Exercising hard, or in hot temperatures, causes us to sweat – which is why it is so important to replenish any lost water by drinking during exercise.  However we also lose electrolytes through our sweat, which are vital to both health and maximising performance.  In fact, over-hydrating without consuming electrolytes can cause the dilution of electrolytes and cause significant problems.

Electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, and calcium are key to conducting nerve impulses, contracting muscles, keeping you hydrated, and regulating your body’s pH levels.  If you want to maximise performance, make sure to be adding some electrolyte powder or tablets to your water when you are training hard.