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Health Information

Potassium

Recommended Dietary Intakes 
Adults - 1950 - 5460 mg 

This Vitamin Is Essential For

Potassium is distributed throughout the body fluids including the blood, lymph and fluid in the cells. also

  • water balance in the body.

  • contraction of muscles.

  • balance of acid and alkali.

  • nerves.

  • energy metabolism.

  • helps prevent stroke.

  • helps maintain proper blood pressure.

  • protein synthesis.

  • carbohydrate metabolism. 

Sources

Lean meats, raw vegetables, and fruits (especially citrus fruits, bananas, avocados and potatoes), dairy products, fish, poultry.

Comments

There are many things that can affect the levels of potassium in the body. These include - kidney disorders, diarrhoea, the overuse of laxatives, cigarette smoking and caffeine.

Deficiencies Can Cause

Slight potassium deficiency causes no symptoms.