Trace Minerals Electrolytes is an important part for a healthy diet. Minerals are inorganic substances that are found in non-living things – rocks, soil, water. We are able to get minerals from eating plants that absorb minerals from the water and soil.
Our body needs minerals to be healthy. There are two types of minerals: (1) the major minerals and (2) the trace minerals. The 7 Major minerals (or macro-minerals) includes Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Phosphorus, and Chloride. The recommended daily amount of major minerals your body needs are usually starts from 100mg or more. While Trace Minerals require only 0.20mg to 0.15mg a day, it depends. The 9 Trace Minerals include Zinc, Iron, Copper, Iodine, Selenium, Manganese, Chromium, Fluoride, and Molybdenum. There is no “most important” mineral because all minerals are essential for your health, vital for all body functions and processes.
Too much or too little of these trace minerals is harmful for your body, that is why it is only taken in smaller amounts compared to major minerals. For example, a deficit in iron can lead to Anemia; deficit in copper can lead to Osteoporosis while in large amounts, it can be poisonous; deficit or too much in iodine can lead to hyper or hypothyroidism.
Any liquid solution that conducts electricity is an electrolyte supplement solution. Example is when salts are dissolved, it creates an electrically-conductive solution. The electric charge is known as ions, and minerals with an electric charge are Electrolytes.
There are seven major Electrolytes, these are Sodium (Na+), Chloride (Cl-), Potassium (K+), Magnesium (Mg++), Calcium (Ca++), Phosphate (HPO4–), and Bicarbonate (HCO3-). Each serves a specific and important role to maintain the balance of fluids between cells (intracellular & extracellular). Electrolyte imbalance is harmful for your body and should be taken care of immediately. This balance is important for hydration, muscle function, nerve impulses, etc. To get the right balance of electrolyte levels, it all depends on the food, electrolyte supplement, and water you consume. Proper nutrition is key.
Without Electrolytes in your body, you will not able to contract or flex muscles, clot blood, build & repair tissues, balances neutral pH levels, and most especially, your heart will have a hard time functioning. A healthy diet and Lally Naturals Electrolyte Formula dietary supplements will help you meet your daily mineral requirements.