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Re: [RC] help...Angie's electrolytes - rides2far

Can anyone (or Angie) give me her basic mix? I remember salt; lite 
salt and tums....

My old recipe was "2 parts salt, 2 parts "lite salt" 1 part calcium. One
dose = 1 film cannister.

Then as a project for Josie's chemistry class we analyzed it and it seems
to better match up with the good commercial recipes I should have been
using "No Salt" (salt substitute) rather than lite salt which is 1/2
salt!  So, either make it 2 parts salt & 2 parts "No Salt"  or 1 part
salt & 3 parts Morton Lite Salt then one part calcium.  In the past I
would grind up Tums in the coffee grinder for the calcium. It smells good
and gives it a nice commercial looking color...but according to Lynn
Crespo this is a bad idea and I can never remember what they said is a
better source of calcium. I've just about decided that if they're eating
alfalfa (which they always are at a ride) they're getting plenty of
calcium anyway. :-P



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