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Natural Sports Energy Drink

 

Natural energy drink full of electrolytes to keep you hydrated and energised
Natural energy drink full of electrolytes to keep you hydrated and energised

In my last post we looked into electrolytes, what are they? And what are they for? Hopefully that post helped you to understand the importance of electrolytes. This blog is all about being natural and healthy, so in this post I will be telling you about how you can make a healthy sports energy drink that will restore depleted electrolytes and give you that much need energy boost. Whether you’re playing sports, working out or just active, this is the drink you need to keep your energy levels highs. Continue reading “Natural Sports Energy Drink” »

Electrolytes – The key to Hydration

What is an Electrolyte?

An Electrolyte is a substance that conducts electricity when it is dissolved. Electrolytes are salts and covalent compounds. When the electrolytes are dissolved into water the Ions are separated by the water molecules allowing the Ions to move freely in the water. These Ions have a charge (either positive or negative) and therefore can conduct electricity. These Ions are then used by the body once the solution has been consumed. Electrolytes maintain health and function in all the systems of the body. They promote neuromuscular impulses, maintain body fluid osmolality (the body’s fluid concentration of all chemical particles), regulate the body’s pH levels (acid base balance) and distribute fluid and electrolytes between the body’s fluid compartments. Electrolyte concentrations are different in different fluid compartments of the body and this concentration should always be maintained. Continue reading “Electrolytes – The key to Hydration” »