Potassium works with calcium to promote healthy hair growth and help keep hair silky smooth and moisturized. Food sources: Green vegetables, wheat germ, whole grains, nuts, soy beans, chickpeas and fish. Daily dose: 280 mg.
Potassium is called the "alkalizer." It neutralizes acids and restores alkaline salts to the bloodstream. Potassium works with sodium in all cells including at nerve synapses to maintain or restore membrane potentials and to assist in metabolic processes. Potassium supports cardiovascular and nerve function, regulating the transfer of nutrients into cells and facilitating muscle energy. Potassium is stored in the muscles.
Suggested Use for Potassium:
Adults: 1/2 to 1 ounce (1 to 2 tablespoons) daily. May be added to fruit or vegetable juice.
Important Notes Concerning Potassium:
The suggested daily amount of Potassium is an absolute minimum intended to supplement a very well balanced diet. Should your diet be less than perfect, increasing your Potassium intake may be beneficial. Since ionic Potassium does not build up in the body, it never reaches toxic levels. Therefore feel free to find the amount that works best for you. Potassium is best taken in the morning as it opposes Calcium, which is typically consumed in the evening.
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