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Potassium

Slide1Numerous cellular enzyme systems depend on potassium, and nerve excitation and muscular contraction are predisposed by this mineralĀ“s levels.

A lack in potassium can result in muscular weakness, increased nervous irritability, mental disorientation and cardiac anomalies. If blood levels of potassium get low enough, ventricular fibrillation (heart vibrates instead of pumping) can occur and cause unexpected death. Muscle weakness, deterioration, and periodic paralysis from potassium deficiency are quite common.

 

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