Potassium

Some interesting facts about potassium:

  • Potassium is an electrolyte
    Potassium is one of the electrolyte minerals (the others are calcium, chloride, phosphorus and sodium), which carries an electrical charge and which is positive for potassium. Because electrolytes have electrical charges, they can move easily back and forth through cell membranes. This is important because as they move into a cell, they carry other nutrients in with them and as they move out of it, they carry out waste products and excess water.
Potassium, as well as the other electrolytes (chloride and sodium), but especially potassium are needed to help regulate the extra fluid that pregnant women experience during pregnancy
  • Potassium works with the other electrolytes
    Potassium works with the other electrolytes to help regulate the level of fluid between the cells, in the cells and throughout the whole body.
  • Potassium is useful for pregnant women
    Potassium, as well as the other electrolytes (chloride and sodium), but especially potassium are needed to help regulate the extra fluid that pregnant women experience during pregnancy, which is caused by the 50% extra expanded blood volume.

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