Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electrical charge and are found in our blood and other body fluids. Electrolytes include sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. They are essential for proper nerve, muscle, heart and brain cell function.
Electrolytes have been shown to improve exercise performance + recovery, especially for endurance activities. Taking electrolytes before or during physical activity can replenish the water, minerals, and energy lost during exercise.
For all our mommas out there, pregnancy & breastfeeding phases are also important times to ensure a balance of body fluids. Electrolytes can help to restore hydration, reduce muscle cramping during pregnancy, and promote milk production.
My tips for choosing an electrolyte supplementation include:
-Balance of sodium, potassium, calcium, + magnesium
-Natural colors & ingredients
-Sweetened with low-glycemic natural sweeteners, such as stevia + monk fruit
If you don't have an electrolyte mix already, my go-to is Ultima Replenisher's Broad Spectrum Electrolyte Mix (which you can find on Amazon). This electrolyte mix is keto & vegan, and contains 0 calories, 0 g of sugar, a balance of all the necessary minerals, natural plant-based flavors + colors, and is sweetened with stevia.