The Benefits of The Amino Recovery Electrolytes
Electrolytes are salts that dissolve into positive and negative charges in the body. These charges have many functions in the body. They regulate nerve and muscle function, regulate cell hydration, balance blood acidity and pressure, and help rebuild damaged tissue.
When you sweat, electrolytes are pulled onto the surface of your skin through sweat, without these electrolytes cell hydration and nerve impulses will not be optimal. As cell hydration decreases, overall dehydration increases. This will cause a significant decrease in your ability to perform. Studies have shown drops in both mental and physical performance as dehydration increases. Not having enough electrolytes can cause: irregular heartbeat, weakness, bone disorders, twitching, changes in blood pressure, confusion, seizures, numbness, nervous system disorders, excessive tiredness, and muscle spasms.
This shows how important electrolytes are and how many different biochemical pathways they can affect. Most people get enough electrolytes through their diet, but those of us who sweat and work hard every day often need to supplement them. Grabbing a sports drink would supply enough electrolytes to replenish your body after a workout, but they are full of sugar and empty calories.
A better way to resupply your body with electrolytes is through Max Effort’s Amino Recovery. This product contains sodium (as sodium chloride and sodium citrate) at 93mg, magnesium (as magnesium citrate) at 8mg, and potassium (as potassium citrate) at 77mg. Sodium helps increase the absorption of fluids, keeping you hydrated with less water, and the other electrolytes you are consuming. Magnesium can help with exercise by moving blood sugar to your muscles to break down lactic acid, magnesium has also been proven to help with muscle contractions.
Studies show your body needs 10-20% more magnesium when exercising than when you are at rest. Magnesium helps to fight cramps and inflammation as well. Potassium is important for: muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission, normal heart function, prevention of excess fluid retention, and muscle building. Potassium is crucial in turning food into energy (ATP) because a large number of enzymes that break down the foods you consume require potassium to function correctly. Most American diets are low in potassium so supplementing with this electrolyte, in particular, is very important. Hundreds of functions require electrolytes to work so it is very important to replenish electrolytes, especially after a hard workout. Make sure you do it with Amino Recovery by Max Effort.