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The Handy-Dandy, Exhaustive Guide To Vitamins & Minerals; Complete From Vitamin A to Zinc [Part 2]


What is Potassium (K)

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As one-of-many electrolytes (any substance that conducts electricity), potassium helps control intracellular water balance and hydration.

It’s essential for muscle contractions and nerve function — including the heart and digestive system — and works to reduce blood pressure by mitigating the impact of sodium.12

  • Best Sources of Potassium — Think FRUIT & VEGGIES. Swiss chard, spinach, kale, broccoli, potato, mushrooms, bananas, avocado, zucchini, eggplant, cantaloupe, tomato, strawberries, and OJ are all good sources of potassium.3
  • Recommended Daily Intake — Men = 4.7 g/day; women = 4.7 g/day.4
  • Potassium Deficiency — Hypokalemia, weakness, lack of energy, irregular heartbeat, and high blood pressure.


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