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Dr. Woeste Takes on Electrolytes & Summer Heat

I’m a huge advocate for the sauna- I get an infrared sauna pretty much every day. Saunas are a fantastic way to detoxify your body. While a good sweat is great for detoxifying your body- it’s also important to watch your electrolytes and make sure to replenish these important minerals in your body. I figured no better time to talk about electrolytes than summer when plenty of us are in the heat and sweating. 

Let's start with what electrolytes are. Electrolytes are minerals that are crucial for maintaining various bodily functions, including nerve and muscle function, pH balance, hydration levels, and more. Essentially, they are the “electricity” for your body, making sure everything stays powered and running properly. 

The primary electrolytes in our bodies include sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, phosphate, and bicarbonate. These minerals are found in bodily fluids like blood, sweat, and urine. 

While sweating is an excellent tool for detoxification, it also causes us to lose essential electrolytes, primarily sodium, and potassium. When our electrolyte levels become imbalanced, it can result in symptoms like muscle cramps, fatigue, dizziness, and even heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

With that being said, how do we replenish electrolytes? The most talked-about way is through sugary sports drinks filled with artificial flavors and coloring. Let's be honest—we should avoid those. 

One of my favorite ways to get electrolytes is to add sea salt (such as Redmond Real Salt) to my water or make Sole water. 

My favorite product for electrolytes is SpectraMin by Energetix, an ionic trace mineral complex. These drops contain magnesium, chloride, sodium, potassium, sulfate, lithium, and boron—all essential minerals for your body.


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