BodyBio Corporation
5 Osprey Drive, PO Box 809, Millville, NJ 08332
Phone 609-825-8338; Fax 609-825-2143

Balanced Oral Electrolyte Concentrate - Fact Sheet for E-Lyte

The universal solvent, water, is the most abundant compound in the body and has the key role in the transport of nutrients, removal of waste products, regulation of cellular volume and body temperature.

Body fluids are divided into two main compartments as extracellular (ECF) and intracellular fluids (ICF). Electrolytes are compounds dissolved within body fluids. Intracellular and extracellular fluids are ionic solutes, which are negatively (anions) and positively (cations) charged ions.

Major electrolytes are cations: Sodium (Na+), Calcium (Ca++), Magnesium (Mg++), Potassium (K+) and the anions: Chloride (Cl-), Phosphate (HF04--), Sulfate (SO4--), and Bicarbonate (HC03-). Bicarbonates or C02, that is carbon dioxide, serve as a buffer to your system to maintain the acid-base balance (for example, it's found in effervescent liquids such as club soda, or alka seltzer gold). The acid-base, or Ph balance, controls digestion, nutrient absorption, elimination, normal electrical activity within the brain, and the control of every nutrient that enters or leaves your cells.
(Inez's comment: One researcher with whom I spoke believes an electrical short along the 8th cranial nerve is the cause for ANs, so the words, "electrical activity within the brain" catch my attention.)

For your body to remain in electrolyte balance, precise amounts of anions and cations must be present on either side of the cell walls (cell membranes) to create electrical potential across the cell membrane and to maintain proper pH. The internal fluid of the human system works within strictly limited tolerances of volume, acidity, and electrolyte concentration. During illness or trauma, this delicate equilibrium is unstable. For this reason, intravenous electrolytes called Ringers solution are often administered when a person enters the hospital during acute illness. It is also possible to stabilize electrolyte concentration, blood chemistry, digestion, and elimination processes by the use of oral electrolytes such as E-Lyte.

What makes the E-Lyte TM Electrolytes different is its ability to supply the body with all the salts it needs in a balanced format. Your body will absorb whatever salts it needs and excretes what it doesn't. Each 16 oz. bottle (concentrate) makes 2 gallons when mixed with distilled water. If your physician suggests that you use E-Lyte Oral Electrolytes, you may add the concentrate to water, as directed on the bottle, or to soups, pasta, sauces, milk, or to dishes, such as casseroles. You can heat the electrolytes in food, but they should not be added to fruit or fruit juices.
(Inez's note: Reference to salts here does not mean sodium chloride (table salt). I use E-Lyte and highly recommend it.

Order from: BodyBio Corporation, 5 Osprey Drive, PO Box 809, Millville, NJ 08332
Phone 609-825-8338; Fax 609-825-2143
(6-bottle minimum)

File: electrolytes.html
Posted: 05/03/00

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