Electrolytes are the “medical” terminology for salts, more specifically, ions. These little electrically charged particles are important because they are what your body cells (muscle, nerve, heart) use to keep constant voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells. Your kidneys are responsible for keeping electrolyte balance constant in your blood. For example, when you exercise intensely, you lose electrolytes in your sweat, particularly sodium and potassium. In order to continue to perform at peak performance, many athletes ingest electrolytes in the form of sports drinks, powders, etc. Unfortunately many of these sports drinks are also high in sugar, carbs, and calories.
A new company called Enlyten has made it possible to get your necessary electrolytes without having to down giant bottles of sports drink, dozens of grams of sugar, and hundreds of calories…
Enlyten Electrolyte strips come in a small carrying case, making them possible to take on the go. Running a marathon? Be sure to pack these in your pocket. Good luck lugging around all that sport drink while you are on the go. Being able to provide your body with a constant supply of electrolytes WHILE you are exercising will help you avoid muscle cramps and poor performance. These are a great product and should be an essential item to every athlete, hardcore or casual.
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