Benefits of Potassium

Potassium is a positively charged ion found inside cells, it is essential for muscle contraction.

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Potassium and Sodium work like an exchange system and so balance each other, this balance has an effect on blood pressure.  High sodium, low potassium diets may lead to high blood pressure.

Potassium supports:

  • Functioning of the nervous system
  • Normal muscle function
  • The maintenance of normal blood pressure

If you want to find foods that are a source of plant based Potassium per serving try our Organic Red Kidney Beans, Organic Butter Beans.

Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily?  Take a look at our focus pages on Vitamin CVitamin AVitamin KVitamin EVitamin B1 (Thiamin)Vitamin B2Vitamin B3Vitamin B5Vitamin B6Vitamin B12ZincMagnesiumFolateIronCopperSeleniumManganesePotassiumPhosphorusCalcium.