We know you know, you’re drinking the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Or tracking your daily H2O intake with the viral water bottle trend. However you guzzle it into your system works for us. And if you’re not, no shame, it happens—4 o’clock rolls around and you realize you’ve barely sipped your glass.
Today we’re encouraging you to re-focus on your water intake by not only reminding you of the side effects of dehydration, but also highlighting what you should add to your agua for different health benefits.
Dehydration is aging’s biggest culprit—that statement alone should jolt you to grab your vase ASAP. And nearly 75% of Americans are dehydrated! Not drinking enough water causes dull, dry, listless-looking skin, as well as fatigue, moodiness and irritability, muscle soreness, brain fog, headaches, and even weight gain as it slows your metabolism. Your skin is one of the first things to benefit from proper hydration. If anything, do it for the glow … right?
OK, so let’s dive into the different supplements you can add to your glass to not only promote proper hydration but also add a range of amazing health benefits. Here’s the breakdown.
Add chlorophyll drops
Chlorophyll is known to energize our bodies, detoxify our insides, and revive our immune systems. Just add a few drops to water to boost overall health.
If your skin is looking dull …
Add vitamin C
Vitamin C is the ultimate skin boosting property. Adding a vitamin C supplement to your routine will promote brain health, boost your body’s ability to fight disease, and increase collagen.
Vitamin C Cocktail
Electrolytes are minerals essential to balance our body’s hydration. Electrolytes also regulate blood pressure, frequent bowel movements, and keep our muscles intact.
Electrolyte Supplement Drink Mix
If you’re feeling anxious …
Add lavender extracts
Lavender is known to work hand in hand with the nervous system, promoting brain health and calmness. Lavender may also help improve sleep and anxiety.
If you’re scatterbrained …
Add lion’s mane
Lion’s mane is a mushroom that helps sharpen our memory and cognition. It has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Try adding lion’s mane to your water in the morning to promote a healthy mind.
If you’re feeling the slightest bit under the weather...
The berries and flowers of elderberry contain vitamins and antioxidants that help with overall immunity health.
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