What does it do?
Salt has many vital functions, one of which is nourishing the adrenals. The adrenals glands are responsible for the majority of hormones involved in energy level and stress management, such as adrenalin, noradrenalin and cortisol.
Cortisol is a major stress hormone; however, it also plays a role in your energy levels, allowing you to work, train and function on a daily basis. Management of your cortisol level is high on the priority list, with a focus on a higher level of cortisol, specifically between 6-8am, so you feel full of energy, decreasing gradually throughout the day. Cortisol should be at its lowest by the time we go to bed which should be no later than 10pm.
You want to know if you fit the optimal cortisol curve? Here is an easy question: Do you wake up by yourself between 6-8am every day? If not, you most likely suffer low morning cortisol.
Start your day by adding a ¼ tsp. of coloured salt, such as Himalayan sea salt, but any coloured salt will suffice, a few squeezes of fresh lemon or lime juice to a glass of water.
The lemon or lime juice will affect your pH level. Despite the acidic taste, it has an alkaline effect on your metabolism. At night our pH drops, in the morning your pH has to get more alkaline again, to optimize energy production in the cells.
Furthermore, the salt will have a positive effect on your intestinal health as it has anti-microbial and anti-parasitic properties.
– ¼ Tsp. coloured salt
– A shot of lemon or lime juice
– A glass of filtered water, minimum of 200ml
‘The simplest of changes with the greatest overall effect.’
Hydration has the greatest impact on strength, with a drop of 1.5% in water levels equating up to a 10% drop in strength. How much should you drink?
0.6 to 0.7 ounces per pound / or 39ml per kg of body weight
112 to 130 ounces for someone @ 187 lbs / 3.3 litres @ 85kg