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Old 05-07-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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I am a big water drinker but need to balance my electrolytes in the hot weather due to a medication I take. Are there any better options than Gatorade?
I feel better when I drink it but it has sucrose syrup, glucose-fructose syrup. I'm wondering if there are better options out there.

(Cross posted on the Crossfit forum)
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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ice tea (sugar free)
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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is ice tea salty enough? it's not the flavor it's the electrolytes.
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:05 PM   #4
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Herbal teas.

Water plus fresh lemon juice plus stevia to taste. I use the juice of one lemon to 16 oz. of water and 15 drops of BED (www.bodyecology.com) stevia.

Both provide electrolytes, and the "lemonade" gives a little fruit sugar with it (but not too much).

Adding some proper sea salt (Celtic or Himalayan), a pinch will do, will add electrolytes to anything.

They work for me.
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:11 PM   #6
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Like Garrett said, adding a pinch of a good natural salt to your water can help. There are also electrolyte solutions (like this one) that you can add to water.

There are probably some others out, that just happens to be one I am familar with. Good call on dumping the Gatorade, BTW
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:30 PM   #7
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"Sports water" or "Electro Mix" from the Emergen-C people is a good one.

I also have a calcium-magnesium-potassium carbonate + ascorbic acid powder that works well...I like to add it to my "lemonade" to make it even more potent with the minerals...
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sorry cassi I was having fun with you I really don't know

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sorry cassi I was having fun with you I really don't know

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I'm dense when I'm thirsty... that herbal tea trick is pretty delicious...
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:12 AM   #10
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Cassi,
To maximize the benefits of the herbal tea thing, you might try Googling your health condition to find out what herbs/spices are helpful for it, and utilizing that tea...then you get the electrolyte benefit and you help your health at the same time...just make sure to double-check as best you can to see if there are any interactions between the herb and the med that you're on.
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