Potassium is not optional

Potassium gives our muscle tissues elasticity. When there is a potassium deficiency, the body cannot make new glycogen for the muscle-building/maintenance/strength/function processes in the body. Most of the body’s glycogen is made in the liver and a deficiency of potassium also brings liver degeneration, muscle cramps and severe stiffness. Potassium is also critical for electrical conductivity within the central nervous system, making its influence on both electrical nerve impulses and muscle strength applies especially to heart health. Did you know that people with high potassium blood levels only run half the risk for heart attacks than those with normal levels of potassium? Potassium is essential for every living cell of the body to function properly. Most of our potassium comes in fresh fruits and vegetables and we need a minimum 4800mgs of potassium a day in order to stay healthy. The typical supplement dose for a healthy person is 99mg and should be taken with food. I do not recommend long-term mega-doses.

Bananas are loaded with potassium

Bananas are loaded with potassium

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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