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  • PatriciaY6 commented on fungus amungus's instructable Gatorade Recipe6 months ago
    Gatorade Recipe

    One more note: People who are working out in hot climes for extended periods of time (8 hours or more) lose a lot more fluids, sodium and potassium than most sports drinks typically replace. A really good medical article by Bates and Miller from 2008 goes into detail, recommending drinks with less sugar, more sodium, and a meal break during such activity. "Sweat rate and sodium loss during work in the heat" can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC226779...or search the title on PubMed.

    People who are working out in hot climes for extended periods of time (8 hours or more) lose a lot more fluids & sodium than most sports drinks can replace without overloading them with sugar. Speaking of sugar, I think that most sports drinks use glucose rather than sucrose for faster absorption, but in the real world I'm not sure that matters a lot. A really good medical article by Bates and Miller from 2008 goes into detail, recommending drinks with less sugar, more sodium, and a meal break during such activity. "Sweat rate and sodium loss during work in the heat" can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC226779...or search the title on PubMed.

    Dear Cyto: I think you've assumed fungusamungus used different measurements. Using the amount of sodium per 1/4 teaspoon serving as described on the product label (not NaCl or KCl in milligrams, but the net amount of Na+ and K+ in that serving size), fungus has neatly skipped the anion/cation confusion by using the calculations provided by the Morton salt company -- which we hope is correct.

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