WHAT ARE ELECTROLYTES

Electrolytes aren't just a buzzword thrown in to the description for athletic drinks, they're minerals that produce electrically charged ions when dissolved in a solution, and they are critical to keeping your body functioning properly. They are present in your cells to allow nutrients in, support nerve and muscle function, and help to produce energy.

Some of the essential minerals that you should look to keep in balance include: Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Chloride.

You can find yourself with an imbalance of electrolytes through dehydration and sweating (among other factors), which can lead to a range of issues and symptoms such as headaches and fatigue. This is why it is important to ensure that you are replensihing your electrolytes after any period of high-intensity training.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ELECTROLYTES

A critical part of your recovery from high-intensity training is replenishing the essential minerals that make up electrolytes in your body. These minerals, including magnesium and zinc, help to support nerve and muscle function, as well as keeping you hydrated.

If you have an electrolyte imbalance you can experience symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and muscle weakness or cramping. That is why it is crucial to keep maintain the balance of electrolytes during recovery from high-intensity training.

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