Updated: Jun 3
Magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, phosphorus, sulfur, and calcium are some of the many essential minerals for our bodies. People often associate some of these minerals with muscle cramping or hydration, but they help with so much more.
There are a few myths out there that have become regular beliefs when it comes to minerals and what they are important for. Here are a few myths that we need to forget and look past so we can take care of our health.
Drinking electrolytes should be done only when sweating in excess or during physical activity.
The more water you drink the more hydrated you are.
There is no such thing as drinking too much water.
Having your pee appear clear when using the restroom is a good sign and means that we are hydrated enough.
Maintaining a healthy balance of minerals in the body helps in so many ways. I have listed a few below.
Rehydrate the body
Increase energy levels
Can reduce occurrence of migraines
Regulate blood pressure
Promoting proper muscle contractions
Healthy nerve transmission
Immune system health
Maintaining healthy teeth and bones
Here are some take aways from this article that you can start doing now to improve your mineral status. Start with making sure you are drinking AT LEAST half your body weight in ounces of water and if you are physically active make sure to go over this amount. Next, start adding in trace minerals or supplementing with a sea salt based electrolyte packet you can add to water to help your body maintain hydration and replenish these minerals. Lastly, manage stress in your life. Stress and adrenal fatigue can deplete minerals at a high rate, so managing stress can help to prevent mineral depletion. You can also make adrenal cocktails to help support your adrenals and minerals. Doing these few simple steps may make a huge difference in how you feel and may relieve some symptoms that you have been feeling.