The Nutrient-Rich Mocktail You've Never Heard Of Before

While you may not know the minute details of what happens to your body when you drink water every day, you probably know that having enough in your system helps you feel less fatigued and keeps you hydrated. If you spent the day swimming at the beach and sweating in the hot sun, it's especially important to replace those lost minerals through proper electrolyte consumption (via Healthline).

Even though water and electrolytes are essential, some doctors and nutritionists believe when your body is under stress, you need to support your adrenal system as well. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the body's adrenal glands (located above the kidneys) release hormones that help regulate blood pressure, stress responses, and immune function.

In aiding that hormone equilibrium, humans need a decent ratio of sodium and potassium, and while some Americans consume too much salt on a daily basis, what we're truly lacking is adequate levels of potassium (via Insider). You can find the recommended daily potassium levels in some sports drinks that go hand in hand with sugar, which can result in an unwelcomed crash later in the day.

To avoid Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, which is the adrenal system's inability to produce adequate levels of hormones due to stress, Dr. Michael Lam, an expert on using food nutrition to support cell function, suggests supporting the body by drinking an adrenal cocktail daily (via Dr. Lam Coaching). What exactly is in this magical mocktail?

Hydrate with the adrenal mocktail

While there are various recipes for this mocktail on the internet, all of them share key ingredients to support adrenal function. On his website, Dr. Lam notes the drink can give the body adequate potassium which will aid the other important minerals in the beverage in supporting proper cell function.

The main ingredients suggested by Dr. Lam are Vitamin C, sea salt, and cream of tartar. Dr. Lam shares that salt is critical for processing fluids through the body and for thyroid health. According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Endocrine Research, Vitamin C has many benefits, including supporting the Adrenal system in the production of hormones. And finally, cream of tartar is high in potassium and lacks a distinct flavor which makes it the perfect addition to the orange juice base.

This adrenal mocktail has also become a popular trend on social media. Instagram user @jessicaashwellness, a Certified Nutrition Coach, posted the many benefits of adding an adrenal mocktail into your daily life. She recommends using the drink between meals and assures it will help calm your mind and keep your body regulated. While her ingredients differ slightly from Dr. Lam's, they both contain Vitamin C, potassium, and sea salt.

There may be many options when it comes to hydration drinks, but the adrenal mocktail, per Dr. Lam, can restore the electrolytes in your body, repair damaged cells, and stabilize blood sugar until your next meal.