I learned something this week about electrolytes that I think is pretty amazing, so I thought I would share it with you.
Potassium and Sodium always have to balance each other at a ratio of 4700mg : 1000mg.
The reason for this is they work together in your cells, like a pump.
Calcium and Magnesium also work similarly to this, as in one cause’s muscles to tense and the other to relax (so if you picture your heart – it beats by tensing and then relaxing).
To explain potassium and sodium simply: Potassium goes inside your cells were as sodium stays out side, and because they are negatively and positively charged they create energy going back and forth inside and outside your cells.
Not enough or the incorrect balance of Potassium and sodium causes cramp, as you aren’t getting the “pump” generated energy that you need for your activity.
Until next time…
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