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bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

Of course almost everyone has heard "if you drink a whole gallon of water without salt, something horrible will happen to you."

I understand the logic behind this from a scientific standpoint, causing the body to go into a sort of "hypertonic shock" but how much is too much really?

On numerous occasions I've downed a gallon of water or slightly more without adding salt or anything else to it and was just fine. Everyone's body chemistry is different but at what point do you really NEED some sort of additive to prevent problems?

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

lol it kills you dude, something about electrolysis poisoning...

I'm no expert, but it's not something i'd play around with.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

jockturnedgainer wrote
Of course almost everyone has heard "if you drink a whole gallon of water without salt, something horrible will happen to you."

I understand the logic behind this from a scientific standpoint, causing the body to go into a sort of "hypertonic shock" but how much is too much really?

On numerous occasions I've downed a gallon of water or slightly more without adding salt or anything else to it and was just fine. Everyone's body chemistry is different but at what point do you really NEED some sort of additive to prevent problems?


If you're going to do a liquid stuffing it's best to do it with a sports drink like gatoraide. Though this won't comepletely eliminate the effects of water intoxication, it helps. Plus if you drink to much of the sports drink, i/e enough to cause water intoxication, you're likely to vomit before it becomes a problem; which though messy can save your life

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

I didn't ask about the effects, I'm fully aware of what they are...

I'm wondering at what point is it dangerous

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

jockturnedgainer wrote
I didn't ask about the effects, I'm fully aware of what they are...

I'm wondering at what point is it dangerous


Basically what all of us are saying is not to use large amounts of water for stuffing/bloating. Use something else instead which already has minerals/electrolytes/sugars in it. It depends but usually water can start to cause problems when you get to the point where you have a head-ache.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

Rockette wrote
Thankyou for posting that. I wasn't aware the guidelines around that had changed! Obviously I've not ran a marathon in a long time. smiley


Is that the que to poke you and say "fattie"? smiley

PeanutButter and Kellye wrote
Maximum wrote
lol it kills you dude, something about electrolysis poisoning...

I'm no expert, but it's not something i'd play around with.


Electrolysis is hair removal, dingus.


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bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

something wrote
jockturnedgainer wrote
I didn't ask about the effects, I'm fully aware of what they are...

I'm wondering at what point is it dangerous

Can you read? There was a case of a woman who died when she chugged 16 ounces of a beverage after a marathon. There are no certain safety lines. The US military goes with: you shouldn’t drink more than 1 ˝ qts of water an hr. or more than 12 qts a day.


Clearly I can read as I'm now responding to your post without spelling and grammatical errors.

I'm quite certain I can survive 16oz, even after running for an extended period of time. Just saying...

But thanks for providing some factual information, that's all I was asking for.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

It really has nothing to do with your body. You may have had a lot of salty food or something earlier and that reduced the effect. You'll know when something is going on... very dizzying experience.

If you feel up to it, enjoy. I know a lot of competitive eaters out there chug gallons all the time and I haven't heard anything about them trying to balance out their sodium levels.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

wat wrote
It really has nothing to do with your body. You may have had a lot of salty food or something earlier and that reduced the effect. You'll know when something is going on... very dizzying experience.

If you feel up to it, enjoy. I know a lot of competitive eaters out there chug gallons all the time and I haven't heard anything about them trying to balance out their sodium levels.


Competitive eaters who use water to increase their capacity almost all use an additive to the water to help stave off H2O intoxication. It doesn't matter how "used to it" you are, you can't build up a tolerance to water because that's all it is.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

OniGumo wrote
[quote]wat wrote
It doesn't matter how "used to it" you are, you can't build up a tolerance to water because that's all it is.


I did not imply that
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