UncategorizedHow Adding Himalayan Sea Salt and Lemon to Water Helps with Absorption

June 28, 20206525

When it comes to keeping the body well hydrated, electrolytes are just as important as the water. But no need to buy sugar sports drinks — lemon and a pinch of sea salt provide you with natural electrolytes to help hydrate!

There’s an illusion that “drink more water!” is the way to solve for dehydration. And while we know some of the obvious symptoms of dehydration, there are other methods  besides more water to treat dehydration or help prevent it altogether. One those methods is what we are here to talk about!

No doubt: proper hydration is important for good health. Water accounts for 55-60 per cent of our bodies and is responsible for a whole host of processes including flushing contaminants and moisturizing oxygen to promote breathing, transporting nutrients inside cells and preserving normal electrical properties of cells. It’s also vital to the natural processes of healing the body.

Ironically, it can induce exhaustion if the water content of the body decreases by as little as 2 percent. And chronic dehydration may cause significant health issues, including digestive problems (since digestion is a hydrolysis process), cardiovascular, immune, musculoskeletal problems.

Yet water is not the only part of the equation to hydrate: electrolytes play a key role.

You’ve likely learned of electrolytes before, usually from sports drinks (colored with artificial coal-tar-derived colors and artificial carcinogenic sweeteners … not to go off on a tangent or anything!). Many performance athletes know that electrolytes are important for hydration: water depends on electrolytes for proper absorption. In fact, if you drink lots of water but don’t get enough electrolytes to make up for it, your body can’t keep the water and you can get dehydrated actually.

So how can we make sure we have enough electrolytes? Add sea salt and lemon to your water!

In moderation, salt actually allows cell hydration in salts = electrolytes, as the minerals.

Few great options for salt rich in minerals:

Table salt is stripped of much of its mineral material, and can be considered processed product. Therefore, we recommend to avoid it.

So Why Lemon?

Citrus fruits contain calcium and potassium which provide a balance for pH and fluid levels in the body when combined with salt.


  • 12oz – room temperature filtered water in the morning or cold filtered water before training
  • 1/2 organic lemon squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Salt