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Do Your Batteries Need Recharging?
A Word on Electrolytes...The human body is an "electrical machine". All vital bodily functions happen as a result of electrical signals being sent between the various parts of your body and your brain. In order for your body to operate at peak performance, these electrical signals must be conducted in an efficient manner- this is where electrolytes come in. Electrolytes are substances that will conduct electricity when dissolved in water – the most common electrolyte in your body is salt. Your body is 70% water; about two-thirds of the water resides inside your cells, (intracellular fluid) and about one-third resides outside of your cells (extra cellular fluid). Your body works constantly to make sure that the intracellular fluid and extra cellular fluid have the same amount of electrolyte concentration – this is a very important component of homeostasis or your body's inner balance.