electrolytes and water

ive been feeling weird for a while and getting shaky/dizzy especially when i exercise. after doing some reading it seemed like it might be a potassium/salt issue

i got pic related and some other things and made a homemade electrolyte drink that basically has the exact same contents as pedialyte

when i tried it after exercise i definitely felt better, so the next morning i drank a glass on an empty stomach.

about a half hour later i started pissing like crazy. i pissed out almost 5lbs of water in the next while

is this a good thing or bad? from what i read your body tries to balance the salt levels, so it took water out to match this solution?

does anyone have any info on this or sources where i can learn more?

i can share my pedialyte recipe too if anyone wants it, its dirt cheap

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You didn't post the last time you said you would fag

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      heres my recipe for 1L of water(a but more than 1 quart):
      * i dont have powdered zinc or magnesium so i use capsules i already had

      baking soda - 1gram
      salt - 2.9g
      potassium citrate - 2.5g
      zinc piccolinate - 1/3 of 25 mg capsule
      magnesium citrate - 1 capsule of 150mg
      TANG drink mix powder - 1 heaping tablespoon

      i add the tang for a bit of sugar. apparently sugar aids electrolyte absorption

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this gives a drink with (per litre):

        sodium - 1412mg
        chloride - 1759mg
        potassium - 800mg
        zinc - 8.3mg
        magnesium - 150mg
        sugar - 16g

        which is very close to pedialyte, which is (per litre):
        sodium - 1380mg
        chloride - 1770mg
        potassium - 780mg
        zinc - 7.8mg
        sugar (dextrose) - 16g

        so its almost identical, except for the added magnesium and some of the ingredients

        Thanks

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          note, you will die if you drink it

          a full litre contains 800mg which is the same as a potato, so be sure to consult a medical professional before each sip

          seriously though ive been using it a cpl weeks and it really helps with exercise in the heat

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            *800mg of potassium

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this gives a drink with (per litre):

      sodium - 1412mg
      chloride - 1759mg
      potassium - 800mg
      zinc - 8.3mg
      magnesium - 150mg
      sugar - 16g

      which is very close to pedialyte, which is (per litre):
      sodium - 1380mg
      chloride - 1770mg
      potassium - 780mg
      zinc - 7.8mg
      sugar (dextrose) - 16g

      so its almost identical, except for the added magnesium and some of the ingredients

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    stopped reading after first line
    see a doctor
    see a doctor
    see a doctor

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Doctors are a scam

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use the exact same brand. I add 2.5 grams of potassium citrate (about 800 mg of potassium), 2.5 grams of salt, 1 gram of magnesium bisglycinate and 10 grams of L-citrulline to my pre-worky drink. It does make me pee, but not a ridiculous amount, only about 1-2 lb, and I attribute it mostly to the L-Citrulline based on previous experience taking L-citrulline alone.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >feeling weird for a while
    see a doctor
    >shaky/dizzy especially when i exercise
    see a doctor
    >doing some reading
    see a doctor
    >seemed like it might be
    see a doctor
    >when i tried it
    see a doctor
    >started pissing like crazy
    see a doctor
    >pissed out almost 5lbs of water
    see a doctor
    >is this a good thing or bad?
    see a doctor
    >from what i read
    see a doctor
    >anyone have any info
    see a doctor
    >where i can learn more?
    see a doctor

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      please go back dude

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you're a moron who's killing himself
        you do not know how to treat your potentially serious health problems

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >killing himself
          with salt and electrolytes? are you actually retarded?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            killing himself with feeling dizzy and passing out for unexplained reasons and not getting checked the fuck out, you fucking infantile mongoloid
            get the fuck over yourself

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              ive never passed out in my life. youd go to a doctor if you occasionally felt dizzy, particularly after exercise? why??

              how many ssris/psych meds are you on? be honest

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Jesus christ you're fucking retarded.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                ok i will trust le science and go see mr doctor man next time i feel dizzy. youve won yet another fake argument on the internet that nobody started, thanks

                mind if other people talk about electrolytes now?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If you're getting fucking "shaky/dizzy" after every workout you have no fucking idea what's wrong with you, it COULD be nothing, or you could have a heart problem, you could have high blood pressure, you could have lung problems, poor oxygen saturation, circulation in the brain, YOU DON'T FUCKING KNOW what's wrong with you. Getting shaky and dizzy is not fucking normal. So yes you should go to a fucking doctor instead of just loading up on fucking electrolytes that might make things worse. Potassium can fuck you up, it's not just a vitamin C tablet you're talking about here.

                >how many ssris/psych meds
                The fact that you leap to this extreme shows how much of an ignorant tool you are. You can't bear the fact that you have no idea what's causing your health problems so you just assume that anyone who tells you you aren't a self-diagnosing genius must mean they're "hooked on psychs". You are an infantile mongoloid and you deserve whatever happens to you. I wash my hands of you, good luck with your life you stubborn self-destructive child.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                ok thx

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You guys realize that if you go to a doctor with nothing but a half-assed "I feel weird" story then you'll only waste your time with nothing but a fat invoice to show for it

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >dude haha i had a heart attack, can i take any supps for that lol
    >hey everything's going dark is that normal, i read tahatgb,.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    since everyone in this thread is being fags I'll actually try to answer your question (not a bad idea to actually talk to a doctor about it but imo they aren't experienced enough with the weapons grade autism of this board to always know what the fuck is happening when you do weird shit)
    If you crushed your electrolyte drink and it made you piss a ton immediately, you probably already have sufficient levels of some of those electrolytes in your bloodstream and your kidneys are aggressively filtering it out and consequently drawing water into your bladder.
    Probably not bad actively bad for you, but if you're pissing out all of the excess nutrients then it's probably not doing anything useful either. Maybe a fringe chance that it's causing you to excrete minerals that you're not supplementing and it's a net negative.
    If it doesn't make you piss after a workout maybe it's because you lost significant electrolytes via sweat and your body doesn't need to offload the excess. Probably would help a lot with soreness/recovery etc.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      from what i gather i had too much water. when this happens it gets sent into the extracellular fluid (ie bloating). because the salt concentration in the fluid i drank was higher than the watery ecf my body moved the water to balance the two solutions

      Can you add citric acid to the mix and carbonation with a sodastream?
      Im a fatmerican and need my electrolyte drink to be like soda.

      theres citric acid in potassium and magnesium citrate, but you can add whatever you want. i used 16 g of sugar per liter because pedialyte does. apparently its the right amount of sugar to aid electrolyte absorption

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can you add citric acid to the mix and carbonation with a sodastream?
    Im a fatmerican and need my electrolyte drink to be like soda.

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