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What is potassium?

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Potassium is a mineral that's crucial for life. Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally.

From: Potassium WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. National Institute of Health Medline Plus: "Potassium." United States Department of Agriculture: "Dietary Reference Intakes: Electrolytes and Water." FDA, CFSAN: "FDA-approved potassium health claim notification for potassium containing foods."



The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Potassium."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. National Institute of Health Medline Plus: "Potassium." United States Department of Agriculture: "Dietary Reference Intakes: Electrolytes and Water." FDA, CFSAN: "FDA-approved potassium health claim notification for potassium containing foods."



The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Potassium."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

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