Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tamsyn, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. tamsyn

    tamsyn Member

    Hi and happy New Year -- I hope we'll all find some measure of health this year. Do any of you use electrolyte drinks? Do you make your own or use a product? I just saw a specialist at a FM/CFS clinic and she thought my electrolyte levels were a bit low. I started taking potassium, magnesium and calcium (in pill form) and do feel better. However, I'm unsure what dosages I should take as I know that they should be in ratio to each other. Also, should I take sodium? Any insights into this would be appreciated! Thanks!

    PS For those of you who responded to my post on dating last year, I got married!! Married life is great.
  2. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    If you eat extra salt, it should not contain iodine. Use something like sea salt or Kosher salt.
  3. Catseye

    Catseye Member

    I drink Electrolyte Stamina 2-3 times everyday. Here's the nutrition info, mg and RDA, just FYI:

    Calories 10.00

    Total Fat 0.00

    Sodium 134.00 mg 6.2%

    Total Carbohydrates 2.70 g 0.9%

    Sugars 2.50 g

    Protein 0.00

    Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 1,200.00 mg 2000%

    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.00 mg 59%

    Vitamin B1 (Thiamin HCl) 0.45 mg 30%

    Vitamin B6 (As Pyridoxine HCl) 10.00 mg 500%

    Vitamin B12 30.00 mcg 425%

    Niacin 5.00 mg 25%

    Pantothenic Acid 3.00 mg 30%

    Folic Acid 20.00 mcg 5%

    Calcium as Calcium Lactate) 60.00 mg 6%

    Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide and ConcenTrace®) 106.00 mg 27%

    Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 3.00 mg 20%

    Selenium (as Selenium Selenate) 35.00 mcg 50%

    Manganese (as Manganese Citrate) 1.00 mg 50%

    Chromium (as Chromium Chelavite) 10.00 mcg 8%

    Chloride from ConcenTrace®) 18.00 mg 1%

    Potassium (as Potassium Citrate and ConcenTrace® 201.00 mg 6%

    Boron (as Boron Amino Acid Chelate) 10.00 mcg *

    Alpha Lipoic Acid 1.00 mg *

    ConcenTrace® (special electrolyte trace mineral blend) 100.00 mg *

    And Dr. Cheney has a recipe for home made:

    One way to increase blood volume is to drink Gookinaid (Gookinaid.com). Or you can drink Dr. Cheney’s home-made equivalent that doesn’t contain the sugar in Gookinaid. (1 cup spring water or filtered water, 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of “No Salt” salt substitute containing potassium. Add lime juice, an herbal tea bag, or stevia for taste.) Dr. Cheney recommends four to eight glasses of Gookinaid or the home-brew every day.

    He talks about low blood volume and how they're important. If you want to read his whole article on it:


    best wishes,