COUNTLESS COFFEE OPTIONS - SAME COFFEE PROBLEM
Coffee causes an electrolyte imbalance. Coffee drinkers and performance seekers feel more productive with a strong cup of Joe, but the dehydrating effects of coffee present as many downsides as benefits.
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- Participates in the conversion of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) tto help the body produce and store energy
- Stimulates the metabolism of carbohydrates & fats
- Helps the body build muscle through protein utilitzation
- Decreases risks sports-related injuries & excessive physical activity
- Prevents muscle cramps & spasms
- Influences performance of other minerals
- Enables nerve impulse transmission
In addition to the functions listed above, studies show that repletion of one important electrolyte—magnesium—has a significant impact on athletic performance. Moderately trained athletes who took magnesium supplements showed decreased blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen intake. Triathletes supplementing with extra magnesium demonstrated improved cycling, swimming, and running times.
- Maintains fluid balance
- Works with sodium in hydration
- Stimulates metabolism of proteins & carbohydrates
- Sustained muscle energy through glycogen utilization
- Enables normal muscle contraction
- Increase performance output
- Core body temperature regulation
- Maintains adequate fluid balance
- Reduces vaso-constriction
- Activates thirst response
- Prevents water intoxication & hyponatremia
- Enables proper muscle contraction
- Enables nerve impulse transmission Maintains normal blood pressure
- Regulates heart rate
- The key element in your body to build strong bones and teeth
- Helps control muscle activation
- Transmit signals in your nerves
- Regulates your heart rhythm
Now there has been a pretty lengthy history that is important to understand when it comes to electrolytes, and specifically sodium. Let’s dive a bit deeper into why we believe sodium is one of the most underrated electrolytes.
WE LIKE SODIUM - YOU SHOULD TOO
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently renewed its efforts to reduce the amount of salt consumed by Americans in an attempt to lower the risk of heart disease. The agency recommends that adults consume no more than 2.3 grams of sodium per day.
A large population study called The Intersalt Study, which analyzed data from 48 global populations, found that dietary salt intake was not linked to the prevalence of high blood pressure. In fact, the population with the highest salt intake had a lower median blood pressure than the population with the lowest intake. It is likely that other factors, such as a sedentary lifestyle and a diet high in processed foods, contribute to poor health outcomes rather than salt intake alone
Overall, while it may be reasonable to suggest that SOME individuals reduce their salt intake, it is important to consider the limitations and biases of the evidence used to support blanket recommendations for the entire population. It is also crucial to recognize the potential role of other factors, such as diet and lifestyle, in influencing health outcomes.