Staying hydrated is essential to maintaining the water balance and levels of electrolytes in your body. Electrolytes play an important role. They help to:
- Balance your body’s pH level
- Move nutrients into your cells
- Move waste out of your cells
- Balance the amount of water in the body
- Ensure your nerves, muscles, and organs function the way they should
Sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are the most common electrolytes. You can get these from the foods you eat and if you drink electrolyte-infused water. Certain tap water sources may have trace amounts of these elements but may come with contaminants that make the water undrinkable or unpleasant to drink.
This has caused many people to turn to sports drinks and other beverages to replenish their electrolyte levels. The unfortunate trade-off of choosing these is there are typically large amounts of sugar and other additives that aren’t beneficial for your health. As an alternative, healthier solution, FloWater adds electrolytes, while removing impurities and transforming contaminated water. Additionally, no sugars, calories, or artificial flavorings required. It delivers naturally delicious, crisp-tasting water every time.
Through each of the seven filtration steps, FloWater takes the readily available resource of tap water and transforms it into the cleanest, freshest water with the boost of minerals and electrolytes needed for optimal health.
What Is Electrolyte Water?
There are many brands that boast the value of electrolytes, but what is electrolyte water exactly? Simply put, it’s regular water that contains elements, such as sodium, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Without these electrolytes, dehydration sets in, which comes with its own set of side effects, such as headache, fatigue, and other poor mental and physical performance.
The body needs electrolytes in order to feel and function at its best. However, the label of “electrolyte water” is not the same across the board. For example, a typical, eight-ounce electrolyte drink contains approximately 14 grams of sugar, 100 milligrams of sodium, and 30 milligrams of potassium. You’d be getting small amounts of the electrolytes you need but also consuming unnecessary added sugar.
Additionally, a single electrolyte drink isn’t likely going to be enough to quench your thirst after a high-powered workout, which means the actual amount of added sugar you ingest is more than the average 14 grams found in a regular-size sports drink or vitamin water. These types of electrolyte-infused beverages add calories and artificial flavorings that take away from the benefit of electrolytes. In theory, they seem appealing, but in reality, they aren’t good for maintaining high physical performance and aren’t great for your health either.
True electrolyte water, such as FloWater, doesn’t add in calories, artificial ingredients, or sugar during its filtration process. It’s purified drinking water that adds in the valuable electrolytes, as well as a blend of trace minerals, all formulated to enhance tap water. It helps to boost the immune system, support cell and muscle repair, and keep people hydrated and energized.
Benefits of Staying Hydrated with Electrolyte Water
Hydration is key to optimal health. Drinking electrolyte water helps to prevent hydration and is especially valuable to have on-hand post-workout. Dehydration can lead to muscle cramping and spasms during or after workouts. And, sweating causes you to lose water and electrolytes quickly.
Drinking FloWater regularly is a way to restore fluid balance in the body. Electrolyte water quenches thirst and replenishes what’s lost during an intense workout. It’s also helpful to balance the water level in the body throughout the day for those who aren’t drinking enough on a regular basis or who are spending long periods of time in the heat.
Furthermore, electrolyte water may help you improve your physical performance for workouts or if you’re training for an event or sport. Sweating during exercise is common, although some may sweat more than others depending on the intensity of the workout, the endurance required, and the environmental temperature. All of these factors into the amount of water and electrolytes are lost. Hydrating pre-workout and rehydrating during and post-workout are important to maintain your physical capabilities and protect your muscles and joints and prevent injury.
Another benefit of staying hydrated with electrolyte water is when you’re recovering from an illness, such as the flu. This type of virus leads to vomiting and diarrhea, both of which causes the body to lose fluids and electrolytes and leads to dehydration. Maintaining hydration and getting plenty of rest are two of the main recommendations to promote good health. In general, staying hydrated helps you to focus, function, and sleep better. It helps to regulate the body’s natural functioning and keeps you protected against illness and disease.
Try to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. This amount increases if you are physically active, sweat a lot, or have recently been ill. You may need more fluids than before to maintain your water level that’s been lost due to sweating or symptoms from having the flu or other similar disease. Electrolyte-infused water gives you the hydration you need while also giving your body with essential minerals.
Overview of FloWater’s Unique, Advanced Purification Process
FloWater uses your existing water source and makes it better. Here’s a breakdown of the filters that water passes through before it’s ready to be dispensed for you to drink. Before reaching the step of adding electrolytes to the water, there is the initial purification process, followed by an activated oxygen filter and alkaline filter to provide balance within the body through water.
The three filters that make up the first stage of the purification process remove all contaminants, impurities, and sediments commonly found in tap water and water system pipes. The dirt, rust, lead, and other materials that build up in outdated systems leach into the water and make their way to your faucet. Each filter offers an added level of elimination to get rid of anything that tries to pass through.
The sediment filter captures all the larger, solid impurities that exist in tap water. The second, carbon filter then removes smaller particles, such as chlorine, radon, and heavy metals, that often give tap water an unpleasant odor and taste. Finally, the advanced osmosis filter uses a semi-permeable membrane to capture anything that remains, such as bacteria, viruses, pesticides, and other dissolved solids. This level of purification removes it all so you’re left with the cleanest, freshest possible drinking water.
During the initial phase, everything is filtered out, which may include beneficial minerals and electrolytes that may have been naturally part of your tap water system. That’s why the improvement stage is an important next step; it adds back the valuable elements that transform the water, making it healthier for you to drink.
The fourth filter is the activated oxygen stage, which adds small amounts of activated oxygen to the water. This sanitizes the refill station tanks and internal system. At the same time, it increases the oxygen available for your blood and muscles. Next up is the alkaline water filter. A proprietary blend of trace minerals raises the pH level of the water to neutralize built up acidity in the body. As a result, it alleviates stress on your organs that work hard to eliminate acid that comes from environmental stressors and unbalanced diets.
Right before the final step, electrolytes are added to the water. Magnesium, potassium, calcium, and sodium support your body’s natural functioning, especially your immune system. It gives you the valuable properties of electrolyte water without the added sugars or calories found in sports drinks and other electrolyte-infused beverages.
As the final flourish, the last filter uses coconut husks to capture any last tiny contaminant water particles or lingering odors and tastes. This unique step is what gives FloWater it’s delicious, crisp taste. Since the refill station always dispenses water at the optimal drinking temperature of 42 degrees, it enhances the experience even further.
Plus, you can easily replenish your water supply with any reusable water container within seconds versus spending money or relying on single-use plastic bottles for your post-workout drink or daily source of hydration. It’s healthy for you and the planet at the same time.
Stay Hydrated for Your Health with Electrolyte-Infused Water
Hydration is a tried-and-true way to benefit your health. Adding electrolytes to water elevates this even further. Clean, delicious, crisp water is what everyone wants to get their daily water intake and FloWater offers all of that and more.
The refill station self-replenishes and self-sanitizes so that every time water is dispensed, you get the same great taste. The design also minimizes the level of dirt, germs, and grime. It has a one-touch fill button and an open dispensing area with a recessed nozzle to prevent the buildup commonly found with other water stations. Since the tanks hold several gallons of purified water on-demand, there’s no waiting for supplies to be replenished when serving a large crowd of people.
All of these health advantages and dispensing convenience makes FloWater a preferable choice for those who want to stay hydrated and reap the benefits of electrolyte-infused water.