DIY HYDRATION FORMULA

SODIUM

POTASSIUM

CHLORIDE

CALCIUM

MAGNESIUM


Electrolytes play critical roles in conducting nerve impulses, contracting muscles, regulating the body's PH levels, hydration & digestion. Unbeknownst too many: Electrolytes are natural performance enhancers. This article will review provide a brief overview of the Function, RDI Values & Symptoms of Depletions for each of the 5 major electrolytes listed above. At the end of this article you will find a simple DIY hydration formula.


1/ SODIUM


FUNCTION: Balances fluids extracellularly. Helps send nerve impulses. Needed for muscle contractions. Impacts blood pressure; even modest reductions in salt consumption can lower blood pressure.


RDI: 2300MG


SYMPTOMS OF DEPLETION: Headaches, Sleeping Disorders, Feelings of Restlessness, Digestive Issues.


2/ POTASSIUM


FUNCTION: Balances fluids intracellularly . Helps maintain steady heartbeat and send nerve impulses. Needed for muscle contractions. A diet rich in potassium seems to lower blood pressure.


RDI: 4700MG


SYMPTOMS OF DEPLETION: Cardiac Arrhythmias, Weakness, Fatigue, Muscle Twitching.


3/ CHLORIDE


FUNCTION: Chloride is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and is also essential in cellular pump functions.


RDI: 2000-2300mg


SYMPTOMS OF DEPLETION: Digestive Issues. Chloride shares a close relationship with Sodium. If your body is depleted of either mineral, symptoms will appear to mimic one another. The body will feel depressed and deflated.


4/ CALCIUM


FUNCTION: Builds and protects bones and teeth. Helps with muscle contractions and relaxation, blood clotting, and nerve impulse transmission. Plays a role in hormone secretion and enzyme activation. Helps maintain healthy blood pressure.


RDI: 1000-1200MG


SYMPTOMS OF DEPLETION: Skin Issues, Insomnia, Lack of Focus, Forgetfulness & Confusion. Severe PMS. Chronic Joint & Muscle Pain.


5/ MAGNESIUM


FUNCTION: Magnesium is mainly involved in ATP metabolism, contraction and relaxation of muscles, proper neurological functioning, and neurotransmitter release


RDI: 420MG *** In our opinion: This is generously low ***


SYMPTOMS OF DEPLETION: Muscle twitching. Mental Health Disorders. Asthma. Irregular Heart Beat. Fatigue.



DIY HYDRATION FORMULA -- PER 1 LITER WATER

1000mg Sodium
100-200mg Potassium
600mg Chloride
150mg Calcium
150mg Magnesium


Electrolytes

Isha Shrimanker; Sandeep Bhattarai.


Listing of Electrolytes

RDI Values




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