Electrolytes are the essential minerals that fuel the human body. For example, sodium, calcium, and potassium are a part of the electrolyte family. Without them, performance lags as does the body.
Now, apply that to an athlete’s body. As you exercise, the body’s storage of these core elements depletes. The result? Muscle cramps, fluid regulation, and even heart function.
When working out for extended periods of time, athletes have to up the antics from water to an electrolyte and vitamin solution. Often, the first thought is a sports drink. However, choose wisely. More often than not, sports drinks are full of unnecessary sugar, dyes, sodium, and even caffeine.