ZeroLyte - Be Worth Your Salt

ZeroLyte - Be Worth Your Salt - Trace Minerals

See why WholeFoods chose ZeroLyte as the winner of their Magazine’s Natural Choice Awards under the “Supplements: Active Nutrition” category!

Electrolytes are minerals which have been dissolved into your body’s fluids. Once dissolved, they form electrically charged particles called ions.

The three main electrolytes, (sodium, potassium, and chloride), maintain fluid balance and electrolyte charges throughout the body. We need them for proper nerve activity and to transport fluid in and out of cells.

Each electrolyte has a job…

Electrolytes also work together to manage fluid balance and nerve transmission and they have a multitude of functions beyond that: they regulate blood pressure, transport other nutrients around the body, help regulate hormone activity, heal wounds, and support metabolic function.

What are electrolytes?

  • Na (Sodium)
  • Cl (Chlorine)
  • Mg (Magnesium)
  • K (Potassium)
  • Ca (Calcium)

What happens when we are low on electrolytes (dehydrated)?

Water alone is not enough to keep you hydrated, it is the minerals carried by the moisture in the body that are is essential to life itself. Drinking water alone can sometimes be counter-productive, as it will decrease the osmolality (concentration of ions) of the extracellular fluid, signaling the kidney to let go of even more fluid to find a balance.

What does dehydration feel like?

  • Fatigue and lack of energy and vitality
  • Diminished mental clarity and concentration
  • Overall muscle weakness
  • Headaches
  • Flushed face
  • Dry, warm skin
  • Dizziness
  • Cramping in the arms and legs
  • Increased illness susceptibility due to dry mucus membranes

ZeroLyte by the elements

SODIUM

1,000mg/serving.

Why the focus on sodium?

Your body needs a balance of sodium to function properly. Not too much and not too little.

A lot of people over consume sodium by eating a diet full of processed and packaged foods. On the other hand, if you are eating a diet of fresh foods, low carbohydrates or a keto style diet, you might not be getting enough sodium, especially if you are an active person. Many keto style and low carb diets are lacking in sodium, and actually cause sodium depletion from the body.

Sodium is essential for nerve and muscle function and is involved in the regulation of fluids in the body. Sodium also plays a role in the body’s regulation of blood pressure and volume.

If sodium levels fall in the blood, this affects brain activity. You may feel sluggish and lethargic if this happens. 

Sodium plays a critical role in helping maintain the right balance of fluid in your cells. It’s also used to help cells absorb nutrients.

Why give a salt about our salt?

Not all salt is created equal.

We didn’t just use any old sodium chloride (table salt) in ZeroLyte. 

We use a pure and ancient form of sea salt sourced right here in central Utah. The sea salt we use is rich in trace minerals and is pure, unpolluted, unrefined, and unadulterated. Our salt comes from salt deposits buried deep in the earth from an ancient sea called the Sundance Sea, that covered much of what is now North America during the mid to late Jurassic period of the Mesozoic era. The sea receded when the continent’s began to shift, leaving behind rich salty mineral deposits that have been preserved for hundreds of millions of years.

Our ancient Utah mineral sea salt has not been exposed to ocean pollutants, contains no micro plastics, and has not been stripped of essential trace minerals. In essence, this is as pure and pristine of an ancient mineral sea salt as you can get.

Why do we focus on sodium?

The average person loses around 800-1200mg of sodium and 1-1.5 liters of water for every hour that they exercise (this doesn’t include water and electrolytes lost due to normal daily sweating, breathing, urination and defecation). Some athletes may lose up to 7g of sodium per day in hot climates.

CHLORIDE

1500mg/serving

Chloride ions serve as important electrolytes by regulating pH and blood pressure. These ions help with the regulation of body fluids, electrolyte balance, the preservation of electrical neutrality, and acid-base status.

POTASSIUM

500mg/serving

Potassium's main role in the body is to help maintain normal levels of fluid inside the cells. It helps the nerves to function and muscles to contract. It helps the heartbeat stay regular. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells.

Sodium and potassium work together in what is know as the sodium potassium pump. It acts to transport sodium and potassium ions across the cell membrane in a ratio of 3 sodium ions  out for every 2 potassium ions brought in. In the process, the pump helps to stabilize membrane potential, and thus is essential in creating the conditions necessary for the firing of action potentials (an electrical signal that travels within neurons and allows for communication between neurons by causing the release of neurotransmitter).

MAGNESIUM

80mg/serving

This mineral plays an important role in assisting more than 300 enzymes in carrying out various chemical reactions in the body such as building proteins and strong bones, and regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and muscle and nerve function. Magnesium also acts like an electrical conductor that contracts muscles and helps the heart to beat steadily.

A splash of coconut water for good measure     

We include coconut water powder in ZeroLyte because it contains natural amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, in a ratio balanced by nature.

ConcenTrace®

To make sure we have left no minerals out when it comes to supplying your body with the ionic trace minerals it needs for optimal cellular function, we have included Concentrace® our signature ionic trace mineral complex. 

Supplement Facts

MSRP at time of this post: $37.99

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