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8/19/09 6:55 P

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Here's another sports drink that doesn't have sugar or corn syrup or any other nasty stuff. Just FYI
www.vitacost.com/Trace-Minerals-Endu
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Have any of you tried taking D-Ribose before and/or after a vigorous cardio workout?

Here's a little blurb on the stuff (for your immediate info) followed by one website where you can buy it. I'm sure you can find it in your favorite place.

- Supports healthy energy levels in heart and muscle tissue.
-- Maintains normal heart function.
-- Decreases free radical formation during exercise.
Ribose is an essential pentose (5-carbon) sugar utilized by the body to synthesize DNA, RNA and produce energy. Ribose is a fundamental building block of adenosine triphosphate (ATP – the substance in which the body stores intracellular energy), the preferential source of energy for skeletal muscle and heart tissue. Studies have shown that ribose supplementation can enhance cardiac energy levels and support cardiovascular metabolism.

Further studies suggest that ribose plays a role in supporting energy recovery after exercise. Exercise increases free radical production in muscle tissue. Ribose may strengthen and support the body’s crucial antioxidant defenses.
www.vitacost.com/Doctors-Best-Best-D
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Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 8/19/2009 (19:05)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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JILLRUNS262's Photo JILLRUNS262 Posts: 77
8/18/09 5:20 P

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Hi,
Im a marathoner. Whatever you do, if your runs are longer then 1.5 hrs, please make sure that you are getting in at least 100 calories per hour at a minimum.

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VEGEGODDESS's Photo VEGEGODDESS Posts: 12
8/16/09 1:28 P

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Clif Bar makes energy gels and gummies which I found very helpful when I trained for my half and full marathons. Their bars are also good in a pinch
http://www.clifbar.com/food/products_sho
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ANIDUCK's Photo ANIDUCK Posts: 10,863
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I certainly didn't intend to offend you REBYTR. I am a bit too direct at times but I absolutely don't want to be offensive. I really like people and want very much to know how they think. I didn't mean either, to suggest that you carry all your own homemade fluids. I don't know how you carry your Gatorade. I just meant to suggest that there are some other ways to replenish your body that are more healthy and I was surprised at your remark about not worrying about what you put in your body during a very strenuous run. I really did wonder how you put that together with wanting to move into an eating clean lifestyle. You have explained that it is more practical for you to use Gatorade. Thanks for that answer.

Again, I am truly sorry to have written so sharply as to offend. I will learn from that and work on being softer in my posts from now on.

I do know of a healthier, convenient, commercially available electrolyte powder. It is discussed a bit further down this thread. The recipes were just for those who were interested.

This is a great thread. I want to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences and learn.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Aniduckthistle,

Wow, I'm surprised at your rude response to my suggestion. Both my running and health are extremely important to me and I found your post offensive.

Yes, gatorade has junk in it, but I'm being practical. I think the suggestion of raisins is great. I had never heard of that, but as far as carrying all of my own homemade fluids, it would be extremely difficult. I would love to hear other ideas from other runners that have actually ran a half or full marathon.

Melissa, from Texas


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ANIDUCK's Photo ANIDUCK Posts: 10,863
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Well, in reading that website's take I see someone mentions a scoop. Maybe it comes in bulk as well and then that would have to be refrigerated after opening. I don't know, just guessing. However the ad is about a box of packets that are sealed. I'm going to look at some other sites to see if I can get more information. I get it from my local food co-op; no shipping charges and discounted price--nice.

BTW VitaCost sells this for $6.92. I get a lot of my supplements from them. No matter how much you order the shipping is always the same, $4.99. The more you buy the more that shipping charge gets spread over each item--nice.
www.vitacost.com/Alacer-Electro-Mix-
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I see that eVitamins has a free shipping policy for orders over $70--that's nice. I wonder if their prices are comparable overall. I might check them out more deeply.

Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 8/15/2009 (20:05)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/15/09 7:08 P

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I don't add salt to it but then I don't run marathons either; just good workouts and a couple of miles running every morning...so far.
You might want to add salt but remember, only natural sea or earth salt.

I'm a big salt eater myself--put it on everything but only Celtic Sea Salt (the Kosher; large grain kind--the best!!)

Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 8/15/2009 (20:08)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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KELLEA927's Photo KELLEA927 Posts: 411
8/15/09 7:05 P

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Under the warnings here...
www.evitamins.com/product.asp?pid=47
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Maybe it's just a mistake?

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ANIDUCK's Photo ANIDUCK Posts: 10,863
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Where do you see that it has to be refrigerated? I've been using this for a long time and never had to refrigerate it. Are you sure we're talking about the same product?

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Wow, thank you! I see it says the electro mix has to be refrigerated, other then that it looks awesome I'm going to give it a try.

Do you add salt to it for long runs or drink it just as it is?

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ANIDUCK's Photo ANIDUCK Posts: 10,863
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I have found a powder that I use. You pour a packet of the stuff into a 1 liter bottle of water. You can beef up the taste with a couple teaspoons of lemon juice and some no-calorie sweetener like stevia or erythritol (don't know if I spelled that right)but I like it fine without any add-ons.
The product is called "Electro Mix" and it's put out by Emer'gen-C.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/15/09 5:29 P

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Here's two recipes I just got off the internet:

3/4 t sea salt
1/2 t backing soda
4 t cream of tarter (or eat 2 bananas for potassium)
1T sugar
1 liter of water

optional: 1T orange juice or 2t lemon juice

Posted by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc at Wednesday, May 06, 2009 acukath.blogspot.com


Or, another blogger’s recipe from www.mothering.com:

Here's a recipe given to me by my mw called 'Laborade'. I love it when I'm dehydrated:

Honey (up to 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 tblsp salt
1/4 tblsp baking soda
2 crushed calcium tablets
1 qt water

You can adjust for taste. (Conveniently mine always end up tasting like a weak

Note from ducky: PLEASE only use sea salt or other natural earth salt as the conventional type you get in the grocery stores have very little potassium and that is why they are so dang unhealthy. We need the perfect balance of minerals (sodium and potassium esp) found in natural salts.

Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 8/15/2009 (17:31)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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I never thought about honey! Great idea!

Yeah now that I am eating clean, just the thought of eating a gu makes me sick (well they made me sick before too). But it does defeat the purpose if you are cleaning your body. What would be a good substitute for gatorade. All I ever drink is water but would water with some oranges squeezed in be better?

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In the past, I've used honey. Nature's gu! I just poured some into a little plastic baggie and sealed it tightly. Not quite as convenient as a prepackaged gu, but . . . When I needed it during the run, I just tore a corner from the baggie using my teeth and squeezed it into my mouth. Worked well for me!

Raisins sound like a great idea! I should try that!

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Clue me in here (again) Why would you not want to worry about eating clean when you are putting so much energy out as in a run? Why Gatorade when there are healthier options that do the same without bringing your body down with synthetic dyes, HFCS, synthetic and poorly absorbed minerals and other additives? Why not give that hard working body some real fuel? I don't get this from a person who is interested in "eating clean"

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/15/09 4:42 P

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I hate the gel as well, makes me gag. So I will def be trying raisins, Thanks!

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment. -anonymous


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KELLEA927's Photo KELLEA927 Posts: 411
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Good post! I was wondering about this as well. Raisins are a great idea! And easy to carry. I'll try those on my next long run to see how I hold up. I hate the gel but used to use them. They are great for energy but I gag everytime I try to eat them.

I tried frozen grapes on my last long run and they would be too hard to carry. I normally only drink water when I run so water is good. I'd be interested to hear any other tips!

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I ran a marathon several years ago. I carried a baggie of raisins in my waist/water pack on my long runs and during the race. I think I might have also carried nuts for the really long runs, but I can't remember exactly.

Raisins work wonders.

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I'm also training for a half marathon. However, mine isn't until January and I haven't started refueling during my runs. I do plan on using gels or gu. I think it's necessary for that distance. I've already found that I need Gatorade for anything over three miles since it's been so hot. I don't worry about eating (or drinking) clean during long runs.

Melissa, from Texas


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Hi all! I've read Tosca's book and then just bought it yesterday. I am excited to clean up my food, both for me and my family. However, I am training for a half marathon in Sept - so, for you runners, the question is, how do you refuel for long runs? Is there such a thing as a clean gel? Or do you just eat clean regularly and don't worry about it during your long runs? I have found that the GU and the blocks have been really helpful in training and am hesitant to give them up...

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