As you may know, it's one of my life's missions to teach people about the power of electrolytes. Electrolytes are the key to skipping the Keto Flu and feeling great.
But recently, I found a new way to get electrolytes and my mind was blown!!
Did you know that you can apply electrolytes topically? You can spray them right where you need help soothe body aches and resolve cramps.
Scroll Down to learn 4 Ways to Get Electrolytes and find out more about Topical Electrolytes!
4 Ways to Get Electrolytes
Before we get started, I wanted to emphasize that I use ALL 4 of these ways to get my electrolytes. Just choosing one is not enough for me (or anyone on Keto, really). These are 4 easy and painless ways to change up your daily routine in order to fight off muscle cramps, body aches, constipation, and headaches.
Change up your Salt.
Swap out the regular table salt in your pantry with Himalayan Pink Salt. When we cut carbs from our diets, our bodies need more salt. Himalayan Pink Salt contains more than just sodium. It also contains trace minerals including magnesium and potassium. I really like the taste of Pink Salt. I think it has more flavor than regular NaCl, and I use it across the board in my cooking.
2. Drink water with Electrolytes
I try my best to use a reusable Swell Bottle every day as a way to cut down on waste, but sometimes I forget. On these days, I remind myself to drink a Smart Water or something like it. Luckily for us, there are now several bottled water companies that sell electrolyte infused water. This is a simple switch that can make a world of difference. As we transition into Ketosis, our bodies flush out a ton of water and with it electrolytes. It is important to replenish both the water and the electrolytes to keep you feeling your best.
3. Take an Electrolyte Supplement
Electrolyze from Keto-BEAM is the best Electrolyte supplement I have found. Just 1 oz of this liquid fulvic electrolyte mineral complex a day is enough to rebalance my electrolytes and prevent Muscle Cramps and Headaches. This supplement also curbs carb cravings. Electrolyze gives your body all of the micronutrients it needs in a 100% bio-available formula. Instead of having to break down a pill or powder in order to get a small percentage of the nutrients, this supplement has over 70 trace minerals and nutrients that are ready to be absorbed immediately. Keto-BEAM Electrolyze really is the best electrolyte supplement out there. You can read more about the science behind Electrolyze in this blog post from June.
4. Apply Electrolytes Topically
I had absolutely no idea that you could apply Electrolytes Topically. When I first ordered my Keto-BEAM products, I thought that these Instalytes were just a refreshing spritzer like an Evian Spray. BOY, WAS I WRONG.
Instalytes is a topical electrolyte complex meant to be applied directly to the area of discomfort. It has over 70 trace minerals which are 100% bio-available. It absorbs right into your skin to help with camping muscles and stiff joints. It helps clear lactic acid so that you can find relief. It’s not just intended to be used when you’re in pain. You can spray Instalytes on topically to prevent cramps and aches. It can even help with those annoying eye twitches. (in this case, You would spray it on your face like a fancy Evian Spritzer).
If you experience leg cramping while you sleep like I do, apply this before you go to bed to help ensure that you don’t get a Charlie Horse in the middle of the night. I was amazed when I first tried it. Instalytes really works!! Just one minute after spraying Instalytes onto a cramp, I felt my muscles start to relax. Even I didn’t know that electrolytes could do so much!
I would spend hundreds of dollars on a product that helped me get rid of muscle cramps! With Instalytes, I don’t have to! The travel size is less than 7 dollars! (I carry it with me everywhere!) And the larger side is only 20 dollars. (I keep that one next to my bed.) Also the folks at Keto-BEAM have extended an amazing 20%discount to anyone who uses the code KETOINTHECITY!
In my opinion, balancing your electrolytes is the key to living a healthy and sustainable Keto Lifestyle. If you are Keto, you have already made a giant change in your life. Try to implement these 4 small changes to ensure that you feel your absolute best everyday!