Should you be taking electrolytes?

Should you be taking electrolytes?

They regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood acidity and pressure, and help rebuild damaged tissue.

The muscles and neurons are sometimes referred to as the “electric tissues” of the body. They rely on the movement of electrolytes through the fluid inside, outside, or between cells.

The electrolytes in human bodies include:

  • sodium
  • potassium
  • calcium
  • bicarbonate
  • magnesium
  • chloride
  • phosphate

For example, a muscle needs calcium, sodium, and potassium to contract. When these substances become imbalanced, it can lead to either muscle weakness or excessive contraction.

The heart, muscle, and nerve cells use electrolytes to carry electrical impulses to other cells.

When you replenish electrolytes during exercise, you help your muscles contract properly. Without them, your muscles can't relax, so you end up with cramps. Increased Blood Flow: More specifically, electrolytes promote proper function in the most important muscle, your heart. So yes they are fantastic!!!

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