Healthy Heart Function
Potassium's part in the prevention of vascular calcification and its effects on the regulation of blood pressure have made it a vital mineral for overall heart health. Research into hypokelemia-induced arrhythmia supports the role of potassium supplementation as an additional option when working with your current patients.
Healthy Muscle Function
Potassium provides a natural addition or alternative for your patients' recovery path and how you address pain. Muscle pains experienced after extended movement or intense exercise routines have been associated with low levels of available potassium. Potassium has been studied as a natural relief agent for chronic pain and shown to reduce muscle cell pH to address inflammation.
Patients presenting low potassium serum and intake levels have been associated with higher risk for diabetes. Patients that have been diagnosed with diabetes often begin experiencing additional drops in level as their ability to naturally regulate potassium at a cellular-level is diminished.
Water Balance and Distribution
Potassium acts as the principal positively-charged ion within the fluid of cells. This important electrolyte balances the body's pH level while helping to reduce acidity within various systems. Potassium has also been shown to facilitate the transfer of other nutrients into cells while improving those cells natural ability to expel waste.
Potassium's ability to reduce calcium loss has been identified as an important factor in overall skeletal health. Degenerative disorders, like osteoporosis, can be addressed proactively with potassium's effects on stabilization of calcium levels in the body.
Nerve Cell Function
Potassium plays a necessary role in proper conduction of nerve cell impulses and deficiencies have been been tied to chronic pain disorders in extremities. Research shows that the enhanced pain associated with neuronal hyperexcitability can be prevented by introducing a highly available source of potassium.