thank you for that recipe for electrolytes
is it okay to flavor the ketoade more with something like Mail or the Crystal Light drops?
everytime I take my Magnesium Citrate with Calcium added, I get nauseous for a few minutes. Does this seem normal?
Is it okay? That depends on your goals. Those type of sweeteners raise insulin and insulin is the fat storing hormone. Also if you’re fasting raising insulin can cause hunger. If your whole point is eating low carb and fasting to lower insulin adding sweeteners is counterproductive. The only time I would be okay with it temporarily is if somebody is weaning themselves off of full sugar drinks.
This happens to me if I take my B vitamin on an empty stomach. I have no idea why that’s happening to you but you might want to take it with food.
So I shouldn’t take the supplements while fasting?
I take mine anyway while fasting. You’ll have to decide if it’s worth it or not
So I currently take. 5t lite salt and ~1.5t pink or sea salt over the course of the day (I also supplement ~1000mg non oxide magnesium a day - any less and I get debilitating cramps). I was curious why no additional salt in this drink and if there needs to be a certain type of balance. Even with this much I wake up with very dry eyes and lots of fatigue. When I was exercising (foot injury has sidelined me), I had to take a lot more electrolytes. Any suggestions? I’ve had Vsg if that adds anything to this. Added: I had to supplement mag for years before keto because I was always low.
Hi @Brenda. You say you drink 3-4 bottles/day while fasting. Is this all the salt you need per day while fasting, or do you have more through bouillon cubes and/or sucking on salt when hungry?
3000 to 6000 mg of sodium is recommended for most low carb people. I always tell people aim for minimum 1.5 teaspoons of salt per day. This translates to 3450 mg of SODIUM, as salt has 2300 mg of sodium per teaspoon.
So yes, depending on how much KetoAide I consume, I do eat additional salt.
Hi all, I will start by saying I live in Canada (I saw a mention for help from a Canadian in an earlier post).
I intermittent fast, but work in factory that gets pretty hot in the summer. The plant provided us with Gatorade last week and I was looking for a better alternative. I started Keto January 1st, but have been eating way too much non-keto friendly foods lately and need to get back on track so anything I can do to help I will try.
So for my ketoade, I found the magnesium citrate very easily, they only had 1 bottle, it was lemon and $5. I couldn’t find the Lite Salt, went to 4 stores before I found Windsor Salt Free (I was shocked when I saw sugar listed in the ingredients, but it is carb free so figure there isn’t much in it), it has 650 mg of Potassium in 1/4 tsp).
I also picked up a Mio type product but the Canadian store brand President’s Choice, because it is cheaper and PC branded items are all free of artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, etc. I chose Lemonade to go with the lemon magnesium, ingredients are water, citric acid, malic acid, natural flavour, potassium citrate, stevia extract, beta-carotene, potassium sorbate. So 1g carbs per 1/2 tsp.
When I made my ketoade, I used a 40oz insulated steel bottle, it was 1/2 full of ice, then topped with water, I added 1/4 tsp regular salt, 1/4 tsp salt free, and 1 tbsp of the magnesium. I have never used a Mio type product and put 2 squirts in my bottle. Wow, that was way stronger than I expected and I topped my bottle several times throughout the day. I drank the last little bit after dinner. Although the flavour was interesting and good, I will try one small squirt tomorrow.
Also for some TMI, after dinner tonight, I had to run to the bathroom twice, and my stomach hurt. Loose BM are not really that odd for me, but the stomach pain was. Tomorrow I will also cut the magnesium in half. I am also starting with much less ice.
I also wanted to mention Nuun, I carry Nuun for when I am stuck, I also put it in that 40oz bottle (they say put it in 16oz), and one tablet of Tropical Fruit is 4g of carbs and 1 g of sugar. This may vary slightly from flavour to flavour. I figure when I am sweating like a stuck pig or doing a 70k+ bike ride, I can manage the carbs and sugar, especially if I super dilute it.
I am open to comments and suggestions (positive and negative, but please not rude). I am here to learn.
Some people react very strongly to even a small amount of magnesium citrate. This might be you.
It didn’t last long, so it wasn’t that big of a deal, but I will find out tomorrow (but I will slightly reduce the magnesium). lol
Question on the sodium and fasting. It is stated we need about 3000 mg sodium per day…
And 4 of your ketoaids when you are fasting only gives you 1160 mg of sodium.
Do you supplement with other sodium or is that enough sodium when fasting?
Just looked at the ingredients in the Massel bouillon cubes I use during fasting - and omg - does EVERYTHING have to have sugar in it!!! Argh!
Some of the nasties in these cubes are: maize maltodextrin, cane sugar, caramelised sugar syrup and sunflower oil.
Can anyone recommend some good, healthy bouillon cubes for fasting? I don’t always have home made bone broth on hand.
Yes, of course I eat additional sodium.
The ketoaide is only a supplement, not the sum total of all the electrolytes we may need in a day
Ok thanks. How do you get the extra sodium when water fasting? Do you just put the rock salt under your tongue?
This is my second water fast and I’ve only been drinking the ketoaid for electrolytes while fasting. Didn’t think about needing extra sodium.
If you measure out 1.5 teaspoons at the start of each day and eat pinches throughout the day, you will likely have adequate sodium. Use it any way you’d like. In water, under your tongue, eating it.
Someone in one of the threads mentioned they make bigger pots of bone broth, then freeze in it in pint jars. I didn’t have enough space in my fridge. So I just make extra bone broth and freeze it in old ice cube trays. Take out one and add to hot water when I feel I need some broth for fasting and don’t have any fresh made on hand. Couldn’t find a good one in the grocery stores, so I started doing this.
I think I’ve been fortunate so far? But did have a bad leg cramp in my left calf two nights in a row, back in my second or third week? When the Invisible Gorilla grabbed hold and squeezed, it shot me out of bed and took a few minutes to get the damn thing to stop tightening. (I haven’t had a leg cramp in so long, I can’t remember when it was) … But nothing after those two episodes… until this morning.
I woke at 4:30am, with both legs starting to tighten up quickly, from the calves down. And I knew what was coming, but was able to just walk around and stretch them out before that Gorilla showed up!
So yeah, I think I will be giving this KetoAide a try soon. But I do have a question.
When drinking this, does it make you want to drink more or less? Reason I ask, is that I already drink a LOT of water. Average for weekdays is probably around 1.5 to 2 gallons, and weekends can be even more, around 3 sometimes? But I do sweat a lot, so I stay quite thirsty.
I’m already familiar with Magnesium Citrate. For nearly 20 years, I’ve used it whenever I had upset stomach for few days, and yep, the entire bottle. I did it maybe once ever year or two, so maybe 10-12 times so far. And it’s still hard as hell to get down without gagging!
I think I actually drink less on days that I have a liter of ketoaid right after I finish my coffee.