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Essential Electrolytes Review – 6 Things You Should Know Before You Buy

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | Nutrition Info | Benefits | Precautions | How To Take | Verdict

Essential Electrolytes is a dietary supplement that is advertised by the manufacturer as a complete source of essential electrolytes. It is designed to increase performance and recovery after athletic or strenuous activities.

The manufacturer of this formula is Nutribiotic. It is an American company founded in 1980 which produces a wide variety of products. Most of the products in their portfolio include grapefruit seed extract, vitamin C, minerals, and rice as main ingredients. Over the years they have extended the variety of products they manufacture. They are currently producing vitamin c based dietary supplements, rice and whey protein supplements, and body care products made from various natural plant extracts.

According to Nutribiotic, the Essential Electrolytes product they manufacture is designed to improve muscle impulse functions for athletes, bodybuilders, joggers, etc. It contains some of the essential minerals the human body needs in order to maintain a good health such as calcium, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, sodium, potassium, etc. These minerals are very important in many of the functions and cannot be produced by the human body; therefore a daily intake of these nutrients is required. Essential Electrolytes is a vegan supplement and does not contain gluten. The product contains only non-GMO ingredients according to the manufacturer’s claims.


1) Essential Electrolytes Quick Facts

Essential Electrolytes is a multi-mineral supplement designed to stimulate the electrical impulses in the muscles and neurons. The multi-mineral complex consists of many of the essential electrolytes that the human body does not produce on its own. These electrolytes are responsible for many processes in the body such as brain, nervous system and muscles, which require electrical signals to for communication so the presence of electrolytes is critical for them to function properly.

Electrolytes are basically substances, or salts, that are transformed into ions in a process called solvation, when they interact with a solvent such as water. Depending on the electrical charge they carry, they are represented with either plus (+), or minus (-). These representations indicate that they are ionic in nature. The main electrolyte found in extracellular fluid is sodium. It is a positive ion that can be also found in day to day diets in combination with chloride in a substance that all people know as table salt. The amount of sodium should be well balanced since this electrolyte can cause cells to malfunction if there is an too much or too little in the system. The excess of sodium is usually eliminated by the human body through urine.

Nutrition Info

2) Ingredients of Essential Electrolytes

Essential Electrolytes includes the following ingredients: Ascorbic acid USP-FCC (corn free), sodium chloride, potassium gluconate, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, zinc sulfate, chromium nicotinate, magnesium stearate (vegetable lubricant), and vegetarian capsules.


3) Essential Electrolytes Benefits & Results

  • Essential Electrolytes offers a complete intake of essential electrolytes
  • It has a low price


4) Precautions of Essential Electrolytes Use

  • The number of online reviews for Essential Electrolytes is limited
  • There are no published studies regarding its effectiveness

How To Take

5) How to Take Essential Electrolytes

Potassium is the most important intracellular positive ion responsible for normal cell function. Regulation of muscle functions and heartbeat are some of the many functions that potassium has in the body. The excess or low levels of potassium in the body can cause arrhythmia and can also affect the nervous system.


6) Our Verdict on Essential Electrolytes

It is known that disturbances of key electrolytes may lead to uncontrolled muscle contractions as well as muscle weakness, cardiac and neurological complications. Nutribiotic’s Essential Electrolytes delivers all the necessary essential electrolytes for muscles to recover and operate at the maximum capacity during athletic training and after. It also delivers important amounts of minerals that are beneficial to the human body. None of these minerals can be produced by the human body, so the daily intake of these nutrients is essential in for a healthy life.

Even though the manufacturer does not bring any evidence of the products efficiency, according to the formula they present, this product contains significant amounts of every important electrolyte.

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Borean Jim

this stuff works better than anything I’ve tried for muscle cramping & recovery. i am a surfer & i used to get brutal calf muscle cramps in both cold & warm water. the cramps would often cut my surf sessions short. on the recommendation of a local vitamin store owner i tried these, 3 pills before surfing & 3 after.