Recently Aubrey Marcus (the brains behind Onnit Labs) was on Joe Rogan’s podcast (Joe is a co-owner of Onnit) and he was talking about a wide range of topics relating to the body and health when he spoke about drinking water. Aubrey mentioned that he adds a bit of Onnit Pink Himalayan Salt to his water before drinking it. Normally we’re looking to filter things out of our water, so why was he adding salt back into it?
It turns out that the filtering process strips out all the bad stuff that we don’t want in our bodies, but it also eliminates some of the good stuff as well. Minerals that our bodies need to function efficiently can be found in water, but filtering the water takes out these minerals. Adding a bit of salt to your drinking water allows you to drink clean water with the minerals your body needs as well.
Regular table salt isn’t necessarily what you should be reaching for when you’re looking to salt your drinking water. Instead, look for salt that’s naturally acquired, like the Pink Himalayan Salt that Aubrey uses. This salt is mined from salt deposits that are about 250 million years old, created long before we began to pollute the earth with heavy metals, pesticides, etc. The pink color is visual evidence that the salt is packed with 84 trace minerals and electrolytes that our bodies use and crave.
When adding Himalayan salt to drinking water, you’ll want to measure out about a teaspoon or a teaspoon and a half. You may also choose to simply swallow the salt and then follow it up with a glass of water. Ingesting water salted with Himalayan salt can have a profound effect on the body, such as boosting your energy, balancing your blood sugar, and curbing your appetite as well.
Onnit has for sale 12 oz. glass jars (complete with spoon) of Pink Himalayan Salt for sale, along with 2 lb. refill bags, and boxes of single-serving packets of salt, which are perfect for carrying with you. Add a packet of salt to a bottle of drinking water to get your minerals on the go.