This is a true story about the importance of electrolytes. A few years ago I landed in the Emergency Room with what doctors thought was heat stroke. Strangely, I hadn’t been exposed to heat. Yet, I was exhausted, my hands clammy, pulse racing, and could not sleep. The day prior was a perfect 75-degrees and I had gone for a run—but drank plenty of water both before, and after. Certainly, that run didn’t cause this heat stroke?
When the ER doctor emerged with test results he said, “You’re severely dehydrated, and so low on electrolytes that I’m surprised you are not having a seizure!”
The Relationship Between Dehydration & Electrolytes
That was the moment I learned firsthand, about the importance of electrolytes and how easily they are depleted. No wonder people are in a constant state of dehydration! Dr. Brian Clements, the director of Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida, says, “Chronic dehydration is the number one hazard to health and longevity.”
- Is your skin dry, and devoid of a plump, golden glow?
- Are headaches a frequent occurrence?
- Does your blood sugar crash in the afternoon?
- Do you experience constipation or hard stools?
- Are you cranky or snappy for no reason?
Even my clients who drink 8-12 glasses of water daily, experience chronic dehydration. Children and teenagers can suffer chronic dehydration as well. Why? Because they drink water devoid of electrolytes. Potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium are key minerals that regulate and balance bodily functions. The era that promoted salt as more dangerous than sugar, produced a generation susceptible to chronic dehydration. Missing during that era, was the realization that natural sodium or mineralized sea salt is vital for good health.
Electrolytes for Beautiful Skin
Hydration is critical for well-being and the skin! In connection with my revolutionary beauty concept, I interviewed world-renowned holistic dermatologist Julia T. Hunter. She revealed that hydration is essential for radiant, ageless skin.
Back to my ER story—that emergency sent me scurrying to a health food store for a high-quality electrolyte supplement. In the past decade, I have tried multiple naturally sweetened electrolyte supplements but did not trust companies who hide product ingredients. As a result, I created an electrolyte supplement that I trust and love—Electrolyte Energy. Information is power. Therefore, if you have tried Electrolyte Energy, give others the benefit of your experience through a written review on the product page at Cleansing for Energy.
Notably, high stress burns more electrolytes than a 5k run. Consequently, people need electrolytes for optimal hydrated. I invite you to benefit from my years of research and exploration. Notice the boost in energy Electrolyte Energy gives you on those hot summer days.
Author & Digestive Health Consultant,
Santa Barbara, California