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Well, all electrolytes are is a combination of sodium, potassium and chloride. Most people get plenty, if not too much, sodium and chloride in the average diet, but if you are training for a triathalon, I think that's probably sufficient intensity to warrent "sports drink" type replenishment.
Most home made sports drink recipes are just a combination of water, fruit juice/sugar and salt. You are aiming to get 5-8g carbohydrate per 100ml of drink (5-8%). About 1/3 level tsp. of salt per litre of water is the recommended amount of sodium chloride. Many fruits have potassium, so use of fruit juices can fill that requirement.
Hope that's helpful.
Quote from Naxis:
Well, all electrolytes are is a combination of sodium, potassium and chloride. Most people get plenty, if not too much, sodium and chloride in the average diet, but if you are training for a triathalon, I think that's probably sufficient intensity to warrent "sports drink" type replenishment.
Most home made sports drink recipes are just a combination of water, fruit juice/sugar and salt. You are aiming to get 5-8g carbohydrate per 100ml of drink (5-8%). About 1/3 level tsp. of salt per litre of water is the recommended amount of sodium chloride. Many fruits have potassium, so use of fruit juices can fill that requirement.
Hope that's helpful.


Very helpful. Thank you.