When you sweat, your body loses both fluid and electrolytes, so plain old water may not cut it if you’re sweating buckets in this heat wave 💦
Dehydration has several negative impacts on everything from athletic performance to gut health, and even as little as 2% can have a significant impact on your health and performance. Electrolytes are tiny particles that carry electric charges. They serve many roles to help the body maintain proper function. When you sweat, electrolytes aid in keeping water balanced both inside and outside of cells so that your muscles and organs can continue to serve you optimally.
The key minerals to optimize hydration include sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
• Excessive sodium loss leads to muscle cramps. Sodium is critical for maintaining fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contractions.
• Potassium in conjunction with sodium helps fo alleviate and prevent muscle cramps.
• Calcium is involved in all types of muscle functions and contractions, as well as in the synthesis and breakdown of muscle and liver glycogen to fuel your workouts. It also has a major impact on the metabolism of essentials nutrients and proper physiological functions in addition to being essential for bone and muscle health.
• Magnesium aids in helping muscles relax, aids in glucose metabolism, and is used in many enzymatic reactions.
I personally love @withinusnatural ReHydrate + Collagen to ensure I’m replenishing essential electrolytes and maintaining optimal hydration. It contains minerals in citrate form , which have been shown to be more effective and bioavailable and also work fo control acidity in the body.
Grab it in Lemon or Tropical flavour to mix into your water bottle @semiahmooathleticclub while quantities last!