An electrolyte imbalance can be the root of many common health issues. Often, people are not even aware of electrolyte imbalances since they rectify themselves without serious repercussions. However, a persistent lack or excessive amount of electrolytes can harm the body.


1. What are Electrolytes?

Electrolytes are minerals that conduct electricity and dissolve in water. Once in the body, they participate in various actions such as energy production, hydration, heart rate, and muscle contraction. They are also responsible for regulating blood pH and clotting and transmitting signals to and from the heart and nerves.

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