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POTASSIUM


THE BREAKDOWN
  • Balances the water levels in the body
  • Maintains healthy heart and blood flow
  • Breaks down protein and carbohydrates
  • Aids in muscle flexibility
  • Transmits nerve impulses
  • Breaks down energy do you can relax


IN THE BODY
Potassium is one of the easiest minerals to absorb in the body.


WITHDRAWALS
If the body does not have the proper amount of Potassium, the risk for high blood pressure is greatly increased.


NATURAL FORMS
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the most affluent sources of Potassium.


DAILY DOSE
2000 mg of Potassium is the recommended daily dose of Potassium for most human bodies.


OVER DOSAGE
Ulcers, a drop in blood pressure and weak muscles are all symptoms of an over dosage of Potassium. Also, in severe cases, too much Potassium can lead to coma and, in rare cases, can even be fatal.


AGENTS
Sodium, Magnesium, Chloride and Calcium all interact with Sodium once inside the body. Too much sugar can decrease the amount of Sodium in your body.


SUPPLEMENTS
Fatigue, depletion, cardiovascular disease, kidney stones and high blood pressure are all treatable with sodium supplements.


WARNINGS
If you have kidney stones or problems with high blood pressure, you SHOULD NOT be taking Potassium supplements.



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