posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 09:15 PM
I figure with the time of year fast approaching where people will imbibe in excess of normal, it's important to take a quick look at the science
behind you feeling like 10# of crap stuffed in a 5# bag.
My personal recipe for a rehydration beverage is as follows:
1 quart of water (I use well water filtered through a Berkey)
1/2 tsp of non-iodized table salt (NaCl)
1/4 tsp of salt substitute (KCl)
2.5 - 3 TB of glucose/dextrose (Use table sugar if you must but glucose is highly preferred)
It's not the tastiest thing but it will replenish your glucose supplies quickly allowing the muscles to get their glycogen levels back up as well as
providing the Na and K needed to keep everything operating properly.
This isn't medical advice but merely what I use rather than the store bought things such as gatorade, powerade, etc.
I also keep this mix in my BOB for survival rehydration purposes.
edit on 15-12-2010 by bozzchem because: (no reason given)