Electrolytes 101

What you need to know

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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.

Dehydration

Electrolytes are fundamental to good health. They transmit millions of messages per second through the nervous system. Electrolytes aid in brain, heart. and nerve function as well as muscle control and coordination. The body’s ability to absorb fluids depends on a healthy balance of electrolytes. Without a proper balance between fluids and electrolytes our health will decline and dehydration will take effect.

E-lyteSport Preloading

E-lyteSport loading is a very effective method. It works so well that it could even be a breakthrough in athletic performance. The technique is similar to carb loading but it’s done with electrolytes using E-lyteSport concentrate. The goal is to condition the cells and the bloodstream to maintain a higher level of electrolytes, which can be called on later to maintain a higher activity level for a longer period of time.