When most people think of electrolytes, they are usually colorful and artificially flavored sports drinks that are supposed to help us in the gym. The problem is, many of them are overflowing with more added sugars and empty calories than electrolytes.
rthern Chill Spring Water is made naturally from minerals and electrolytes, giving you an extra boost in performance with every workout - without added sugar.
But what are electrolytes and why are they so important? Electrolytes perform various functions in the body, including maintaining nerve conduction, muscle contraction, and fluid balance.
And while there are other lesser-known ways to consume your electrolytes, including yogurt, pickles, and even a pretzel, the best way to get your daily electrolyte fill is with alkaline water.
Hailing from a glacier-created aquifer in Polar, WI, rthern Chill is a naturally alkaline mineral spring water that is not processed. This means that the natural levels of minerals and electrolytes in each bottle are preserved and you get the best performance bang for your buck.
What does that mean? With no calories or added sugar, you can get all of the minerals and electrolytes you need for that heavy squat session, 10 mile run, or 10 laps of the ring from one bottle of rthern Chill.
Here is a list of some minerals and electrolytes that can help you get top performance. All of these minerals are in one bottle of rthern Chill.
bicarbonate: This mineral helps regulate pH levels in the body, supports the proper functioning of your digestive system, and protects against acid reflux and heartburn. For athletes, bicarbonate has been shown to reduce muscle fatigue and help you get a few more reps or miles out of every workout.
calcium: In addition to being a key mineral for overall tooth and bone health, calcium helps circulate blood, move muscles, and release hormones. It is an extremely important mineral for athletes, especially female athletes, as vigorous exercise can lead to a drop in hormone levels.
magnesium: In addition to regulating muscle and nerve functions and blood pressure, magnesium is also important for the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body's main source of energy. Magnesium also helps with calcium absorption.
sodium: Since athletes lose this mineral through sweating, sodium is arguably the body's most important mineral. It also helps to balance the water levels in and around your cells and help maintain blood pressure. Cramps during exercise? You may need a sodium refill as sodium is known to help reduce muscle spasms.
chloride: This electrolyte is important in maintaining hydration in athletes. It supplements both sodium and potassium by helping balance acids in the body and moving fluids in and out of cells.
potassium: Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in the human body and it supports kidney and heart function, including the prevention of kidney stones. It also helps regulate nerve transmission and muscle contraction, and help maintain blood pressure.
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