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Potassium
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
 
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Function: Nerve transmission, water balance, acid-base balance, heart function, kidney function, adrenal function

Sources: Fruits and vegetables, especially apples, bananas, carrots, oranges, potatoes, tomatoes, cantaloupe, peaches, plums, strawberries, meat, milk, fish

Optimal Intake: 2,000-3,000 mg

Deficiency Signs: Muscle wasting, weakness, and spasm; fatigue, mood changes, heart disturbances, nerve problems

Toxicity: Impaired heart and kidney function; people with heart or kidney conditions or on blood pressure medication should not take potassium unless instructed to do so by a physician.

 
 
 
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