“Electrolytes” has become a catch-word in the fitness industry over the past decade, but what, exactly, are electrolytes?
An electrolyte is a substance which conducts electricity when it is dissolved in water, and it is essential in the proper functioning of our bodies. To put it simply, our bodies would not function if it were not for electrolytes, for our entire physical system relies on electrical charges. Our cells, our tissues, our nerves, and our muscles all rely on a proper balance of electrolytes.
The most common electrolytes in our bodies are sodium, potassium, calcium, bicarbonate magnesium, chloride, and phosphate. In specific terms, our muscles need calcium, sodium, and potassium to contract; without a proper balance, our muscles can either have excessive weakness or excessive contraction. In addition, our heart, muscles, and nerve cells use electrolytes to transport electrical impulses to other cells.
We mentioned earlier that electrolytes are important in the fitness industry. Consider this: electrolytes are lost when exercising through sweating; these include sodium and potassium. These lost electrolytes must be replaced to maintain a healthy balance.
If your electrolytes are out-of-balance, several different symptoms may occur. These include irregular heartbeat, weakness, bone disorders, twitching, changes in blood pressure, confusion, seizures, numbness, nervous system disorders, excessive tiredness, convulsions, and muscle spasms.
What can cause an electrolyte imbalance? The following are all factors: kidney disease, not staying hydrated during exercise, prolonged periods of diarrhea or vomiting, a poor diet, an imbalance of the acid-base, congestive heart failure, cancer treatments, diuretics, bulimia, and age is also a factor.
So, what can be done if you have an electrolyte imbalance? The normal solution, for most people, is to restore the levels to their normal level, and most times that simply means to increase, or decrease, the amount of electrolytes you digest. A severe imbalance, however, must be treated by a medical doctor.
Mt. Capra offers products which will replenish electrolytes in a natural, healthy way. They include:
DEEP 30™ combines three foundational concepts of nutrition into one delicious tasting shake! The three pillars of this nutritional powerhouse are found in the name DEEP 30™. Daily Essential Electrolytes, Protein, and Probiotics (Ganeden BC30).
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Solar Synergy™ is the answer to a saturated market of unhealthy and over-processed sports drinks. Solar Synergy™ combines the best in goat milk minerals with the world’s most powerful botanical superfoods. Comprised of 9 synergistic super foods and over 20 bio-organic minerals and electrolytes that have been gently extracted from fresh goat milk.
Premium natural products from nutritional goat milk . . . that’s the Mt. Capra way . . . replenishing the body with natural supplements so that the body can continue to do what the body was meant to do, function properly without harmful additives!
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