The mineral potassium
The mineral potassium

The mineral potassium

Overview of minerals

<B>function</B><B>recommended daily allowance</B><B>availability</B>
Potassium is important as an electrolyte, for the regulation of cell membrane potential, and for regulating muscle and nerve activity2g per day (DGE guidelines)Potassium is present in all foods. Good sources include spinach, chard and lettuce and some fruits (e.g. bananas)
<B>signs of deficiency</B><B>main function/ organ support </B><B>dosage in orthomolecular medicine</B>
Potassium deficiency is rare but can arise from the excessive use of laxatives of diuretics or from cases of diarrhea. Extremely high consumption of licorice can also cause potassium deficiency. Symptoms include weakness, constipation and impaired cardiac functioningCell membrane potential, muscles, heart, reduction of blood pressureUp to 5g per day depending on what it is being used for. Consult your doctor before taking