Hot days relaxing or playing under the sun make summer a delight for families and friends gathering and vacationing. But it is easy to become dehydrated, get low in essential minerals lost through sweat and overheat.
Some signs indicating your body needs help are faintness, dizziness, swelling, muscle cramps, headaches, rash, weakness, and irritability.
If the body is allowed to reach high temperatures, this can cause a heat stroke which can cause death or damage to the brain. Symptoms of heat stroke are nausea, seizures, confusion, disorientation, loss of consciousness or coma.
It’s important to drink plenty of water and eat fresh fruits and vegetables to help hydrate and replace lost minerals. Energizing, tonic and adaptogenic substances can aid in prevention and recovery from heat exposure:
- Water—2 liters daily
- Seasonal fruits and vegetables
- Taurine, a sulfur amino acid
- Ginseng (Panax Ginseng)
- Vitamin D
Energizing substances help with concentration and wakefulness. Tonic substances are able to strengthen and invigorate various organs. And adaptogenic substances can increase recovery after intense physical activity or stress.