When we sweat we lose more than just water. We also lose a variety of minerals (or electrolytes) which are essential for helping the body maintain strong, healthy muscles, as well as high concentration and energy levels. Get the lowdown here on four essential minerals contained in HydraSafe and how they affect your health.
Magnesium. People that eat a lot of processed foods are often low in this essential mineral. Among its many other benefits, magnesium helps to calm the nervous system and maintain blood pressure, blood-sugar levels and muscle function. Without adequate magnesium, the body is unable to absorb and metabolise calcium properly, making it key to bone health.
Potassium. Potassium is the body’s third most plentiful mineral. It helps control your heart’s electrical activity as well as your body’s fluid levels (which in turn protects your heart and kidneys). It also combats high blood pressure, anxiety and stress, and protects against loss of muscle mass and bone mineral density.
Calcium. Most people know that calcium helps you maintain strong, healthy teeth and bones, but it does much more than that. It also helps the muscles and nerves to function properly and assists communication between your brain and every other part of your body. Less than half of Australians reach their daily recommended dose of calcium, putting them at risk of osteoporosis or hypocalcemia.
Sodium. Too much sodium in your diet can wreak havoc on your health, but so can too little. Without adequate levels of sodium in your diet, bodily functions can be severely impaired. Sodium keeps your nerves and muscles working properly and helps regulate blood pressure and volume. Not only that, but it helps control your body’s overall fluid balance, which is why its replenishment in hot weather is so vital!
As you can see, electrolytes are essential for helping you get the best out of your day, both physically and mentally. Maintaining and replacing the full array of minerals and trace minerals in your daily diet (particularly in hot weather) is essential for keeping you at the top of your physical and mental game.