Features July 2021

Avoiding Summer Dehydration

Dehydration in the summer in Arizona happens daily to adults and kids alike. According to Medical News Today, roughly 60% of the human body is made of water. Dehydration occurs most often in hot weather because the warmer a person’s body temperature becomes, the more they sweat. Unfortunately, excessive perspiration can lead to significant loss of fluids including the essential electrolytes that cause dehydration.

Early signs of dehydration include headache, lethargy, nausea, urinating less than normal and dry skin and mouth. Chronic dehydration has been linked to other serious health conditions like high blood pressure and kidney stones.

Jigsaw Health, a family-owned and operated vitamin and supplement company in North Scottsdale, is launching a new flavor of its Electrolyte Supreme™ product to help Valley residents stay hydrated this summer. Fruit punch was added to the popular line in June. Other flavors include Berry-licious and Lemon-lime.

Jigsaw Electrolyte Supreme™ is a premium, full spectrum electrolyte powder that contains complementary minerals and vitamins to transform plain water into a nourishing, energy-boosting beverage. It is also sugar-free and Keto-friendly.

“Dehydration usually happens when you lose or use more fluids than you take in, leaving your body in distress and unable to perform normal bodily functions,” said Patrick Sullivan Jr., Co-Founder and CEO of Jigsaw Health. “In the summer months, Valley residents are often surprised how quickly they become depleted in the dry, hot temperatures. Sometimes, if we push ourselves too hard and don’t properly replace lost fluids, dehydration sets in causing a bevy of health issues.”

Additionally, what many Arizonans may not know is water doesn’t have enough electrolytes to replenish a dehydrated body, so for mild to moderate depletion, just drinking water isn’t enough to recover. For proper hydration, both fluids and electrolytes need to be replaced.

“You may be drinking the recommended 8-10 cups of water a day and still not be properly hydrated because most water has been stripped of important electrolytes like magnesium and potassium during processing,” added Sullivan. “Plain drinking water, even bottled mineral water, doesn’t deliver the necessary quantity or balance of essential electrolytes your body needs to function properly – especially in warmer temperatures. In fact, too much filtered water can actually cause a serious electrolyte imbalance called hyponatremia.”

Electrolytes are vital nutrients to keeping the body balanced, strong and energized. They can even help boost immunity. Electrolyte balance is necessary even when a person isn’t working out because everyday factors like stress, heat and illness can deplete hydration.

All beverages are not created equal either when it comes to hydration. Products like soda, tea, coffee, juices and liquor can act as a diuretic causing additional dehydration. To avoid an electrolyte imbalance, Valley residents should consider adding a product like Jigsaw Health’s Electrolyte Supreme™ to their daily hydration routine. Unlike other sports drinks that are full of calories, this sugar-free product includes essential nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium. Jigsaw estimates the company has sold 100,000 units of Electrolyte Supreme™ since its launch.Research shows, proper hydration improves mood, boosts brain function and prevents fatigue. It also helps keep skin moisturized, produce necessary bodily fluids, like tears and saliva, and removes bodily waste.

For more information about Jigsaw Health products, visit https://www.jigsawhealth.com/.

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