Podcast episode 23 is up today on the LMNT electrolytes, and asking the question,
What do electrolytes have to do with the gut?
Here’s the episode with the one and only Robb Wolf.
Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and 2X New York Times/Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat.
He and co-author Diana Rodgers recently released their book, Sacred Cow, which explains why well-raised meat is good for us and good for the planet.
Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked Itunes podcast, books and seminars.
He’s known for his direct approach and ability to distill and synthesize information to make the complicated stuff easier to understand.
Robb is also the co-founder of Drink LMNT.
I drink LMNT everyday to support intermittent fasting, my workouts, and optimal digestion. My favorite flavor can be found below!
LMNT Electrolytes (What do Electrolytes Have to Do with the Gut?)
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- Robb’s story
- His diet then and today
- The gut from a biochemical standpoint
- What exactly are electrolytes and why are they necessary for the gut?
- Symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance
- How and why does an electrolyte imbalance lead to digestive issues?
- “An electrolyte imbalance can cause gut problems and gut problems can cause an electrolyte imbalance.”
- What does leaky gut have to do with all of this?
- How Robb founded LMNT
- What is the natriuresis of fasting?
- Robb’s personal favorite LMNT flavor (get it HERE)
- Something about electrolytes most people get wrong
- Robb’s 3 convictions around gut health and gut healing
More from A Gutsy Girl
Here is more information on the LMNT product:
LMNT is a tasty electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. That means lots of salt — with no sugar. LMNT is formulated to help anyone with their electrolyte needs and is perfectly suited to folks following a keto, low-carb, or paleo diet.
With none of the junk. No sugar, coloring, artificial ingredients, gluten, or fillers.
Current flavors include:
- Watermelon Salt
- Citrus Salt
- Orange Salt
- Raspberry Salt
- Raw Unflavored
- Mango Chili
- Lemon Habanero
- Chocolate Salt
- Mint Chocolate (BRAND NEW!)
Here are 4 main and common strong electrolytes:
- HCl (hydrochloric acid)
- H2SO4 (sulfuric acid)
- NaOH (sodium hydroxide)
- KOH (potassium hydroxide)
And according to one source, here is the digestive benefit:
Electrolytes keep the digestive system chugging along. Your intestines are lined with smooth muscle tissue that’s controlled by the autonomic nervous system, the part you can’t consciously control. Their rhythmic contractions are important for nutrient absorption and waste elimination. Potassium allows the muscles in the intestines to contract. However, low potassium levels can inhibit healthy digestion. That’s why it’s so important to load up on potassium with food and electrolyte supplements!
But it’s more than just that from a digestive standpoint. Keep reading to learn more about why electrolytes are critical for the Gutsy community.
How to Get Electrolytes
Some of the main causes of electrolyte imbalance include dehydration, sweating, diarrhea, certain medications, and vomiting.
Because these are all very common in the Gutsy community, you can understand the chicken/egg scenario Robb discusses in the episode.
So how can you get more electrolytes?
For me and in/because of my research, supplementing is quickest and best for electrolytes. This is why, the electrolytes powder packets from LMNT are powerful.
Electrolytes Powder Packets
I have the best electrolytes powder packets to share.
In fact, I included these on my Holiday 2021 Wish List.
However, today my favorite flavor releases and I can’t even stand how excited I am about it.
The flavor? Mint Chocolate. I’m a sucker for Mint Chocolate always, and this one is fantastic!
- 1,000 mg sodium
- 200 mg potassium
- 60 mg magnesium
I got a sneak preview of the flavor and have been drinking it for the past couple weeks. So let me share a couple things.
How to drink a packet of LMNT
The first time I tried LMNT I made a huge mistake. I poured an entire packet (stick) into about 8-10 ounces of water. Literally gagged and was like, “I cannot talk about this product because it tastes like colonoscopy prep.” Ladies – you know I’m always real and honest with you. That’s what I thought.
Well then I actually read the usage instructions and had the conversation with Robb. Turns out that if you drink an entire stick with just 8 – 10 ounces, it’s going to be salty AF.
So don’t do as I did.
Instead, for best results and the most incredible taste, pour the stick into 30 – 32 ounces and stir. I promise it tastes so good. Like, so good I now need to make sure I’m only drinking 1 – 2 sticks per day (or as needed with workouts!)
I personally love the Mint Chocolate flavor over water and ice (was thinking of blending it next?!?!).
Anyways, that’s all you do to reap the benefits.
P.S. Straight from the company:
- Mint Chocolate is best enjoyed hot — your minty hot chocolate, your no sugar peppermint mocha, or your cozy beverage of choice.
- Mint Chocolate is a limited-time flavor – when it’s sold out, it’s gone!
- They offer a no-questions-asked refund policy (you don’t even have to send it back!)
Electrolytes Supplement Keto
One final thing I have to mention: the Keto community loves this product.
And if you’re part of the Keto community, surely you have felt the “keto flu.”
The body excretes electrolytes at an increased rate due while in a low-carb, ketogenic, or fasted state. Similar to the low-carb flu, electrolytes can make the difference between feeling great and feeling like garbage on a fast.
I’ll tell you what’s real – I started drinking this and felt better before, during, and after my workouts. I also consumed a whole stick a night after having one too many cocktails and it did some magic!
Finally, this product does use Stevia and I’ve always been skeptical of how my body (aka acne) reacts with Stevia. I’m keeping my eye on it with the handy, dandy, super lovely healing journal I created. You can, too!
Time to wrap this up. As always, a huge goal for this show is to connect with even more people. Feel free to send an email to our team at email@example.com. We want to hear questions, comments, show ideas, etc.
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