The word “electrolytes” is frequently tossed around in athletic environments as well as nutrition circles, but what exactly is an electrolyte, and what does it mean for you? To sum it up briefly, electrolytes are minerals contained in your blood in other bodily fluids that carry an electric charge, hence the name.
Why Do I Need Electrolytes?
Maybe you’ve heard the term “electrolyte replacement.” When you sweat, your body loses electrolytes, and electrolyte drinks serve the function of replacing those lost electrolytes. Common electrolytes in the body include magnesium, chloride, calcium, phosphorous, sodium and potassium. Electrolytes are essential because they affect the amount of water in your body, as well as the acidity (pH) of your blood and your muscle function.
If your body has an electrolyte deficiency, it can’t function at peak performance. That’s why you so commonly see athletes drinking sports drinks. Electrolyte replacement ensures that electrolyte levels remain where they should be. But electrolytes aren’t just important for athletes. As MedicineNet puts it, “the balance of the electrolytes in our bodies is essential for normal function of our cells and our organs.”
Electrolytes, Drinks That Work
There are a lot of electrolyte replacement drinks out there, but not all of them offer the same quality ingredients and benefits. At Vitalyte, we devote ourselves tirelessly to developing and manufacturing the tastiest and most nutritiously beneficial electrolyte drinks on the market.
The Vitalyte story goes back more than 30 years, when long-time marathon runner and biochemist Bill Gookin became disenfranchised with the poor quality of sports drinks available. Since that time, Bill has dedicated himself to developing a higher class of electrolyte replacement products, and Vitalyte is the full realization of that vision.
Whether you’re a professional athlete, a casual runner or just a health-conscious consumer, Vitalyte products have everything you need to keep your electrolytes in balance.
Try Vitalyte Today
At Vitalyte, we take great pride in the time and care that we put into each product, because we understand the important of electrolytes, and the importance of good nutrition. Our products are also delicious, and we encourage you to check out the full line. With flavors like Zesty Orange and Cool Citrus, you can find just the right variety to soothe your taste buds while promoting your energy, endurance and vitality. Check out the full line of electrolytes drinks today.