Staying hydrated is important because over 50% of our body is water. Water regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, transports nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, and is essential for all metabolic processes. Proper hydration is necessary to maintain optimal health and peak performance.
Add YogaLyte to your water and enjoy optimal hydration with increased stamina and mental focus anywhere, at any phase of activity.
Hot YogaWe are yogis who love to sweat! Hot yoga is an extreme environment. We need electrolytes to replace the water and salt we sweat out through hot practice.
Our body relies on the evaporation of sweat to pull heat away from the body and cool us down. The more we sweat in a hot practice, the more we need to replenish our lost salt stores and regain proper hydration. We also need salt to retain water in our bodies. The longer and more intensely we work out, the more we need to feed water and electrolytes back into the body.
While the best time to hydrate is prior to a workout, drinking YogaLyte when you feel dehydrated will help you bounce back much faster than drinking water alone.
Electrolytes 101Electrolytes are minerals responsible for all electrical charges and nerve transmissions throughout the body. When dissolved in water they become ions. These ions facilitate communication and relay messages that enable us to perceive and respond to the world. They stimulate muscle contraction and relaxation, play an instrumental role in absorption and retention of fluids and are responsible for the simple and essential beating of our hearts.
When we sweat we lose electrolytes. Drinking YogaLyte helps us maintain optimal hydration and prevent harmful effects like loss of stamina and mental focus.
What Do Electrolytes Do?
- Operate on a cellular level
- Help balance pH and acid base levels in the body
- Aid in regulation of the endocrine system
- Support nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction
- Facilitate fluid movement into and out of cells
- Assist in transportation of water to the skin to sweat to cool body down
- Act on all processes in the body
Electrolyte Imbalance Can Lead To:
- Muscle weakness or severe cramping
- Sunken eyes, confusion or loss of hearing, sight, or consciousness even for a brief moment
- Poor skin elasticity
- Cold, clammy skin
- Low or high blood pressure
- Rapid heart rate
- Hyperkalemia, low blood potassium levels leads to abnormal heart rhythms
- Hypercalcemia, high calcium levels can weaken bones, create kidney stones, interfere with heart and brain
Your Hydration NeedsWater is involved in every type of cellular process in the body. When you are dehydrated, all the systems of the body operate at a loss. How much water you need depends on your age, where you live, your health, and how active you are. The "8 by 8" rule of drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day gives the body 1.9 liters. This is easy to remember and serves as a minimum amount of what the body should consume. For an average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate, adequate intake for a male is about 3 liters and for a women around 2.2 liters. For an active body this amount increases to 3-5 liters depending on the body and activity.
The best way to stay hydrated is to eat whole fresh fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water. Avoid overconsumption of simple sugars, caffeine, alcohol, carbonated drinks, and processed foods. Drinking a lot of water all at once, when you're already dehydrated, may not help you regain optimal hydration quickly. Learn how much water your body needs throughout a day and aim to consume that amount each day. If it is a hot day, or you are exercising in heat, supplement your water with YogaLyte!