Potassium is needed for regulation of water in the cells. It maintains the osmotic pressure. Potassium is also responsible for the transmission of nerve impulses and for muscle contractions.
Potassium is helps maintaining the balance of fluids, thus helping to prevent dehydration and excess fluid retention.
There is also some suspicion that it may be needed to fight cancer.
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Recommended Daily Allowance
3000 - 4000 mg. This is usually covered by the regular daily diet.
Deficiency of Potassium
A deficiency of potassium leads to weakness of the muscles, low blood pressure, constipation, general fatigue and nervousness.
Oversupply of Potassium
It is possible to have too much potassium. Indication for that are tiredness, weakness, hearing deficiencies, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
Note: This guide can only give a general overview of these minerals and their possible effects on the human body. It cannot and does not want to replace a doctor. If you are unsure about some aspect, or feel unweell, please consult professional help.
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