You don’t have to be a superhero to carry an electric charge. Everybody has electrolytes circulating through their bodies, and they’re necessary to feel normal, healthy, and strong.
Electrolytes are minerals, and we get most of our electrolytes through diet. As the body metabolizes food and drink, it absorbs minerals. The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists the most common electrolytes as:
Electrolytes are critical to our health as they help us:
- Retain water
- Stay hydrated
- Maintain a healthy pH balance
- Maintain strong muscles
- Enjoy high energy levels
The organs and systems in our bodies all work together. When an electrolyte imbalance exists, it’s common to feel like something’s just not right.
At Test Smartly Labs, we can do a blood draw and send your sample off for testing. We can test for the level of one electrolyte or a full panel. Once your results are prepared, we encourage you to review them with your doctor, especially if low levels are indicated.
Note: Electrolyte tests may also be part of the Basic Metabolic Panel or Comprehensive Metabolic Panel.