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  • PatriciaY6 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Vaseline1 week ago
    Unusual Uses for Vaseline

    Natural rubber sap (rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis is used to make natural rubber latex. Petroleum products degrade natural rubber.

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  • PatriciaY6 commented on fungus amungus's instructable Gatorade Recipe1 year 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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