Okay so i have been retaining water like mad, i literally have gained about 20 pounds in fluid the past month, this was confusing the heck out of me because i wasn't doing anything different
so this past week i decided to up my water intake to see if maybe if that might help flush it out, well it seems to be doing nothing or perhaps making the problem a little worse, in case you're wondering i've been drinking about 2-3 gallons or 8-12 quarts of water per day
well today i was carrying bags of salt down to my basement for the water softener, and i was like oh ummm all of this is going into my water, that might be a problem lol...i can actually recall tasting salt in my tap water a couple of times....so does anyone know if the salt from a water softener can cause you to retain fluid, cuz if it can im off to the spring ASAP!
What kind of salt is it?
Salts can cause retention of water in the tissues. The body tries to clean the blood, and if the kidneys aren't fast enough, the salt passively gets deeper into the tissues and the skin, and once there, sucks water in through osmosis.
I bet some is getting in your water and any kind of salt will cause water retention. Good detective work! ;)
You want to get the fluoride out anyway so go buy some Reverse Osmosis water, should be easy to find.
just came across this on an FAQ from morten salt, which is what we use
12) If I am using salt in my water softener, how much sodium is in the soft water?