What Are Electrolytes?
Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals responsible for keeping the body properly hydrated so muscles and nerves can function properly. Considered vital to our well-being, electrolytes play an essential role in regulating the amount of water in the body, the acidity of the blood (pH), muscle function, and other important processes such as rebuilding damaged tissue.
Common electrolytes include calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and sodium. Without them, our bodies wouldn’t be able to function, and low levels can be detrimental to our well-being. Insufficient electrolytes can contribute to myriad problems, including muscle cramps and soreness, headaches, irregular heartbeat, blood pressure changes, fatigue, and others.
The Art of Getting Enough
Electrolytes are naturally present in many of the foods we eat, including fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, and whole grains. When we eat well-balanced meals, our bodies get the electrolytes we need to function properly. Throughout the day, however, we lose essential electrolytes through perspiration. Since our bodies don’t make electrolytes, what is lost needs to be replenished to keep levels balanced within the body.
When we sweat, we are particularly apt to lose the minerals sodium, potassium and chloride. An excellent way to replenish these lost minerals is through beverages fortified with electrolytes. Since water does not contain electrolytes, and sports drinks often contain artificial ingredients and high levels of sugar, the best bet is natural beverages that are rich in electrolytes.
A Balanced Blend
While we need to replenish lost electrolytes, we don’t want to overload on those that aren’t typically depleted throughout the day. Instead, we simply want to give our body what it needs to maintain balance. NatureWise Whole Body Vitality Drinks contain an organically-sourced blend of the electrolytes typically lost through perspiration. We chose these minerals specifically to address your body’s needs and help maintain a healthy balance:
Sodium gluconate is an organic sodium salt obtained from glucose by fermentation. Non-toxic and water-soluble, sodium gluconate helps to regulate the acid-base balance and to restore normal nerve function in the body.
Tripotassium citrate is a non-toxic, highly-soluble, slightly alkaline salt derived from citric acid that is an excellent source of potassium. Its health benefits include heart and bone health due to its positive effect on the acid-base balance.
The sodium chloride used in NatureWise is extra fine food grade purified Pacific Ocean sea salt. Sodium chloride, more commonly referred to as “salt,” is an essential nutrient for the body and plays a pivotal role in enzyme operations and muscle contraction.
The NatureWise Energy Electrolyte Blend
The minerals in our NatureWise Whole Body Vitality Drinks form a winning combination that works synergistically to quickly and effectively replenish electrolytes typically lost throughout the day. The balanced electrolyte blend helps maintain a healthy balance in the body, all in a natural product free from the sugars typically found in sports drinks. With essential nutrients complemented by all-natural ingredients, our Vitality Drink quenches your body's thirst in more ways than one.