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Could you be deficient in potassium?

Sodium (salt) and Potassium together play a crucial role in the functioning of our cells and thus of our body.

Sodium is mainly present outside the cellswhile potassium correct in the cells can be found.

Magnesium is precisely to ensure that the potassium stays in the cell and sodium stays out.

The pump that Sodium (Na) out of the cell and potassium (K) pumped into the cell only works properly if there is Sufficient magnesium (Mg) is present.

Hence, as a basis the body sufficient potassium and magnesium should have, so that you can also take enough salt.

Potassium, Sodium & Magnesium

Potassium (K), sodium (Na) and magnesium (Mg) are three very important minerals for the proper functioning of our cells.

Sodium we receive mainly in the form of salt (Sodium chloride, NaCl).

We are often led to believe that salt bad would be for us, but the opposite is true.

Salt is from utmost importance for the proper functioning of our body.

What is important here, however, is that we also sufficient potassium and magnesium (Mg) get in.

If we sufficient potassium in our bodies through diet (such as in fruit and vegetables), then you can enjoy salt without worry.

Human cell with mainly potassium inside the cell and sodium outside the cell. Sodium-potassium pumps maintain this distribution. [K = Potassium, Na = Sodium, Mg = Magnesium]

The role of potassium

Potassium together with sodium and chlorides (NaCl, salt) regulates the moisture balance and Blood pressure of the body.

Potassium also ensures that Nerve impulses properly conducted become and muscles can contract properly.

Potassium lowers blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.

In addition reduces a higher intake of potassium the risk of stroke.

Therefore, in order for the body to function properly Sufficient potassium is of great importance.

Daily we have such a 4,700 mg potassium necessary.

We can already get enough potassium from our diet, especially if we lots of fruit and vegetables but also for example meat and nuts food.

It is Almost impossible to have too much potassium into your body.

The kidneys ensure that any surplus is excreted. A surplus can only occur if the kidneys are not functioning properly.

Source: among others, the Netherlands Nutrition Centre - https://www.voedingscentrum.nl/encyclopedie/kalium.aspx

Symptoms of potassium deficiency

potassium deficiency, the mineral balance and therefore interfere with the functioning of the cells.

Therefore, deficiency can cause numerous problems.

Potassium deficiency can also cause problems when consuming salt.

In the (medical) literature, various symptoms mentioned that could indicate a potassium deficiency:

  • craving for sweets
  • Swollen hands/feet
  • reduced appetite
  • weakened muscles, cramps
  • nausea
  • lethargy
  • in serious cases arrhythmia

Source: among others, the Netherlands Nutrition Centre - https://www.voedingscentrum.nl/encyclopedie/kalium.aspx

Possible causes of potassium deficiency

If you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, you will not easily run short of potassium.

potassium deficiency can be caused by, among other things:

  • at few vegetables and fruit in our diet
  • excessive sweating
  • fierce vomiting
  • severe diarrhoea
  • the use of diuretics
  • dysregulated diabetes

Blood pressure

  • good for blood pressure
  • has a beneficial effect on the Maintaining normal blood pressure
  • helps a normal maintain blood pressure

Muscles

  • is good for the muscles
  • contributes to a normal muscle function
  • plays a role in maintaining smooth muscles
  • plays a role in maintaining strong muscles

Health claims Potassium

The following are the permitted health claims for potassium:

Nervous system

  • contributes to the transmission of impulses between (nerve) cells
  • has a positive influence on the functioning of the nervous system
  • plays a important role in nerve functioning

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