Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Am I Low On Potassium

Happy Tuesday Friends!

It is a sunny day here in Florida and we love it!! Today just a brief word on potassium supplementing. Potassium is a mineral that helps balance our body's pH levels and also has other important roles for cell function. Potassium is essential for the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system to operate normally, and is required for regulating fluid balance, the body's acid-base balance, and blood pressure.

Although potassium deficiencies are somewhat rare they do occur. Potassium deficiencies are rare but can be caused by vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, and certain medications (such as blood pressure medications). The good news is that if you decide to take a potassium supplement any abundance is simply excreted through the urine. Should you decide to use a potassium supplement opt for one in liquid form as it is absorbed much better. Here at Florida Herb House and www.FloridaHerbHouse.com or www.SharpWebLabs.com we sell many liquid supplements including potassium. Should you have any questions or concerns please stop by and drop us an email. Consult your doctor if you think you may have a mineral deficiency.

If your potassium levels are too high, you doctor may tell you to go on a potassium-restricted diet. If your potassium levels are too low, your doctor may tell you to get more potassium in your diet. Here is a list of foods rich in potassium:

•citrus fruits
•soy products
•veggie burgers

The recommended daily allowance for potassium is 3500 Mg's. One banana medium size has about 450 Mg's of potassium. WOW!! If you eat your 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily you will have a need for extra potassium in your diet!!
Have a great Tuesday!

Stephen Sharp
Florida Herb House