As summer is now upon us (at least here in Phoenix, AZ), many of us are already feeling the effects of the heat: a little sluggish, headachy, irritable. The heat does a number on our body, most noticeably, it depletes our hydration.
That’s why so many people turn to electrolyte powders and sports drinks over the summer. As we talked about on a recent TV segment, water isn’t enough to properly replenish electrolytes. It’s all about having 5 primary minerals: magnesium, potassium, sodium, chloride, and calcium.
Here are 10 signs that you are not properly hydrated:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness*
- Muscle cramps*
- Dry mouth*
- Extreme thirst*
- Feeling tired or fatigued*
- Feeling confused*
- Irregular heartbeat*
- Infrequent urination*
- Urine is darker in color than usual*
Electrolytes are responsible for keeping the water inside your body balanced so that your muscles and organs can function optimally.*
Water is stripped of the primary electrolytes, so choose an electrolyte powder, like Jigsaw Electrolyte Supreme, that also has key vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin B, and zinc. Also, you don’t need the sugar, so don’t reach for a sports drink that has up to 55 grams of sugar!