The Evian Hydration Myth

The Evian Hydration Myth


We all need water right ? It delivers minerals to our cells, a huge factor for staying hydrated and maintaining overall health. However, not all water is created equal. In recent years, there has been a growing concern about mineral-lacking water that's considered "dead" water and its potential to dehydrate rather than hydrate the body.


Evian, a popular brand known for its source in the French Alps, may not be the best water you can drink to be perfectly hydrated. In this blog post, we'll dive into the science behind why water like Evian might be accused of dehydrating rather than hydrating I hope you are ready.


Water in itself does not hydrate you. Water carries the essential minerals that we need for our body to thrive. Electrolytes are what hydrate you. Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium are what the cells in your body need to not only thrive but survive.   It's true that minerals in water can have health benefits beyond just hydration. Calcium and magnesium, for instance, are essential for bone health and muscle function. However, relying solely on water for mineral intake might not be the most efficient way to meet these nutritional needs. A balanced diet that includes nutrient-rich foods is crucial for obtaining essential minerals.

Let's have a look at the nutrients of Evian. 

Evian barely has nutrients. 1.1mg of Potassium per Litre would mean you have to drink 3182 litres of water. That would kill you. 6.8mg/L of Sodium is also too little. Its difficult to comprehend how this water became such a popular source for people to drink and hydrate from. 

The Osmolarity Factor: Osmolarity refers to the concentration of solutes (substances dissolved in a liquid) in a solution. When we consume water, our bodies aim to maintain a delicate balance of osmolarity to ensure proper hydration. Mineral-rich water, due to its higher solute concentration, can help maintain this balance. On the other hand, water with low mineral content, like some bottled waters including Evian, might have a lower osmolarity compared to our body fluids. As a result, it can potentially lead to an osmotic imbalance, causing the body to lose more water and electrolytes than it gains.

The Proper way of hydrating: We consider Evian a "dead" water source, a source of water that it not sufficient for hydration. If you add just one stick pack of our Salt of the Earth natural Electrolytes, it would hydrate you in a perfect balance, without having to drink any ridiculous amounts of water. Ultimately, staying well-hydrated involves not only the type of water you consume but also your overall diet, lifestyle, and fluid intake.

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