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Ran into their website, I have never heard of them before. Sorry if this really belongs over on Health and Fitness forum, but frankly, a lot more eyes in TR.

acli-mate mountain sports drink

Interested if any here have tried it, and what were the results? I personally don't have many issues, but my daughter was raised at sea level, and always has a rough first day or two until her body adjusts.


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PostIcon Posted on: May 06 2013, 6:21 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I wouldn't buy into it. áJust my 2 cents tho.

electrolyte replacement PLUS B-vitamins, CoQ10, calcium and magnesium in delicious, natural flavors. ávitamins A & C and select botanicals including Rhodiola, Schizandra and Gingko. D-ribose. potassium....common stuff.

From there website:
The exact mechanism by which it occurs is unknown but the severity of symptoms can vary from mild to life threatening. Recognizing the symptoms of altitude sickness, getting to a lower elevation, using supplemental oxygen, staying hydrated with water and Acli-Mate« Mountain Sport Drink may help to prevent or reduce the severity of altitude sickness.

Lower altitude (O2) (acclimate), hydrate, substitute the words Acli-Mate with any electrolyte (I use Elete) and a sportdrink (Gatorade, powerade..low sugar), "may help" ... and you pretty much have the same thing.

Go to http://www.basecampmd.com/expguide/highalt.shtml for a wealth on altitude stuff.
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PostIcon Posted on: May 06 2013, 8:15 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I call BS.
To acclimate, you need to build up your red blood cell count. Nothing in this drink will really help you with that.
Carbs will go much further, as they actually help you to build these cells up. Perhaps making sure you have plenty (but not excess) iron could help also.
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PostIcon Posted on: May 07 2013, 9:21 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Save your money. You can make your own sports drink with Kool Aid, sugar salt and potassium chloride (No Salt) that will do just as good a job.
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The two things I have heard that help other than prescription medication are water and carbs.
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and ibuprofen
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I always have my vitamin I

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I'm guessing that if people use this material according to instructions it will eliminate dehydration and thus keep quite a few people feeling better.

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Well, hydration is important, but altitude-sickness research at the 14,000 ft. laboratory on Dufourspitze, in Switzerland suggests that people who contract altitude sickness lack the normal autonomic brain reaction to lack of oxygen...breathing more deeply.

Beginning to use oxygen at a lesser altitude, or conscious pressure-breathing can significantly lower the onset of altitude sickness.

Pressure breathing is simply inhaling deeply and exhaling through tightly pursed lips. The oxygen level at 14,000 ft. is only 56 percent of sea level, but that's not the main problem: the air pressure is too low for the oxygen to cross the air-blood lung membranes, causing one to exhale large amounts of oxygen that is unused.

Exhaling forcefully through pursed lips raises the internal lung air pressure to near-sea level, and enables a far higher percentage of oxygen to cross the permeable membranes into the blood stream.

Feeling woozy and depressed? Just purse your lips and whistle...and always look on the bright side of death...Monty Python.
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I'll try to remember to breathe deeply when I'm diddi-bopping on up that dusty trail again, lol.

Good post. The pursed-lip breathing is basically what people with COPD do - which is about what I feel like by around 10,000'. I really will keep the pursed-lip breathing in mind.

Re Ben's assertion that water and carbs help - it IS SO HARD for me to force food the 1st few days on the trail.

I don't think there is some magic combo of herbs, etc. that will treat altitude sickness. But in physically stressful situations dehydration is common and adequate hydration helps in a general sense.

Down That Dusty Trail Again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ar3l9C5xn0


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it IS SO HARD for me to force food the 1st few days on the trail.


That's why God made marijuana brownies, at least here in Colorado...

No, seriously, one of the basic research justifications for medical marijuana for cancer patients is that it not only increases appetite, but it is the supreme anti-emetic, (throwup ) drug in the world, (in moderation of course.)
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Well actually an impeccable authority found that a toke or two at the end of the day helps with the malaise part of altitude distress (in Colorado only, of course). Incredibly, he just felt better overall.

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Your "impeccable authority" is very wise.
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