Recovery & How Electrolytes Work Inside Our Body

by Dr David Minkoff May 30, 2024 4 min read

Recovery & How Electrolytes Work Inside Our Body

Electrolytes are necessary for hydration, energy, recovery, and mental clarity.

They power our nervous system, regulate our water levels, allow our cells to function, and are key to protein synthesis, recovery, and even brain function.

And they're vital for weight loss.

Lack of electrolytes can cause dizziness, cramps, headaches, exhaustion, mental confusion, and even affect our heartbeat.

But they are exact minerals and they're needed by the body in exact ratios.

Too much of one and not enough of another can actually exacerbate the problems they're supposed to address.

In fact, the wrong ratio can even cause dehydration and bloating, not to mention weight gain and slower recoveries.

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But we go beyond this, adding in 2g of PERFECT AMINO™ per serving of electrolytes, and this is important.

Essential amino acids are needed by our cells to fully utilize the electrolytes received. We cannot get the maximum benefit of electrolytes without our cells receiving essential amino acids at the same time.

No other electrolyte product has this.

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Most people think of electrolytes as something to take when they're dehydrated. And this is true.

But there's much more to it than that.

The amount of water in our cells directly corresponds to our cell's ability to take in oxygen and nutrients with which to create energy, and to expel waste.

They regulate both the amount of water in our cells, and whether or not to take in more water or let water out.

Salt allows water in and holds it, and potassium releases it.

If we have too much salt, we get bloating. But if we have too little salt then we can drink more and more water, but our cells can't take it in.

If we have too little potassium we also have bloating, as it doesn't let the water out. Too much potassium and too little salt and we can drink to hydrate but our cells push the water back out.

They must remain in balance for the proper water in/water out system of our cells.

But when we sweat on a hot day or during a workout or run, we lose electrolytes through our sweat.

This can lead to either bloating or dehydration and affects our recovery ability, energy levels, nerve and brain function, and even our heart.

This is so much the case that just a 2% drop in body weight from loss of fluid can significantly lower athletic performance, bringing on tiredness, headaches, slow recovery from workouts, brain fog and irregular heartbeat.

And we get at least a 2% drop every time we work out or go for a long run. That's part of the tiredness afterwards, it's not just, "being tired after a workout."

But only drinking water doesn't fix this. You could drink all the water in the world and still be dehydrated.

In fact, when you are dehydrated, drinking only water can actually dehydrate you more as it flushes out even more of our electrolytes.

And, as electrolytes regulate our cell's water in/water out process, they're what allow nutrients and oxygen to enter the cell and toxic waste to be released.

If this doesn't happen to the degree it needs to then waste builds up inside the cell, causing free radicals to form, raising cortisol, causing cellular injury and decreasing protein synthesis for muscle building and recovery.

And without two electrolytes, magnesium and calcium, our mitochondria (the tiny organelles that take in oxygen and nutrients to create the energy our cells use) couldn't even produce energy in the first place, leading to lower energy levels, exhaustion, and slow recovery.

But electrolytes do more.


Our body is just one big conglomeration of trillions of cells. And for it to operate at all, these cells need to be able to communicate with each other and with the brain.

Some 20,000,000,000,000,000 bits of data are transmitted along our nerves every second.

And electrolytes are what allow these signals to be passed back and forth.

But these electrical charges are moving at a couple hundred miles per hour. And this speed is different for different areas or depending on the activity the body is engaged in.

Everything depends on these signals moving at the speeds needed: our heart, our blood flow, our muscles, our ability to move and how fast we can move or react, our ability to think, the proper functioning of each of our organs, our endurance, our ability to recover, protein synthesis, fat break down, and much more.

And this is where many of the other electrolytes come in. While our nervous system controls every aspect of our body, our nerves are not connected strands, they're millions of individual cells called neurons.

And electrolytes and neurotransmitters help pass the messages from one neuron to another. Without these, or if these are low, we get less or slower communication going from our brain (the largest nerve), down our nervous system, and to every part of our body.

So when this system breaks down it can bring on a wide range of "unexplainable" symptoms:

Irregular heartbeat, fast heart rate, fatigue and lethargy, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, abdominal cramping, muscle cramping, muscle weakness, irritability, confusion, headaches and even numbness or tingling.

In short, it's a lot more than just being thirsty.

Ensuring we maintain proper levels of electrolytes ensures our nerves and cells have what they need to stay hydrated, create energy and operate at peak efficiency and action.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.