Importance of electrolyte supplementation for fasting | Rhonda Patrick
Parent Episode: Fasting Q&A with Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Mike Maser
Electrolytes – essential minerals such as potassium, calcium, sodium, and magnesium – play crucial roles in cellular function. Fasting can deplete the body's stores of electrolytes, especially during prolonged fasts or during periods of exercise when electrolytes can be lost during sweat. Because electrolytes are non-calories, replenishment does not appear to alter circadian rhythms. In this clip, Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses when electrolyte replenishment might be necessary.
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