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    The importance of electrolytes for sports performance

    Electrolytes are charged mineral ions that generate electrical activity in cells and tissues, specifically muscles and nerves.   The main electrolytes that are only obtained from the diet and have an impact on cellular function are sodium, potassium, chloride, phosphate and magnesium. This post discusses the importance of electrolytes for sports performance and how best to replenish them.   What role do electrolytes play in the human body? Six essential minerals are considered to be electrolytes because when dissolved in water, they conduct electricity. These minerals include sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, phosphate, and magnesium. Since our cells are designed to conduct electrical currents, these minerals (in the form of positively and negatively…

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