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What is the dry substitute for G2?

When we hike in Hawaii we always take G2 for electrolytes. We are on the 21-day Europe trip, what can we expect to find? In Asia, they do sell packets of dry electrolytes for rehydration. Anything like that in any of the countries that we will visit?


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Yes! The brands will vary, but part of the bus tour are the 15min. safety stops for the driver every two hours. Those happen usually at rest areas that have neat shops with all kinds of stuff, including electrolyte drinks.

On every tour I've been on, there has been water, soda, beer and wine available on the bus available for very cheap as well.

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Re: and wine available on the bus....

Alcohol is a diuretic.

Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, teas, and colas,
are not recommended for optimal hydration.

I'm partial to Hammer Nutrition products, Heed for short events, Perpetuem for distance events. While individual serving packets are more expensive than bulk containers, they are convenient for travel and easy to tuck in baggage spaces.

But that said, if you are just walking around, water or watered down de-fizzed Coke should be fine for rehydration unless you have as fussy stomach.

If you just want electrolytes and don't need calories, try Hammer Endurolytes and water:

Endurolytes comes in convenient capsules or powder form. You can
swallow the capsules hourly, or open them and mix your own amount into
your water bottle, whichever is most convenient for you. When you
don't feel like taking capsules, Endurolytes Powder is the answer.
Sodium (as Sodium Chloride) 80mg 4% Chloride (as Sodium
Chloride) 120mg 4% Calcium (as Chelate) 100mg 10% Magnesium (as
Chelate) 50mg 12% Potassium (as Chelate) 50mg 1% Vitamin B-6 (as
Pyridoxine HCL) 13.2mg 660% Manganese (as Chelate) 3.2mg 160%
L-Tyrosine 100mg † Ginger Root 10mg

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You can buy powered Pedialyte (or their house brand) in the baby section of any drugstore. It's the gold standard!


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