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.
I got an email from Onnit the other day saying that the T+ testosterone booster supplement is now back in stock. Some people found it to be a little too sweet for their tastes, and it sounds like Onnit has listened to them. A new recipe is used and it now has an improved taste. I can’t comment on this as I haven’t tried the new and improved T+ but when I get my hands on some, I’ll post a review. If you haven’t yet tried it out, or if your current supply is running low, you can head over to the Onnit website and order some up.
Onnit has also created some bundle packs for those of you who like saving money. The Muscle Builder pack includes T+ and the Hemp Force protein powder at nearly $15 off. The 30 Days to Six Pack bundle has Bullet Proof Upgraded coffee, Bulletproof MCT Oil, two jars of Shroom Tech Sport, and T+ at a savings of nearly $30. There’s also a new non-T+ bundle called Powerful Pantry, which saves you $10 and includes a box of Tanka bars, a bottle of stevia sweetener, a jar of pink Himalayan salt, and a jar each of the new Walnut Almond Cashew butter and the Macadamia Cacao Cherry butter.
Call me an Onnit fanboy or a disciple of Rogan and I will not disagree. Listening to his podcast has changed my life and helped me lose weight, get in shape, and eat healthier. Without the knowledge that he passes on to his listeners, I’d be a lot bigger and growing fatter with each passing day. The amount of fruits and vegetables I used to eat in a month I now eat in a day.
On the topic of salt, you would think that salt is something you would want to eliminate from your diet, not add to it. But like many other minerals, salt is something our bodies need, albeit in limited amounts. What type of salt you eat is also very important. After Dave Asprey’s appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, I decided to look into Onnit’s Pink Himalayan Salt.
I touched on this in an earlier blog post, but pink Himalayan salt is so much better for you than traditional table salt because it is packed with over 80 minerals that refined table salt is lacking. That’s why table salt is white. The lack of color indicates the absence of these minerals. The pink color of Himalayan salt is visual evidence that the salt is packed with the full spectrum of minerals your body needs.
Onnit recently added Pink Himalayan Salt to its store and I picked up a bottle and have used it in place of regular table salt. Despite its name, the salt doesn’t taste overly salty, at least not in the way we’re accustomed to salt tasting. It actually has a full, deep flavor with a mild salty taste, rather than simply a salty taste. It’s hard to explain and something that needs to be experienced. If you’ve thought about limiting your salt intake, consider replacing your table salt with Pink Himalayn Salt from Onnit. Best of all, it’s Kosher and comes with a little spoon attached to the jar!
You’re probably sick of me going on and on about Dave Asprey’s appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience by now. But Dave was on talking with Joe for about three hours and he was packed with useful information and an approach to health and weight loss that was completely new to me. Like the Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee I’ve written about on this blog before, Dave also talked about the benefits of Himalayan salt and why he takes a tablespoon of it each day.
What most of us think of as salt isn’t actually an organic product. In fact, the table salt we sprinkle on our french fries and roast chicken is artificially produced, devoid of any of the naturally occurring minerals that one would find in Himalayan salt, for instance. This is where iodized salt comes from: to put minerals back into the sodium chloride (table salt) we all keep on our kitchen tables.
The first thing you’ll notice about Himalayan is its striking pink color. This comes from the presence of the minerals that common table salt is lacking. The second thing you’ll notice is the taste. It’s not as harsh and biting as table salt and many find it much smoother on the palate. A good comparison to make is the difference between a fine, expensive, aged whiskey and a $5 bottle of swill.
When it comes to alcohol, age certainly makes a difference, and it applies to salt as well. The best pink Himalayan salt comes from mines that are a quarter of a billion (yes, billion with a B!) years old. This salt wasn’t produced in a factory with minerals added in later. The salt and its minerals were around long before we were, and long before they could ever be polluted or tainted by man and our pollution, chemicals, and industrial waste.