Extended Fasting – LOW Electrolyte Requirement
Your Dosage Quiz Result
Based on your answers to our dosage quiz, your electrolyte requirements are in the LOW of the spectrum.
|EF Day | Dosage||When to take||Total daily dosage|
Half a scoop, once a day
||0.5 scoop (2.5g)|
Half a scoop, once a day
||0.5 scoop (2.5g)|
Half a scoop, twice a day
||1 scoop (5g)|
Half a scoop, 3x times a day
||1.5 scoop (7.5g)|
1 scoop, twice a day
||2 scoops (10g)|
Refeed phase (after EF end)
0.25 scoop once a day
||0.25 scoop (1.25g)|
How to take Fasting Salts powder
Mix the required dosage with a large glass of water.
We recommend at least 500ml per scoop.
If that tastes too salty, just add more water until it becomes bearable. The amount of water does not affect the efficacy, as long as you consume the required amount of electrolytes.
How big is the scoop?
One scoop fits 5g of Fasting Salts powder. It’s roughly the same as 1 teaspoon.
There is a scoop included in every pouch of Fasting Salts. If it’s missing, or if you lost yours, please use a teaspoon instead or contact us to request a new scoop.
Why does the dosage start so small?
At the beginning of your Extended Fast, you still have plenty of electrolytes stored in your body.
They get depleted with every passing hour. But this process is not instant. It usually takes about 24-48 hours for your body to use up all of its stored electrolytes. The exact duration of this process varies by individual.
You can start supplementing with a small amount from Day 1 of EF. This will help to smooth out fluctuations and prevent rapid crushes of your electrolyte levels. But the dosage should be quite small at this point because you are still using up the stored electrolytes.
By Day 3 of EF, you will have depleted all of your stored electrolytes. So the supplement dosage can increase accordingly. We recommend increasing it gradually over a few days. Start from taking half-scoop servings at a time so that your body has time to adapt.
Please note these recommendations are guideline only. Listen to your body and adjust quantities up or down if required.
Results are guideline only
Please note these recommendations are guideline only.
Our quiz generates a more accurate estimate than a generic “one size fits all” dosage recommendation.
However, there are still other factors at play that affect your electrolyte levels which cannot be covered by a quiz, for example:
- Dietary intake of electrolytes while not fasting
- Electrolyte levels of your drinking water
- Other supplements or medications you take
Use your quiz result as the starting point and tweak it up or down depending on how you feel.
Tailoring the dosage further based on how you feel
INCREASE the dosage if:
You feel any symptoms of electrolyte deficiency such as fatigue, dizziness, headaches, muscle cramps and heart palpitations.
DECREASE the dosage if:
You feel any symptoms of electrolyte overdose such as bloating, swollen fingers or ankles, nausea and diarrhea.
SPREAD OUT the dosage if:
You experience digestive upset such as stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea. Split 1 scoop into 2x servings of 0.5 scoop or use more water (750ml instead of 500ml). If your digestive upset symptoms persist, stop taking the product and let us know.
Fasting Salts powder – General tips
It’s always better to err on the side of taking too little rather than too much.
If you take a small dosage and still feel the symptoms of deficiency, you can always have a little bit more. But if you take too much all at once, the most likely outcome will be diarrhea or vomiting.
After a few days of fasting, you will be more attuned to your body’s signals. You will get a better sense of how to adjust the dosage based on how you feel.
Don’t down the salty water all at once. That would increase the likelihood of digestive upset.
Sip the water gradually instead.
Tweak the taste
Fasting Salts consists of pure unflavoured mineral salts so it will taste salty. There is no way to eliminate the salty taste but here are some tips from our customers on how to make it better.
- Dilute further – simply add more water to reduce the concentration of salt
- Try warm water instead of room temperature – some people say this method reminds them of drinking bone broth
- Try sparkling water with a dash of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice – they will balance out the saltiness to some extent
Electrolytes during the Refeed phase
Breaking your fast safely and carefully is very important. Please read our EF Refeed Guide for more information.
We recommend continuing with your electrolytes for a few days after your EF end but in much smaller dosages than during fasting.
Fasting is considered to be generally safe for healthy individuals.
Consult your doctor or another qualified health professional before fasting and before taking supplements if any of the following apply to you:
- Elevated blood pressure
- Kidney infections and disorders
- Taking any prescription medications
- Under medical supervision for any reason
- Any other serious health concerns not listed above
Fasting is not recommended if any of the following apply:
- You are pregnant or lactating
- You are under 18 years of age
- You have a Body Mass Index of under 19
- You’ve been diagnosed with an eating disorder in the past
Find out more about fasting warnings