Originally Posted by Bud
I take in salt in my electrolyte drinks and still get cramps. In fact, I even add some Morton Lite Salt for extra potassium with no additional success alleviating cramps.
It's definitely the vinegar, not the salt. The salt makes the vinegar solution more palatable, however.
The salt level in pickle juice (either from a pickle bottle or from the sports drink of that name) is way, way higher than in sports drinks, so I wouldn't use experience with sports drinks as evidence of anything, necessarily. I am not aware that many put much stock on potassium playing a key role in cramping.