All Potassium Benefits/Effects/Facts & Information
Potassium is known as one of the major electrolytes in the body, along with sodium and chloride. Potassium is used by the body for a number of enzymatic reactions and physiologic processes.
Supports optimal transmission of nerve impulses
Supports the contraction of cardiac, smooth, and skeletal muscles
Supports optimal cardiovascular system health
Supports energy production
Potassium is used by the body to help keep many of the organs healthy and functioning optimally. A deficiency in potassium can cause a number of health problems. USDA surveys show that most Americans suffer from low potassium levels.
A deficiency in potassium can lead to:
Poor cognitive function (lack of focus, concentration, mental fatigue, etc)
Weak immune system
Poor cardiovascular health
Poor sleep quality
Higher risk for diabetes
Muscle weakness and joint pain
Poor exercise endurance
High blood pressure
Individuals who rely on heavily processed foods are at risk for low potassium levels.
Healthy foods that are rich in potassium:
Salmon, Cod, Flounder
Most other various leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish contain potassium as well but in lower amounts.
Research shows that adequate intake of Potassium may help support:
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