Your Guide to Using Electrolytes Properly

Electrolytes are in your gels, chews, and drinks, but do you really need them?

Given how often we see the word “electrolyte” listed on sports nutrition products, you’d think we’d know a little more about them. Instead, many of us drink, chew, and slurp down pricey products that claim to restore electrolytes and prevent fatigue without giving the ingredient list another thought.

The truth isn’t quite that simple. Here’s everything you need to know about electrolytes—and how to best tailor the products that contain them to your body’s needs.

  • What Are Electrolytes?
  • What Causes an Electrolyte Imbalance?
  • How Do Electrolytes Help?

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