Get an Electrolyte BOOST NaturallyAug 22, 2018
Electrolytes are a type of fuel for you body that helps your muscles and nervous system to perform.
Without electrolytes, exercise would become even more strenuous that it already is!
Use this guide to figure out how you can get an electrolyte boost today!
What are Electrolytes?
The human body is composed of mostly water. The constant intake of water and the mineral compounds found in it allow toxins to flow in and out of your body. Electrolytes are salts that exist in nature in the form of minerals. They are responsible for keeping you hydrated so that your muscles and nervous system can function properly. The essential electrolytes that are most commonly found in the human body are sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, and phosphates. The kidney’s (if functioning properly) are able to regulate these minerals along with the fluid levels in the body. All of your essential electrolytes can be flushed out simply by sweating or using the bathroom.
For athletes, the most common electrolytes lost are sodium, potassium, and chloride. It is important that when exercising that you are refueling these electrolytes constantly. Especially since most of the major fluids in the body require potassium to function.
Drinking water alone will not replenish these minerals. The only way they can be restored is with clean fluids and clean foods.
How can I get more electrolytes?
There are many ways to work more electrolytes into your diet. The most common way is to eat electrolyte boosting foods such as:
Most Fruits and Vegetables like:
Dark leafy greens
Nuts and Seeds
NutraKey’s BCAA Optima is a quick way to incorporate electrolytes back into your workout routine. This blend is made up of:
7g Ultra Pure BCAAs
2.6g Glutamine Complex
1.9g Taurine Electrolyte Complex
The electrolyte complex is made up of Taurine, Sodium Chloride, and Potassium Chloride that helps to recover all of those lost electrolytes after a workout.
A quick way to have BCAA Optima mixed and ready all of the time is to freeze it and mix it with your water, smoothies, or supplement mixes! Check out this recipe on how you can get the perfect recovery drink with these delicious ice cubes.