5 Signs You Might Have an Electrolyte Imbalance
What are electrolytes and why do you need them?
Electrolytes are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle) use to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells.
When you exercise heavily, you lose electrolytes in your sweat.
Your electrolytes must be replaced to keep the electrolyte concentrations of your body fluids constant.
What are the warning signs of imbalance?
The most notable sign that you need electrolytes is dehydration.
You may also need electrolytes if:
- You engage in vigorous physical exercise
- Perspire (from heat, sickness, or even nervousness)
- Are sick with vomiting
- Have or have recently had diarrhea
- Spend time outdoors in the heat (esp. during summer)
Low electrolytes can cause:
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Failure
- Breathing Problems
- Tingling Skin
The Best Sources for Electrolytes (and the worst)
Sports Drinks are not the answer.
When the chemical soup called Gatorade was invented for athletes at the University of Florida decades ago, everybody was talking about electrolytes.
But Gatorade just isn't natural, plus, most electrolyte drinks (also called "sports drinks") have sugar and chemicals that are actually bad for your body.
Plus, electrolytes aren't needed only by athletes - we all need them.
The best source is not a chemical drink but rather green vegetables.
Some great natural sources of electrolytes include:
dandelion, broccoli, spinach, parsley, kelp, alfalfa, and wheatgrass
Daily Greens is a nutritious, natural supplement that is jam-packed with an array of electrolyte-containing foods needed to generate electrical impulses inside of your cells.
Green vegetables are safe, natural, nutritious and just what your body craves.
Providing the green nutrients, electrolytes, and alkaline minerals needed by every organ and cell in your body, Daily Greens balances out acidity and puts your body running smoothly.