Potassium is called the alkalizer. It neutralizes acids and restores alkaline salts to the blood stream. Potassium works with sodium in all cells including nerve synapses to maintain/restore membrane potentials & assist in metabolic processes.
Potassium is critical to cardiovascular and nerve function, through regulating the transfer of nutrients into cells, and for muscle energy. It also regulates water balance, assists recuperative powers, aids rheumatic or arthritic conditions (causes acids to leave joints and ease stiffness), is vital for elimination of wastes, is a natural pain desensitizer, helps control convulsions, headaches and migraines, promotes faster healing of cuts, bruises & other injuries, and generally contributes to a sense of well being. Potassium is stored in the muscles.
Symptoms of Potassium Deficiency
Bluish tint to skin
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Pain in the eyes
Food Sources of Potassium