Electrolytes | News April

Electrolytes – support in the heat, during sport and nights out

Spring is beckoning and it’s time to restart your sports activities. But there are also problems associated with strenuous activities. Biohealth can help you keep a handle on your mineral levels despite your exertions!

Experience mountain biking

Are you a fan of mountain biking or toying with the idea of giving it a go? There are some really good reasons for doing this demanding sport!

Cycling pushes up your heartbeat, strengthens the body and incorporates outdoor fun in nature. It’s good sporty fun all round. Ride uphill and you can then enjoy an exciting descent down the hill. This releases endorphins, which is what makes cycling so special – without any long hikes, sore blisters or creaky joints. Feel the wind in your hair and the joy of being in the saddle and racing along the trail – that’s freedom on two wheels! Popular destinations for mountain bike fans include the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, the Ortler Alps and the Ötztal Alps.

This kind of adventurous outing is naturally demanding and strenuous, and when you sweat, your body loses minerals and valuable water. This electrolyte depletion then needs to be re-balanced.

Dehydration and electrolyte depletion

Anyone who is physically active will have dealt with dehydration. Dehydration is caused by more water being given out than taken in over a long period of time. Water contains vital electrolytes (minerals) such as sodium, potassium and chloride, which are lost when you sweat.

Electrolytes not only ensure balanced fluid levels, but they are also involved in regulating nerves and muscular function.

This is why restoring your fluid balance with isotonic drinks that contain electrolytes such as sodium and potassium salts is recommended, for example when doing endurance sports, and also on hot summer days, when partying into the early hours or if you experience hot flushes during menopause.

Biohealth has developed an electrolyte powder which supplies your body with potassium, glucose and salts, helping you to compensate for the lost electrolytes. The potassium in this drink supports healthy muscles and helps to maintain normal blood pressure. Maximum refreshment comes with our lemon iced tea variety or enjoy our fruity berry flavour. Ask for a sample today!

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Extra magnesium kick

Magnesium is also flushed out of the body when you sweat doing intense sport. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include cramps, eyelid twitching, headaches, sleep disturbances, nervousness, a drop in performance and delayed recovery after sport. To avoid this, athletes should consider their magnesium intake.

In fact, magnesium also helps tangibly increase performance and endurance. A sensible magnesium intake is advisable in particular for endurance sports such as jogging, cycling, swimming, roller blading, rowing, skiing and aerobics. A study at the University of East Anglia showed that women with good levels of this mineral had more muscle mass and greater plyometric strength than those with lower magnesium levels.

To guarantee an adequate magnesium supply and restore the levels of this vital electrolyte in your body, we can offer recovery drinks or concepts with tablets or liquids:

  1. Magnesium Trio tablets with magnesium malate, magnesium citrate and magnesium bisglycinate. Benefit: This triple combination provides a balanced ratio of rapidly and continually bioavailable magnesium compounds.
  2. Magnesium ampoules with magnesium citrate/malate. The special feature of this practical drink is that it is a clear solution which remains stable without any crystallisation during storage. The magnesium is quickly available as it is already present as in the ampoule as ions.

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Did you know...

... that blood tests only provide limited information about your magnesium levels?

This means you can have symptoms of deficiency even when your magnesium level is in the normal range. When needed, magnesium enters the blood serum from the body’s reserves, which means the serum magnesium level drops once the deficiency is already well advanced. Relevant data can be obtained primarily through a full blood analysis in specialist laboratories.