Recommended Dietary Intakes
Adults - 1950 - 5460 mg
This Vitamin Is Essential For...
Potassium is distributed throughout the body fluids including the blood, lymph and fluid in the cells. also
water balance in the body.
contraction of muscles.
balance of acid and alkali.
helps prevent stroke.
helps maintain proper blood pressure.
Lean meats, raw vegetables, and fruits (especially citrus fruits, bananas, avocados and potatoes), dairy products, fish, poultry.
There are many things that can affect the levels of potassium in the body. These include - kidney disorders, diarrhoea, the overuse of laxatives, cigarette smoking and caffeine.
Deficiencies Can Cause...
nausea or headaches.
vomiting and diarrhoea or constipation.
dry skin or acne
muscle cramps and weakness.
poor concentration and depression or nervousness.
Slight potassium deficiency causes no symptoms.