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Potassium

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Potassium (or lime) is vital to a stable body. It is used, among other things, for bone development, in nerve processes, as an ion in cells, and in maintaining hormonal balance. Most people get their potassium needs met through dairy products like milk, butter and cheese.

A potassium deficiency increases the risk of bone loss, increased blood pressure, kidney stones and colon cancer. Adults, women in menopause and older people, in particular, have an increased need for potassium. It goes hand-in-hand with vitamin D, which is used in the absorption of the mineral.

However, the signs of a potassium deficiency are not particularly visible. In the case of a long-term deficiency, symptoms may include tingling in the fingers and around the mouth, cramps, mental disturbances and, at worst, cardiac arrest. You will also be in the risk group for cataracts. Muscle fatigue, bone loss and, in the worst case, fractures, are the results of a severe deficiency.

In case of an abnormal intake of lime, you will experience malnutrition, iron deficiency and constipation. In case of hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood) or Parkinson's, consult your doctor before taking potassium supplements.

 

Get your potassium needs covered:

To get potassium, most people consume dairy products. However, you can also find large amounts of potassium in nuts, small fish, whole grains and green vegetables.

 

Recommended daily dosage:

Women: 3.1 g (more for pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding)
Men: 3,5 g.

  • Potassium is a mineral that is important to a variety of the body’s processes.
  • Potassium contributes to normal nerve and muscle function, and to maintaining normal blood pressure.

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