Electrolyte Imbalance - Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

| Modified on Feb 19, 2024
Vitamin C, Bananas
Posted by John (Santa Barbara, Ca) on 12/30/2013

A simple remedy I use after rigorous hikes in hot California weather for electrolyte imbalance is vitamin c packet that has minerals in it with a pinch of baking soda. If I still feel odd, I eat 2 bananas.

Lime and Baking Soda
Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio, Usa) on 02/27/2010

TED, are you saying that the lemon also helps to balance out the electrolytes? I have an electrolyte problem, have candida, and have had insomnia. I noticed since I started doing the liver cleanse which includes lemons and sometimes limes, I'm sleeping better. I've had seizures and when hospitalized was told that my potassium was low so I started upping my potassium but that was making me sleepy. I read somewhere that the sodium and potassium have to be balanced. I've noticed it I eat salty food my feet start to swell which I think is because my sodium level then becomes higher than my potassium.

I squeeze 1/2 lemon in water first thing in the morning and before bed. I also do castor oil packs before bed too.

Lime and Baking Soda
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 391 posts

Sports drinks have some electrolytes that can correct an imbalance. But a basic cure should be one whole lime and add baking soda until the fizz stops, then add water. To normalize the electrolytes, I think drinking this about 3 times a day minimum should be quite o.k.

It is not necessary to take lime bicarbonate every day if the electrolyte is normal. For me I need to take at least 3-4 times a week to maintain a normal pH, ORP, and electrolyte levels. Amazingly, lemons have most of the the electrolyte I think I need, with possible exception of magnesium which I do take but only once a week in practice. Again my habits tend to change, but this is what I have been doing so far.

Lime and Baking Soda
Posted by Rama (Tamil Nadu, India) on 11/29/2006

I need a cure for Electrolytic imbalance