When you think "What are the basic, most important things for my organism?", you quickly realize it's water, food, and sleep. We often focus on sleep and food by improving the quality of food we eat, the supplements we take, and bedtime routine, but we sometimes forget about water, and more specifically hydration of our body!
So how does the poor hydration of our body, dehydration happen?
It happens either because of not drinking enough water or being low in electrolytes.
Electrolytes are minerals, that help our body with water balance, muscle contraction, blood pressure, and proper brain function.
When you're low in electrolytes like Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride, or Phosphate, problems happen.
By problems, we mean symptoms like brain fog, low energy levels, headaches, feeling dizzy, tiredness (both mental and physical), and sometimes rapid heartbeat.
Does it sound familiar?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, I recommend that you take care of your electrolyte deficiencies.
Start slow and simple. By slow we mean low doses of potassium, sodium, magnesium, etc.
For example: start with 100mg of potassium, 200mg of sodium, and 200mg of magnesium a day. See how You feel and if needed increase the dose.
By simple, we mean the source of electrolytes, try to go as simple as possible. Usually, high-quality electrolyte supplements have no sugar, dyes, and other artificial fillers.
However, you can go even more simply by mixing Himalayan Salt with a pure potassium powder, dissolving in a glass of water, and preparing your own electrolytes juice.
Here's the recipe for DIY at home if you want to try:
Electrolytes will help to improve your thyroid labs. Sodium, potassium, and magnesium are very nourishing for the thyroid!
When should you drink this electrolyte juice?
Whenever you're fasting or simply during your day.
"Can I drink more water than 2 liters?"
In general, you should drink half of your body weight (pounds) in ounces. For example, a 170-pound person would aim to drink 85 ounces of water per day (77 kg person should drink around 1,39 L of water).
"When do I need electrolytes juice the most?"
On workout days and whenever you drink alcohol. Both of them deplete your electrolytes.
"Is there a situation when I have to avoid electrolytes?"
People with sodium-sensitive hypertension, with a pacemaker and with high sodium or potassium levels. *Always it's best to check with your doctor before changing your supplement routine.