Alfred Blasi Protocol

A few years ago, this protocol was very popular and then faded from sight. This approach used Recuperat-ion, mineral salts containing the minerals that were found to be low in CFS and Fibromyalgia. It had some success in improving symptoms (as would be expected because of the high magnesium content).  The composition of these salts is:

Contents of Recuperat-ion Electrolyte Salt

Ion per 100g per sachet
Calcium 428 mg 15 mg
Magnesium 428 mg 15 mg
Potassium 5.7 g 200 mg
Sodium 21 g 740 mg

All electrolyte salts are not the same. For example, ElectroMix (produced by Alacer Corp) was used by many who could not afford Recuperation. Its contents are shown below.

Contents of ElectroMix Electrolyte Salt

Ion per sachet
Calcium 100 mg
Chromium 20 mcg
Magnesium 120 mg
Manganese 2 mg
Potassium 408 mg

One significant difference is the amount of Sodium which is the main ingredient of one and missing from the other. This difference impacts blood pH and orthostatic intolerance.

A third commercial electrolyte salt, SaltStick details is shown below.

Contents of SaltStick Electrolyte Salt

Ion per capsule
Calcium 22 mg
Chromium 20 mcg
Magnesium 11 mg
Potassium 63 mg
Sodium 215 mg

Another related approach was “Salt and Vitamin C”. Which also cause improvement for some,

The interesting thing is that studies have found that CFS tend to eat “healthy low-salt diets”, despite studies finding that increased salt improves some CFS symptoms (unless other conditions are an issue).

IMHO: two normally healthy recommendations:

  • Low Salt Diets
  • Taking Lacterbacillus Adolphius probiotics

Are NOT healthy recommendations for CFS patients…