How to Stay Extra Hydrated This Summer
Water. Ugh. I have NEVER been a fan of drinking water. Gulping down a bland, tasteless liquid just doesn’t interest me! Growing up, I remember my mom telling me over and over to drink more water (she still does every now and then 😅). Living in Florida makes water a little more appealing... When it’s a thousand degrees out, a glass of cold water just hits the spot. But other than that, I basically drink enough to stay alive, and it takes a lot to get me to drink any more than that.
Along with that, though, comes frequent headaches, dizziness when I go from laying down to standing up, fatigue, muscle cramping, and dry skin. For so long, I wondered why I felt so off balanced. Was I iron deficient? Not getting enough B12? Was it hypothyroidism? Anemia? None of the above.
Two words: chronic dehydration. (I can still picture my mom’s eye roll when I told her). It’s amazing how long I dealt with these symptoms and never put the two together. When your body loses more water than it takes in, you become dehydrated. Ok, makes sense, but it’s not like I was running marathons everyday. But, even basic daily activities like breathing and walking cause the body to excrete water and can lead to dehydration. Whoops...
I now at least TRY to drink the recommended amount of water per day (2.7 liters / 11.5 cups), but I’ll admit it’s been a struggle until now.. that’s where Liquid IV comes in.
Liquid IV’s Hydration Multiplier is a daily electrolyte drink mix that utilizes the Cellular Transport Technology (CTT) to hydrate you faster and more efficiently than water alone, and it tastes great!
If you want the science deets: CTT uses a specific ratio of sodium, glucose, and potassium to deliver water and other key nutrients directly to your bloodstream. It's essentially an expedited water delivery system in your body - rather than water slowly making it’s way through your body to your bloodstream (losing water and nutrients along the way), CTT helps water take the express lane right to your bloodstream, giving you rapid hydration and a wholesome feeling.
In simpler terms: one Liquid IV packet can provide the same amount of hydration as drinking 2-3 bottles of water! Score for someone like me who is used to drinking that amount across one whole day! The best part is that the ingredients are clean and simple: mind salt, cane sugar, potassium, stevia leaf, vitamin C, B3, B5, B6, and B12, and water. That’s it! 100% vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Since adding Liquid IV to my water, I have felt so amazing - no more headaches, dizziness; I even feel like I’m sleeping better and waking up more refreshed!
With summer approaching quickly, you may find yourself at a BBQ, poolside with friends, jet lagged from vacation, or moving a little slower than usual because you convinced yourself that you could keep up with the bottomless mimosas at brunch like “back in the day”. In any case, Liquid IV is great for daily hydration or specific situations.