Electrolytes are positive and negative electrically charged molecules (or “ions”) from a variety of dissolved salts that create an electrical current across our cell membranes. This current facilitates the exchange of nerve impulses, nutrients, caloric energy, and removal of toxic wastes. Maintenance of this ionic balance is essential to the proper functioning of our bodily systems.
Electrolyte imbalances can result in symptoms such as muscle spasms, abdominal cramps, fatigue, confusion, swelling, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms, and even coma. Our body is constantly working to maintain the critical balance of electrolytes in our cells and will absorb more from the food we eat and from natural stores in our muscles and bones, or excrete excesses in our sweat and urine, as needed. However, vigorous physical exercise, diarrhea, vomiting, diet, dehydration, fever, and certain drug interactions can deplete electrolytes faster than our body is able to replenish them. Thus, the huge market for electrolyte replacement beverages available for athletes and the general public.
The problem with many sport drinks is that they contain more sugar and sodium than is needed to supplement typical diets, and excesses of these substances can contribute to a number of problems such as elevated insulin production, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis, and more.
BioPure Healing Products, LLC offers “EMF” (Enhanced Matrix Formula), an electrolyte supplement that closely matches the natural mineral and salt balance found in the extracellular matrix of our cells. There is no added sugar or artificial flavorings or colorings. It is specially formulated to support healthy kidney functioning and enhance detoxification. Our “EMF” is also available in premeasured packets of easily dissolvable powder. These handy little sachets are convenient to carry along in your purse, backpack, or briefcase for a readily accessible electrolyte supplement.