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!
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.