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Substances that ionize into anions and cations in body fluids. Electrolytes regulate nerve and muscle function and water distribution between cells, plasma, and interstitial fluid. Imbalances can cause serious physiologic effects, including seizures, cardiac arrhythmias and convulsions.
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Substances that dissociate into two or more ions, to some extent, in water. Solutions of electrolytes thus conduct an electric current and can be decomposed by it (ELECTROLYSIS). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
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Dehydration can cause changes in your body’s electrolytes and also lowers blood pressure, this puts stress on the body and, as a result, could cause an abnormal heartbeat.
Heavy metal exposure can be directly toxic to heart muscle, [It] can also cause problems with electrolytes. Anything that causes a derangement in electrolytes can cause heart palpitations.
It may also offer benefit to those who have experienced symptoms of a hangover associated with vomiting and dehydration, since it may help aid in replacement of needed fluid and important electrolytes.
One of the reasons that coconut water is so popular, is because it’s naturally low in calories, and it has electrolytes, you want to look for a 100 percent natural coconut water. And, you want to look for one that has about 40 to 60 calories per serving.
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