One of the most important ways to keep us hydrated is through the consumption of electrolytes, which are minerals and other substances that carry an electrical charge between individual cells. Electrolytes can be found in salts such as sodium, calcium, potassium, chorine, and magnesium, and exist in the blood as acids; affecting the amount of water individual cells are capable of retaining. Proper muscle and nerve functions within the body are attributed to the presence of a balanced system of sodium, potassium and chloride. Separated in water, theses electrolytes create a balance of negative and positively charged ions. Sodium is said to regulate the amount of water an individual cell is capable of holding onto. Potassium helps to regulate muscle functions and is extremely important in regulating our heartbeats. Meanwhile, chloride is used to maintain a balance of fluids within the cell system of our individual body.
Cells use electrolytes to carry electrical impulses from one cell to the next and to maintain a voltage between cells. Sodium