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Potassium: Potassium is an essential electrolyte in the body and is vital to maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, a normal balance of water and acid-alkali, and for ensuring normal metabolism, muscle contractions and transmissions of nerve messages. Potassium is available as supplements and in a large variety of foods, including fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Potassium supplements should only be taken under the direction and monitoring of a physician.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Potassium

Adequate amounts of Potassium are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Potassium

Adequate amounts of Potassium are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Potassium

Excessive intake of Potassium may involve the following risks:

Descriptions of Potassium

Potassium: A metallic element that is important in body functions such as regulation of blood pressure and of water content in cells, transmission of nerve impulses, digestion, muscle contraction, and heartbeat.
Source: National Institute of Health

Potassium : metallic element of the alkali group, many of whose salts are used in medicine; atomic number 19, symbol K.
Source: CRISP

Potassium: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Potassium) include:

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