KetoAide homemade


(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #1

calorie free electrolyte water

  • 24 oz filtered water(or tap water)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Maldon sea salt flakes (ANY type of salt will work in this recipe because the goal here is to add SODIUM, which ALL salt has)
    Some salts taste better than others, and some, such as Himalayan pink, Celtic gray or Real Salt, contain trace minerals as well
  • 1/2 Tablespoon magnesium citrate

Mix well. Refrigerate for best taste.

Magnesium citrate is sold at most drug stores in three flavors, lemon lime, grape, and cherry. It adds a slight flavor to the Ketoaide . It is inexpensive at $1 per 10 oz bottle.

I use Maldon Sea salt flakes for the sodium. I add 1/8 teaspoon. (1/8 teaspoon adds 265 mg sodium). You can add more to taste.
Remember salt is a compound. Sodium chloride. I am referring to the milligrams of sodium in a measurement of salt.

Each bottle of KetoAide provides

  • 265 mg sodium
  • 75 mg magnesium

I drink a minimum of two bottles KetoAide a day when fasting, sometimes three. I also drink coffee, tea, and plain water. Seems to work very well for me.

265 mg sodium
75 mg magnesium

I changed my recipe a few months back because the people I work with at IDM do not recommend potassium supplementation. It’s not safe to do so.

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(Kathy L) #2

THANK YOU! Very much!

(đ૯αท ʍ૯ઽƬѳท) #3

Anyone seen magnesium citrate sold that like in Australia?

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #4

@richard is it sold in pharmacies there?

(Kathy L) #5

Yea - not sure where to find it either - ? Pharmacy? Grocery store? Amazon?


Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium Powder Citrus 450g at Chemist Warehouse or other Chemists in Australia. Ebay too.
Think this is the right type of Magnesium. Hope the information helps


Yep! That question has been answered.

(Stephen Price (Lythix)) #10

What is this KetoAide actually for?

I’ve been drinking water with Berocca’s in them but I know they have aspartame and Phenylketonuurics in them.
They also have Magnesium carbonate and magnesium sulfate dihdrate.
I have no idea if they are good or bad for me. Probably bad, but there are a lot of vitamins that are supposed to be good for you too.
What are the chemicals in the KetoAide for?


(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #11

The salts in KetoAide are a supplement to our electrolytes on the ketogenic diet.

…in a very bioavailable form.
Read the “Keto Bible” , a book authored by Phinney and Volek titled "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living ". They also have a blog. Supplements are discussed.

Search “supplements” in this forum as well!

(Stickin' with mammoth) #12

Holy crap, I just had a flashback to eighth grade chemistry…the colors, the colors!

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #13


(Stickin' with mammoth) #14

Holy crap, that sounds just like the bunson burner. Make it stop, make it stop!

(Bacon for the Win) #15

science lesson for the day.

Na+ Sodium: Sodium ions are necessary for regulation of blood and body fluids, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity, and certain metabolic functions. Physiologically, it exists as an ion in the body.

C12H10Mg3O14: Magnesium citrate: Magnesium Citrate is the citrate salt of the element magnesium with cathartic activity. The cathartic action of magnesium cations appears to result, in part, from osmotically mediated water retention, which subsequently stimulates peristalsis. In addition, magnesium ions may also stimulate the activity of nitric oxide (NO) synthase and increase the biosynthesis of the phospholipid proinflammatory mediator platelet activating factor (PAF) in the gut. NO may stimulate intestinal secretion via prostaglandin- and cyclic GMP-dependent mechanisms while PAF produces significant stimulation of colonic secretion and gastrointestinal motility.

(eat more) #16

thanks for this photo…not sure how i missed it…
i kept thinking i was looking at the wrong stuff since the walmart pharmacist was horrified that i would use this for anything but pooping…said it was “dangerous” and i’d be “in trouble”…that’s what i get for asking! lol

i’ve seen the mag citrate at the $.99 store too

(Jane Reed) #17

I confess, I can’t bear to drink salty water or to even lick salt from my finger. I bought some pink salt recently and moistened my finger slightly to taste just how “marvelous” it was. Yes it had a slightly different taste than sea salt; then I had to spit it out else gag on the saltiness.

I can eat very salty food but the straight stuff disgusts me and salty water is horrid, too.

Curiously, I can drink a cup of bouillon which has over 1000 mg. of sodium. Salt alone? Not a chance.

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #18

Lol. I’d understand if you planned to drink the whole bottle in one go.
A half tablespoon in 24 ounces of water won’t make you poo. It will, however, provide you with 75 mg of very bioavailable magnesium. Our daily requirement is 350mg, so this amount in a few bottles of ketoaide a day is a great supplement!

(eat more) #19

i even told him what my intention was and he was like
" :flushed: nooooooo" so i thought maybe i was looking in the wrong section/at the wrong stuff :joy:

it it is he that is wrong lol

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #20

He’s a know-it-all.
He should do some reading.
Magnesium citrate comes in tablet form as well.
To supplement magnesium. Not for pooping.

(eat more) #21

i was thinking he was a know-nothing lol

i take a tablet for sleeping every night :blush:

(Mike W.) #22

I started adding 1/2 tsp (200 mg) of mag glycinate to my first and fourth water bottle of the day. Seems to have helped with my cramps and headaches. I also like the flavor…