Seriously, don't take this information with a grain of salt.
In our gym we keep a constant supply of nutrients for all things health. From pre/peri/post-workout, athletic performance to your standard lifestyle enhancement the body is dependent on many things to live, thrive, and perform.
All of these items are measured and recommended in varying amounts, whether its a pea protein for those allergic to beef or controlling post workout carbohydrate for clients striving to lose bodyfat, replacing it with amino acids and nutrients to support detoxification. But one thing remains constant. We keep a never-ending supply of Himalayan sea salt. Not bleached, iodized salt. We’re talking, pink, grey, all colors sea salt.
Here are the cliff notes of why, if you want sources send me a note.
-Pink sea salt is your blood. The trace mineral profile of sea salt, typically Himalayan pink, but all are great, has the identical nutrient profile that your blood requires. This is uber important, the chinese say that blood is your lifeforce and if you have bad blood it is detrimental on health and therefore performance.
-Drink a lot of water? You should. But if you’re working on amping up your ounces one of the problems may be an increased “out flow,” we’ll say. When you intake more water and it feels like its flowing straight through you, often there is a depleted trace mineral profile. Add a little sea salt to your water and the problem should alleviate itself in a few weeks.
-Have low energy? Most people do, don’t worry. The circadian rhythm and your daily clock are dependent on the contents of sea salt. The adrenal glands depend on the contents of sea salt to replenish the oil in the lamp so that you can have more fire throughout the day.
-Electrolyte replenishment. One of my tricks to get through a hard conditioning session but also standard strength training is sea salt in my water. Remember, the body is like a battery, and when you’re depleted in electrolytes, you’re losing a charge. An extreme example is when an ironman athlete or marathoner becomes depleted and cannot physically move, referred to as the bonk. Even more disturbing when you’re depleted in electrolytes your brain loses the ability to think soundly. Especially potassium, don’t mess with potassium!
-Blood Pressure. Sodium has recieved a bad rap as of the past. Here is how it works. In nature it is difficult to come across sodium, particularly in large amounts. Eating bone soup or bone marrow is a great way to naturally replenish sodium, but not every day do you walk up on a kill and have the opportunity to take the marrow. So naturally the body retains sodium, the problem arises when man starts preserving foods and making his own food. The classic example is SPAM, which should only be found in bomb shelters. Getting back to the bullet point sodium, along with other minerals helps to regulate blood pressure. If you have an issue of getting light-headed during a workout or even standing up this can be an issue of blood pressure. By adding sea salt to your water this may be alleviated.
In the best of health and strength,
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