Electrolytes: Responsible for fluid homeostasis

ElectrolyteSource Deficiency
Sodium: (Na)
  • Works with chloride and potassium
  • Water balance, acid-base balance
  • Nerve function
  • Table salt, soups, cured meats, processed foods
  • Muscle cramping, mental apathy
Chloride: (Cl)
  • Works with sodium
  • Regulates acid-base, water balance, and digestion (hydrochloric acid)
  • Table salt, eggs, fish, meat
  • Muscle cramping, digestive problems, mental apathy
Potassium: (K)
  • Second most abundant mineral
  • Acid-base balance
  • Sodium potassium pump
  • Water balance
  • Bananas, potatoes, yams, dried fruits, legumes, meat, dairy
  • Nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Cardiac arrest