Potassium deficiency can slow your heart muscle's pumping action.
Symptom Quiz & Video
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How to Correct a Potassium Deficiency Nutritionally
What It Does In Your Body
- critical to the heart muscle's ability to pump by enabling it to initiate impulses which stimulate contraction of the heart's muscle fibres
- helps control the function of every nerve in the body
- helps maintain water balance, acid-base balance
- is necessary for protein and carbohydrate metabolism
- high potassium intake may lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke
Q u i z !
Which of These 11 Potassium Warning Symptoms Do You Actually Have?
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Crucial for Survival
This chemical element is crucial for survival.
Some Symptoms of a Possible Potassium Deficiency
- abdominal distention
- frequent urination with large volumes
- constant fatigue
These are symptoms which should be discussed with your doctor.
How to Increase Your Levels
- fresh leafy greens
- citrus fruits
- crushed sunflower seeds
- peaches (especially dried)
- Include some of these foods at every meal.
- Tak a good multivitamin/mineral tablet daily - it will likely contain enough to supplement your diet.
- Separate supplements of this chemical element can irritate the stomach. Take them only if your doctor recommends it.
- A severe deficiency of this chemical element can be quite dangerous, but can only be diagnosed through blood tests.
It was first isolated from potash, the ashes of plants, from which its name derives. In the periodic table, potassium is one of the alkali metals. All of the alkali metals have a single valence electron in the outer electron shell, which is easily removed to create an ion with a positive charge – a cation, which combines with anions to form salts. Potassium in nature occurs only in ionic salts. (Wikipedia)