Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Re: Salt Helps Me

From: Mr. Bill


Remember, when you drink a lot of fluids (especially plain water) it dilutes the salt (and other electrolytes) in your blood. The fact is, no matter how much salt you eat, your body will dispense with the excess. There's a real danger you could upset the balance of other electrolytes (chlorine and potassium) by jacking up the salt too high. The Gatorade/Powerade route seems to make sense.

Good luck

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