In order to regulate your heartbeat or to allow your muscles to contract so you can move you need to have balanced electrolytes. These electrolytes and certain nutrients (or chemicals) are of a big importance to your body.
Those electrolytes are: potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphate and chloride.
Their major functions are actually to stimulate nerves throughout the body and to balance fluid levels. If you think that electrolyte imbalance is not a dangerous condition you are wrong, because they can cause serious symptoms, including some that can cause death.
To obtain them is very easy and everyone is doing it with eating any kind of foods and drinking certain fluids. Through exercise, sweating and urinating, you lose them. Poor diet and too little or too much exercise as well as being sick are the major reasons for causing electrolyte imbalance.
Like we said electrolytes are of a big importance for our bodies and some of the major roles that they have are:
– Potassium will help to keep blood pressure levels stable, it will help with muscle functions and to regulate heart contractions
– Calcium will help with muscle contractions, cell division, nerve signaling, blood clotting and forming and maintaining bones and teeth
– Magnesium is needed for muscle contractions, bone- building and strength, proper heart rhythms, nerve functioning, reducing anxiety, digestion and to keep a stable protein-fluid balance
– Sodium will help to maintain fluid balance, it will help with nerve signaling and it is needed for muscle contractions
– Chloride will maintain fluid balance