Are Electrolytes Important for Athletes?

What are electrolytes?

In this series of blog posts, we’ve discuss what is meant by the ‘electrolytes nz’ that are promoted in PowerAmp sports nutrition products. We’ve looked at how much you actually lose during exercise, and what role they play in athlete health and performance for the duration of exercise. So far we’ve seen that:

Why are electrolytes important?

Electrolytes are essential for basic life performance, such as maintaining electrical objectivity in cells and generating and conducting action potentials in the nerves and muscles. important electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, phosphate, and bicarbonates.

Why are electrolytes important for the body?

They regulate muscle contractions and keep you hydrated. Electrolytes also help balance your pH levels (the measure of acidity and alkalinity).

What are the 3 main electrolytes?

These substances are located in the extracellular and intracellular fluid. Within the extracellular fluid, the major cation is sodium and the major anion is chloride. The major cation in the intracellular fluid is potassium.

Foods and Drinks With Electrolytes

Many foods are rich in electrolytes. Some of the top sources include:

Potassium: Bananas, beet greens, salmon, white beans, avocado, potatoes, milk, mushrooms

SodiumDill pickles, clams, table salt, cheese, dry-roasted sunflower seeds

MagnesiumSpinach, pumpkin seeds, lima beans, tuna, brown rice, almonds

PhosphorousYellowfin tuna, tofu, milk, chicken, scallops, pumpkin seeds, quinoa

Calcium: Milk, cheese, spinach, tofu, yogurt, okra, trout, acorn squash

What are 4 functions of electrolytes?

Electrolytes are important because they help:

  • Balance the amount of water in your body.
  • Balance your body's acid/base (pH) level.
  • Move nutrients into your cells.
  • Move wastes out of your cells.
  • Support your muscle and nerve function.
  • Keep your heart rate and rhythm steady.
  • Keep your blood pressure stable.

Testing Electrolytes

Electrolytes are often measured as part of a schedule blood panel that you get as part of an twelve-monthly physical. Your doctor might order an electrolyte test if they think you might have levels that are too high or low. Your doctor will look for signs that your PURE Electrolyte Hydration might be out of balance, such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Irregular heartbeat

Electrolyte blood test

During an electrolyte blood test, a health care specialized will take a small model of your blood. They'll insert a small needle into a vein in your inner arm and draw a small amount of blood into a vial. This is a quick 5-minute test that is not painful. You power feel a small sting when they insert the needle.

Why Choose PowerAmp Electrolytes Hydration Drinks?

Our products are GMO-free & contain no artificial colours or flavours. Almost all of our products are vegan-friendly. Take a look at our range to find what you’re looking for.

Do you want to enhance your athletic performance and reach your full potential? With a complete range of the best pure and potent supplements in NZ, at Poweramp Sports, we offer the sports nutrition you deserve.

Our collection of supplements is designed to help you achieve your athletic goals by providing your body with the nutrients it needs to perform at its best.