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[–] zoetry 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Dump 'em in and stir.

Did you know table salt is an electrolyte?

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[–] radamhadameal [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I did not know that. I didn't figure there'd be a lot of sodium in my smart water. It says "with added electrolytes for flavor" and it really does taste better than tap or filtered to me.

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[–] zoetry 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I didn't figure there'd be a lot of sodium in my smart water.

Table salt isn't exactly sodium. It's about half sodium. Un-iodized table salt is NaCl, or Sodium-Chloride.

Check out the list of ingredients to see exactly which electrolytes they've added.

I'm sure it's not just NaCl, if there's even any NaCl in it.

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[–] OneFifthHaikus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You sure are right, radamhadameal! SmartWater(tm) really does taste better than tap water! It has Electrolyte Flavoring for your own health and pleasure. Treat Your Tastebuds(r) with a SmartWater today!

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[–] Probably_insane 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You probably have enough electrolytes from your normal diet, most foods have salt in them already.

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[–] Cuntpunter 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

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[–] Salmoneer 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Electrolytes aren't just salt. They're minerals that help your nervous system function: calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium. They need to be in balance to keep your nervous system working well. If, for instance, you have a magnesium deficiency, you may experience heart palpitations frequently. All of these are absorbed well, which means you really can just dump 'em in and stir, but potassium supplements in particular are very dangerous in high doses, which is why you never see more than 3% of your daily value in anything (although it's totally safe to have as much as you want of potassium-rich foods).

So yeah, dump 'em in and stir. I think that this is not as effective with vitamins, but it works fine with minerals.

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[–] Had 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I am going to be a bit pedantic here but each of those elements you named are salts when they are added to the water. Each is bonded to an anion which it dissociates from when added to a solvent. Electrolytes are basically just salts that break apart when added to water.

So you are right that we need those minerals but you are not exactly right when you say they aren't just salts.

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[–] jimmyrussel 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I never really thought about the term electrolytes outside of the salts classification. Would glucose or other sugars be considered electrolytes as well?

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[–] grlldcheese 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Dude, Gatorade is made to replenish what you lose running around and sweating.

So they tried to make it match sweat and taste good. Which meant a salty drink. I'm not a chemist but electrolytes are salt.

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[–] G4 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Salt is a type of electrolyte, but it's far from the only one.

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[–] H8teraid 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It's got what plants crave

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[–] Gaterbate 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Doesn't chemically pure water have no taste, since it is pure water?

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[–] nicksallama 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Water? You mean, like, from the toilet?

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[–] JimmyJimRyan 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Scoup

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