Are supplements the best way to replenish electrolytes?
- Supplementing with sodium is safe, but not necessary unless you’re on keto or very physically active
- Avoid potassium supplements unless prescribed or you cannot get enough from food
- If you do take potassium supplements:
- Use potassium citrate, not chloride or bicarbonate
- Take together with food, and keep within 99mg per dose
- Magnesium supplements are safe to take, but watch the dose to avoid laxative effects
- The best magnesium supplements to take are:
- Magnesium citrate – best for muscle relaxation
- Magnesium L-threonate – best for brain function
- Magnesium orotate – best for energy production and avoiding laxative effects
- Avoid calcium supplements unless prescribed by your doctor
- If you do take calcium supplements, make sure to take Vitamin D too!
- Magnesium L-threonate
- Magnesium sulfate
- Magnesium taurate
- Magnesium malate
- Magnesium oxide
- You have a medical condition that requires them
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