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    Electrolytes serve many important functions in the body. When you exercise, you lose electrolytes in your sweat. Electrolytes are used by cells to maintain voltages, and to carry electrical signals. These impulses can carry nerve signals, and allow muscles to move. Cells use electrolytes to maintain fluid balances, by moving the electrolytes in and out of the cell. Water and other substances follow the electrolytes through the membrane, and allow for the cell to function properly. When children are sick, they lose electrolytes, and not replacing them can lead to dehydration. Electrolytes are salt ions with a positive or negative charge. Electrolytes form when minerals dissolve in water. There are several main types of electrolytes in the body: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate. Sodium and Chloride regulates the water in the body, but having too much little can cause problems with hydration. Potassium is the electrolyte that is important for heart function. Bicarbonate regulates the pH level of your blood, keeping it stable. The kidneys regulate the levels of electrolytes in the body, to prevent having too much or too little of the electrolyte.…

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    Research Paper: In this experiment, the different amounts of electrolytes in three varieties of sports drinks will be determined, and they will be compared against the amounts of electrolytes in water. Electrolytes are a vital part of an exercise routine, and here’s why. Electrolytes are considered to be “…any substance that contains free ions that behaves as an electrically conductive medium.” (Nordqvist.) In other words, electrolytes are minerals that carry an electric charge around the body.…

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    Electrolyte Disorders, Pediatric Electrolytes are minerals found in the body’s blood and tissues in the form of dissolved salts. Electrolyte disorders occur when there is an imbalance between the amount of water and essential minerals in the blood, urine, and other bodily fluids. When this happens, it can affect the normal function of the brain, heart, liver, and other organs. Your child gets electrolytes from foods and drinks. Electrolytes function to: • Keep the amount of fluids in the body…

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    DISCUSSION: In this investigation, the effect of electrolyte concentration, depth of electrode immersion in electrolyte, and distance between electrodes in electrolyte, on the current flow through copper electrodes were tested. Table 1 and Graph 1 display the results when increasing electrolyte concentration. Evident in Graph 1, the results contained scatter, and consisted of an outlier in the sample in which the ratio of NaCl: deionised water was 10:30mL. The outlier and scatter may have been…

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    Electrolytes affect the amount of water in your body, the acidity of your blood (pH), your muscle function, and other important processes. Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and others that are critical in allowing cells to generate energy, maintain the stability of their walls, and to function in general. They generate electricity, contract muscles, move water and fluids within the body, and participate in other activities.The concentration of electrolytes in the body is controlled by…

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    Electrolytes

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    Have you ever wondered what electrolytes do for your body, or even what they are? I have come to know that electrolytes play a major role in your lives. Electrolytes control the bodies fluid balance and many other important jobs. Although what exactly are they and what all do they ensure for the body? Electrolytes are more imperative than we appreciate. Electrolytes have minerals in your blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge. The minerals in major electrolytes found…

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    the tests show that it improves performance I may want to start drinking sports drinks to enhance myself during these activities. Background: This lab is designed to test if a sports drink is more efficient at lowering blood pressure than regular water. Sports drinks are beverages that are intended to help athletes to replace water, energy, and electrolytes before and after activity. Electrolytes are substances that aid to trigger and sustain the heart’s electrical impulses. Some electrolytes…

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    Electrolytes consist of ions in a solution; referred to ionic solutions. Life forms require a balance of electrolytes in their cell structures. In humans this balance is regulated by hormones. Disruption of this balance leads to health problems. Electrolytes are useful for electrical batteries and fuel cells. Electrolytes commonly exist as solutions of acids, bases, or salts. Some gases act as electrolytes under conditions of high temperature of low pressure. Solutions are formed when a salt is…

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    of dehydration too like dry gums and tongue, lethargy, and thick rope-like saliva. If your dog is not yet vomiting, you can treat it in your own homes because the case is still mild. Simply give small amounts of water to your pet. You can give 1 tsp for little dogs and 1-2 tbsp for larger dogs every 10 minutes for some hours. Do not give your dog free access to liquids as he may take too much in one drink which can lead to vomiting, and will result to more electrolytes loss. However, if you…

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    Gatorade Pros And Cons

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    blood pressure over time” (Schaefer). If an athlete is not doing an intense workout the sugar they are taking in is not going to help them re-energize, it is just storing the fat inside of you and causing you to gain weight. Another side effect would be high blood pressure, which is caused by high amounts of salts and in Gatorade, there is 800milligrams which is 33% of what you should be consuming daily (Schaefer). Yes, you lose sodium when you sweat, but if you are taking it during and hours…

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