Don’t make the mistake of believing that drinking enough water will keep you hydrated!
Water. We’re told it’s vital, that we need it and maybe even are made up of it, by some accounts, some 90% or more.
It therefore seems rather obvious why becoming “dehydrated” may be detrimental and is not anything to be taken lightly. And it isn’t.
But is water the sole element in what we consider “dehydration” and what we can do about it?
Just as “man cannot live on bread alone”, nor can he live solely on water. Though the “liquid diet” may be a funny joke, taken literally, it is no adequate method of human survival.
The concept of a “dehydrated” condition is actually a misnomer in that it’s not merely a deficiency of water, but of 4 to 6 key minerals known as “electrolytes” in even laymen circles.
So completely understanding how to successfully avoid or remedy “dehydration” starts with considering it an “electrolyte deficiency” requiring mineral intervention!
What do we need even more than water?
This is arguable. To say one factor is more important than any other probably leads to dehydration in the first place.
But there are other factors of equal vitality.
In point of fact, it is yet possible to dehydrate even if taking in an excess of water. Further, many who do not drink much water at all do NOT dehydrate.
Why does this happen? There is a difference between a specialized or focused approach versus a holistic one, where no factor is more important than any other, but all factors taken collectively are absolutely vital!
What vital factor lies behind the shadow of water?
Water casts a tremendous shadow on one MAJOR and vital hydration factor…
A word that gets thrown around by sports drink marketing that represents something we’re somehow convinced we need, but perhaps conceive them to be some colored liquid which contains sugar and some other unknown chemicals, not to mention something elite athletes can’t live without.
But what are electrolytes and what do they do?
While this is too lengthy an answer for one article, it could yet be the subject of many articles, as many in fact as there are body functions, of which there are thousands!
Electrolytes are a group of specific minerals. Out of the half dozen of them, four main ones are key which are:
– Sodium – Potassium – Calcium – Magnesium
Responsible for everything from blood pressure to blood sugar, from fluid absorption to food digestion and from nerve conduction to muscle function, to say these are at least as important as water is an understatement!
But perhaps to best understand the value of these minerals in our “electrolyte deficiency” proposition, let us consider the symptoms of so called “dehydration” for a moment…
What are the most common symptoms of dehydration?
A cursory search of the internet on the subject will reveal a myriad of symptoms.
A few of the more interesting highlights you may find are:
– Rapid Heart Rate – Fatigue – Muscle Cramps or Spasms – Shakiness or Trembling – Tiredness or Exhaustion – Dizziness – Confusion
Taken collectively, they look like symptoms of a syndrome. But, individually you can trace back the malfunction.
Nerve conduction, for instance, requires calcium and magnesium. Muscles, to relax, require magnesium. Heart rate and blood pressure rely on magnesium.
No matter the mineral, the function each mineral supports tells a deeper story of what may be in deficiency.
How can you turn the tables on your symptoms and turn them to your advantage?
It is almost a “reverse engineering” proposition. By understanding these electrolyte minerals and the functions they support, we can assign mineral deficiencies to malfunctions which occur.
While urgent medical attention should be sought for any severe dehydration situation, you can help remedy it and support treatment by first understanding what may be deficient, then supplementing it.
But beyond urgent situations, this is a road map to avoid “dehydration” or, better-stated, “electrolyte deficiency” and to be able to function at the top of your game.
While there are many dietary factors which should be addressed, two of the top electrolyte minerals are calcium and magnesium. Their deficiency can result from many causes including insufficient supply in the diet but also depleting or crashing levels of these vital minerals by various environmental and internal factors.
No matter why you may have become deficient, Instant CalMag-C is in the most “utilizable” form and is not only prepared instantly, but is put to instant use by the body.
When deficient and symptoms are getting the better of you, this can make a world of difference in how you function, and that makes the most important difference of all: How you FEEL!
If you are dehydrated, seek immediate medical attention. But do support that attention with an investigation into the deficiencies which may have caused the condition to not only remedy the condition, but to avoid it in the future.
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