From successfully battling stubborn digestive issues, such as constipation and heartburn, to relieving stress, treating headaches and even losing weight – Donat has helped people to regain their health and wellbeing for several centuries. It’s been celebrated all around the world as a treasure trove of vital minerals and magnesium, and in 2015, its benefits were also clinically proven.
However, many people still don’t know that the effects of this versatile natural mineral water vary depending on the way one drinks it. In order for Donat to be most effective, one therefore needs to know which drinking regime is best for a particular medical issue. But hey, it’s not rocket science, we promise! And to prove it, we’ve created this simple guide that will teach you exactly how to drink Donat!
How Does Donat Work?
But before we explain how to drink Donat to make its every drop count, we must take a moment to explain where all this healing power comes from. And one look at its magical formula is all it takes to understand why this is a mineral water that you’ll find nowhere else in this world.
The secret of Donat is in its unique combination of sulphates, bicarbonates and magnesium, which creates a drink with a wide range of health benefits. Let’s take a quick look at each component of this health bundle:
Sulphates – a Pillar of Healthy Digestion
Donat is a rich source of magnesium sulphate, better known as Epsom salt. Besides its many health benefits, this ingredient is also classified as an osmotic laxative, effectively speeding up digestion without causing any damage to the body or unpleasant side effects. Is this your first time hearing about magnesium sulphate? Then you really need to do something about it as this humble home remedy can really come in handy in so many cases. Get to know it better by reading our article Using Epsom salt for constipation.
Magnesium – a Multitalent Among Healthy Substances!
Fun fact that should always be on your mind: Magnesium takes part in more than 300 biochemical processes in the human organism, which makes it vitally important! It ensures a steady heartbeat, keeps our muscle function in check, contributes to strong bones and so much more. And before you also read which magnesium-rich foods will help you meet the required daily magnesium intake, let us tell you that 3 dcl of Donat contains 300 Mg of this mineral – as if you ate 10 bananas!
Bicarbonates – Say Goodbye to Acid Issues!
We all know the burning sensation of stomach acid escaping back into our food pipe. But do you know what helps? Knowing how to drink Donat for heartburn relief! Its high bicarbonate content buffers free acids and effectively alleviates the unpleasant pain.
And How Do We Know that It Works?
So what exactly helps us to determine how to drink Donat and how can we be so sure that it actually works? Because its health benefits have been scientifically proven. After the knowledge about its unique properties had been spreading for centuries, a clinical study conducted in 2015 finally proved that Donat speeds up digestion without having a negative impact on the organism.
The six-week study was conducted in Germany and included participants consuming 0.5 L of Donat daily. After the end of the experiment, the subjects had much more frequent bowel movements while their stool consistency improved by more than 50%.
The process that speeds up your gut functions is called osmosis. The magnesium sulphate in Donat absorbs water from the intestinal wall cells, thus increasing the intestinal content by up to 5 times, which creates enough pressure on the walls to get things moving. Magnesium also softens up waste, therefore enabling our bowels to push it out without issues.
So, How to Drink Donat for Maximum Success?
Knowing how Donat works and what ingredients make it so efficient in the fight against digestive problems has enabled experts to determine exactly what amount and at what time works best to speed up digestion. What is more, scientists also took into account its other beneficial effects and developed a dedicated drinking routine for each health issue that Donat helps to treat.
Let’s take a look at a few simple instructions for each drinking regime and turn you into a pro Donat drinker. Ready to become healthier and feel better? Here we go!
Being a mild laxative, Donat can be used over an extended period of time without causing damage to the bowel movement or dependence. To effectively treat constipation or simply speed up your digestion, you can drink it continuously or opt for a 5-day treatment followed by a 2-day pause.
After waking up in the morning, drink 0.2 – 0.3 l on an empty stomach. Drink it warm. Before dinner, add another 0.2 l, this time at room temperature. In both cases, drink it quickly.
Complete Body Detox
Do you already know our Donat Detox programme? If the answer is no, let us introduce a one-of-a-kind body cleansing programme involving a special diet, body care, exercise and relaxation techniques. It’s a great way to help your organism’s natural detox system function even better and feel great, especially after several days of holiday feasts or a period of particularly unhealthy eating.
When opting for the detox programme, you should combine a healthy diet with drinking Donat for at least 21 days in a row. Quickly drink 0.2 – 0.3 l of warm Donat in the morning (on an empty stomach), adding 0.1 – 0.2 l before every meal. This time, it should be cold (or at room temperature) and drunk slowly. Also repeat this practice before going to bed.
Donat is a surefire way to alleviate heartburn by neutralising the stomach acid that finds its way in the food pipe. If you suffer from acid reflux issues, drink it continuously. It’s best if you do this several days throughout the day, 20-30 minutes before every meal. Slowly drink 0.1 – 0.2 l of Donat at room temperature. You can also drink it with meals or 1-2 hours after heartburn occurs. Make sure, however, to drink it on an empty stomach.
Getting a Magnesium Boost
Magnesium plays a key role in a number of biochemical reactions taking place in our body, which is why an adult person needs around 400 mg of this essential mineral per day. In certain circumstances, a person’s magnesium requirements may also increase, for example after a strenuous training session that presents a risk of muscle cramps. Luckily, Donat has you covered as no natural mineral water offers such an abundance of magnesium.
In the morning, slowly drink 0.2 l of Donat on an empty stomach. It can be cold or at room temperature. Repeat this process before lunch (this time, drink between 0.1 and 0.2 l). Before dinner, drink the same amount as before lunch, only making sure that your drink is cold this time.
Controlling type II diabetes
Have you ever asked yourself how to drink Donat to keep type II diabetes in check? Well, here’s your handy guide!
As magnesium helps to create insulin and ensures its normal operation, drinking Donat on a regular basis will help you keep the disease under control. Start your day by quickly drinking 0.2 – 0.3 l (warm), add 0.1 – 0.2 l before lunch (drink slowly, at room temperature) and repeat the process before dinner.
Supporting Bile Secretion
Bile secretion is very important as it helps your body to properly digest fats. And the sulphates in Donat can help your gallbladder and bile ducts perform their job with fewer issues. To keep your biliary system in top shape, perform this Donat treatment at least three times a year and after gallbladder operations.
Start by drinking 0.2 or 0.3 l of lukewarm Donat before breakfast, add 0.2 l before lunch (drink it slowly while it’s cold) and have another glass (0.1 or 0.2 l, lukewarm) before dinner.
Managing Stress with Donat
Learning how to drink Donat to overcome stress is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your everyday wellbeing. As stress leads to magnesium deficiency, which can cause even more stress, it’s vital that you have a quick and efficient remedy at hand – and what better than a mineral water that’s rich in magnesium?
If you are exposed to stress, drink 0.1 or 0.2 l of cold Donat (room temperature will also do). Do it slowly and at least 20 – 30 minutes before a meal. Thank us later.
Getting Rid of That Nasty Headache
We know we sound repetitive by now, but yes, Donat can also cure your headache and even alleviate migraines. Experts suggest a 2-month therapy that you should repeat 3 times a year (with 1-month breaks).
Before having anything for breakfast, slowly drink 0.3 l of cold Donat and add another 0.2 l before going to sleep. You’ll feel fresher and more energised!
Donat for a Healthy Cardiovascular System
Yes, you’ve guessed it – it’s magnesium again. And yes, it’s also crucial for keeping your heart and blood vessels working perfectly. It will also manage your blood pressure and make sure your nervous system performs its duties without issues.
So, how to drink Donat to take care of the most important muscle in your body? Have a glass (0.1 l) of it 3 or 4 times per day. Drink it approximately half an hour before evey meal – slowly. That’s it – simple, isn’t it?
Losing Weight and Staying Healthy – You’ve Read That Correctly!
Donat as a secret formula for losing those extra pounds? Why not?! As an essential part of any weight-loss diet, it regulates the metabolism, neutralises acids, supports regular bowel movements and helps you battle the effects of day-to-day stress. Sounds pretty good!
If you want to lose weight with Donat, start your day by quickly drinking 0.3 – 0-5 l on an empty stomach and add a few slow sips (0.1 l) before every meal or when you feel like having a cheeky little snack.
And No, You Don’t Have to Remember All That 😉
That’s what the app is for! Now that you know how to make the most out of Donat in various treatment scenarios, let us also reassure you that there is no need to learn all this by heart. We’ve developed a special app that contains all this information and much more, presenting each drinking routine in an easy and simple-to-follow format. It’s called Donat Moments and is available for Android and iOS. What is more, it will even remind you when to drink Donat during your chosen therapy, which means you will never have to worry if you’ve missed a glass or not!
This handy digital guide on how to drink Donat is a no-brainer. Just download it, choose your favourite routine and you’re good to go (and yes’ it’s free and without in-app payments, you’re welcome! 😉 )