While diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle are the primary keys to True Wellness, it is often difficult to get everything our bodies need. Quality supplementation in the correct quantity and format is often required.
Today in the spotlight is Potassium – an essential nutrient that plays an important role in maintaining our total body fluid volume, our acid and electrolyte balance, and our normal cell function.
Potassium is a mineral. Along with sodium and chloride, they are the most abundant electrolytes found in the human body. Electrolytes help our cells maintain a precise electrical and chemical balance known as the ‘membrane potential’. Careful regulation of the cells’ membrane potential is critical for a wide number of functions in the body including proper heart function, nerve transmission, and muscle contraction.
Several studies have shown that supplementation with potassium can help lower blood pressure. Potassium citrate has also been shown to help prevent the formation of painful kidney stones. Supplementary forms of potassium include potassium citrate, potassium chloride and potassium gluconate. Potassium can also be found in many foods such as bananas, potatoes, and cooked spinach.
This Nature’s Sunshine Potassium supplement, POTAS, contains potassium citrate in an all-herbal base containing kelp plant, dulse plant, alfalfa herb, horseradish root, white cabbage leaf, and thyme herb. As with all herbal supplements, please consult with your practitioner if you are taking other medications to ensure no adverse reactions may occur. Could you benefit from taking Potassium? BOOK an analysis and find out!