Present in all body tissues
Required for normal cell function because of its role in maintaining intracellular fluid volume
Proper nerve transmission, muscle contraction, and kidney function
Effective for:
-Potassium Deficiency
Insufficient potassium intakes can increase blood pressure, kidney stone risk, bone turnover, urinary calcium excretion, and salt sensitivity
Groups at Risk of Potassium Inadequacy:
•People with inflammatory bowel diseases
•People who use certain medications, including diuretics and laxatives
•Hypertension and stroke
•Kidney stones
-Bone health (protect bone through its effect on acid-base balance)
-Blood glucose control and type 2 diabetes