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.


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  1. @liesl9820 on November 6, 2023 at 11:28 am

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

    • @helenevion5948 on November 9, 2023 at 11:31 am

      Ha! Me too!

  2. @josephburns-zd2kr on November 6, 2023 at 11:50 am

    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!

    • @siobhancleary3018 on November 6, 2023 at 12:32 pm


    • @DaciaProject on November 7, 2023 at 12:09 am

      Yep. Have used them since June 2023 along with OMAD and KETO and have lost 42 lbs as of early November 2023. I am a 45 year-old male.

    • @josephburns-zd2kr on November 7, 2023 at 1:47 am

      @@DaciaProject Awesome! 👍

    • @raghdnnkadry7467 on November 8, 2023 at 9:23 am

      @workout journey-ch1hz

  3. @raydubbstep4424 on November 6, 2023 at 11:52 am

    I don’t drink water without electrolytes from Dr Berg. I’ve been on them for years now, and have gotten many others hooked on it. Amazing stuff.

  4. @jimrutherford2773 on November 6, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    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.

    • @johnretail6845 on November 6, 2023 at 12:13 pm

      U can check your levels with a simple blood test.

    • @ronescalona3676 on November 6, 2023 at 1:13 pm

      how much is it?

    • @helenevion5948 on November 9, 2023 at 10:41 am

      Awesome, me too!

  5. @robert_starling on November 6, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    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.

    • @bankeobis9967 on November 6, 2023 at 2:52 pm

      I wonder if he has one without any favour . I don’t even want organic stevia. Just unflavoured

    • @captnhuffy on November 6, 2023 at 4:09 pm

      100% Same on all points.

    • @captnhuffy on November 6, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      @@bankeobis9967. Yes. I finally found one, and it is very good. I still use Dr Berg’s product, as it has advantages. But so too does the brand: Keto K1000 unflavored without sweeteners…. But then I’ve never ran Dr Berg’s test

    • @Madelope on November 6, 2023 at 4:37 pm

      @@bankeobis9967there is a pill version, I order it from Amazon

    • @MNMMOMMA2 on November 6, 2023 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks for sharing! I have Hypokalemia so I’ve been wanting to stock up on a electrolyte powders, just to have extra on hand. Being deficient in potassium and magnesium, I need a high quality electrolyte powder so I’ll be placing an order for this.

  6. @mekman4 on November 6, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    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!

    • @Drberg on November 6, 2023 at 3:06 pm

      Glad to hear that! Most welcome!

    • @elpopman2055 on November 21, 2023 at 1:21 am

      ​@@DrEricBergDCWhat is Your Stance on Ultima Powder?

  7. @EdensGardenVideos on November 6, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    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.

  8. @TheLizardKing1967 on November 6, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    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!!

    • @raghdnnkadry7467 on November 8, 2023 at 9:22 am

      @workout journey-ch1hz

  9. @terencespark on November 6, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Dr. Berg I just ordered some of your powders, but would you consider making both your powders without any flavoring? I’ve been using these Australian lake salt as a supplement in my water for a while, and I don’t mind a little bit of saltiness in my water at all. I like the other supplements in your powder, but I know I’m not going to like the sweetness or the stevia flavoring.

    PLEASE consider making these powders with no flavoring added. thank you.

    • @bankeobis9967 on November 6, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      Wow just my comment to him just now. I’m sensitive to all sweeteners and I also don’t like the fruit favours . I pray he can cater for people like us😁

    • @Drberg on November 6, 2023 at 4:41 pm

      I do have a version to take in capsules without sweeteners or flavorings

    • @terencespark on November 6, 2023 at 4:56 pm

      is that available in both types? and in amazon? could you link them in your description? I didn’t see the capsule option in the amazon selections.
      thank you!

    • @annasmith9530 on November 6, 2023 at 8:05 pm

      @@DrEricBergDC dr Berg? Do the flavor ones ( the ones you have in your store )break the fasting please ?? I do intermittent fasting 🤔🙏. Thanks

    • @helenevion5948 on November 9, 2023 at 11:36 am

      @@annasmith9530They don’t break a fast.

  10. @captnhuffy on November 6, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks Doc!! I’m glad that you are Focusing on this topic!! This is the 3rd most important element, that you cover, in my health and wellbeing. First is fasting. The second is fat, protein and Veggie ratio. I feel GREAT & JOYFUL. But without electrolytes I wouldn’t be able to get into exercise at all. I make all my own meals now… and finally now I make my own electrolytes mix .. and yes, your product is a very important part of my mix. p.s. I call it Brondo, just for fun

  11. @smokey1823 on November 6, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks for the information in this video! Good to clarify on how this stuff works. For people looking for alternatives that are unable to access Dr Bergs product affordably, Gatorade has stepped up their game and launched a newer product called “G Fit” and it is a much better formula than their original crap. It’s still not as good as Dr Berg’s but for convenience it is out there in some grocery stores and random places. (in Canada)

  12. @redbloodedwoman1179 on November 6, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    LOVE these videos – keep them coming despite YT. Does “resistant maltodextrin” act the same way as maltodrextin (being it is an ” indigestible fiber”)? I see this listed in a popular electrolyte product on the market…

  13. @stevencole7331 on November 6, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    Well done . The discussion on hydration and electrolytes is helpful . I do eat large quantities of veggies . I call it the vegetable matter diet . My way of getting me to eat them is to grind them up in a food processor . The mixing and the smaller particles makes it tasty and easier to digest . I also mix in pinto beans , canned mackerel and half the time I will have a egg on top . I sprinkle yeast flakes on top for flavor . I am addicted to it and my body craves it . I have been incorporating more Himalayan salt . As with many I thought salt was bad for blood pressure . My athletic go to is hydrate before , lick my finger and dip in powdered Himalayan salt and dip in chili powder . The blood vessels in the mouth absorb some of the minerals so to bypass the digestive system and immediate use of them . Never cramp and don’t have that extreme thirst . So I have avoided supplements and have naturally acquired what my body needs . I also go through periods of stir frying those veggies to aid in times of helping with digestion . Right now I have a athletic injury so I am in cooking mode . So natural is possible and delicious.

    • @raghdnnkadry7467 on November 8, 2023 at 9:23 am

      @workout journey-ch1hz

    • @helenevion5948 on November 9, 2023 at 11:05 am

      Great 👍 also, his videos on injuries may help.

    • @alancameron6937 on November 12, 2023 at 11:52 am

      …..waste of time……veggies are not our friend……see Sally K Norton. ” Toxic Superfoods “

  14. @hankscorpio33 on November 6, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    You couldn’t have made this simpler for the masses inc me, well done Doc! 👏

    • @Drberg on November 6, 2023 at 8:23 pm

      Glad to help!

  15. @ericacrossfitgirl728 on November 6, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    I have been attempting to lower my blood pressure with diet, exercise, stress management, and increasing potassium and magnesium. In September, I experienced my first kidney stone (3.5 mm); could electrolytes such as yours negatively impact my efforts to prevent future kidney stones? Thank you so much for sharing all your research and knowledge, Dr. Berg! I am especially enjoying your Friday live sessions.

    • @Drberg on November 7, 2023 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks for letting us know about your concern. Please get in touch with our Product Advisors for assistance with this. You can call them at 1-540-299-1556 or message them on the web store: https://shop.drberg.com/ by clicking on “Support Center.”
      -Dr. Berg’s Support Team.

    • @FrenchCocoa369 on December 15, 2023 at 6:46 am

      I can tell you from personal experience. Yes Dr. Bergs electrolyte powder helped me manage my blood pressure. I also recall a time I wasn’t feeling well at all, and my heart was racing. My family wanted me to go to the ER, but shortly after my electrolyte drink I started to feel much better and stayed at home in my bed for the night. I just ♥️ Dr. Berg!

    • @ericacrossfitgirl728 on December 16, 2023 at 4:30 pm

      @@DrEricBergDCThank you Dr. Berg, I will!!

    • @ericacrossfitgirl728 on December 16, 2023 at 4:32 pm

      @@FrenchCocoa369I so appreciate your feedback and wish you continued good health!

  16. @dressseller on November 6, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    I have ordered two containers of the raspberry lemon Dr. Berg‘s electrolyte powder since I started keto in late June. I absolutely love this powder. It’s versatile for me… When it was hot I would add ice and the juice of a whole lemon and even a bit of boron powder. I have always been potassium deficient and I can tell you when I first started drinking this… I couldn’t get enough of it. I limited myself but I really wanted two or three servings a day. That leveled off but it told me how deficient in these minerals I must be. Today I had to be at work really early… Up at 4 AM… Didn’t have time to make my coffee so I just put half a scoop of electrolyte powder in a 16 ounce bottle of water and went out the door. It was very refreshing even at that hour. I do want to try some of the other flavors however I wish they came in the larger size as the raspberry lemonade! Last thing I’ll say… I’ve read some reviews where people say it’s too sweet… Well just add more water or ice to stretch out the taste duh. I think it’s perfect when you add a whole squeezed lemon…Thank you Dr. Berg.. I really love this drink😋

  17. @jyotsna2404 on November 8, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you, doc. You’re the one true ‘Good Doctor’ everyone needs in their lives. I’ve been facing hydration troubles for over six months now, consulted 3 doctors — including allopathy and ayurveda — but it is this video that finally opened my eyes to the solution.

    I’ll definitely try your product and hope to be perfectly fine soon. :’)

  18. @joegee2815 on November 8, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks to the good Doctor, I lost 30 pounds without the usual side effects that many complain about when on a Keto diet. Mostly because I took electrolytes and other necessary supplements while cutting my intake through intermittent fasting and eating a keto diet. The electrolytes are a miracle cure for cramping which was something I never thought much about. It completely went away once I started taking the supplement every day.

  19. @gonebalance8482 on November 16, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Another informative and interesting video about health and human organism. Keep it up, Dr. Berg, we need you.

  20. @Sunboku on December 1, 2023 at 11:14 am

    Would it be okay to sip one bottle of Prime Hydration every day during work-outs and after gym sessions/sauna?

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