This test analyses the calcium levels in your urine. Calcium has many functions in the body. As an electrolyte mineral it works alongside potassium, sodium, and magnesium to conduct electricity in nerves and muscles, support pH levels, and maintain fluid levels inside and outside of every cell in the body. When electrolytes are out of balance due to illness, poor diet, or excessive hydration, energy production, muscle function, and physical performance are all affected.
High salt diets increase sodium levels (table salt contains sodium) which in turn increases calcium excretion and alters the overall balance of electrolytes. We do need some salt from our diets, but it is important to be mindful of hidden sources of salt that can be contributing to high sodium levels.
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