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Summer Hydration: How Electrolytes Keep Your Family Energized


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Your electrolyte needs increase during the summer months.

You lose minerals a lot faster when it’s hot out, which makes mineral replenishment especially important during summer. You’d be surprised how much even mild dehydration affects your performance, both physically and mentally.

Keeping your electrolytes high is important for adults and especially important for kids. Even your pets need extra minerals when it’s warm, especially if they’re going on extra walks or spending more time in the sun.

Here’s a look at why it’s so important to replenish electrolytes during summer, as well as the best way to keep your whole family hydrated.

Dehydration Affects Performance More Than You’d Think 

Most of us probably don’t think much about dehydration—but we should, because it causes pretty major performance deficits.

  • In a 2014 study, researchers ran athletes through leg muscle strength tests under two conditions: hydrated and mildly dehydrated.

  • Mildly dehydrated athletes showed a 16% decrease in muscle strength . [ * ] They rated their fatigue level as significantly higher and couldn’t produce nearly as much power—but when they rehydrated, their strength returned to normal.

  • A 2010 study found similar results: mildly dehydrated people performed 2 fewer reps on strength exercises , on average, versus people with enough water and electrolytes. [ * ]

  • Dehydration affects physical endurance as well. In a 2001 study, athletes doing endurance training fatigued 17% faster when moderately dehydrated . [ * ]

It’s not just physical, either. People report greater mental fatigue and lower overall energy when just mildly dehydrated. [ * ]

In fact, your brain is especially sensitive to dehydration. A 2012 study found that even 2% dehydration produced significant decreases in concentration, memory, and physical coordination . [ * ] Your brain cells don’t conduct electricity as well when you’re dehydrated, which leaves you tired and foggy.

You Need More Minerals During Summer 

A 2013 study found that you get dehydrated 40% faster in summer versus winter. [  *  ] It’s about more than water, too .

  • A 2021 study found that in hot weather, a mineral-rich drink was 22% better at rehydrating people, while those who drank plain water remained functionally dehydrated. [ * ] The difference was smaller during winter—people took longer to become dehydrated and minerals were only about 10% more effective than plain water.

  • A 2019 study found similar results: after people spent prolonged time in the heat, mineral-enhanced sea water rapidly rehydrated them and restored their muscle and cognitive deficits much faster than plain water did. [ * ]

two glasses of water for hydration

In other words, minerals hydrate you better than water, and the difference is large enough to impact your physical and mental wellbeing.

One final note: children are especially prone to dehydration, both because of their smaller size—they have less total water, so each percentage of water lost has a bigger impact—and because they’re less likely to realize they’re low on fluids and seek help from an adult. [ * ]

That’s especially true if your kids play sports or spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s very important that they stay hydrated when it’s hot out—and that they get plenty of electrolytes in particular. 

We wanted to get rid of that hassle. Our minerals are derived from humic and fulvic substances—natural components of ancient soil, that we extract into ionic solutions. This means they need no digestion and are ready for absorption the minute you drink them. But more importantly, they also provide enhanced delivery of their mineral content directly into your cells, where they can make a difference in how you feel.

Basically, our supplements are designed for any cell in your body to use at any time of day. Our minerals absorb rapidly regardless of when you take them, and you can have them with or without food. It makes no difference to their bioavailability.

Our supplements also taste like water, which makes them great for everyone (even kids). All you have to do is take two half-ounce shots of liquid—morning, afternoon, or evening.

Keep Your Whole Family Hydrated with Minerals 

Rehydration is about more than water. You also have to replenish your mineral stores. The trouble is that most electrolyte supplements use mineral salts that are hard to absorb—your body only uses about 10% of what you take [ * ]—and sports drinks are full of sugar, artificial dyes and sweeteners, and other junk ingredients. Plus, most commercial electrolyte formulas only have a couple token minerals, while you need a wide range of minerals for proper rehydration.

That’s why we created BEAM Minerals. We offer concentrated, all-in-one mineral supplements that rapidly replenish your mineral stores. They come in a high-absorption liquid form with close to 100% bioavailability, and they’re potent enough that you’ll feel their effects within minutes. BEAM also contains a wide array of minerals, instead of just one or two. It’s everything you need, all in a single replenisher.

Best of all, we’re great for the whole family: our Advanced Electrolyte and Micronutrient Formula is perfect for keeping both adults and children hydrated.

We even make complete mineral formulas for cats and dogs , so your pet can stay hydrated when it’s hot out. All that fur speeds up dehydration!

We make it easy to perform your best during the summer. Just take a shot of BEAM Minerals in the morning, as well as after physical activity or time outside. You can also mix it into water—it’s flavorless and easy to drink.

Give BEAM Minerals a try this summer. You’ll be amazed by how much better you feel when you keep your cells hydrated.

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Can I take BEAM Minerals with my other supplements?

Yes, in fact, BEAM Minerals will enhance the bioavailability of all your other supplements.

What is the difference between Micro-BOOST™ and Electrolyze™?

Electrolyze™ is primarily composed of Fulvic Mineral Complexes . Fulvic complexes are small molecules that provide inter-cellular transport for nutritional elements into the cells and carry bio-waste out of the cells. Fulvic complexes are flavonoids , which provide many benefits in the body.

Micro-BOOST™ is primarily composed of the Humic Mineral Complexes . Humic complexes are large molecules that are extra-cellular, meaning they do not enter the cells but stay outside the cells. They are highly-charged molecules that attract, through their electrical charge, bio-waste, free radicals and heavy metals. They ultimately carry bio-waste out of the body. Thus, we call them “Nature’s Janitor”.

How many milligrams (mg) of an electrolyte (Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium, etc.) is there in BEAM Minerals?

The quantities of each element in BEAM Minerals products are measured in “parts per million” (ppm), rather than the “milligrams” (mg). Here is the information which usually helps to understand the difference:

Milligrams (mg) vs parts per million (ppm)

In comparing our products to other supplements, people want to know how much of an electrolyte is in our products (like potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium). Usually they are looking for an amount in milligrams (mg).

We have a hard time answering that question, because the electrolytes (and other elements) in BEAM Minerals products are measured in parts per million (ppm). So how can consumers compare?

The answer is a little complex, but here’s the high points.

The electrolytes in BEAM Minerals products are provided in “trace” amounts that are completely dissolved and thus 100% bio-available, immediately introduced into your circulation when you consumed them and will produce and active effect.

When you take a 320mg pill of magnesium, your body is only able utilize about 12-20% of it as it takes some time because your body has to digest it first. Whatever is not dissolved gets processed out of your body.

When you take a capful of liquid Electrolyze™ and/or Micro-BOOST™, you receive approximately 5.22 ppm of magnesium in which 100% of the magnesium is immediately available to your body. In addition, an important to know is that the magnesium in BEAM Minerals products stay in your system much longer building up healthy levels as you continue to take it daily.