Electrolytes, Explored

Lately, we’ve been getting a ton of questions about electrolytes. What are they? Why do we need them? How do they work with our bodies to keep them running smoothly? As our customers become more and more educated about health and wellness, they become more engaged in that age-old dialogue about how best to care for the human body—and we couldn’t be happier!

To answer these questions, and to help the LIV fam on the journey to total wellness optimization, we’re sharing some pertinent info about electrolytes. Be prepared for a blast from the past, all the way back to that high school bio course!

It’s Electric!

When you first hear the term “electrolytes,” it may bring to mind tiny lightning bolts swimming around inside your body. Turns out, that’s pretty much what they are! Electrolytes are nutrients that carry positive and negative charges. See, your body is kind of like a magnificent, endlessly complex machine, and electrolytes are like the electricity that helps it function. The electrolytes sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, phosphate and bicarbonate facilitate vital bodily processes, such as:

  • Regulating the flow of water into and out of cells
  • Activating nerve impulses
  • Contracting and relaxing our muscles
  • Balancing the pH levels of our body
  • Clotting our blood when it’s needed
  • Building new tissue

So yeah. Kind of important.

The right balance of electrolytes is crucial to health and vitality, which is why Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier, containing roughly 3 times the electrolytes of traditional sports drinks, is so helpful at keeping your body in tip-top shape.

Electrolyte Loss

Electrolytes leave the body through sweat and other bodily fluids, which is why it’s so important to re-up when it’s hot out, after you’ve done an intense workout, or after you’ve gotten sick (read our Stomach Flu & Food Poisoning Guide here). Mild electrolyte loss can cause weakness, fatigue, and muscle cramping. Severe electrolyte loss can include twitching and convulsions, as you lose control of your muscles and your nervous system goes haywire. Not pretty. That’s why it’s absolutely essential to replenish your electrolytes after an intense workout.

Daily Dose of Hydration

But electrolytes don’t just leave your body after exercise—you’re losing them all the time! Whether or not you can feel it, you are constantly losing moisture and salts through sweat and breathing, and not many people are doing much about it. In fact, studies show that 3 out of 4 Americans are dehydrated. Lots of us walk around feeling not-quite-right (achy, tired, anxious—you know the deal) and have no idea that it’s because we’re sorely lacking the water and electrolytes our bodies need!

That’s where LIV comes in. Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier is a natural and quick way to hydrate and re-up on electrolytes. One stick poured into water can provide 2-3 times more hydration than water alone, making it the ideal solution to daily dehydration, electrolyte loss after exercise, and depletion during illness. Try some today, and thank those tiny lightning bolts for a job well done!

Did we miss anything? If you’ve got your own nugget of info about our friends the electrolytes, let us know in the comments below!

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Wellness Center

HYDRATION MULTIPLIER
Lemon Lime

HYDRATION MULTIPLIER
Açaí Berry

HYDRATION MULTIPLIER
Passion Fruit

HYDRATION MULTIPLIER
Variety Pack




8 Responses

Samantha
Samantha

March 14, 2019

Hi Lisa,
Samantha here, from Liquid I.V. Great question! Hydration Multiplier contains 500 mg of the electrolyte sodium and 370 mg of the electrolyte potassium. Please feel free to reach out with further questions!

Lisa
Lisa

March 14, 2019

How many mg of electrolytes does one stick of your liquid IV contain please?

Samantha
Samantha

March 08, 2019

Hi Russell,
Samantha here, with Liquid I.V. So glad you’re loving the product! Liquid I.V. can be used to help you feel great in so many different circumstances, and we’re so glad it’s helpful to you!

Samantha
Samantha

March 08, 2019

Hi Sean L,
Samantha here, with Liquid I.V. Everything you wrote is so true! Thanks so much for your comment.

Samantha
Samantha

March 08, 2019

Hi Jordan,
Samantha here, with Liquid I.V. So glad you’re loving the product! Thanks for your comment.

Jordan
Jordan

March 08, 2019

I struggle everyday to drink enough water. With Liquid I.V., I feel so much better. I drink it everyday and have seen a huge difference in my energy levels and skin. I don’t think people realize how good they can feel when they’re properly hydrated. I drink this stuff when at the office, traveling, after going out, and during workouts… I swear by it! I have it with me always.

Sean L
Sean L

March 06, 2019

I’m a huge advocate of electrolyte replenishment and drinking smart. All too often I see people replacing their fluid intake with massive amounts of water. If you try to replace all the fluids at once, you may end up with dilutional hyponatremia (overly diluted blood sodium levels) or water intoxication. Less is best. Liquid I.V. is a perfect balance that offers the benefit of water absorbtion with electrolytes and vitamins to help give you an energy boost. Smart water and sodium intake as part of your replenishment routine is key to a happy healthy lifestyle. And will save you many many bathroom visits.

Russell Broere
Russell Broere

March 06, 2019

I wish I had this during wrestling season while cutting weight. It also is a life saver after a night out on the town!

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