There are many electrolytes found in the body. The main electrolytes are magnesium, calcium, potassium phosphate, chloride and sodium. The main work of electrolytes is to maintain the fluid balance and stimulate nerves, as the electrolytes are rich in nutrients. The imbalance of these electrolytes in the body can be very harmful. The main functions of these electrolytes are:
- Potassium is responsible for maintaining the blood pressure, helping in muscle functioning and regulating the heart beats.
- Calcium is responsible for nerve signals, muscle contractions, clotting of blood, cell division and providing strength to bones and teeth.
- Magnesium is helpful in strengthening muscles, bone development, nerve functions, improving digestion, maintaining heart rhythms and for maintaining stable protein-fluid balance.
- Sodium is also helpful in maintaining the fluid balance in the body and aiding in nerve signaling and strengthening of muscles.
- Chloride is also responsible for maintaining the fluid balance.