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The new and legal EPO!!(7 posts)

The new and legal EPO!!John445
May 2, 2002 11:43 AM
Anyone heard of the miracle drug, Pickle Juice. I have a couple of riders in our group who swear by drinking pickle juice. In the middle of a long group ride all of a sudden I get a big wiff of, yea thats right, pickle juice.

What's the benefits, has anyone else ever heard of this. It is definately cheaper than most sports drinks.

John
Bad breathAlex-in-Evanston
May 2, 2002 12:27 PM
Pickle juice will ripen your breath something awful.

Beyond that, I remember the trainer for the Philadelphia Eagles charting the effects of pickle juice on cramping. He gave a few ounces to some, none to others. All drank their normal quantity of gatorade. The players who had the pickle juice didn't cramp up as much. If I recall correctly, the data was very strong.

Personally, I've always dipped my carrot sticks in it. Makes them taste salty!

Alex
Maybe you should check the source of the info...eschelon
May 2, 2002 12:30 PM
I mean, are these guys bada55es on the race circuit or something?

What makes a pickle juice? Lotsa salt, water, dill, pepper corns, spices, and vinegar right?

I hope somebody can come up with some real good explanation to this as a psychological myth or yet to be known super average joe potion.

Personally though, I am with extreme prejudice thinks this is bull.
It's gotta be the saltViperRulz
May 2, 2002 12:36 PM
The only explanation has to be the salt content. The salt content of pickle juice is very high. This would help replenish the salt lost during perspiration. It also would help make the water you take in isotonic or hypertonic (as opposed to hypotonic) so you're body would retain more of it (I could get into the whole kidney function and all the electrolytes in detail, but I doubt you want that). Gatorade is pretty much isotonic for comparison...
re: it also good for hang overcyclopathic
May 2, 2002 1:38 PM
it is salt, helps to re-hydrate.
Pantani Investigated in Dr. Valasic Scandel... (nm)SnowBlind
May 2, 2002 2:58 PM
Vinegar, maybe ...jagiger
May 2, 2002 5:28 PM
I've seen vinegar listed on some weight loss program & you see pills in nutrition mags. Maybe it effects your metabolism, helping you to access fat stores & provide an energy source. Not certain if it's hype or not.