But it’s got electrolytes…

Quote from my favorite movie Idiocracy.
There are so many commercials for sports drinks but do you really need electrolytes? Truth is not really. If you’re not an intense athlete, recovering from a flu, or sweating buckets working outside on a 40 degree day.
Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electrical charge which help improve fluid levels, nerve and brain function.
The major ones are potassium, magnesium, sodium and chloride all which are lost through excessive sweating.
For strenuous workouts lasting 75 minutes or more or you find yourself not sweating anymore than replenish your electrolytes. If your just doing an easy workout your wasting your money if there is no electrolytes lost there’s no need to replace any.

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