Month: April 2017

What Are Electrolytes and Why Do We Need Them?

You know you're supposed to replenish your electrolytes after a killer sweat session, with sips like coconut water and sports drinks. But what are electrolytes, exactly? And why do our bodies need them? This new video from the American Chemical Society breaks down the science behind the crucial salts (yep, they're salts). In a nutshell: Once electrolytes (think calcium, potassium, magnesium, and plain old table salt)… Read more →