Electrolytes are a group of nutrients that are important for several types of cellular function. There are a bunch of them, but the main four are Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium.
Electrolytes carry electrical charges and play a key role in maintaining
Thyroid gland regulation. Potassium sensitizes the cells to thyroid hormone, according to Dr. Eck’s research. In addition, when sodium and potassium rise, tissue calcium tends to decrease. This causes the cells to become more permeable to thyroid hormone, in particular, and to other hormones such as insulin, as well. – 1
Potassium is associated with
- Cell membrane stability
- Proper muscle contraction and relaxation
- Nerve conduction
- Co2 transport
- Sodium transport & balance
- Association with with cortisol levels
The electrical conductor. Sodium is one of finest conductors of electricity. The body is an electrochemical factory. Sodium represents one pole of the human “battery”. Sodium is outside of the cells while the other pole of the battery is potassium inside the cells.
Sodium and the adrenals. Sodium is regulated primarily by the adrenal glands. High sodium is associated with excessive adrenal activity. Low hair tissue sodium is associated with adrenal weakness, fatigue and burnout. 2
Sodium dissolves many compounds made of
- Zinc and other minerals.
One cause of high blood pressure while consuming sodium is from too much sodium and/or not enough potassium. Dr. Wilson says another cause is metals damaging the kidneys and arteries.
- One of the most important nutrients
- Present in every cell of the body
- Involved in over 600 enzymatic reactions3
- Deficiency contributes to dehydration issues
- Regulates brain activity
- Helps run the cycles that produce our energy
Not much is known about calcium though.
I prefer these over other electrolytes because of several extra nutrients
- Creatine which may help ATP for energy
- D-ribose also for more energy support
- Niacin for circulation and metabolism
Fast MAOA or Fast COMT friendly flavors available
I have tried several electrolytes and prefer Seeking Health’s. Not because I get a kickback from sharing this with you, but because Dr. Ben knows his stuff and his products are blended well for their purpose.
I like to start with the individual packets so it’s easier to get in the habit of using them daily for a while. Then if I like a brand/blend, I purchase the bottle or tub of powder.