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Strong electrolytes for good neural health

I've been told I should increase my electrolyte intake. I've done so but am still having problems. I'm wondering if it's because of the type of electrolytes I've been using, mainly potassium citrate and magnesium citrate. I'm mainly interested in the best electrolytes for neural and brain health and was wondering if someone could suggest me some. I'm kind of interested in magnesium chloride. I don't know if it can cross the blood-brain barrier but at least it should be able to help my nerves.
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I would suggest to trymagnesium threonate for potential benefits to neural and brain health. May be magnesium chloride may not cross the blood brain barrier effectively but it can support in cognitive function.
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Electrolytes serve a number of purposes in our bodies and one of those is helping provide healthy muscle and nerve function.   The main electrolytes include sodium, calcium, potassium, phosphate, magnesium, chloride and bicarbonate.  

Proper hydration helps insure healthy electrolyte balance.  You should talk to you doctor and get tested prior to supplementing with electrolytes as not having the right right ones can actually create an imbalance.  

In addition, supplementing with the incorrect form of an electrolyte can be a waste of time/money.  For instance, magnesium citrate is equivalent to taking a laxative, without changing your magnesium levels.  
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I take magnesium citrate as a way to supplement my magnesium, as it crosses the blood brain barrier. I also use it as an electrolyte. I take 200% DV of it every day and it doesn't act as an electrolyte with me. Are you sure this is good info?
Sorry i meant to type, "it doesn't act as a laxative with me".
"Magnesium citrate is a oral laxative solution that can ease the occasional constipation. It's available over the counter (OTC) and can help produce a bowel movement in 30 minutes to 6 hours. Magnesium citrate might not be a safe option if you have kidney problems or electrolyte levels that are out of balance."  GoodRX

"Magnesium citrate usually causes a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 6 hours after taking it. "  Medline Plus

"Magnesium citrate can help treat constipation. It is an osmotic laxative, which means it works by drawing water into the intestine to soften stool and make it easier to pass. "  Medical News Today

"This supplement is an osmotic laxative, which means it relaxes your bowels and pulls water into your intestines. The water helps soften and bulk up your stool, which makes it easier to pass."  Healthline

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I hope someone writes in that knows more about electrolytes, but when I needed some because of being on a clear liquid diet, I was told to use Pedialyte, unflavored, which contains potassium citrate and sodium citrate.

I assume you are doing this on the advice of your doctor? What does he or she say about what you should be taking?
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Here's an article about electrolytes. Who was it that told you it would help your nerves? (The article mentions headaches and heart rate, but nothing about the nerves.) Maybe you need something else. https://www.eatingwell.com/article/8064379/sneaky-signs-you-need-electrolytes/
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