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Electrolytes

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The Role of...

E L E C T R O L Y T E S

What are they?

Electrolytes are present in the human body and are responsible and essential for the functioning of our cells and organs.

Role of Electrolytes...

When it comes to measuring balance of electrolytes in the body, the most common electrolytes that are measured by doctors with blood testing include....

CALCIUM

 Helps with...

  • Muscle contractions
  • Nerve signalling
  • Blood clotting
  • Cell division
  • Forming and maintaining bones and teeth
POTASSIUM

Helps with...

  • With keeping blood pressure stable
  • Regulates heart contractions
  • Muscle functions
MAGNESIUM

Helps with...

  • Muscle contractions
  • Heart rhythm
  • Nerve functioning
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Digestion
  • Keeping a stable fluid balance
SODIUM

Helps with...

  • Maintaining fluid balance 
  • Muscle contractions
  • Nerve signalling
CHLORIDE

Helps with...

  • Maintaining fluid balance
If you are experiencing symptoms of the above functions not functioning correctly, then you may be low in electrolytes. You may experience...
  • Changes in your heartbeat
  • Digestive issues
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Bone Pains
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Irritability 

Low in Electrolytes....

Low electrolyte or imbalance is often due to fluid loss. The following factors are important to keep in mind where fluid loss may stem from...

Sickness

With symptoms such as

  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Sweating
  • Fever

Diet

Having a nutritionally poor diet which involves not consuming enough whole food with will provide you with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium etc

Malabsorption 

If you experience gastric or digestive issues, you body may not be absorbing nutrients and minerals from food efficiently. 

Hormone Imbalance

Could effect electrolyte levels 

Medications

Medications such as antibiotics or diuretics (fluid retention medication) for example, could once again, effect electrolyte levels. Especially those treating cancer, heart disease or hormonal disorders.

Supplementation

As you can see, being low or having an imbalance in electrolytes can cause a lot of issues. So we suggest keeping hydrated to prevent this and try out Hybrid Nutrition Aminoade OR Redcon1 Breach

Both are a complete intra-workout performance & recovery supplement with added electrolytes for re-hydration.

They will also...

-Promote cell hydration for optimal performance

-Boost immune system function

-Promote the uptake of amino acids in the muscles

-Signal protein synthesis for rapid muscle recovery & repair

 

Aminoade  

 


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