What are electrolytes?
Electrolytes are essential minerals within our bodies like potassium, sodium and magnesium. Electrolytes are important for the body to function at an optimal level. An electrolyte imbalance can wreck havoc on your body. While some foods contain electrolytes, I like to supplement with the an electrolyte powder daily. I particularly love the Age Quencher HYDRATE Electrolyte as it is sugar free, FDA and Health Canada approved, and contains additional vitamins to support the body.
What do Electrolytes do?
Electrolytes play a vital role in the body from hydration and nerve function, to having anti-aging benefits. Electrolytes give energy, regulate fluid levels in your body, enable muscle contractions for a healthy heart, regulate the PH levels of your blood, help build muscle tissue and transmit nerve signals throughout the body.
Did you know that one of the leading causes of aging skin is dehydration? The AQ HYDRATE Electrolyte helps to:
- Give radiant, plump, glowing skin
- Decrease inflammation
- Increase energy and mental alertness
- Aid in healthy digestion
- Improve your workouts
I also love taking HYDRATE after a night of drinks as it helps me to curb a hangover. I was recently on a Bachelorette and all of the girls would drink a glass of water with a scoop of HYDRATE before going out. Then when we would get back home, we would add another scoop to our water and feel brand new.
Electrolyte Imbalance Symptoms
Dehydration and an electrolyte deficiency can take a toll on your body. As a result, you may experience, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, nausea, upset stomach and mental confusion. It can happen as a result of too much caffeine, exercise, hot temperatures, medication, stress and illnesses. So it is important to replenish vital essential minerals either through food or an electrolyte drink. Foods such as, spinach, kale, avocado, coconuts, broccoli, and beans are good natural sources. Some mineral water also has trace amount of electrolytes.
List of Electrolytes in Age Quenchers HYDRATE
After trying multiple electrolyte drinks on the market, my favourite is from Age Quencher. HYDRATE has all of the base electrolytes such as, calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. In addition, the formula also contains L-Glutamine, Glycine, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, B5, B3, B2, B1, and Chromium.
All of these ingredients combined help to support your body and skin. It is my absolute go-to for feeling great and it has made my skin become a lot more dewy and firm.