What do you usually drink while playing sports?
Electrolytes are electrically charged particles that help the body function normally. Some of the more familiar electrolytes include sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium help muscles contract and relax. Sodium and potassium help water stay in the right balance inside and outside of cells. Sodium is the electrolyte lost in the highest concentration in sweat.
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Alternatives To These sports Drinks That We Are Testing
* Electrolytes have a positive effect on female athletic performance.
* Electrolytes have no effect on female athletes performance.
* Electrolytes have a negative effect on female athletes.