Oct 23rd 2023 | Recent Posts Jay Honstetter

Electrolytes: What They Are and Why You Need Them

Commercials for sports drinks are always bragging about the refreshing, hydrating quality of their brand’s output, noting the abundance of electrolytes in their drinks, and omitting the massive amounts of sugar found directly on their label. Now we know sugar is not great for you - it's fine in small doses but when it starts to add up it can result in high blood pressure, inflammation, diabetes, weight gain, and can even lead to fatty liver disease. But we know electrolytes are good for you, and we know after an intense training session it’s good to load up. And don’t worry, while the massive amounts of sugar in sports drinks render them fairly unhealthy, at JBN we have a solution for you - more on that in a little bit.

First, What are Electrolytes?

Electrolytes are essential minerals that aid in regulating and controlling the balance of fluids in our bodies. They’re vital to many key functions, and are referred to as electrolytes because they carry an electric charge. The big three are sodium, potassium, and magnesium. What exactly do they do?


  • Keep you hydrated
  • Regulate blood sugar levels
  • Regulate fluid balance
  • Transmit nerve signals
  • Regulate muscle contractions
  • Help you maintain a healthy pH balance
  • Aid in building strong bones

If you’re experiencing fatigue, headaches, blood pressure changes, muscle cramps, nausea, or a lack of energy, it’s a good sign that your electrolyte levels may be low. You’re probably dehydrated and need to replenish the minerals lost during a workout or training session.

If you’re not supposed to load up on artificially colored sports drinks, what are you supposed to do?

When you need to replenish your body, don’t reach for sugary sports drinks. They tend to actually lack the amount of electrolytes necessary to be beneficial and, like we said before, are loaded with sugar. JBN’s Krank'd™ Body Fuel – Electrolyte Replenisher, is loaded with electrolytes, is only 5-10 calories (depending on your flavor preference), and has no added sugars, artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. It also holds the perfect amount of the amino acids, taurine, tyrosine, l-glutamine, and beta-alanine, to support better performance and give your body a boost. This results in higher endurance, better mental focus, improved recovery times, and the ability to build muscles faster.

Electrolytes are necessary for staying healthy and meeting your goals. Staying hydrated is key to elevating your performance and staying focused on your goals. JBN’s Krank'd™ is the ideal before or after-workout supplement to ensure you’re getting the electrolytes your body needs, without the added sugars of sports drinks.

Be sure to try this and other carefully crafted high-quality supplements found on the JBN website. Also, join our mailing list and read our blog for other tips and tricks to get the most out of your workouts!

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