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kateaton
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I've been looking for an electrolyte product. Biopure is out of their's for 2 weeks. Is there anything else that's decent and where do you purchase it?
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http://www.vitacost.com/productResults.aspx?ss=1&Ntk=products&Ntt=electrolytes

An alternative might be a glass of water with a pinch of sea salt. Real Salt is a good brand.

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I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice but only my personal experience and opinion.

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I use Selectrolytes every single day in my water. I take my Selectrolytes everywhere I go. I'm afraid to go anywhere without them because of heart issues. They really help my heart problems.

Selectrolytes is made by Morin Labs. Amazing product. I never thought anything would help my heart issues and I am so thankful something has.

http://www.morinlabs.com/html_pages/select.html

I am lucky that a vitamin/health store near me carries their product. But you can order from their website too.

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Coconut water [Smile]
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Smart Water. Like Gatorade without the sugar.

http://www.amazon.com/Glaceau-Smartwater-Electrolytes-Enhanced-Bottle/dp/B00060NVW8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1281400638&sr=1-2

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They make drink mixes for kids and adults for vomiting and diarrhea. They helped me.

Personally I wish we could plug up everyday to a good supply, but we get left out in the cold.

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thanks for the suggestions. I've heard good things about selectrolytes, but it's pricey, and their shipping is expensive. Maybe I'll just have to do that.

I'm allergic to coconut and I'd like to avoid any sort of sugar/artificial ingredients at any cost.

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if you have a Whole foods near you, they sell their brand 365 electrolyte water. 12- 1.5 liter bottles only costs $14 for the whole case. The cases are at the end of the registers where I go. They have smaller bottles too, but I drink a lot of water so the bigger bottle is better for me.

It is the generic of Smart Water.

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I didn't think Selectrolytes was too much. At the vitamin store/health store where they stock Selectrolytes, we get it for $16. I guess it is kind of pricey for me though especially since I use about a tablespoon of it every single day in every water bottle that I drink.... so I usually need a new bottle of the stuff monthly.... LOL!

But it has helped me SO SO much, that I don't really care how much it costs.

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I'm curious. Can you drink too much of this (Smartwater) or not really?

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I used to drink Smartwater but it never helped me. Not as much as a REAL electrolyte solution has.

Gwb - is it possible to drink too many electrolytes? I think it is possible, but for people who have illness or disease, I think it might be less likely.

Found this online:

"Electrolytes are salts that conduct electricity and are found in the body fluid, tissue, and blood. Examples are chloride, calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. Sodium (Na+) is concentrated in the extracellular fluid (ECF) and potassium (K+) is concentrated in the intracellular fluid (ICF). Proper balance is essential for muscle coordination, heart function, fluid absorption and excretion, nerve function, and concentration.

The kidneys regulate fluid absorption and excretion and maintain a narrow range of electrolyte fluctuation. Normally, sodium and potassium are filtered and excreted in the urine and feces according to the body's needs. Too much or too little sodium or potassium, caused by poor diet, dehydration, medication, and disease, results in an imbalance. Too much sodium is called hypernatremia; too little is called hyponatremia. Too much potassium is called hyperkalemia; too little is called hypokalemia."

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disturbedme,

Thanks for the info on electrolytes.

Gary

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