What Are Electrolytes & Why Do We Need Them?
What are electrolytes?
We hear it all the time, “Your body needs electrolytes, especially when it’s working out.” But why? What exactly are electrolytes? "Simply, electrolytes are salts. More specifically, they're bodily salts, so not the sort on the dinner table." explains HALO Chief Wellness Adviser Don Saladino. "More like magnesium, potassium; chemicals that form ions—electrically charged atoms—in body fluids. Once they are in your body they dissolve into negative and positive charges. These charges are so powerful they can light up a lightbulb – seriously, check out our Power of Electrolytes video below!"
What do electrolytes do?
In our bodies, these charges conduct the electricity needed to make nerve impulses, muscle activity, water absorption and other vital functions run at optimum levels. If your electrolyte balance is wrong, your body simply cannot perform properly which can lead to various health issues including fatigue, insomnia, headaches, digestive issues, and irregular heart rate. That is why it’s important to always stay hydrated but especially when working out, because when we sweat, we lose electrolytes quicker.
How can we restore electrolytes in our body?
We love water. Water is awesome. Water is refreshing. However, when working out and sweating, our bodies need more than H2O to replenish the electrolytes we’ve lost.
Traditional sports drinks certainly contain the electrolytes our body needs, but they also come with a lot of sugar, artificial colorings, and calories.
Coconut water is a slightly better option as it offers a more natural way to fuel up on electrolytes. But you need to watch out as coconut water still comes with a lot of sugar and calories. In fact, one 16-ounce bottle of coconut water contains the same amount of sugar as a traditional sports drink of the same size.
Enter HALO Sport.
Packed with powerful electrolytes sourced from the Great Salt Lake of Utah including Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium, HALO replenishes your lost electrolytes in the most efficient way possible. And with only 10 calories, 2 grams of natural sugar and a refreshing citrus taste, you can chug HALO guilt free and get back to business quicker.
"Hydration is super important for flexibility and recovery - as it transports oxygen," explains Celebrity Fitness Trainer Amy Rosoff Davis. "With electrolytes, trace minerals and antioxidant properties, HALO Is a fab way to hydrate your body before and after your stretch. Best of all, it tastes delicious."