How to make electrolyte water

How to make electrolyte water

Electrolyte water is an excellent way to increase your mineral intake so that your body is functioning properly. I know that there are many electrolyte powders on the market today, but I wanted to share my favorites with you and lend some tips on how to make electrolyte water today. 

Today I’m going to share a bit more about what electrolyte water is, what you need to include in electrolyte water for the best results, and how to make electrolyte water at home. Not only that but did you know that electrolyte water helps with fluid retention so that you’re more hydrated after exercise? I didn’t realize that until I started making electrolyte water and using it regularly. 

  1. Elm & Rye Electrolyte
  2. Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier
  3. Ultima Replenisher Daily Electrolyte Drink Mix
  4. KEY NUTRIENTS Multivitamin Electrolytes Powder No Sugar
  5. REDMOND Re-Lyte Hydration Electrolyte Mix

What is electrolyte water? 

You are probably wondering what is electrolyte water. I know I was curious about this as soon as I saw it was trending as a popular supplement option. Electrolyte water is a version of water that’s electrically charged with minerals like sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. These minerals help improve hydration and have helped others improve their physical performance during hefty workouts. 

I love that I can share how to make electrolyte water at home because it’s a simple, quick, and affordable way to supercharge your body. Our body is made up of 60% water weight and 5% mineral weight, which means you need the proper balance of both to be a balanced healthier person. 

I keep my electrolyte water around for times when I’m exercising heavily for 75 minutes or more, feeling a bit under the weather, or have noticed that my leg cramps have come back. Yes, those leg cramps! The cramps that get you jumping out of bed in super pain. A low potassium level combined with dehydration is often the cause of middle-of-the-night leg cramps. 

How to Make Electrolyte Water 

The best way I’ve found to make electrolyte water is to use a supplement powder. I’m sharing a few of my favorite options in this article, but there are other ways to make electrolyte water without a supplement. 

I use about 4 cups of filtered tap water, ¼ to ½ tsp of mineral salt, add 2-4 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener, and some citrus fruit juice from half a lemon or half an orange. The best salt to use when making electrolyte water is Himalayan salt, sea salt, or RealSalt brand salt. These salts still have the natural electrically charged minerals in them. 

Drinking electrolyte water every day is not recommended. This can become toxic to your body as it will place too many minerals in your body. I know that I combine this water with an all-natural diet plan to ensure I stay balanced with minerals from a variety of natural sources. 

Electrolyte water is best used when you’ve exerted yourself during exercise or are experiencing those nighttime leg cramps, or something else that is due to a lack of minerals. The average person doesn’t need electrolyte water to maintain proper hydration levels, but a person who exercises intensely, is sick,  or has some other intense situation that causes a loss of fluids and minerals may want to learn how to make electrolyte water for health reasons. 

I use my electrolyte water every gym day because I work out intensely with heavy weight lifting, cardio, and other heart pumping activities that cause me to sweat a lot. During sweat, I lose fluids and minerals, which means having electrolyte water helps replenish the fluids and minerals lost during my intense exercise routines. 

On my rest days, I won’t drink electrolyte water rather I will enjoy healthy meals, and regular water along with my favorite natural juice options.  If you’re afraid that you’ve had too many electrolytes the signs of over use include vomiting or diarrhea in some cases. Just watch how your body responds to electrolyte waters when you first start drinking this mineral rich hydration option. 

Elm & Rye Electrolyte

This drink mix from Elm & Rye is a lemon flavored electrolyte that comes in powder form, capsule form, or gummies. These are a great way to quickly get your electrolytes up without having to have water on hand to blend up powder. I love their gummies; they are quick and easy to take on the road with me during my gym day antics. 

Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier

This electrolyte water comes in powder packets that you open and put right into the water. This is an excellent on-the-go option for people who want to put their electrolyte powder in a single serving bottle of water. These are non-GMO and have a variety of flavor options. 

Ultima Replenisher Daily Electrolyte Drink Mix

This replenisher by Ultima is one of my favorites to have on hand. They have jars of powder that look like the sugary powdered drink jars. I would suggest keeping this out of reach of children as the packing is pretty fun and may be confused as a child’s drink if you have kids in the home. 

KEY NUTRIENTS Multivitamin Electrolytes Powder No Sugar

This multivitamin powder contains no sugar and has extra vitamins along with electrically charged minerals to help you rehydrate during a busy day. This powder comes in a 90 serving jar and is made in the USA.

REDMOND Re-Lyte Hydration Electrolyte Mix

This unflavored powder is the perfect option to use in your homemade electrolyte water recipe as noted above. You can add this into your filtered water instead of the sea salt, then add your freshly squeezed lemon or orange juice and stir it up. 

I love sharing how to make electrolyte water with everyone because it is a low cost way to curb issues that arise when you’re not hydrated. Lack of hydration and minerals in my body cause leg cramps, headaches, and more! I want you to not deal with such symptoms by simply making electrolyte water to replenish yourself during times of sickness or over exertion. 

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