Your diet is on point, loaded with fruits and vegetables. You are well-rested and got enough sleep last night. You worked out. But despite all of this, you still feel tired. Why? If you’re still tired despite sleeping well and living a healthy lifestyle, you might be missing one crucial link. You might be dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can make you feel tired – and when you’re depleted of water, you’re also likely missing electrolytes.

What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes are essential minerals involved in the critical functions of your body. They support fluid balance and are involved in muscle contraction, nerve health, and cell development. Plus, they are required for energy metabolism and help maintain your body’s proper pH level. Electrolytes have a positive or negative electrical charge – and they power the electricity that keeps your body running. They do this by pushing water in and out of your cells.

Common electrolytes include:

What causes the body to lose electrolytes?

Electrolyte loss is usually caused by a rapid loss in fluids. Think about being outside on a very hot day. The temperature is approaching 100, it’s humid, and you can’t stop sweating. You may notice that you don’t need to urinate very often, even if you’re drinking what you think is an adequate amount of water. This happens because you’re sweating a lot and losing electrolytes.

You can also lose electrolytes by urine, and sweating during a workout. Certain medications and treatments can cause electrolyte imbalances in addition to using diuretics and excessive laxative use. Any time your body is losing a lot of fluids, you’re losing electrolytes at the same time. When electrolytes aren’t replenished, you will notice some signs of imbalance.

What happens when your body is low on electrolytes?

Electrolyte imbalance can present itself in many ways, depending on which one is missing. And when they’re depleted enough, it can lead to discomfort and other problems. One of the most common ways to know if you’re missing electrolytes is if you are dehydrated.

Here are other signs of low electrolytes:

You may not notice mild electrolyte imbalances. However, electrolyte imbalance can be serious enough to warrant a visit to your doctor. If you feel any of the above signs of imbalance, it is important to seek care. Furthermore, the signs listed above may be an indicator of another issue.

How to replenish and maintain electrolytes

Maintaining healthy electrolyte levels is like any other facet of your health – it requires discipline, dedication, and living your best healthy lifestyle! You can consume foods rich in electrolytes, such as bananas, broccoli, kale, avocados, and many other fruits and vegetables. Coconut water is an excellent source of electrolytes because it is high in potassium.

According to Piedmont Health, for maintaining electrolytes during physical activity it is recommended to drink, “about two cups of fluid two hours before any physical activity. Then, try to drink 4 to 6 ounces every 15 to 20 minutes during physical activity. Finally, have a drink after you finish exercising.”

Replenish electrolytes with Teami Hydrate Electrolyte Super Mix!

Another great way to replenish electrolytes is with a sports drink or electrolyte drink. Unfortunately, many sports drinks are loaded with sugar, artificial ingredients, and don’t contain the electrolytes you need! Instead of doing more harm than good, choose Teami Hydrate Electrolyte Super Mix, designed to replenish your body without the junk!

Teami Hydrate contains more magnesium and potassium than a normal dose – perfect for when you’re sweating hard, spending a whole day hiking, or you know your electrolytes are below an optimal level for another reason.

All you have to do with Teami Hydrate Electrolyte Super Mix is pop one scoop into your favorite Teami Tumbler, stir, and replenish the following electrolytes:

You won’t believe how delicious it is with its raspberry lemonade flavor – sweetened naturally with stevia, lemon, and berries! It’s an all-natural drink mix with zero added sugar, and it’s

gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, soy, and dairy-free.

If you think you are low on electrolytes, it is important to take a step back, rest, take care of your body, and practice self-care. Low electrolytes can cause serious problems – and they should be addressed right away.

We can’t wait to see how you use Teami Hydrate! Show off its gorgeous pink color on Instagram and tag us with #thankyouteami! And don’t forget to check out the many water recipes on our blog that you can use with your new favorite electrolyte mix.