Re: [RC] Potassium in electrolyes - Lisa Redmond
Interesting...are they suggesting that it the accepted elyte formulas create
a situation where there is an excess of potassium? I can see where it would
decrease acid production in the stomach (it is required for acid secretion
to occur), but by the same token it seems to me to be a metabolic alkalosis
waiting to happen. Not to mention which, I would think that if you leave
the potassium out, but continue to give sodium that would interfere with the
proper functioning of the sodium/potassium pumps that are so important in
the cells. I'm also not convinced that it will reduce the incidence of
abnormal heart rhythms, since a deficiency of potassium can also cause
I'd be interested in reading that article--is it available online anywhere?
Lisa----- Original Message -----
From: "John & Sue Greenall" <greenall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2002 2:34 PM
Subject: [RC] Potassium in electrolyes
> I just read an excerpt from the MARE research ride done in April.
> They are suggesting that potassium free electrolytes would reduce
> the neuromuscular excitability that is the cause of muscle twitches
> or loss of tone, changes in gut motility and abnormal heart
> rhythms. It also led to less acidity. Any comments on this??
> John and Sue Greenall
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- [RC] Potassium in electrolyes, John & Sue Greenall