Carnivore Diet: Why You Need More Salt

Your salt needs on the carnivore diet go up (usually this is temporary) because you are losing water weight at first. Even coming from keto, most of us lose extra water from inflammation. When supplementing, use sea salt first, and then if that doesn’t work try potassium and/or magnesium. Magnesium can be upsetting to the stomach, so an easy way to get it through the skin is to add epsom salt to a bath.

The way to know if you need electrolytes is if you feel ‘off’, dehydrated, or ‘hungover’, and taking salt and water helps! Make sure you’re taking a good amount – 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon – and drinking 8-12 ounces of water and then waiting for 10 minutes to see if it helps. If it doesn’t, try another electrolyte. This clears up the vast majority of ‘problems’ on the carnivore diet, but if it doesn’t, there may be something else going on and you can investigate further.

Salt I use:
Potassium I use: or
Magnesium I use:
Natural Calm (oral magnesium) that I occasionally use:
Capsule magnesium if that still doesn’t work:

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Carnivore Meal Plan (4 weeks):
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Epic Tallow (I add this to most of my food):
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