Cardiovascular system. Maintain normal blood pressure in the human body. This further reduces the risk of heart diseases and hypertension. Potassium also enhances vasodilation of blood vessels.
Nervous system. Potassium involved in nerve impulse transmission. Allows more oxygen to reach the brain cells, thereby stimulating neural activity and increasing cognitive function.
Bone health. This major element neutralize various acids throughout the body which retain and preserve calcium, making it inaccessible to use for bone durability and strength.
Food with Potassium
mg / 100g
Potassium deficiency symptoms
- physical fatigue
- heart palpitations
- excess perspiration
- inability to concentrate
Recommended Dietary Allowances:
Infants (0 to 12 Months): 400 – 700 mg/day
Children (1 to 13 Years): 3,000 – 4,500 mg/day
Adolescents (14 to 18 Years): 4,700 mg/day
Adults (19 and older): 4,700 mg/day
Lactating Women: 5,100 mg/day
Pregnant Women: 4,700 mg/day