Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids. Electrolytes are important because they help:
💧Balance the amount of water in your body
💧Balance your body's acid/base (pH) level
💧Move nutrients into your cells
💧Move wastes out of your cells
💧Make sure that your nerves, muscles, the heart, and the brain work the way they should
Sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, and magnesium are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.