Avoid Excess Urine Output By Adding Electrolytes

A quick tip to help those of you making a conscious effort to increase your fluid intake is…ADD SOME ELECTROLYTES!

This simple technique is key to maximising your hydration status, and it does this by 1.) Reducing your total urine output because solute i.e. electrolytes (sodium, zinc, magnesium and potassium) causes an osmotic shift whereby the solute added to fluid is rapidly absorbed into the body, this causes fluid to follow via process known as osmosis 2.) The addition of solute increases the feeling of thirst, and 3.) The osmotic shift I mentioned above means more water is absorbed as opposed to being diverted to your bladder!

One of the best ways to increase electrolyte without excess carbohydrate is High 5 Zero, drop a tablet into approx 500ml of water and enjoy!

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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