Potassium

what it does:

heartbeat, muscle contraction, growth, nerve tranquillisation, utilisation of enzymes, maintenance of normal blood glucose levels

bodily parts affected:

blood, heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, skin

deficiency symptoms:

headaches, acne, continuous thirst, poor appetite, dry skin, constipation, general weakness, fatigue, apathy, depression, insomnia, muscle cramps, joint pain, weak peristalsis, nervousness, irritability, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, oedema (tissue swelling)

antagonists:

alcohol, coffee, cortisone, diuretics, laxatives, excessive salt or sugar, stress

food sources:

molasses, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts

Note:

magnesium deficiency can cause potassium to leach from the cells

Health information is not a substitute for good diagnosis,
and a doctor should be consulted when illness is present