You don’t have to be a superhero to carry an electric charge in your body. Everyone has electrolytes circulating through the body to feel normal, healthy, and strong.
Electrolytes are technically minerals. We get most of our electrolytes through our 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. They help us:
- Retain water
- Maintain a healthy pH balance
- Maintain strong muscles
- Stay hydrated
- Enjoy high energy levels
The organs and systems in our bodies all work together. When the electrolyte balance is off, it’s likely we, too, will feel “off.”
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 ready, we encourage you to review them with your doctor, especially if the results indicate low levels.
Note: Electrolyte tests may also be part of the Basic Metabolic Panel or Comprehensive Metabolic Panel.