The electrolytes. Their importance is well known and they must be replenished. Do you know why?

Most of us are now aware that sports drinks are actually designed to replace electrolytes. Electrolytes are a part of our body’s natural solution, but we lose them quickly through sweat or other bodily processes. This can cause a variety of symptoms including cramping and muscle soreness after exercise. Some people may have noticed that their performance is impaired when they don't replenish their electrolytes, but the science behind this has only recently been determined.


Electrolytes are simply minerals that keep our bodies going. We all need them to stay alive and healthy, and we consume them in food — it’s what makes our bodies work properly. However, there are quite a few electrolytes that can leave you feeling weak, lethargic and dehydrated if they’re not being replenished as often as they should be. This is because they’re not produced by your body — you must get them from drinking water or eating fruits or veggies with higher amounts of electrolyte content, such as bananas and spinach.


An electrolyte imbalance occurs when the amount of electrolytes in the blood, such as sodium, potassium and chloride, is too high or too low While the majority of people consume enough electrolytes each day, an electrolyte imbalance can happen when blood electrolyte levels are either high or low. Intense activity, nausea or vomiting, dehydration, severe burns, and several drugs, particularly diuretics, are possible causes of an imbalance. If the imbalance is slight, you might not experience any symptoms at all. But, a serious electrolyte imbalance can cause a wide range of symptoms, from shortness of breath and confusion to rapid or irregular heartbeat and weakness. Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms should seek medical help right away — especially if you've been sweating profusely or feel very weak (decreased muscle strength).


It’s important for individuals to ensure that their electrolyte intake meets the body’s daily requirements, especially when you consider sodium and potassium losses throughout each day. Research studies have shown that losing sodium from sweating, sweating too much at the gym and getting dehydrated can be detrimental to good health. Sodium helps your body regulate fluid balance, processes cellular signals between brain cells and hormonal activity through nerve endings. It is also responsible for moving fluid into and out of organs in the body, including muscle tissue and the brain. You need about 4 grams of sodium per day or about 1 teaspoonful of salt (2% mixture) to keep your sodium levels normal. The RDA for sodium is actually higher than what most people consume because it’s a difficult task to stay within the recommended dietary amount.

For athletes, maintaining proper muscle hydration and electrolyte levels is vital for performance. Working out for long periods of time or in high heat can lead to muscle cramps, fatigue, and dehydration which can lead to muscle weakness. These conditions can actually increase the risk of injury during strenuous workouts.

Dehydration and excessive sweating are common electrolyte imbalances that occur when you're on the road. This is because there are minerals in your sweat that will leave your body if you don't hydrate yourself by drinking water or other liquids that contain this electrically charged substance. This can cause a lot of problems, including swelling in your extremities as well as tingling sensations and even fainting spells. So how can you avoid this? BOLT’s HYDRATE is scientifically crafted from natural tender coconut water to avoid dehydration condition and keep you hydrated & replenishing electrolytes imbalance.

Many people are unaware of what electrolytes are and how they work together with the human body. In this article, we will try to give you an overview of some of the most common electrolytes and how they influence your health and keep your body in balance.

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