What are Electrolytes and Why are they so important?

A little post class care warning! Keep tabs on your electrolytes. Electrolytes are the following nutrients: sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, phosphate and sulphate. Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other …