Electrolyte Powder: Benefits, Uses and Purposes


I compared the benefits of my Sports Hydration Electrolytes to Gatorade and Powerade—take a look.

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0:00 Introduction: Electrolyte powder explained
0:10 What are electrolytes?
2:18 What do electrolytes do?
4:48 Symptoms of electrolyte deficiency
5:47 Electrolyte deficiency causes
7:12 Two types of electrolytes
8:45 My Electrolyte Powder vs. Gatorade and Powerade
10:30 The importance of potassium
12:00 Hidden sugar in electrolyte drinks
12:48 How to tell if products contain hidden maltodextrin
13:20 How much electrolyte powder do you need?
13:33 Make sure you can always find unfiltered health information by signing up for my newsletter!
13:55 Learn more about potassium!

I want to clear up some confusion about electrolyte powder and explain why it’s so beneficial.

Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals. One of the main purposes of electrolytes is to power the nervous system, which powers the muscles and organs.

Electrolytes are responsible for important functions in the body, including:
• Nerve transmission
• Muscle contraction
• Fluid movement (hydration)
• pH
• Energy

Electrolyte deficiency can impact the body in many different ways. Side effects of electrolyte deficiency can include:
• Weakness
• Fatigue
• Brain fog
• Dehydration
• Palpitations
• Dizziness
• Cramps (especially at night)

Top causes of electrolyte deficiency:
• Consumption of refined carbs or sugar
• Diuretics
• Stress
• Excess water consumption
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Diabetes
• Sweating

Generally, two types of electrolytes are available: sport and regular. My Sports Hydration Electrolytes, for example, contain a different balance of potassium and sodium than my regular Electrolyte Powder.

This is because when you exercise and sweat, you need more sodium. It wouldn’t be a problem if you took my regular Electrolyte Powder while exercising, but you must take extra sea salt during the day.

Sodium and potassium are two vital electrolytes for the body, and it’s crucial to have them in the correct balance. The daily requirement for potassium is 4700 mg, which can be challenging to get from the diet alone.

You need to consume at least seven to ten cups of salad daily to get the potassium you need. This is why many people choose to enhance their diet with electrolyte powder.

If we look closer at different electrolyte powders, mine has more potassium and sodium by far. Other top brands only contain three electrolytes and insane amounts of sugar.

Compared to Dr. Berg Sports Hydration Electrolytes, which contain five electrolytes in much higher amounts, with trace minerals and zero sugar. It has organic stevia, natural flavoring, and no hidden maltodextrin.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the benefits of electrolyte powder. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • Lord I’m ready now🎼 says:

    This is exactly what I needed to hear today as I just bought some from Dr. Berg! Thanks so much!😊

  • Anne Watkis says:

    Dr Berg,I LOVE your channel and I’m seeing comments from people, which I don’t understand. I hope you’re ok. Thanks for the information about electrolytes. I take them everyday. Wish you were in the UK, so I could consult with you. Keep well Dr B. xxx

  • Dan Wells says:

    Without fail , I always come away more informed with practical knowledge I can apply !

    • singinprofessor says:

      Same here
      But knowledge u can’t apply is NOT practical
      There r so many supplements u have to take that my head is spinning

  • Liesl Cigar box guitar says:

    I remember when I first started with Dr Berg’s electrolytes I had twice the energy within days. It’s very effective.

  • William Pierce says:

    I would like to thank you for your information for your dedication and for the Outlook on health. I am sure that it has helped hundreds of thousands of people I know it has with me. I have learned so much and I have done my homework also and that is why I say thank you for your knowledge.

  • Whole Armour Ministries says:

    Hey Dr Berg, I’ve heard bad things about Lugols iodine recently. Is there a brand you’d recommend and if you don’t mind, could you do a video on iodine?

  • Joseph Burns says:

    Dr. Berg, your electrolyte powders are the real deal, very good quality products. I will continue to buy them. They make me feel good when drinking them in spring water. Thank you and your team for all the quality products that you have to offer for us!

  • jay447zaya says:

    Thank you for this video. Many of these symptoms I have had before and after starting keto. I have actually been looking for electrolyte powder without sugar(s) or artificial sweeters in it and hadn’t been able to find any until now. I ordered some to try.

    • Kelly T says:

      His has stevia in it, so it is very sweet to me. If he only made some without the sweeteners I would buy it. I have some already with the stevia in it.

  • Jim Rutherford says:

    I use Dr Bergs electrolytes and they are great. The high potassium is one of the reasons I choose it, but the other minerals are also in great proportion too. Since using his sports electrolytes I have not gotten cramps on my endurance exercises.

  • Kelly Carter says:

    I have Dr Berg electrolyte powder, I like it. I know 1 of those other drinks he spoke of has all kids of funky ingredients that aren’t allowed in other countries. There are 2 “recipes” of that product, one for the United States ,with nasty ingredients, one recipe for outside of the United States, without the nasty ingredients. There are so many foods other countries refuse to import from the United States, scary. Thank God there are people like Dr Berg trying to educate us on natural remedies.

    • Kelly T says:

      His has stevia in it, so it is very sweet to me. If he only made some without the sweeteners I would buy it. I have some of his already with the stevia in it.

  • Robert Starling says:

    As a long time cyclist I’ve tried so many electrolyte mixes and the Dr. Berg electrolyte mix completely resolved my severe nighttime leg cramps. I suggest you test order a sample pack to see what flavors you like. Some are awesome and some don’t work for my tastebuds at all. The great thing is Dr. Berg’s powders are not overly salt laden. I highly recommend this product.

  • Filipe Bernardo says:

    I use the DrBerg Electrolyte powder for years now, it is the only supplement I consider absolutely essential, other than maybe the Vit.D + zinc formula depending on how much sunlight you get throughout the year and given how poor the soils are in trace minerals these days. Refilling your electrolytes makes such a difference in controlling hunger and eating less often. The body often signals electrolyte deficiency as hunger. Drinking the electrolytes allows you to fast intermittently quite easily and even doing dry fasting for 24-36 hours if you do OMAD and have the electrolyte drink within the eating window. Also very refreshing during summer time and replenishing if you do either resistance or endurance training. My own version of the drink is 1 tsp of Himalayan pink salt + juice of 1 lemon + 1.5 to 2 scoops of powder all mixed into 1.5L of spring water, best served cold. Perfect flavour and refreshment.

  • westfield90 says:

    Does it make a difference if you have it in warm or hot water? My dad drinks hot lemon water every day but I think this would likely be more helpful.

  • mekman4 says:

    Thank you! I appreciate the reminder about Maltodextrin, and the knowledge and clarity on the uses of electrolytes and the basis of sugar being the antithesis of electrolytes since sugars (carbs and starches) _deplete_ electrolytes.

    All of your information is useful!

    Thank you!

  • Happy Yard Service says:

    In Texas heat I have Dr. Berg electrolytes powder in the morning and later in the day I drink a Body Armor Lyte . By doing so I am very active as with heavy outdoor activity they really work well together.
    Like he said, the powder doesn’t have a lot of salt (which is a very good thing), so mixing with Body Armor Lyte later in the day is a great balance.

    What’s interesting when I do this I actually eat a lot less. (There has to be a reason for this) (Clears throat)… Dr. Berg?

  • Lim KH says:

    I use your product every day for the last 6 months, it is very good. I have other choices of electrolyte, but I choose to stay on with Dr. Berg’s electrolyte.

  • Poetique says:

    My hubs and I have been using the regular powder for a couple of years. It’s delicious, and I sleep better now. We add ACV to it as well.

  • EdensGardenVideos says:

    I appreciate all your research and videos. I’ve been following you for a few years. I have ordered your electrolytes for myself and my dad at the time he was alive. We both felt the powder was too sweet with stevia. I squeeze lemon with it. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge.

  • TheLizardKing1967 says:

    Excellent video Dr Berg! .. Electrolyte Powder is extremely essential for optimal health. My potassium got so low back in September that i was rushed to the ER. That was an expensive lesson. I am going to start taking Dr. Berg’s powders!!

  • Seeking The Truth says:

    I LOVE the raspberry and lemonade Electrolyte Powder ! Have been using almost everyday for 4 years.

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