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Signs That You’re Getting Too Much Potassium

December 13 2017

Everyone is familiar with the fact that the mineral potassium is important for keeping the blood pressure within the range that is regarded as normal and healthy. Did you know that it’s also something that helps regulate the levels of electrolytes in the body and muscular contraction? And are you aware that potassium also encourages the proper beating of...

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5 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Potassium

October 21 2017

Potassium aids in muscle contraction, fluid regulation, and mineral balance. What’s more, potassium blunts the effects of excessive sodium consumption.  A potassium-rich diet helps the body flush out sodium. It also helps relax blood vessel walls and, in turn, lower blood pressure. Increasing your potassium intake while reducing your sodium intake can slash your stroke risk by 21%, and may...

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