The Key to Proper Hydration: Leave Out The Sugar
Building up, and keeping, a healthy immune response doesn’t have to mean taking multiple supplements every day ( though some can definitely help). In fact, you might recall your doctor telling you one of the most critical things to do when taking care of yourself or a loved one, is to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
It’s an easy way to support healthy immunity while flushing the bad intruders out of your body. It sounds so simple, yet, you can actually be doing more harm to your body than good when replenishing with liquids. The trick is knowing why, and how to hydrate in a way that promotes healthy recovery.
Plain Water is just that… Plain.
Water alone won’t do the trick because it’s been stripped of important electrolytes like Magnesium and Potassium. Filtering water via reverse osmosis certainly improves the taste, but it also strips these and other essential minerals.
Moreso, too much-filtered water can cause serious electrolyte imbalances (it's called hyponatremia), which can cause headaches, nausea, and low energy.* This is why it’s important to replenish with Electrolytes. These are the tiny charged particles that send specific messages throughout your body to support heart, muscle, and nerve function.*
Not even bottled mineral water has enough of the nutrients our bodies need to properly replenish.
Sports Drinks & Children’s Electrolyte Drinks Have Too Much...
...Sugar. And you don’t need it. Remember when we were kids... every time we got sick our parents would load us up with Gatorade, Pedialyte, and other sugary sports drinks. Yes, they have vital nutrients and Electrolytes that your body needs when fighting off the icks. But they also have loads and loads of sugar. If you’re an athlete, this can be somewhat helpful when you’re training as you burn the sugar for energy. But the same isn’t true for us mere mortals, especially when we’re sick.
Too much sugar, especially for kids, can overwhelm your system. As your body tries to process the excess sugar, multiple organs go into overdrive, and we experience the inevitable “sugar crash,” which feels awful. When you’re already sick, you don’t need what you’re ingesting to make you sicker.
But what about the Electrolyte drinks marketed for kids? They have less sugar than sports drinks, right? True, but they still have a lot more sugar than anyone in your family needs from a drink. It’s almost counteractive to replenish your body with all of the good stuff that’s meant to help you feel better and load it up with sugar at the same time, which does the opposite.
Jigsaw Electrolyte Supreme™ provides a balanced combination of key electrolytes and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, sodium, and potassium, as well as important B Complex vitamins...without a single grain of sugar. Your entire family can replenish everything you need without adding into anything you DON’T need.
Jigsaw Electrolyte Supreme™ wins the match!
|Cost per Serving||$0.58||$0.52||$2.26|
|Servings per Container||60||1||3|
|Sugar||0 g||34 g||9 g|
|Sweetened Using||Organic Erythritol, Stevia and Monk Fruit Extract||Sugar & Dextrose (simple sugar)||Dextrose (simple sugar) & Sucralose (artificial sweetener)|
|Carbohydrates||4 g net carbs||36 g||9 g|
|Broad Spectrum Electrolytes||Yes||No||No|
|-Sodium||380 mg (from sea salt)||270 mg||370 mg|
|-Potassium||206 mg||80 mg||280 mg|
|-Magnesium||20 mg||0 mg||0 mg|
|-Calcium||30 mg||0 mg||0 mg|
(from Sea Salt)