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Potassium is needed for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity etc. It assists in muscle contractions and in maintaining appropriate levels of fluid and the electrolyte balance in the body cells. Potassium also functions in the conduction of nerve impulses and enables the body to convert glucose into energy, which is then stored in reserve by the muscles and liver.
Fatigue, Cramping legs, Muscle weakness, slow reflexes, Acne, Dry skin, Mood changes, Irregular heartbeat.
Overdose Disease: Kidney failureDeficiency Symptoms:
Bananas, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Potatoes with skins, Kiwi, Leafy green vegetables, Broccoli Citrus fruits, Oranges, Dried fruits, Dates, Apricots, Avocado, Beans, Peas, Lentils, and Peanuts are rich sources of Potassium.
Best Suitable Composition:
A person should take as much potassium as sodium twice, and is best taken with vitamin B6.
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