By Dr. John Hughes, DO
High Quality Supplemental Hydration Formula
The Extreme Hydration Formula is a mix of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins built to provide the body with the necessary elements to absorb water and keep you hydrated.
Better Than Just Water
In the 1950-1960s, when working hard outside, we drank water and took a salt pill. In the 1970-1980s, we starting drinking electrolyte-enhanced beverages like Gatorade and sometimes even soda for hydration. In the 1990-2000s, we threw out the artificial colors, flavors, and high fructose corn syrup from Gatorade (and Coke), and we went back to drinking just water. However, unless we were endurance athletes, we forgot to add the salt pill.
As a physician, I know how critical getting enough salt is to helping patients and athletes stay hydrated and electrolyte balanced. Patients complain to me that they feel dehydrated but they drink water all day long. I ask them, “Do you drink water and then have to pee in about an hour later?”
Most of the patient’s respond, “Yes, how did you know?
I tell them, “If you pour water on a paved road, it will run down the road and take the salts on the road with it. If you pour water on a sandy beach, it will soak into the sand. The key is to make your body like a sandy beach.” In order to get your body to absorb water like a sandy beach, you will have add some salt to your water. I tell my patients to add Himalayan, Celtic or another unrefined salt to your drinking water so that you can stay hydrated. After 10 years of this practice, I finally created a salt-based hydration formula, Extreme Hydration Formula.
Extreme Hydration Formula, made with Himalayan salt as a primary ingredient, has everything that I would give patients in IV Myer’s cocktail hydration formula–with the dehydrated patient or athlete in mind. The formula is designed to be in sync with nature with a Fibonacci basis for a proper ratio of all the ingredients. Besides sodium (from the Himalayan salt), I added the major minerals which compose human sweat, one of which is potassium–a mineral critical for the working hearts of athletes. I also added unrefined coconut palm sugar to improve absorption in the gut as well as B-vitamins for stimulating mitochondrial function and energy production. Vitamin C is also key for antioxidant protection. And finally, a little organic lemon powder was added for the taste buds and raw organic green stevia for those who need a little more palatability (the PRO version has no stevia). Finally, freeze-dried organic celery powder is added because of its powerful phytonutrients as well as its high content of bioavailable minerals and b-vitamins.
So far, we have had some great reviews from cyclists and runners. Here’s a few reports:
See for yourself by trying out the Extreme Hydration Formula in your water.
Whatever you do, stay hydrated–extremely hydrated!