Electrolytes are minerals with an electric charge. They help the body to maintain proper hydration as well as balance pH levels, move nutrients into cells and waste out, and generally making sure everything in the body functions correctly.
These electrolytes are especially important for athletes because they are easily lost through sweat. Deficiency in electrolytes can cause cramping, fatigue, weakness, tingling, or confusion.
We added small amounts of the electrolytes Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, and Potassium to make sure your body has what it needs for your session.
Calcium is the mineral known for bone health, but also functions as an electrolyte in the body. It helps with nerve signaling, blood clotting, hormone secretion, muscle contraction, and normal heart function. If the body doesn't get enough calcium, it will pull it from the bones, potentially weakening them over time.
Magnesium causes your muscles to relax. It also allows muscles to take in oxygen and plays a role in maintaining a normal heartbeat. Insufficient magnesium may negatively affect athletic performance and can cause weakness and even muscle spasms.
Sodium aids in fluid retention and plays a central role in nerve and muscle function, as well as blood volume and blood pressure control. If you don't consume enough sodium, you can become dehydrated or your blood pressure may drop.
Potassium plays a vital part in hydration and muscle contraction, including the heart and digestive muscles. It plays a major role in proper heart function.
You'll also notice only 1g of carbohydrates per serving. This was important for us to cut down, as carbohydrates are sugars which can make you crash - so for the sake of endurance we kept this to a minimum.