?

Post by MichaelRPetrick » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:26 pm

el marinero wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:41 am
I found Mortons “Lite Salt” in the grocery store. It claims to have 50% less sodium than table salt. Sodium chloride is the first ingredient, but it also includes potassium chloride (2nd ingredient), calcium silicate (3rd) and magnesium carbonate (4th).

I don’t know how balanced an electrolyte replacement it is, but it’s an easy way to add sodium and potassium. A quarter teaspoons serving contains 290 mg sodium and 350 mg potassium.
Well that's a pretty easy premix then. Just add to lemonade powder for flavor. Good find!

I think I will gauge the % of salt into the mix at least by compareing to one liter of Gatorade or of Pedialyte.

(Fairly similar %, though Pedialyte is of course more salt and less sugar. I had to chug 8-12 liters a day for two days in July when I had some explosive etc. after a trip in the Canadian Rockies.)

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