Research » electrolytes

  • Clinical Study which demonstrates that elete can reduce the amount of water needed to hydrate by more than 40%

    This is a significant benefit when considering how heavy water is to carry and was revealed in a peer review published study using forest fire fighters in California. The study was conducted in the summer of 2008 by The University of Montana, in which 8 forest fire fighters were given water with elete added and 8 were given plain water over a period of five days of intense forest fire fighting. The results were astounding; those with elete in their water on average consumed 42.6% less fluid. The following documents comprise a peer review of the study, a summary abstract...

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  • Effects of an Electrolyte Additive on Hydration and Drinking Behavior During Wildfire Suppression

    John S. Cuddy, MS; Julie A. Ham, MS; Stephanie G. Harger, MS; Dustin R. Slivka, PhD; Brent C. Ruby, PhD From the Human Performance Laboratory, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. Objective.—The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a water + electrolyte solution versus plain water on changes in drinking behaviors, hydration status, and body temperatures during wildfire suppression. Methods.—Eight participants consumed plain water, and eight participants consumed water plus an electrolyte additive during 15 hours of wildfire suppression. Participants wore a specially outfitted backpack hydration system equipped with a digital flow meter system affixed inline to...

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  • Extracting Minerals from the Great Salt Lake

    Nutritional minerals have been sourced from the Great Salt Lake (GSL) and provided to domestic and international markets since 1969. Endorheic properties of the lake leading to high mineral concentrations, in conjunction with the vastness of the lake, set the GSL apart as the most logical location for nutritional mineral extraction in the world. In spite of the vast abundance of mineral-based resources, only three companies possess water rights with accompanying food-grade mineral extraction claims1; Mineral Resources International, Inc. (MRI), Trace Minerals Research, LLC (TMR), and Salt Lake Minerals Co., LLC (SLM). Significant barriers to entry exist regarding capital requirements,...

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  • Balancing Act (What Are Electrolytes?)

    By Matthew Tim Anderson, B.I.S. Electrolytes are responsible for maintaining proper fluid balance within cells. Many people hear the word “electrolytes” but have no idea how necessary they are to good health. Electrolytes are minerals capable of transmitting electrical charges within fluids. This function, as well as the reciprocal relationship between water and electrolytes, is extremely important since 50 to 75 percent of the average human body is made up of water and other fluids. Within our bodies, electrolytes are transmitters for the 100 million or so messages per second relayed within the nervous system. Electrolytes are necessary for all...

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