What are electrolytes and why are they important?
Electrolytes are electrically-charged particles, and in the body they are all of the minerals necessary for the proper functioning of the body~~for example sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc., which are in all of your body fluids, tissues, and cells.
Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle cells) use to maintain electrical charges across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions, etc.) across themselves and to other cells. Cell membranes surround the cells, enclosing the cell’s contents.
Body fluids, such as blood, plasma (yellow-colored liquid in the blood), and interstitial fluid (fluid between cells) are like seawater and they contain high concentrations of sodium chloride (the combination is salt) along with many other important minerals.
Easy way to replace electrolytes
An inexpensive and easy way to replace electrolytes is to take a “good” ocean sea salt (I like Himalayan or Celtic sea salt) dissolved in non-chlorinated water.
Here’s to a healthy and graceful ascension!