some seeing eye wrote:... Read the fine print. You need much more than the RDA on the playa! ... One year I was drinking plenty of water but ran out of electrolytes. High heart rate that wouldn't go down, no physical energy. If that happens to you go to medical. Its a common playa diagnosis.
Last year, a doctor on-playa seeing people offered both Gatorade and water, but choosing to drink copious amounts of Gatorade, got upset at their thinking that would protect them or rehydrate them faster. She said that water will absorb faster than anything else
. She asked the gifter of the water and Gatorade to steer people, and in particular anyone with dehydration symptoms, to the water, and to consider not offering Gatorade.
In addition to the Gatorade, she saw some Emergen-C packets being gifted. She said that although hot, you're not running a marathon in that heat, so you don't need more than the normal amount of electrolytes. In addition to what you eat, most people (~my emphasis)
do not need any electrolyte boost so one electrolyte boost per day is plenty (like one Emergen-C packet), more is a waste and way more could mean you end up seeing her (she didn't specify risks/symptoms).
I've got a doctor on-playa telling me one thing and you saying another. Do you have sources for:
some seeing eye wrote:... You need much more than the RDA on the playa! ... Its a common playa diagnosis.