Vitamins, like diets, tend to get attention in waves. Some vitamins, like B12, and Vitamin D, come up in cycles depending upon the time of year. Others, like Magnesium as of late, experience waves of attention and then fade into the background again. Still others never really get the attention they deserve. Potassium is one such vitamin.
The recommended daily amount of potassium your body requires is 4,700 mg per day, which is not impossible to get because it is plentiful in foods like bananas, white beans, melons, and the currently ubiquitous avocado. Potassium is in foods many of us eat regularly, so it is possible to take enough in via your diet, but, and it’s a big but, that depends upon your sodium intake.
However, most Americans eat more than 3,400 mg of sodium per day, far more than the recommended daily allowance. Of course, the first step to a healthier diet is to reduce your sodium intake, but adding more potassium to your diet is necessary because your the more sodium you take in, the more potassium your body secretes.
In addition to help with too much sodium intake, you need to be aware of your potassium levels because potassium deficiency can manifest itself in constantly feeling fatigued, high blood pressure, muscle cramps and weakness, dizziness, an irregular heartbeat, and numbness in your limbs. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms be extra vigilant about how much potassium you ingest.
As we mentioned earlier, you can up the whole foods in your diet that are high in potassium, but it is also wise to think of taking a multivitamin that has your daily recommended amount of potassium. Our multivitamin supplement patch provides potassium supplement as well as other essentials you need daily, and it’s easy to use with none of the ill effects of oral vitamins.
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