n South African Medical Journal - Electrolyte supplementation drinking and renal failure : correspondence

Volume 102, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



I read with great interest the article on the possible relationship between electrolyte supplementation drinking and renal failure. Based on the four indexed cases, Boulter concluded that 'caution should be advised regarding liberal use of the product during prolonged exercise, despite ingested doses not reaching "toxic" dosages, based on current AI or UL recommendations'.

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