Electrolytes and Elements

Major Electrolytes and their function in the body

Sodium Drives fluid uptake and retention
Potassium Essential for nerve and muscle function
Chloride Helps body retain fluid

Essential Elements and their function in the body

Calcium Is important for neuromuscular and cardiac function.  
Magnesium Important for metabolic activity, including glycogen breakdown, fat oxidation, muscle contraction and nerve function
Iron Iron is a component of a number of proteins (haemoglobin, myoglobin) and critical to oxygen transport in blood
Zinc Zinc is important in exercise metabolism and protection from free radical damage
Manganese Manganese is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids
Copper Copper is a component of many enzymes. Copper deficit can affect the immune and cardiovascular system