Potassium is one of the 7 essential mineral requirements for humans. These minerals are needed to ensure the body functions properly. They play several roles in metabolic processes in the body. Without adequate intake of these minerals, some limiting body functions will suffice. Potassium 200mg promotes the oral intake of potassium to ensure that the potassium level of the body is adequate. This would help to prevent deficiency symptoms.
What Does Potassium Do for Your Body?
Potassium is a mineral needed by the body to perform many essential body functions. It has so many beneficial effects on the body. The effect of potassium is seen in the heart, muscles, and nervous system. Here are some:
POTASSIUM HELPS TO MAINTAIN BLOOD PRESSURE.
One of the beneficial effects of potassium is the maintenance of blood pressure. This is because potassium helps to lower sodium levels in the body. Sodium is one of the minerals that increase blood pressure. The more potassium intake the more sodium ion will be lost in the body in urine. This would help to lower blood pressure and ensure that the blood pressure is within normal range. This has been demonstrated in studies.
POTASSIUM CONTRIBUTES TO THE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Another beneficial effect of Potassium is that it contributes to the proper functioning of the nervous system of the body. Potassium is one of the major ions needed for nerve conduction. It participates in the chemical conduction of nerve impulses around the body. During nerve chemical conduction, potassium and sodium regularly change position to ensure that impulses are conducted along the length of the neuron. A decreased potassium level would lead to slower conduction of impulses.
CONTRIBUTES TO NORMAL MUSCLE FUNCTION
Another important benefit of potassium is that it helps to maintain muscle function. Potassium is essential in ensuring that there is muscular contraction. Without it, there might be a weak contraction. This is because it is involved in the electrical signal that helps to contract muscles.
Deficiency symptoms of potassium.
The effect of potassium deficiency in the body is usually obvious
Here are some deficiency symptoms:
Weakness and Fatigue
Weakness and fatigue are the common symptoms associated with potassium deficiency. This is because potassium is important in ensuring muscular contraction. A low potassium level will cause weak contraction leading to fatigue and weakness.
Muscle spasms and cramps
This is another effect of low potassium levels in the body. Low potassium in the body will lead to the abnormal relay of impulses to muscles leading to an irregular contraction in the body.
An irregular beat is called heart palpitation. This may be a result of stress and anxiety. This could also be a symptom of potassium deficiency. This is because potassium helps to ensure that the heart maintains a regular heartbeat. But with low potassium levels, the heartbeat is usually irregular and this leads to heart palpitations.
Tingling sensation and numbness
This is another potential deficiency symptom of potassium. Potassium affects the nervous system and as result, low potassium levels could lead to tingling sensation and numbness.
Take one tablet daily with a meal, do not exceed the stated dose.
200mg potassium chloride per tablet.
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