Warning Signs Your Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium Levels Are OFF and How To FIX It!

You might have noticed that working out or sweating excessively may
leave you feeling tired and dehydrated even when you drink plenty of
water.

This is because sweat isn’t just made of water, it’s also full of
electrolytes like sodium. And since plain water doesn’t actually contain
electrolytes, you have to replenish your stock with certain juices,
foods or supplements.

What Are Electrolytes?

According to Healthline, electrolytes are acids, bases or salts that
take on a positive or negative charge when they dissolve in your body
fluids .

Sodium is the major positive ion in fluid outside your cells. It
controls body fluids, blood pressure, muscle and nerve function and
helps balance other electrolytes.

Chloride, one of the main minerals in table salt balances the pH in your blood, regulates fluids and is essential to digestion.

Potassium is essential to cardiovascular health, plays a role in nerve
transmission, promotes bone health and is necessary for muscle
contraction, including heartbeat. Potassium imbalance can lead to
potential fatal arrhythmia

Magnesium is necessary for DNA and RNA production, contributes to nerve
and muscle function, regulates heart rythym, regulates blood sugar
levels and boosts immune function

Calcium is the most important mineral for tooth and bone density.
Surprisingly, it also plays a role in nerve impulses, muscle movement
and blood clotting

Electrolytes play a role in chemical exchanges, conduct electricity and
move electrical charges or signals throughout your body. And so,
electrolytes are essential to proper nerve function.

They’re also directly linked to water balance. For example, when your
sodium levels get too high, your body signals thirst and your kidneys
expel less liquid to direct water back into your blood to dilute the
sodium. On the other hand, when sodium levels get too low, your kidneys
excrete more water .

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