Any tips on DIY salt pills / electrolyte replacement? Answered
I was trying to figure out how to make inexpensive electrolyte pills. From my calculations, one could make the daily recommended equivalent (assuming no other food has said nutrients):
Table Salt - 1 tsp (primarily: NaCl, gives sodium)
Salt Substitute - 2 tsp (primarily: KCl, gives potassium)
Milk of Magnesia - 1 tbsp (primarily: Mg(OH)2, gives magnesium)
Antacid Tablets - 5 pills (primarily: CaCO3, gives calcium)
This could be useful to endurance athletes and people who are practicing prolonged water-only fasting.
Has any of you tried to make something like this before?
What other essential nutrients would you include?
Any recommendations for a phosphorus source?