Hydration 101: Why Electrolytes are Crucial for Your Health


Ruby Sutton


April 18, 2024. As the calendar turns toward summer, even if you’re working indoors, the simmering heat increases our body’s need for hydration. Enter: electrolytes. 

Electrolytes aren’t just buzzwords you hear in your favorite sports drink commercials—they’re actually crucial for the healthy functioning of our brains and bodies. That’s why Bevi smart water coolers come with an electrolyte enhancement. When you can top off every drink, whether hot or cold, still or sparkling, with a proprietary blend of key minerals and vitamins, the workplace is a healthier and happier place.

Electrolytes are minerals, such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride and calcium, that carry an electric charge when dissolved in the body. You can imagine them like the energetic office manager of the body, making sure everything runs smoothly. From nerve signaling to muscle contractions, they ensure that the body maintains a proper equilibrium. Without them your cells would be stuck and a little bit sad—sort of like starting a day without coffee. These microscopic minerals power your every move. They’re also important for the functioning of our most important muscles: that’s right, electrolytes are crucial for helping our hearts maintain a regular rhythm.

Electrolytes are the secret weapon for those with active lifestyles, keeping up high energy levels. From the delivery drivers who spend their days putting in windshield time in the bright sun, or warehouse workers spending their day unloading heavy packages, to the athletic desk workers who never miss their morning run before heading to the office, as the calendar flips toward June, electrolytes become necessary for everybody.

In the summer months, when we sweat a lot, electrolytes are even more important, making sure our bodies can properly absorb the water we consume and stay hydrated.

For those performing physical labor, electrolytes do more than just boost energy—they’re the gatekeepers of health and safety on the manufacturing, warehouse, or distribution center floor. In fact, electrolytes are so important for the healthy functioning of the body that OSHA law in several states encourage businesses to provide their employees with an electrolyte supplement in the summer months if they’re working manual labor for more than two hours. With Bevi, your business can meet this requirement without the plastic waste—or sugar—contained in leading sports drinks like Gatorade. (Because your body deserves the best. And the planet does, too.)

Bevi’s electrolyte formula contains sodium chloride, monopotassium phosphate, and a blend of B-vitamins: B5, B6, and niacin. Together, our formula helps prevent dehydration, promotes proper cell functioning, and supports high energy levels and a healthy metabolism.

Unlike other electrolyte powders, which either have an unpleasant flavor due to their high levels of sodium or utilize egregious levels of detrimental sugar or carcinogenic artificial sweeteners to mask it, Bevi formulates its electrolyte enhancement without sugar, to be zero calorie, and with a subtle (to some, unnoticeable) essence of flavor, similar to mineral water. And you can combine our electrolytes with one (or more) of our 14 flavors or other enhancements, such as blood orange or caffeine, to create a unique beverage all your own.

Best of all, you can enjoy Bevi’s electrolytes throughout the day without needing to worry about overdoing it and getting too jittery or throwing your body out of balance.

As summer approaches, bringing with it longer days and rising temperatures, the importance of staying hydrated and electrolyte-balanced becomes paramount for everyone, especially those active and hard at work. Bevi’s electrolyte enhancement is more than just a hydration solution; it’s a commitment to the health and well-being of your team. By choosing to add electrolytes to your Bevi machine’s offerings, you’re not only ensuring that your employees stay adequately hydrated and energized, but you’re also taking a significant step towards fostering a healthier, more vibrant workplace without the waste—or hassle—of stocking and providing single-use bottles and cans.

So, as we gear up for the warm months ahead, let’s make a conscious decision to prioritize hydration and wellness. Add Bevi’s electrolyte enhancement to your manufacturing, warehouse, office, distribution center, hotel, or airport lounge amenities today, and turn every refreshment break into an opportunity for your team or guests to recharge, rejuvenate, and stay hydrated all summer long. Your employees or visitors will thank you for the thoughtful addition, and your place will buzz with the energy and enthusiasm that comes from feeling well taken care of.


Ruby Sutton

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