What Are Electrolytes?
Electrolytes turn on all thought and motion, almost like a wall switch. They trigger all events like muscle action by controlling ion channels. Ion channels are the gates that open and close to move life support material to and from cells in the body. For instance, when you start running, your brain starts the signal that initiates a complicated series of timed muscle actions. Every sequence of that function is both timed and controlled by electrolytes.
What is inside an electrolyte?
Body fluids are primarily water and electrolytes. Electrolytes are ions comprised of 4 minerals that include Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), Magnesium (Mg), and Calcium (Ca). Electrolytes are electrically charged, which means that they can conduct electrical impulses. The body needs electrical impulses to make muscle tissue contract.
All the electrolytes are vital for cellular function and especially necessary for high performance. Simply put, without them we could not exist; even with the absence of just one of the basic 4 electrolyte minerals, we would be history.
They’re essential for heart, nerve, and muscle functions.