Summer is a good time to up your water intake! Hydration is a key factor in your health, and most important is to drink clean water with a more alkaline nature. The alkalinity is an expression of the minerals that are in water naturally. When water is filtered, it removes most if not all of the minerals along with the toxins. One of the tasks of the minerals is to act as the electrolytes that promote the absorption of the water. When you are mildly dehydrated, these are some of the symptoms you may experience:
Keep in mind, it is not only the water that you need to help with these symptoms, it’s the minerals that act as electrolytes. Electrolytes are responsible for directing the water to the areas of the body where it is needed and also for maintaining optimal fluid balance inside of the cells. In addition, the minerals help your muscles to contract and relax and assist in the transmission of your body’s nerve impulses.
The best water to stay hydrated with is clean pure fresh spring water. If you don't have access to a spring, you can buy it in glass jars at the store. But that is very pricey. The most obvious solution is filtered water with minerals added back in. There are many different options for doing this, from purchasing a trace mineral supplement to drop in your drinking water, or a minute shake of whole salt (like Himalayan or Celtic - not any of the traditional table salts) into your glass.
Chase L. Desso, LAc