ELECTROLYTES – WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY ARE THEY ESSENTIAL?

WHAT ARE ELECTROLYTES? Electrolytes are the charged substances that result from when a salt is dissolved in solution. These positively charged ions can conduct electricity, and are therefore referred to as “electrolytes “. For example, common table salt is sodium chloride. When dissolved in water, it separates into a positively charged sodium ion and a negatively charged chloride ion. For us...