Deep Dive into Minerals
Just like vitamins, minerals help your body develop and grow, as well as about a billion other things. Literally a billion! There are two main types of minerals and we need them both, Macro and Trace. Minerals help to make hormones, help to maintain a normal heartbeat and even aid in digestion. Electrolytes prevent dehydration and make you feelGOOD. They do not give you a sugary energy boost like you’d get from an energy drink, (thankful for that) but if you’ve ever been dehydrated you know that sluggish feeling I am talking about. It’s not fun!
Since our bodies do not make minerals or electrolytes, we need to get them from our diet. They come from the soil, our food, great spring water and natural salt. They come from nature! Commercial/GMO farming has stripped the natural minerals from our soil. Bottled, purified, RO water filters out natural minerals, so we need them more than ever.
The ingredients we use to pack this bag full of minerals:
Organic Lemon Juice Powder: This is where we get our wonderful, tart flavor from; actual organic lemons. It’s our first ingredient and It’s loaded with Vitamin C and an epic way to get REAL flavor. Most other products use “lemon flavoring” and when you taste flavorings you will notice it just doesn’t have a REAL taste. Even “organic lemon flavoring” tastes processed to us. Why? Because it is! If you want to take the time to read up some disturbing info on flavorings check this out.
Aquamin®: Magnesium and other trace minerals from a pristine part of the ocean in Iceland. Magnesium can help with headaches, aids in digestion and has a calming effect on the body that can even help you sleep. This is also a key electrolyte.
Organic Coconut Water Powder: It’s nature at its best. But let’s be honest, sometimes coconut water in a bottle doesn’t taste that great. The dried powder we use has a neutral taste and doesn’t have that thick mouth feel. Coconut Water is truly natures hydrator! I mean just look at where coconuts are grown, in super-hot climates……nature knows what it’s doing! Coconuts are loaded with potassium as well as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and sodium. More key electrolytes.
Organic Stevia: Extracts from stevia leaves have been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. There is some hot debate about this topic but we fully believe in nature! However, all stevia is not created equal! Organic Stevia is water processed, think of steeping tea vs using chemical solvents to extract the sweet properties. When you use the right stevia, process it naturally and don’t use too much it is a wonderful way to get some sweetness without the negative impact that sugar has on the body.
Himalayan Pink Salt: Sustainably harvested, it’s one of the earths most pristine and untouched sources of salt. When Himalayan salt dissolves in water, it results in a concentration of 84 trace minerals. Pretty awesome right? The main sports drinks only give you 3-4 electrolytes and forget about the trace minerals.
But you heard salt was bad for you right? Well, some salt is. Table salt contains ONE mineral, sodium chloride, and it’s highly processed, sometimes bleached and has anti-caking agents added so it flows nicely from the bottle. No Bueno. Himalayan salt contains electrolytes naturally as well as trace minerals that help nourish cells in your body. It helps support thyroid and adrenal function, overall hormone balance, a healthy metabolism and helps to make stomach acid, which aids digestion. Pretty awesome stuff!
We think you are worth your weight in Himalayan salt.
Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid is made from corn and is a natural preservative that also boosts vitamin C levels. You have to be careful to source from Non-GMO corn. We do .