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What is your favorite electrolyte product?

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 Hello All.

I need to drink more electrolyte solution.  I'd like to know what electrolyte product you prefer. I am interested in $-savings.

Best sugar-free / non-caloric ?

Best caloric? (mine is Gatorade)

Does anyone buy bottled water by the gallon and then shove tabs of their favorite electrolyte solution in? I've been thinking about that.

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My favorite is a recipe for homemade Pedialyte-like drink.  It has allowed me to function almost normally.  The recipe is from this article:

 

https://paleoleap.com/all-about-electrolytes/

 

The article also includes some sugar free paleo recipes and a comparison of some common commercially available drinks.  It is written with the average paleo-inclined reader in mind, not POTSies, but the information is helpful nonetheless.

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Not an electrolyte solution per-se but because my body seems sensitive to any drinks with a lot of potassium or extra ingredients in it, I would often just drink salt water and add honey or sugar into it, or squeeze some orange into it that way I could control what was put into it. I have heard some good things on banana bag which is almost like an iv solution type drink. I think each of our bodies reacts to things differently so what might work for some might not work well with others.

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I use Nuun and Banana Bag occasionally for convenience but I honestly can't tell if they help and they are expensive. I usually make my own electrolyte drink based on molar ratios of oral rehydration solution. It's easy to make, cheap, tastes good, and I can feel a positive effect if I drink at least 20 oz/day. It's similar to the recipe on the website Lily posted but here is what I do.

In 1 gal jug:

Fruit juice in an amount providing 100 g sugar. I use the non-frozen concentrate on the juice aisle and it comes to ~1/2 can per gal.  Very cheap. 

2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp salt substitute (KCl) 

Fill with water and refrigerate

It's also easy to scale the recipe which worked really well while I was traveling recently.  I mixed up a 1:1 ratio  of the salt and salt substitute and brought that with me. Then I just had to find some juice and add the right amount of it and the salts to my water bottle.  I even used juice from the free hotel breakfast so it didn't cost anything!  

 

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I also prefer homemade drinks.  I can change the flavors.  In winter I enjoy warm water, sole, lemon, and a touch of honey.  

 

I have ave some normalyte pure for convenience, don’t feel it works better than anything I make. 

 

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I like Trioral.  Reasonably cost effective and only has dextrose, sodium and potassium.  I'm stupidly sensitive to magnesium in other products.

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I use banana bag, normalyte, liquid IV, nuun, gatorade...water ever works at the time.

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