Health Tip: Understanding Electrolytes
-- Electrolytes are naturally occurring minerals that contain an electric charge. They are found in your blood, urine, other bodily fluids and tissues.
Examples contained in certain foods and beverages include: sodium, calcium, potassium, chorine, phosphate and magnesium.
Electrolytes influence your body's water balance.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says electrolytes also are important because they help:
- Balance your body's acid/base (pH) level.
- Move nutrients into your cells.
- Move waste from your cells.
- Ensure that your nerves, muscles, heart and brain work properly.
© 2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Posted: April 2018
Read this next
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 -- Extreme weather days have been on the rise worldwide since the advent of global warming. But a new U.S. study finds that cold weather is responsible for...
SATURDAY, Aug. 22, 2020 -- With the arrival of late summer, it's essential to know the signs of heat exhaustion and how to intervene before it escalates to a more severe condition...
TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2020 -- Some of the leading hotspots in the United States are on track to become even more sweltering in the coming decades -- thanks to a combination of...
More News Resources
- FDA Medwatch Drug Alerts
- Daily MedNews
- News for Health Professionals
- New Drug Approvals
- New Drug Applications
- Drug Shortages
- Clinical Trial Results
- Generic Drug Approvals
- Monthly Update Archive
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Whatever your topic of interest, subscribe to our newsletters to get the best of Drugs.com in your inbox.