What Exactly Do Electrolytes Do?
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alright guys I’m back and today we’re gonna answer the question what do electrolytes do now electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that allow things to move in the body they allow the muscles to contract and relax they allow the nervous system to communicate and they have many many functions if you can recall back to chemistry where you saw that little plus or minus sign on the right upper corner of an element like calcium as a plus 2 chloride is a negative 1 potassium is a plus 1 sodium is a negative 1 electrolytes are basically charge minerals that have various function all right listener with sodium sodium is considered this bad mineral but it’s actually not it has a purpose it helps you maintain fluid volume outside the cell within your blood most of the sodium is not inside the cell it’s outside the cell so the sodium helps hold fluid in the body and this is one reason why if you drink way too much water without sodium you’re going to dilute sodium and you’re gonna create a condition called hyponatremia it’s very very dangerous so sodium has a very very important role in many different functions and sodium excites nerves and muscles so if you’re deficient in sodium you’re gonna find you’re gonna have weakness within your muscles you might have issues with the nervous system as well insulin sensitivity so sodium helps insulin work better and it can prove insulin resistance which is probably one of the biggest root causes to the majority of health problems ok next one this is interesting it protects your heart now you would think that sodium worsens the heart but if you’re deficient you’re gonna have problems with the heart I will say that most people are not deficient in sodium they have too much so the ratio of sodium potassium is out of balance but the point is that sodium does protect the heart in the right amount ok hydration and also it helps keep LDL which is the so called bad cholesterol which is really not but keeps LDL in check all right potassium what does potassium do it maintains intracellular volume so most of the potassium is inside the cell not outside the cell so if you have enough potassium inside the cell you’ll have the volume that you need and sodium potassium work together as the sodium potassium pump which generates a lot of electrical energy for the nerve in the muscle and also to allow things to go in and out of the cell through the cell membrane and they need to be in the right ratios or you can have a big problem the average person is very heavy on sodium very low in potassium and that creates big problems all right next one is antihypertensive effects so it helps you lower blood pressure stroke prevention bone health muscle synthesis so if you’re trying to get more muscle mass it’s not just about eating protein you need potassium also potassium is involved in making hydrochloric acid so if you’re having digestive problems you may need more potassium cell energy we mentioned that cell pump I mentioned that kidney stone prevention interesting all right kidney protection now sometimes you’ll read that potassium is bad for the kidney only if you’re like a stage five you’re in kiddy Dallas’s where the body can’t get rid of potassium but our body has all these mechanisms to get rid of excess potassium unless the kidney is very very very damaged but we need potassium to protect the kidney all right next one antiarrhythmic so if you don’t have enough potassium the rhythm of the heart can go off you might have palpitations it might be so severe that you have atrial fibrillation insulin sensitivity so you can see sodium and potassium actually help make insulin sensitive so you need both of those minerals to help with insulin resistance and arthritis especially rheumatoid arthritis but if you have rheumatoid arthritis I would recommend something like 6,000 milligrams and you should see a lot of benefit alright magnesium energy production the mitochondria which is the energy factory needs magnesium to produce energy also magnesium is involved in over 300 enzymes and I’m not just talking about digestive enzymes I’m talking about cellular enzymes that build things in the body like proteins things like that bone support cardiovascular function vaso dilation and of course that’s going to bring the blood pressure down opening up the coronary artery which is the main artery to the heart muscle calcium balance so you need magnesium with calcium they work together just as potassium and sodium work together it helps absorb vitamin D and vitamin b1 alright the last one is calcium helps your lower blood pressure lowers cholesterol decrease risk of cancer muscle contraction this is muscle relaxation so is this it’s a bone support blood clotting cell signaling the majority population has a subclinical potassium deficiency and a magnesium deficiency usually people are heavy on the sodium and the calcium but very low on these two minerals and you may not notice any big things other than some fatigue it may be some heart palpitations but over time they can definitely rush become magnified alright guys now you know electrolytes do and check out some additional videos I have on this board relating to electrolytes
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Electrolytes have many different important functions in the body. Here’s what they do.
0:05 What are electrolytes?
0:36 What do electrolytes do?—Sodium
2:02 What do electrolytes do?—Potassium
4:00 What do electrolytes do?—Magnesium
4:45 What do electrolytes do?—Calcium
In this video, we’re going to talk about electrolytes and the different electrolyte functions.
What are electrolytes?
Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that have various functions in the body. They allow the muscles to contract and relax; they allow the nervous system to communicate, and much more.
So, what do electrolytes do? Let’s go over a few different electrolytes and their functions.
• Maintains fluid volume
• Excites nerves and muscles
• Increases insulin sensitivity
• Helps protect the heart
• Helps with hydration
• Helps keep LDL cholesterol in check
• Maintains intracellular volume
• Has antihypertensive effects
• Helps with stroke prevention
• Promotes bone health
• Helps with muscle synthesis
• Is involved with cell energy
• Is involved with the cell pump
• Helps with kidney stone prevention
• Supports kidney protection
• Has anti-arrhythmic effects
• Increases insulin sensitivity
• May helps with arthritis
• Energy production
• Enzyme activation
• Bone support
• Cardiovascular function
• Calcium balance
• Helps the body absorb vitamins D and B1
• Helps lower blood pressure
• Helps lower cholesterol
• May decrease the risk of cancer
• Muscle contraction
• Great bone support
• Blood clotting
• Cell signaling
The majority of the population has a subclinical potassium deficiency and a sub-clinical magnesium deficiency. Usually, people are heavy on sodium and calcium but are low on potassium and magnesium. With these subclinical deficiencies, you might not notice any big symptoms at first, but over time the symptoms can become magnified.
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