Everyones looking for a boost to their training. That slight edge to get a better workout in so they can achieve results quicker. Well one of the most forgotten supplements is electrolytes!
Recently ive been adding electrolytes to my water whilst training and noticed a good improvement in endurance and power so i thought i’d dig a up some info for you. The following is a interview with internationally acclaimed lecturer on environmental toxicity and lab interpretations Dr Mark Schauss whom i recently studied with. He’s discussing the development of his electrolyte formula and the role electrolytes play in the human body.
I found it hard to find good electrolyte formula’s in australia that have a good balance of salts and minerals then i came across Marks formula and promptly ordered it. You can too if you like by clicking HERE
This is a good read! Enjoy
Q. So how did you come up with Synerplex Electrolytes™? A: The formulator of Synerplex Electrolytes™ Mark Schauss first began his investigation of Electrolytes in 1983. He was also spurred on by two famous researchers, Rachel Carson and Dr. Bjorn Nordenström.
Rachel Carson, in her famous work “The Edge of The Sea” had the following to say:
“…fish, amphibian, and reptile, warm-blooded bird and mammal – each of us carries in our veins a salty stream in which the elements are combined in almost the same proportion as in sea water. This is our inheritance from the day, untold millions of years ago, when a remote ancestor, having progressed from the one-celled to the many-celled stage, first developed a circulatory system in which the fluid was merely the water of the sea.”
Synerplex Electrolytes™ Research and Development
Seventy five years of published research on the role of Electrolytes in human health provided the framework for the development of Synerplex Electrolytes™. Also, the work of Dr. Björn Nordenström, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Diagnostic Radiology, Karolinska Institute and Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and former Chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee in Medicine and Physics provided additional breakthroughs in the product’s development.
Dr. Nordenström’s work was considered to be 200 years ahead of his time in understanding how the human body worked and it influenced the maintenance of health. This assertion was made by 2-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling.
Q: So what are Electrolytes?
A: An Electrolytes is a fluid solution that conducts “electricity” in the human body.
The main Electrolytes are: sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium bicarbonate, chloride and sulfate. It is the balance of these Electrolytes in an aqueous solution that is one of the keys to maintaining optimal health.
Electrolytes rely on water.
“Water is the solvent in which most of the chemical reactions of life occur.” “Water is compatible with more substances than any known solvent, and therefore it is an ideal medium for transporting nutrients in the cells and for the chemical reactions of cellular metabolism to take place.”
There are supposedly more cells in the body than stars in the universe and each cell is dependent on water and the proper ratio and concentration of Electrolytes.
“…the level of one or more Electrolytes in the body can stray far from the optimum before we become sufficiently aware of the problem to remedy it.”
According to one of the leading nutritional textbooks used by universities worldwide:
“The maintenance of body fluid and Electrolytes is of vital importance for sound health and nutrition.”
Q: What makes Synerplex Electrolytes™ unique?
A: Synerplex Electrolytes™ has a proportional balance of sodium, potassium, magnesium, chlorides, bicarbonates, phosphorus and sulfates. Each of these Electrolytes has been established as important in the maintenance of optimal wellness.
What makes Synerplex Electrolytes™ unique is that it contains the proper proportion of Electrolytes needed by most cells. During manufacture a series of proprietary steps are taken to introduce each Electrolytes according to strict formulation operation procedures. This method of formulation remains unique in the marketplace among similar products.
Q: Electrolytes Salts: What they are and how do they affect optimal wellness in humans?
A: Sodium – Sodium is an essential mineral necessary for the transport of nutrients within the body.
However, in the American diet, excessive intake of sodium is not only common but at times, extraordinary. Example of a processed food meal:
▪ 4 Chicken Nuggets w/cheddar cheese = 2200 mg
▪ 10 Potato Chips = 1028 mg
▪ 1 Sports Drink = 96 mg
▪ This one meal = 3324 mgs!
People are taking 2 – 3 times the amount of sodium recommended by expert panels. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of sodium is 2400 mgs or less. The meal above already exceeds this amount! According to the American Dietetic Association, “…most of the sodium that Americans consume comes from processed or prepared foods, not from the salt shaker at the kitchen table.”
Because of the excesses of sodium in the American diet, Synerplex Electrolytes™ was designed to have a low amount of sodium per serving (64 mg). But it is the balance with potassium that makes this formula even more unique.
Potassium – According to nutrition experts:
“It is possible that maintaining potassium intake at a level equal to sodium intake (Sodium/Potassium intake ratio of 1:1) may protect against the adverse effects of high sodium intake.”
Potassium and Magnesium – Of further importance is the ratio of potassium to magnesium. Potassium and magnesium acts as muscle relaxants in counterbalance to calcium and sodium which act as muscle contractants. But this is only the beginning of the discussion of one of the most important Electrolytes, namely magnesium.
Magnesium – Magnesium is one of the most important Electrolytes of all. It serves as an important part of more than 300 enzymes in the human body essential to optimal functioning. An enzyme is a protein that affects the speed of a metabolic reaction. The proper functioning of enzymes is essential to the maintenance of health.
▪ “Helps maintain body cells in nerves and muscles.”
▪ “Serves as a component of bones”
▪ “The majority of magnesium is found in the bones.”
The role of magnesium and health is so important that in 1971 the International Society for the Development of Research on Magnesium was founded. Today, the peer-reviewed medical journal Magnesium is found in scientific libraries worldwide.
Synerplex Electrolytes™ has nearly 6 times the amount of magnesium reportedly found in the most popular sports drink on the market! Two of the leading sports drinks contain no magnesium at all!
While participating in sporting activities, sweat losses of magnesium can be 10-25% of the daily loss. This can be very important to active adults engaged in sports and other outdoor activities.
“Avoidance of magnesium depletion is important for the proper maintenance of carbohydrate metabolism and for optimizing body potassium balance…”
Phosphorus – One rarely hears much about phosphorus yet it: Helps generate energy in every cell in your body… and acts as the main regulator of energy metabolism in your body’s organs.
Further, “It is a major component of bones and teeth, second only to calcium.” Also it, “Serves as part of DNA and RNA, which are your body’s master plan for cell growth and repair.”
Chloride – Often, chloride, another important Electrolytes is under appreciated.
It helps regulate fluids in and out of body cells. Nutrition experts state that chloride… “is a component of stomach acid, helps with the digestion of your food and the absorption of nutrients.” i.e. hydrochloric acid. It also, “Helps transmit nerve impulses, or signals.”
Bicarbonates – Bicarbonates are important in keeping balance with chlorides in the body.
Research has suggested that the use of bicarbonates may be beneficial in the absorption of proteins and in short-term high intensity effort.
Other important uses in the body of bicarbonates include helping with ammonia detoxification neutralizing excess acids, and absorption of amino acids.
Sulfur – Although sulfur is present in every cell of the human body and is part of three essential vitamins (thiamine, pantothenic acid, biotin), and the powerful antioxidant lipoic acid, it is the most neglected nutrient in all Electrolytes solutions in the market today.
There are 100’s of way’s to use Synerplex Electrolytes™ You can add it to:
▪ Milk – Cow’s, Soy, Rice, Almond, Goat.
▪ Juice – Orange, Grapefruit, Grape, etc.
▪ Or drink it straight.
You can cook with it in:
▪ Anything that calls for water and salt
The American Medical Association (AMA) wanted to lower normal body temperature from 98.6 to 98.0, not because it was healthier, but too few people were found to have “an ideal” body temperature. This attempt to change what is considered an ideal temperature for humans has a great deal to do with one of the effects of Synerplex Electrolytes™.
Theres 3 different formulas skewed to suit the individuals needs. They are :
Ingredients (Maintain Formula): Nutrient, Amount Per Serving, %DV*
Sodium (as sodium of carbonate, sodium chloride), 99 mg, 4% Potassium (as potassium bicarbonate, potassium chloride, potassium phosphate), 183 mg, 5% Phosphorous (as potassium phosphate), 298 mg, 30% Magnesium (as magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate), 10 mg, 3% Chloride (as magnesium chloride,potassium chloride, sodium chloride), 182 mg, 5%
Ingredients (Active Formula): Nutrient, Amount Per Serving, %DV*
Sodium (as sodium of carbonate, sodium chloride), 92 mg, 4% Potassium (as potassium bicarbonate, potassium chloride, potassium phosphate), 192 mg, 5% Phosphorous (as potassium phosphate), 306 mg, 31% Magnesium (as magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate), 10 mg, 3% Chloride (as magnesium chloride,potassium chloride, sodium chloride), 108 mg, 3%
Ingredients (Recover Formula): Nutrient, Amount Per Serving, %DV*
Sodium (as sodium of carbonate, sodium chloride), 89 mg, 4% Potassium (as potassium bicarbonate, potassium chloride, potassium phosphate), 200 mg, 6% Phosphorous (as potassium phosphate), 301 mg, 30% Magnesium (as magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate), 11 mg, 3% Chloride (as magnesium chloride,potassium chloride, sodium chloride), 178 mg, 5%
So there you go. It comes as no surprise the mass marketed sugar laden sports drinks out there are garbage. But you already knew that so i I hope you got some good info out of todays read. What i like about this electrolyte formula is the lower sodium and the high amounts of minerals, no artificial colouring and no high fructose corn syrup sugar rubbish like in all the popular ones. I can’t find another product like it!
See you in the gym!