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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 8815 Amounts

Instructions and Help about Can Form 8815 Amounts

Hey guys, Dr. Berg here. Now I want to do a video on the most important electrolyte. Let me explain what an electrolyte is. If you ever take salt and put it in water and dissolve it, it disassociates the sodium and chloride, disconnecting them and they become two separate minerals. That fluid is very electrically conductive, so basically electrolytes have to do with minerals that help conduct electricity in the body. They help with a lot of different things. As far as electrolytes, it would be like potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, etc. All those minerals. Now, potassium, out of all the electrolytes, is the one that we need in very large quantities. I was curious why we need potassium in such large amounts. I'm talking 4700 milligrams to 6,000 milligrams every single day. That's equivalent to 7 to 10 plus cups of salad or vegetables every single day. That's a lot, that's odd to me, and no one consumes that much. But let's go dig further and exactly why we need potassium. There's something in the body called the sodium-potassium pump. Okay, and it's built in a little protein connected to an enzyme. It forms a whole enzyme on the surface of your cells. And you have between 800,000 to 30 million of these little tiny pumps. They're little generators that generate electricity to allow things to go through the cell, so they take a lot of energy to work. In fact, one-third of all the food that you eat, the energy of one-third of your diet, goes to running those pumps. You also have another pump in the stomach called the hydro-potassium ATPase. Don't worry about the name, but it's basically another pump that's built with potassium that allows you to create stomach acid to help you digest....