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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 of Potassium are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
Adequate amounts of Potassium are claimed to be potentially preventative for:
Excessive intake of Potassium may involve the following risks:
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.
Other names for this supplements (Potassium) include:
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