Why people need К

The human body is a complex biochemical system. Unfortunately, we learn about the importance of certain mineral nutrients from advertising and not from scientific sources. All children know that we need calcium for strong teeth and bones. But do you know in which organs of your body potassium is contained and what it does for you?
Vitamin B6 promotes absorption of potassium, while alcohol makes it difficult.
K deficiency leads to hypokalemia, of heartand skeletal muscles disorders.
The need for K
in the human body depends
on the weight, physical activity,
physiological state of a person and even the climate he or she lives in. For children, the recommended daily intake of K is 600 to 1700 mg, for adults it varies from 1800 to 5000 mg. The daily K requirement
for adults is covered by meat,
fish and vegetable products.
Which foods contain the most K?
According to research, food
stuffs which are particularly
rich in potassium include
fruit (citrus, bananas),
legumes (beans, corn, soybeans),
stone fruits (apricots, grapes),
grains (wheat, rice)
sugar cane.
Regulates the water balance in cells and tissues
Regulates the acid-base balance of blood
Compounds activate enzymes
Stimulates the removal of toxins and chemical waste from the body
Regulates metabolic processes
Salts remove excess water from the body and quickly eliminate edemas.
Involved in the transmission of nerve impulses
Prevents accumulation of sodium in
cells and blood vessels
Improves the supply of oxygen to the brain
Beneficial effect on kidneys
Beneficial effect on skin
Normalises the heart rhythm
Вита­мин B6 Алкоголь Гипокалиемия