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Old 05-31-14, 11:51 AM   #1
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Making your own electrolye supp

Do you make your own electrolyte powder/drink/capsule?

I make mine with Himalayan pink salt (~200 mg), magnesium citrate (~40 mg), potassium citrate (~50 mg) and caffeine (~50 mg).

I did some math and it costs me a little less than $20 for 360 pills/servings. I modeled my doses after this one, which costs $20 for 120 pills, but 2 pills = 1 serving, so $20 for 60 servings = $120 per 360 pills/servings as compared to mine.

potassium - 180 caps - $4.99 for 360 servings = ~0.0139 dollars per serving
magnesium - 120 caps - $7.49 for 1440 servings = ~0.0052 dollars per serving
caffeine - 100 caps - $7.12 for 400 servings = ~0.0178 dollars per serving
empty capsules - 300 capsules - $4.49 for 300 servings = ~0.015 dollars per serving

Total cost = ~$24.12 with lots of leftover magnesium
Cost per 360 = 360 * (0.0139 + 0.0052 + 0.0178 + 0.015) = $18.68

Caffeine is optional so it could cost less. I don't count the cost of salt because it's basically "free" since I always have it anyway. Yes it's missing calcium, but if you replaced the caffeine with calcium it would cost even less.

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