Poliquin - Charge
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Poliquin - Charge
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You probably think that drinking a lot of water is always a good thing. In fact, water by itself can be dehydrating. When not accompanied by sodium and other electrolytes, consuming lots of water dilutes the delicate electrolyte balance in your cells and leads to a dehydrated state.
Charge is a complete and balanced electrolyte formula designed to amplify hydration. By adding Charge to your recovery beverage, you ensure your body is able to absorb water into cells for optimal hydration. In addition to the typical electrolytes like sodium and potassium you need for recovery, Charge contains “helper” nutrients that promote water balance in cells, such as zinc, taurine, and the B vitamins.
For example, taurine allows the body to absorb magnesium. If you don’t have a regular source of dietary taurine from red meat or a supplement, magnesium levels can be compromised. Zinc affects the health of cells in the GI tract involved in absorbing water in the body. Without adequate zinc, the body is unable to restore hydration after intense exercise or other loss of water such as illness.
What Makes This Product Different?
Charge is unique from other electrolyte products because it contains all your typical electrolytes (magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride) as well as other nutrients that promote water balance. For example, Charge contains B vitamins and the amino acid taurine that can better increase cellular rehydration compared to formulas without these nutrients. Instead of taking the risk that your electrolytes will be flushed right through your system, Charge ensures absorption and retention of nutrients that support hydration in your cells. Plus, all ingredients are natural and it doesn’t have any artificial flavors or colors that can compromise your health.
What Are Symptoms of Low Electrolyte Levels?
Fatigue, headache, nausea, blood pressure changes, muscle cramps, low energy, and simply not feeling well are all symptoms you may been to replenish your electrolytes.
Benefits of Optimal Hydration
Electrolytes may be best known for helping to reduce muscle cramps from intense activity. In fact, electrolytes have numerous essential roles in health and performance:
Enhance Exercise Performance: Electrolytes are at the core of peak athletic performance. They enable forceful muscle contractions, help the body handle the stress of training, and support recovery after muscle damaging workouts.*
Balance Your pH: Electrolytes play a role in your body’s ability to maintain its acid-base balance, which is key for health and avoiding disease.*
Support Cardiovascular Function: Potassium and sodium work together to regulate normal blood pressure, which affects the overall load on the heart with each beat.*
Maintain Central Nervous Function: Sodium is necessary for the brain to be able to send electrical signals to cells throughout the body.*
Regulate Muscle Contractions: Calcium and magnesium are necessary for the muscle fibers to contract and exert force.*
Support Stress Management: The adrenal glands, which release the hormone cortisol that helps you handle stress, are responsible for maintaining healthy electrolyte balance. Chronic stress can make the adrenal glands unable to keep up with these demands, resulting in mineral imbalances that compromise hydration.*
The nutrients in Charge support hydration through the following mechanisms:
Sodium brings water into your cells, improving hydration. It also plays a key role in nerve conduction and muscle contraction.*
Potassium balances sodium, helping the body regulate water levels. It also affects heart, nerve, and muscle function.*
Magnesium plays a role in muscle contraction and supports balance of calcium, potassium, and sodium in the body.*
Chloride works with sodium to regulate nerve conduction, muscle contraction, and cellular hydration.*
Calcium is an important pH stabilizer and it is necessary for muscle contraction.*
Phosphate serves as a building block for DNA and the body’s energy currency ATP. It also affects levels of other electrolytes making it essential for the body to balance hydration levels.*
Taurine helps the body absorb magnesium and regulates electrolyte flow within cells.*
Boron plays a role in sodium absorption and helps maintain fluid balance in cells.*
Iodide is necessary for thyroid function, which impacts function of the blood vessels by regulating the total amount of water in the body.*
Sulfur helps the body balance levels of sodium, potassium, and magnesium.*
Zinc affects the body’s ability to absorb water in the GI tract and plays an important role in overcoming dehydration.
Vitamin B3 allows the body to convert food to energy and it affects cardiovascular function, playing a key role water balance.*
Vitamin B6 is necessary for energy production and affects absorption and retention of electrolytes in the body.*
Vitamin B12 helps the body balance electrolyte levels and is necessary for the body to produce energy.*
Who Should Take Charge?
Anyone interested in optimizing hydration and energy levels in the body. Charge is especially useful when exercising in a hot, humid environment.
Athletes training intensely, especially those with a high sweat rate.
Individuals who are recovering from an illness.
Individuals who suffer high levels of chronic stress. Symptoms like morning fatigue or a racing mind at night are indicators that your adrenals may be taxed and hydration levels compromised.
The elderly who are sick are at higher risk of electrolyte depletion during an illness. Children may also benefit from electrolytes when recovering from the flu or other ailment.
Who Should Not Take Charge?
There are no contraindications for Charge, however, individuals on ACE inhibitors or other blood pressure medications should speak with a doctor before taking supplemental electrolytes.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should speak with a healthcare practitioner prior to supplementing.
Anyone with a serious medical condition or who uses medications should consult with a physician prior to supplementing.
|Serving Size: 1 scoop (2.8 g)|
|Servings Per Container: About 107|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Boron (as Boron Gluconate)||3 mg||†|
|Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate)||39 mg||4%*|
|Chloride (as Himalayan Sea Salt)||160 mg||5%*|
|Iodide (as Potassium Iodide)||10 mcg||5%*|
|Potassium (as Potassium Bicarbonate, MonoPotassium Phosphate and Potassium Iodide)||180 mg||2%*|
|Phosphate (as MonoPotassium)||19 mg||2%*|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Sulfate)||19 mg||6%*|
|Sodium (as Himalayan Sea Salt)||115 mg||3%*|
|Sulfur (as Magnesium Sulfate)||26 mg||†|
|Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate)||1900 mcg||17%*|
|Vitamin B3 (as Niacin)||900 mcg||5%*|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||900 mcg||50%*|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||1.5 mcg||30%*|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established