Homemade Oral Rehydration Solution Recipes

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  1. charlie

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    Homemade Oral Rehydration Solution with Orange Juice *please see mt_dreams comment below.

    - ½ tsp salt

    - ½ tsp baking soda

    - 8 tsp sugar

    - 1 cup unsweetened orange juice without pulp

    - 1 liter of water (4 1/2 cups)

    http://www.oley.org/lifeline/ORS.html

    Homemade Oral Rehydration Solution *my preferred recipe.

    - 8 tsp sugar

    - 1 tsp salt

    - 5 cups water
     
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    While the first solution containing oj will presumably hydrate you, the baking soda to oj ratio may turn the solution alkaline, which would greatly diminish your ability to absorb the B & C vitamins.
     
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    If one doesn't want to go the homemade route, (storing powder is an easier long term solution) this study looked at the effectiveness of the most popular solutions. Oral Rehydration for Viral Gastroenteritis in Adults:

    The interesting thing is the Gatorade didn't resolve hypokalemia, probably because Gatorade has relatively little potassium. However, Gatorade does make "Gatorlytes" which have a much higher potassium content, on par with the Pedialyte and ORS. If your stocking up, and want to go with Gatorade, make sure to get the Gatorlytes.
     
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    Thank you for bringing this up. The second recipe will be my go to if needed. I just happened to google right before I posted and found the OJ recipe.
     
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