Every day we lose electrolytes. You might have heard the word thrown around in a commercial for your favorite water or exercise drink, but what exactly is an electrolyte? And why does is it important to replenish them
Electrolytes are little, electrically charged ions found in our bodies. Each one helps send signals throughout the body and aid in the operation of our brain, nerves, and muscles. Some of the most commonly known electrolytes include:
These electrolytes help balance fluid in the body, affecting blood pressure. They also regulate glucose levels, the immune system, and the body’s pH levels ( determined by your body’s alkalinity). The optimal pH level is 7.4 (out of 14) and anything under 7 is considered acidic. When levels drop, health risks increase. Alkalinity has been connected to issues involving the skin, sleep, body weight, and even chronic conditions.
With such a strong link to various parts of the body, electrolytes play a vital role in keeping you healthy and losing them can be detrimental.
How Do You Lose Electrolytes?
Electrolytes travel in the body’s fluids, water in particular. When those fluid levels decrease, the electrolytes follow suit, so when you sweat, you’re losing electrolytes; that’s why athletes commonly consume electrolyte drinks during games and workouts; even if you aren’t an athlete, you are still vulnerable to losing electrolytes.Illnesses involving vomiting, diarrhea, or any that require the use of antibiotics/ diuretics, can all deplete your body of electrolytes as well. Conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, and kidney disease have also been linked to electrolyte loss.
Plus, as you age, our bodies naturally lose water. A few possible signs of electrolyte imbalance:
- Muscle aches and joint pain
- Digestive Issues
- Dizziness, fatigue and restlessness
- Frequent headaches
Support Your Electrolytes
The most common way the average American increases electrolytes is drinking overly processed sports drinks. But is that the healthiest way? onsidering the added sugars and artificial additives found in most sports drinks, we think the answer is a clear no.
But don’t worry, there’s an organic alternative!
Fulvic acid, an acid found in nature, might be just as effective, if not more so. This acid is normally found from the microbial metabolism process in plants, earth’s soils and natural bodies of water. It can help boost nutrients and helps your body absorb probiotics, antioxidants, minerals, and electrolytes more efficiently. It can also support healthy digestion and brain function.
Fulvic acid is the main ingredient in our Ionic Elements, a specially formulated combination of fulvic acid and ocean trace minerals. Ionic Elements may:
- Support the body’s response to aging
- Help hair, skin and nail growth
- Support immune function
Ionic Elements can be conveniently added to water or any beverage you drink daily(like our Power Shake). With supercharged activated fulvic acid, Ionic Elements can support your daily electrolyte protection and hydration without added sugars and artificial additives.