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Composting 101

Electrolyte is a term for salts, specifically ions. Electrolytes are charged molecules (positive or negative) that become active in water. They conduct electricity in the body and are instrumental for transmitting signals. The major electrolytes in your body include sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, and magnesium. Each electrolyte or ion plays an instrumental role on a cellular level to maintain the balance of fluids in the body which is critical for hydration, nerve impulses, muscle function, and pH balance.

Luckily, electrolytes levels are mostly determined by food and water consumption so keeping the right balance simply comes down to proper nutrition. Most people don’t recognize that it’s all in the balance. Disrupting the equilibrium to either toxic or deficient levels can have disastrous effects. You do not need to actively work to maintain your electrolytes unless you enter into an extreme environment. Rather than worrying about how much of each electrolyte to consume, if you head into a hot yoga class or are feeling lethargic on a hot day, take a balanced electrolyte replacement supplement to help enable the body to absorb water and replenish lost electrolytes.

What Do Electrolytes Do?

  • Are taken in as chemical compounds that dissociate into ions within the body
  • Operate on a cellular level
  • Ions help balance pH and acid base levels in body
  • Aids in regulation of endocrine system
  • Vital for nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction
  • Facilitate fluid movement into and out of cells
  • Assist in transportation of water to the skin to sweat to cool body down
  • Responsible for all the processes of your body

Electrolyte Imbalance. Too much or too little can lead to:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle weakness or severe cramping
  • Sunken eyes, confusion or loss of hearing, sight, or consciousness even for a brief moment
  • Poor skin elasticity
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hyperkalemia, low blood potassium levels leads to abnormal heart rhythms
  • Hypercalcemia, high calcium levels can weaken bones, create kidney stones, interfere with heart and brain

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