good sources of electrolytes?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Brendon Katz, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Is this a shortage of electrolytes and if so , what are some good sources of electrolytes?

    Long version - when i piss its almost always clear , even first thing in the morning. my energy levels are damn low and i have an pH balance problem. i currently have antacid tablets but my energy levels are still low.
     
  2. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I was thinking about this same thing. After training I take protein and a simple sugar, but I've been thinking about the whole electrolyte issue. Trying to work out if there is somewhere I can buy it in bulk so that I can make my own with the malto and dextrose
     
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    Pedialyte. Just kidding. Waht about Gatorade or Powerade?

    Actually, joking aside, pedialyte has a lot less sugar than either of the other two.
     
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    I'm curious... Is there a history of heart disease in your family? If so, I would highly recommend getting serum magnesium levels tested. This isn't meant to scare you, but the fatigue and pH issue bring this to mind. There are a lot of people out there who are genetically predisposed to insufficient serum-Mg levels. They are at a greatly increased risk for cardiac disease and adult-onset diabetes; whereas, supplementation with a highly bioavailable Mg chelate could reverse the problem.

    Clear urine is not a problem at all. The yellow color in urine is the result of a riboflavin metabolite. Are you getting a sufficient amount of B vitamins? If you are, then you are probably just drinking a lot of water, enough to dilute the metabolite.

    My suggestions, in order of precedence:
    (1) Know your family history.
    (2) Assuming there is a history of heart disease or diabetes, have a full serum panel done, including Mg levels (not usually included in bloodwork).
    (3) Know your diet.
    (4) Add ZMA to help with Mg levels (everyone should probably be taking this anyway). You can get a month's supply for $9 here: http://www.t-nation.com/#products .
    (5) Add a timed-release B-complex supplement if you are deficient in that area.

    Let me know how this turns out.
     
  6. sir037

    sir037 Forever Noob

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    I use Pedialyte, or the generic brands, it feels good. I don't feel as run down at the end of my workout and usually push myself a little more, that could just be me fooling myself though.

    I drink it proudly at the gym.....in a different bottle of course.
     
  7. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    My suggestions, in order of precedence:
    (1) Know your family history. - no problems at all , ever
    (3) Know your diet. - workin on that at the mo , hence the thread. added spinach at almost every meal , potato to replace pasta once or twice a day .
    (4) Add ZMA to help with Mg levels (everyone should probably be taking this anyway). You can get a month's supply for $9 here: http://www.t-nation.com/#products .- dont know if it is related , but when i take zma the next day the acid reflux is through the roof.
    (5) Add a timed-release B-complex supplement if you are deficient in that area - tried that a few weeks ago , didnt help with anythin except more much i was concentrating.

    Let me know how this turns out

    any more tips for the diet please bro ? or anythin else u can think of?
     
  8. supersudo

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    emer gen-C? :D
     
  9. Chad Hamilton

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    CELLFOOD is a proprietary ionic fomula containing dissolved oxygen, electrolytes, 78 ionic minerals, 34 enzymes and 17 amino acids— which provides an unsurpassed oxygenating source, and nutritional delivery system, to every cell of the body. CELLFOOD's unique structure oxygenates and feeds the cells— cleaning and 'tuning up' our body's systems all day long.
    Why is this so important?

    Oxygen aids the functioning of every body system. That's why aerobic exercise is so important to our good health. Yet even when we exercise regularly (and most Americans do not), we are not getting optimum levels of oxygen into our bodies. Why? Because ours is an increasingly oxygen-deficient environment— filled with chemicals, exhaust fumes, industrial emissions, and burned fossil fuels. When scientists analyzed the oxygen content of air bubbles trapped in ice-core drillings at the Antarctic, they found that the earth's atmosphere was comprised of between 38% and 50% oxygen not so long ago. Over the years, increasing pollution, mass destruction of the rain forests, and the reduction of other natural producers of oxygen, have decreased the level of oxygen in our atmosphere from above 38% to below 20%, especially in highly populated industrialized areas.
    CELLFOOD is capable of holding its components in a full aqueous solution and delivering them to every single cell. Its unique time-release delivery system ensures that nascent oxygen is created when CELLFOOD is mixed with water or juice, and that the vital nutrients are rapidly absorbed by the body at the cellular level. And CELLFOOD contains only the finest all-natural plant substances.
    CELLFOOD enables nascent oxygen to be generated by the splitting of water molecules in the body into atoms of nascent oxygen and hydrogen. Nascent means newly born; and, in biochemical terms, a newly born singlet atom of oxygen is negatively charged (0-). Free radicals (which many biochemists believe are the primary cause of the aging process and degenerative disease) are positively charged singlet atoms of oxygen (0+). The nascent oxygen atom (0-) is attracted to the (0+), forming a molecule of pure oxygen (02) at cellular level where it is needed, for processes such as cleansing cells, e.g. combining with a single carbon atom to form carbon dioxide (C02) which is expelled through the respiratory system.

    Where does CELLFOOD come from?
    The genius and inventor behind CELLFOOD is Everett Storey, twice Nobel Laureate, who worked on the American "Manhattan Project'. This was a top-secret project; and, to this day, not much has been revealed about it. Albert Einstein credited Storey with the "water splitting technology" that he patented; and from his research, the hydrogen bomb was developed. Because of exposure to extreme radiation, the people on the project began to die. Everett Storey himself was affected and, by the early 1950s, he had lost 30 kg in weight.

    So, Storey worked on saving his own life and giving mankind something useful. In 1956 he invented a deuterium-based product, which he called "Cell Food" or "Liquid Life". In the development of "Cell Food" Storey used the work of Dr Harold Urey, who in 1932 had discovered deuterium (the only non-radioactive isotope of hydrogen), which had subsequently been kept secret because of its role in the hydrogen bomb and as the principal fuel for space exploration. Storey spent most of his life researching deuterium's incredible health benefits, which kept him alive until his death at the age of 74 in 1984
     
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    No family history of cardiac disease or diabetes? Wow. You are one lucky fellow. That, or you come from somewhere other than North America or Europe. Haha. Some questions come to mind:

    (1) Is acid reflux a perpetual problem for you that is simply exacerbated by taking ZMA?

    (2) If not, are you using an odd formulation of ZMA that contains anything other than Zn, Mg, and B6?

    (3) Are you taking the ZMA immediately before bed? If so, take it in between your final two meals, as I described in the recent ZMA thread.

    Consider using a green food powder in place of the B complex vitamin. It is not as concentrated, and you will get better assimilation and uptake of the nutrients due some of the naturally occuring buffers, phosphates, and plastids that are present. Aside from that, we can get a bit more specific about your diet. Dieting effectively is pretty damn complicated.
     
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    Ah-ha! I was right! Just looked at your location. However, I know nothing about South African diet and epidemiology.
     
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    i think the average american gets ENOUGH salt in their diet.. also asians as well.. DAMN their food and their salty goodness! :mad:
     
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    Childrens anti-dihhorea sachets. Theya re Called Diorlyte in england. It's just packed with electrolytes to for replenishment when kids gets the rusn cos they cant take anti dihhorea tablets. people also use them to sure hangovers. That are very good for that
     
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    Electrolyte is a "medical/scientific" term for salts, specifically ions. The term electrolyte means that this ion is electrically-charged and moves to either a negative (cathode) or positive (anode) electrode:
    ions that move to the cathode (cations) are positively charged
    ions that move to the anode (anions) are negatively charged
    For example, your body fluids -- blood, plasma, interstitial fluid (fluid between cells) -- are like seawater and have a high concentration of sodium chloride (table salt, or NaCl). The electrolytes in sodium chloride are:
    sodium ion (Na+) - cation
    chloride ion (Cl-) - anion
    As for your body, the major electrolytes are as follows:
    sodium (Na+)
    potassium (K+)
    chloride (Cl-)
    calcium (Ca2+)
    magnesium (Mg2+)
    bicarbonate (HCO3-)
    phosphate (PO42-)
    sulfate (SO42-)
     
  16. RizRan

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    Gatorade has a good source
     
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    Dude, Parallax, you're getting a free check-up here.

    Talk about a forum perk.
     

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