Potassium is one of the seven essential macrominerals. The human body requires at least 100 milligrams of potassium daily to support key processes.
Ingredient Name :
Arabic Name : Bootash, Kaarboonat al-bootaasiyum
Bengali Name : Yavakshar
English Name : Impure Carbonate of Potash, Pearl Ash
French Name : Carbonate de potassium
German Name : Pottasche
Gujarati Name : Jawakhar, Kharo
Hindi Name : Jawakhar, Khar
Kannada Name : Marduppu
Latin name : Potassium Carbonate
Marathi Name : Jawakhar, Jhadhache Meeth
Sanskrit Name : Yavakshara
Urdu Name : Jawakhar
125 mg to 1 g powder.
This mineral is contraindicated in hyperkalaemia, acute and chronic renal failure, impaired renal function disorder and transitory neonatal hyperkalaemia.
A high potassium intake reduces the risk of overall mortality by 20 percent. It also decreases the risk of stroke, lowers blood pressure, protects against loss of muscle mass, preserves bone mineral density, and reduces the formation of kidney stones.
The primary functions of potassium in the body include regulating fluid balance and controlling the electrical activity of the heart and other muscles.
This MNT Knowledge Center article provides an in-depth look at recommended intake of potassium, its possible health benefits, reliable sources of potassium, the effects of consuming too much or too little potassium, and any potential health risks of consuming potassium.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.