Electrolytes – What are they?

The relevance of electrolytes to us as humans is that they are healthy salts required for just about everything our body chemistry does. They include ions of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and chloride.

Have you ever had the experience of drinking lots of water and not being able to quench your thirst, especially in a heat wave or when doing hard labour or exercise? In this case serious dehydration has already occurred; electrolytes have become deficient and the body has not been able to use the electrolytes to hold water in your body. Consequently you may notice yourself ‘peeing’ a lot! Continue reading