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.
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.
SYMPTOMS OF DEPLETION: Headaches, Sleeping Disorders, Feelings of Restlessness, Digestive Issues.
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.
SYMPTOMS OF DEPLETION: Cardiac Arrhythmias, Weakness, Fatigue, Muscle Twitching.
FUNCTION: Chloride is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and is also essential in cellular pump functions.
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.
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.
SYMPTOMS OF DEPLETION: Skin Issues, Insomnia, Lack of Focus, Forgetfulness & Confusion. Severe PMS. Chronic Joint & Muscle Pain.
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