Is Sole Water Really The New Miracle Health Drink?

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Have you heard of sole water? I certainly hadn’t. Turns out it’s the hottest new trend in the wellness industry. Boasting the ability to ease muscle cramping, lose weight, and give you better sleep, it’s no wonder this new drink is blowing up. So, does it actually work? I did my research to get the full scoop for you.


What is Sole Water?

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Sole – pronounced sol-ay – water is the chic name for pink Himalayan salt water. It’s taken from the mines in Pakistan and has more than 80 minerals and elements like calcium and potassium. It doesn’t have additives, and it’s not heavily processed. This means it retains most of its health benefits by the time it hits your kitchen!

The salt also has an abundance of sodium chloride. Sodium has plenty of health benefits: it’s crucial for good sleep, body hydration and fluid balance, and healthy blood pressure. This is especially true when you’re sweating or exercising. Too much sodium can be harmful, but just enough keeps your body in tip top shape.

You can make it on your own. We recommend the pink Himalayan salt crystals from The Spice Lab — they’re highly rated and no weird chemicals are added post-mining.

It’s super easy, just follow these steps:

1. Fill a jar 1/4 of the way with the pink Himalayan salt. Add filtered water and leave about half an inch of space at the top.

2. Let the salt dissolve over the course of 24 hours. If the salt is completely dissolved after 24 hours, add more and let sit for an extra 12 hours. No excess salt indicates that the water is not fully saturated.

3. Continue to add salt until there is excess left after a 24-hour period. This means that the water is fully saturated, and the process is done.

What Does Sole Water Do?

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It’s less what sole water does, and more what it claims to do. Proponents of sole water claim that it helps with digestion, balances the pH in your body, balances blood sugar, and increases your energy.

The problem: there isn’t any info to back these claims up. And it starts with the sodium.

The Problems With Sole Water’s Benefits

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Sole water’s claim to fame is its sodium chloride content, but the truth is that table salt has more sodium chloride than pink Himalayan salt, and the water dilutes it. While pink Himalayan salt may have less processing and additives, you’d have to drink a ridiculous amount of sole water in order to reap the benefits; however, that can lead to an excess sodium intake. You’re better off eating foods with sodium to reap its benefits.

Most importantly: sole water hasn’t been tested enough to make any substantive claims. Most of what’s promoted is based on the concept of what it can possibly do, and less on the facts. Plenty of research still needs to be done before promoting this as a cure-all and quick-fix for your body’s problems. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


Sole water may have benefits – we just don’t know yet. Until more testing has been done, we recommend focusing on a solid diet and talking with your doctor about your health concerns. Have you heard of sole water? Are you thinking of trying it? Has it helped? Let us know in the comments!

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