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Proper Hydration: Essential For Adrenal Fatigue Recovery

If you are searching for information regarding proper hydration for adrenal fatigue recovery, chances are you are experiencing symptoms of dehydration and/or electrolyte imbalance.

Since you’re here, let me say, I’m sorry we had to connect this way because you’re probably not feeling very well.

But let me show you some tips I’ve learned that can fix this problem and help you feel better and have more energy!

Related: Adrenal Fatigue Recovery: 17 Ways To Support And Heal Your Body

Common Symptoms Of Dehydration Or Electrolyte Imbalance

*Fatigue*Dry Mouth
*Salt Cravings*Feeling unwell after being in a hot tub or sauna
*Not able to tolerate too much time in the sun*Feeling tired or dizzy after a hot shower
*Irregular heartbeat*Low blood pressure

Other signs of dehydration or mineral imbalance can include:

  • Brain fog
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Heartburn
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Dizziness

And more!

Dehydration (which can lead to imbalanced electrolytes) is actually a fairly common symptom of adrenal fatigue.

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Normally, our bodies have a self-regulating mechanism that stabilizes electrolyte levels but this can become somewhat dysfunctional when hormones are not in proper balance, as in the case of adrenal fatigue.

If you are experiencing signs of dehydration or electrolyte imbalance there are two important steps to take to help rehydrate and support your body while you are working on healing adrenal fatigue.

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Hydration For Adrenal Fatigue Recovery

  1. Get your electrolyte balance tested.
  2. Drink adrenal cocktails that contain minerals, especially sodium and potassium, along with Vitamin C.

Let’s go a little deeper and explore the link between dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and proper hydration for adrenal fatigue.

The Link Between Adrenal Fatigue And Dehydration

According to Dr. James Wilson, ” Dehydration is the most common cause of electrolyte imbalance, so staying hydrated can often prevent an imbalance”.

The problem is that if you are dealing with adrenal fatigue, and the hormone imbalances that go along with that, staying hydrated can be a challenge.

The reason that many with adrenal fatigue are often mildly dehydrated is most often due to the hormone aldosterone.

If a person has dealt with chronic stress and begins experiencing symptoms of adrenal fatigue, both cortisol, and aldosterone production can become exhausted.

When aldosterone levels are reduced the body is not able to regulate mineral and fluid levels properly, which then causes sodium to be removed from the body and this, in turn, causes water to be removed as well.

Because of this cascade of events, symptoms of dehydration and electrolyte balance begin to occur.

Have you ever noticed yourself feeling stressed and craving salt or reaching for potato chips? It may not just be for comfort, your body may need the extra salt!

How To Rehydrate And Balance Electrolytes

So, we know that the hormone imbalances commonly found in people with adrenal fatigue can lead to dehydration which then leads to electrolyte imbalance, but how do you fix it?

Many times people are advised to just drink more water, but this is actually terrible advice.

Drinking large amounts of plain water can lower mineral levels and cause even more problems for someone that is in an already weakened state.

For overall health and wellness, you definitely need to drink pure, clean water. But to hydrate properly, it is important to incorporate mineral-rich liquids as well.

Adrenal Cocktails To Balance And Replenish

Adrenal cocktails are a great way to add minerals, increase hydration, and keep a healthy sodium-potassium balance.

There are many variations but a good recipe will have ingredients that provide adequate levels and balance of potassium, sodium, and vitamin C.

*Fun fact: Unsulphured blackstrap molasses (like what is recommended in some adrenal cocktail recipes) is also a great source of iron and has been used for many years to raise levels in people with anemia!

Other Great Mineral-Rich Options

If you need to have a lower sugar option because of blood sugar problems, a candida issue, or other issues with bacterial overgrowth, these are also good for hydration and adrenal fatigue recovery:

Hydration Tips For Adrenal Fatigue Recovery

Now you’ve got some information on how to hydrate properly for adrenal fatigue recovery and a few delicious recipes, but let me give you a few tips that can help along the way.

Tips For Optimal Hydration

  1. Start your day with a little salt in your water
    In the morning aldosterone levels tend to be low so adding salt to your water can help start the hydration process.

  2. Begin slowly
    Depending on your level of adrenal fatigue, dehydration, and how you feel in general, you may want to start with 1/8 of a tsp. of salt and work up from there.

  3. Drink adrenal cocktails around 10 am and 2 pm
    This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but many people notice that they feel tired around this time, and adding an adrenal cocktail can help.

  4. Sip slowly
    If you drink too fast you can dilute minerals in your body and cause the kidneys to excrete fluid faster.

  5. Use filtered water
    Tap water contains many chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride (which are not healthy nor do they aid in healing your body), and distilled water lacks natural minerals.

    The best option is to invest in a handy water filter like this one.

Other Helpful Tips

* Carry a glass water bottle with you when on the go* Stay out of the direct sun and try not to get overheated
* Use a straw if your mouth is sensitive* Avoid diuretics like coffee, tea, or certain foods
* Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink something* Avoid electrolyte drinks
(They have too much sugar
and many do not have the correct sodium-potassium ratio)

Maintaining Balance

Dealing with adrenal fatigue isn’t always easy and, honestly, for some people, it can take quite a bit of work and time to finally get to a healthy place.

But don’t get discouraged!

One step that is easy to implement, and can help you feel a little better very soon, is to work on adding mineral-rich drinks and foods to your diet.

By doing that, you will aid in hydration for adrenal fatigue recovery and take one more step toward maintaining balance and healing your body.

Do you have a favorite adrenal cocktail or hydration tip? I would love it if you shared!

Feel free to leave it in the comments or send me a message!

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28 thoughts on “Proper Hydration: Essential For Adrenal Fatigue Recovery”

  1. I just ran to the store to get Th w ingredients, I’m new to this. So I’m trying to figure out what works for me.

  2. Thank you very much for this simple, but useful information.
    I intend to have these items on hand, as much as possible. This journey is hard enough as it is, once again. THANKS!

    1. Hi Laura,

      Check your email, I just sent them to you! Sorry for the inconvenience, but thanks so much for letting me know that something isn’t working right. I will fix it right away.

      I hope the recipes are just what you need 🙂

      Have a great week!

  3. I’ve had a cyst on my adrenal gland for atleast 15 years that was discovered in a ct scan. Test were run but no abnormalities found. 5 years ago it had increases by .05 cm and my Dr. doesn’t seemed concerned about it. I have a few of the symptoms of A Fatigue but general. Dehydration, weight gain, aches and pains come and go and fatigue. I thought I would try sole water.

    1. Hi Ann,

      Sorry to hear that you’re experiencing those symptoms. Sole water can be very helpful for some so I hope that it is for you too. Please keep us updated 🙂

  4. Hello, I am very interested in more recipes for Hydration for Adrenal Fatigue. I would appreciate if you can email to me. Hoping and praying for recovery! Thank you.

    1. Hi Shannon,

      I’m guessing that the sign up isn’t working on the blog post, so sorry about that! Check your email, I’m sending you a copy right now 🙂

      Thanks for reaching out and I hope the drink recipes are helpful to you!

  5. Hi! I have adrenal insufficiency. Does Smart Water have the minerals if potassium and sodium that are needed to rehydrate??

    1. Hi Judy,

      Sorry, I’m not sure if that particular water would have enough of the minerals you may need or in the proper ratios. If you talk to your health care provider they should be able to look at your personal needs and give you a better answer.

  6. Hello, thank you for the info. I’m wondering how much water I should drink. I know some say drink eight 8oz glasses which isn’t nearly enough for me. I get too thirsty b/w the adrenal fatigue and the dry mouth side effects of some meds I have to take. But some say you should drink b/w .5oz and 1oz per pound you weight, which is what I do.

    Also if you could send me the pdf I’d be grateful. I’ve been working on electrolyte balance for years for my severe adrenal fatigue. I’ve made progress but it’s still a daily struggle, not knowing if I’m crashing because of too much or not enough potassium or sodium or magnesium. Sometimes I think the ionized potassium drops I use actually makes me weaker and/or sleepy if I take too much but I’m not sure. It’s maddening! Thanks for the help 🙂

    1. Hi Jen,

      Getting and staying hydrated can be a challenge if you have adrenal fatigue or certain take meds. I can’t give a specific recommendation on how much water you need each day, that’s something that you would have to talk to your health care provider about and maybe do a little experimenting to see how much your body needs. If you’re wondering about mineral levels you could always ask for a test and/or try an HTMA test if you haven’t already.

      I would be glad to send you the proper hydration pdf, be sure to check your email because it’s on the way!

      Good luck, I hope you find the answers you’re looking for 🙂

  7. I have not been told this is my issue, but I have been having most of these systems for some time and have had many test to see if I could figure something out! I am on meds I’d like to get off of, one being sleeping pill! So I am going to try what you have printed and if you don’t mind sending the other info, I’d greatly appreciate it! Thank you.

    1. Hi Reggie,

      Sorry you’re experiencing many of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue 🙁

      I will definitely send you the info, be sure to check your email because it’s on its way!

  8. Hi! I’d like to have the drink recipes please. I’ve been dealing w dehydration for awhile and I’m still trying to figure it out. For my body I’m discovering that there is a link between sodium, electrolytes and dehydration. I crave salty foods but my blood tests always show normal sodium levels. Problem is I’m border line high blood pressure (not on any meds). So I try really hard to keep sodium intake not high. It’s like a puzzle I’m trying to solve. Too much sodium? Not enough? I feel better if I drink electrolyte drinks. I’m very confused. Thanks so much, I’d love to try the drink recipes!

    1. Hi Patricia,

      Finding the right balance for your body can definitely feel like a puzzle! One thing I found helpful when trying to balance my mineral levels was to have an HTMA test done. It is different than routine blood tests and can help give you an idea of sodium levels, but also other important mineral levels.

      In the meantime, be sure to check your email- your drink recipes should be waiting!

      Good luck on your health journey, I hope you find your answer very soon.


  9. I know I have low aldosterone (via testing) and struggle to stay well hydrated, even adding dashes of salt to my coffee, and salting my food really well. But since I’ve been doing intermittent fasting and spent a few days in horribly humid Nexixo (coupled with air travel) my minerals/hydration balance is proving difficult to get back. Thank you for this article because it was a great reminder of why I shouldn’t just try to keep drinking without cramming in the minerals! When I do that (don’t add snug minerals) the water goes straight through me and I just pee it right out, but my fingers stay all pruney and my hands feel dry. So I’m excited to get your recipes! I did receive the email for them, but the link is broken. Could you please send them direct? Sorry for the trouble, but thank you so much for the insights!

    1. Hi Allyson,

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience and for letting me know the link wasn’t working, I really appreciate it! Be sure to check your inbox because the recipes are on the way. Hope you can add some minerals and start rehydrating 🙂

  10. Thanks for this great post! I feel like I can relate to a lot of this and am looking forward to trying your recipes. I signed up to receive the recipe of drink mixed but did not receive them (I did start to receive your newsletter, though). Could you please send me the recipes? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lindsay,
      So glad that you liked the post! So sorry you didn’t receive the drink recipes 🙁
      Check your email because I’m sending them to you right now.

      Thanks for reaching out,

  11. Hi-
    Thank you for such invaluable and pertinent information. Please be so kind as to send me the recipes for adrenal fatigue drink mixes.
    Am seriously in need.

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