Potassium is one of the most important minerals in our body, working alongside sodium and chlorine to form 'electrolytes' that transmit messages and look after the balance of liquids in the cells.
Potassium gets involved in many aspects of physiology - nerve conduction, nerve function, heartbeat, energy production, synthesis of proteins, muscle action and the well-being of every cell in the body.
Marginal deficiencies may be asymptomatic but may increase the risk of high blood pressure . More severe will carry symptoms of constipation, muscle cramps and muscle weakness, poor reflexes, reduced concentration, heart arrhythmias and rarely heart failure.
At a Glance...
Potassium plays a role in many aspects of a healthy body.
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