Since noticing the effects of being better hydrated vs poorly poorly hydrated I have made it a real priority. I've been mixing a teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt per gallon of water. I also was adding roughly equal amounts of potassium gluconate powder to the gallon mix of water that I drank each day.
I found that drinking much or most of this mix each day was critical for me to feel better. Regarding the safety of the higher than recommended on the bottle of potassium intake I was taking: I never had any potassium overdose symptoms in the several months that I drank the water/salt/potassium mix. However, I did have a case of diarrhea and knowing that diarrhea is one possible symptom of taking too much supplemental potassium, I cut back to a teaspoon from a Tablespoon in my water mix per day. I currently am out of my potassium supply. When I get some more potassium powder, I will start adding it back into my water mix and see if the diarrhea comes back. I know that supplemental
potassium can be dangerous if used incorrectly, so I will be careful.
I still believe that my blood serum volume is low so I have been on the lookout for a good hydration mix. I found this one, and it looks good:
JIGSAW ELECTROLYTE SUPREME™http://www.jigsawhealth.com/supplements/electrolyte-supreme/