Electrolytes explained *H&H VIP*

Electrolytes (body salts) play a vital role, helping to maintain the correct balance of fluid in the body and enabling muscle contraction, nerve function and digestion. These substances, which include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium, are found dissolved in the blood and various tissues. Once combined with another electrically charged atom, an ion, an electrolyte produces a salt such as sodium chloride, which drives the body’s essential processes.