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Homemade Electrolyte

Postby Northern Rancher » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:40 pm

Anybody have a good recipe.

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Postby Mike » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:50 pm

2 quarts water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
7 Tablespoons sugar
1 packet Sugar-Free Kool-Aid
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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Postby Northern Rancher » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:53 pm

Thanx alot

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Postby Jason » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:53 am

Drop the sugar and kool-aid from Mikes calves can't process sugar anyway.

We use a trace mineralized salt instead of table salt when we need a mix.

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Postby Mike » Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:55 am

Jason wrote:Drop the sugar and kool-aid from Mikes calves can't process sugar anyway.

We use a trace mineralized salt instead of table salt when we need a mix.


Thanks for pointing that out Jason! That is a "PEOPLE" Electrolyte. My wife mixes it up when we are doing a job in this summer heat and sweating bunches. Sorry for not pointing that out NR. Guess it's easy to forget that it doesn't get as hot in other parts of the world. 96 degrees out today here with a heat index of 105.

From what I gather salt is the main ingredient in an electrolyte.
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Postby Jason » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:16 am

No problem Mike, I forget that people need as much liquids as you do down there. I have been in the South in July and know how hot and humid feels. When it is so hot you sweat instantly but so humid it won't evaporate to cool you a body can overheat in minutes.

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Postby Rowdy Ranch » Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:22 pm

Northern Rancher--you were probably talking about electrolyte for calves?
1 gallon of warm water
1 tablespoon baking soda
1tablespoon sale
1 cup WHITE corn syrup
Mix all ingredients together.Give 1 quart every 3-4 hrs. to calf.


Hope you get along ok-I do have good luck with "Resorb" and Pfizers "Entrolyte H.E.


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