When my friends or family get a headache, feel light headed or fatigued, the first thing I think about is hydration.
People often forget to drink their 6 to 8 cups of water a day. Or in some schools of thought, you should drink half your body weight in ounces of water.
That’s 50 ounces of water for a 100lb person.
Dehydration happens when you consume less water than you use up. Drinking enough water seems like it should be the answer. Yet your body will only use the water to balance body fluids if you have the right amount of electrolytes.
Hydration tablets are a great way to quickly rehydrate. They contain electrolytes like magnesium and sugar (in the form of dextrose) plus high concentrations of hydrogen ions.
Hydration is important to maintaining performance and fluid balance. Especially in humid conditions, exercising in hot weather, or working.
For athletes, hydration tablets are a great way to help your body rehydrate.
In this article we’ll discuss everything you need to know about hydration tablets (hydro tabs), so that you can use them to quickly hydrate your body whenever you need to.
What Do Hydro Tablets Do?
Because of the high levels of hydrogen ions, hydration tablets help your body balance pH levels.
The higher the concentration of hydrogen atoms, the more alkaline the water is.
Maintaining an alkaline state is one way to keep your body healthy. As an acidic body leads to corrosion. Think of (acidic) drinking sugary drinks and what it does to your teeth. The same happens inside your body.
Drinking highly concentrated hydro tabs that are filled with hydrogen is a quick way to hydrate and increase the alkalinity of your body.
Of course, not all hydro tabs are the same. Some are merely electrolyte-filled tablets. Which is great as that will help your body balance fluid levels. But the best kinds of hydro tabs are chock full with hydrogen ions, as well as electrolytes.
Molecular hydrogen has the same effect as therapeutic hydrogen gas.
Hydrogen Science (H2 Biological Effects on Health)
Many of the current chronic health issues plaguing humanity can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. Including preventative treatments like H2 therapy.
Stress is one of the main factors that play a major role in the development of disease. When I say stress, many people simply think of mental stress. Sure, mental stress is one aspect. But people often overlook physical stress and how it takes a toll on the body.
Oxidative stress occurs when the body fails to eliminate waste products. These could be from the metabolism of cells, after a stressful event, or vigorous exercise.
Another study found that the antioxidant properties of H2 can help relieve oxidative stress in a wide range of vital organs, including the brain.
When to Take Hydro Tabs
Hydro tabs can be dropped in a glass of water and left to dissolve in minutes. They are best taken after vigorous exercise, or in humid conditions, when the body feels parched.
If you’re exercising for more than 90 minutes, staying hydrated becomes more important. In that case, it’s a good idea to take your hydro tabs with you and dissolve one in your drinking water.
Another great use for hydro tabs is to rehydrate the elderly or infants in warm weather. Older people are at a greater risk of becoming dehydrated. To make matters worse, the sensation that signals thirst often malfunctions. Meaning that elderly people can become dehydrated quickly, especially in warm weather.
The Bottom Line
Like many health developments, hydro tabs have been developed as a go-to resource for modern busy living. They’re naturally flavoured and contain important electrolytes that are important to maintaining performance in athletes.
In our view, the best kind of hydro tabs are bursting with H2 – an important antioxidant that can help reduce oxidative stress.
Written by best-selling author and integrative nutrition health coach Rowanna Watson, who has a passion for natural health. Rowanna is an expert in all areas of holistic health, plant-based nutrition, detoxification and personal development.
Water for Health Ltd began trading in 2007 with the goal of positively affecting the lives of many. We still retain that mission because we believe that proper hydration and nutrition can make a massive difference to people’s health and quality of life. Click here to find out more.
Not all hydro tabs are the same. Some are merely electrolyte-filled tablets. The best kinds of hydro tabs are chock full with hydrogen ions, as well as electrolytes.