Health Benefits

Potassium is an alkaline Mineral that functions as an electrolyte, a principle intracellular cation, providing positive electrical charge when in solution (like Magnesium).

Potassium is essential to regulate blood pressure, regulates the body’s water balance and promotes healthy nerves. A deficiency of Potassium will cause excessive accumulation of sodium in the tissues and cause edema. Excessive, continuous thirst may be an indication of a deficiency and dehydration will occur if the potassium balance is not corrected.

Potassium is the ‘muscle mineral’ beneficial to the repair and health of all the body’s muscles. Combined with Iron to utilise Oxygen transport it is essential for a healthy heart, strengthening the heart muscles and normalizing the hearts action. It is known as the ‘Healing Mineral’ and balances the acid/alkaline levels of the body preventing acidosis.

Potassium is beneficial to prevent – preeclampsia, bradycardia (slow, irregular heartbeat), Congestive Heart Failure and Stroke. Potassium along with Phosphorus are vital for the transportation of Oxygen to the brain, which is essential for efficient mental functioning and mental health. Potassium retards the aging process by improving blood circulation and assists the body in the transfer of nerve impulses.

Potassium in combination with Sodium prevents Arteriosclerosis – hardening of the arteries. Excessive salt intake will deplete the body of Potassium. Potassium normalizes blood pressure (B.P) and prevents edema by regulating the body’s Water Balance.

A deficiency of Potassium may also cause constipation, muscle weakness due to loss of nerve excitation, proteinuria (excess of serum proteins in the urine), decreased growth rate, stroke, Paralysis, Respiratory distress, Dry skin, glucose intolerance, bone fragility, cognitive impairment, kidney damage,hyporeflexia (reduced reflexes), hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol and triglycerides) and sterility due to loss of FSH function.

Therapeutic Uses

Regulate blood pressure, hypertension, heart disease, liver disease, adrenal hypertrophy, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss, anorexia, alcoholism, female infertility, premenstrual tension (PMS), infant colic, preeclampsia, premature ejaculation, bradycardia (slow, irregular heartbeat), congestive heart failure, stroke, retarded growth, incontinence, kidney stones, diabetes, laryngeal cancer, leukemia, chronic fatigue, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, dry eyes, bone health, muscle weakness, muscle tics and muscle cramps, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety, confusion, depression, insomnia, irritability, poor memory, dry itchy scalp, psoriasis, seborrhea (oily skin), excessive thirst, dehydration, edema, sleepwalking.

Antagonists: Stress, drugs, alcohol, sugar, coffee, enemas, cooking, salt and vomiting, excess perspiration and excess urination.

Dietary Sources

Dried Fruits
Starch Foods
Protein Foods
Herbal Source

A Guide to Minerals Found Naturally in Food

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