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:
|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.
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.
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…