Do you tend to feel disoriented or weak after a workout? This may be caused by an  electrolyte imbalance. Do not worry, it is simpler than it sounds. In this post we provide all the information you need to be able to recover quickly.

What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes are substances that have the particularity to conduct electric charges in our bodies. These substances can dissolve in water and conduct electricity, so they provide the necessary spark for processes in our body that require a small electrical charge to be carried out.

We can find electrolytes in blood, body fluids, tissues, and urine, and they include sodium, potassium, calcium, bicarbonate, magnesium, chloride, and phosphate.

Among other functions, electrolytes help balance the amount of water in our body, balance pH levels – such as acidity in the blood -, transport nutrients between cells and discard residues, and contribute to reconstructing broken tissue.

Electrolytes are found in foods we regularly eat such as fish, dairy, spinach, beets, tomatoes, celery, green leafy vegetables, fruits such as bananas and citrus, nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate. Also, we can find them in different supplements.

NON-GMO-ELECTROLYTE-STAMINA-POWER-PAK, for example, is a supplement with a wide variety of flavors that will help you recover energy and any electrolytes you might have lost after performing physical activities. This supplement has the NON-GMO seal, which means that it is a completely organic product that maintains all the qualities and benefits of a natural product.

NON-GMO-ELECTROLYTE-STAMINA-POWER-PAK contains all the essential electrolytes, while also being rich in vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients. It is a vegan product, free of caffeine, flavors and artificial stimulants.

For people who exercise constantly or suffer certain health conditions, taking into consideration electrolytes and their balance in the body is of special importance.

When does an electrolyte imbalance occur?

One of the main causes of electrolyte imbalance is fluid loss after extended periods of training and sweating. Other common causes include extended periods of vomiting and diarrhea, or fluid loss from burns.

Electrolyte imbalances can result in feelings of disorientation and weakness, you might also experiencemuscle contractions. Also, they can cause arrhythmia, spasms, or even seizures.  A muscle needs calcium, sodium, and potassium to contract; when these substances become unbalanced, they can cause muscle weakness or excessive contraction. 

People who engage in physical activities or experience a fluid loss due to special circumstances can recover these minerals through liquids and certain foods.  Water contains electrolytes in very low concentrations, much lower than that of the blood plasma of our body, so athletes tend to include supplements such as the NON-GMO-ELECTROLYTE-STAMINA-POWER-PAK to help them recover electrolytes quickly and in a healthy way.

If just like our ND lovers you enjoy exercising constantly, walking outdoors, or daily dance sessions, do not forget to include supplements that help you recover the fluids and substances that your body needs to keep you balanced and full of energy for the next session.