HYDRATION IS MORE THAN WATER
What if you’re actually over-hydrated? Get this, when you drink too much water without consuming an adequate number of electrolytes, the electrolyte levels in your body can drop well-below what is optimal for health and performance.
Electrolytes are most often lost through sweat and urine, so whether it be that you are sweating at a high-rate, or excreting excess water through urine, you run the risk of draining your body’s electrolyte stores and feeling the consequences.
If you drink water throughout the day without any added electrolytes, you may be depleting yourself of the true key to hydration. Quite literally, you may be flushing your body of the essential minerals it needs to function properly.
Everything becomes harder when your body’s electrolyte balance is out of whack. Most notably, when sodium levels plummet, you run the risk of feeling weak, fatigued, irritable, and otherwise worthless in the face of normal daily problems. To combat these issues, more water isn’t always the solution; you need to consume more electrolytes for healthy hydration levels.