Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) Contains Potassium (K)

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Our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) contain potassium, an element considered vital for good health and nutrition(1*). Deficiency in potassium can lead to decreased tolerance to glucose along with weakened insulin secretion, urinary ammonium wasting, and weakness in the respiratory system(2*).

Potassium and sodium work together to sustain the balance of water in the body, which may explain the potassium's ability to guard against high blood pressure(3*). Potassium can expel sodium from the body(4*), which may lower blood pressure. Following this logic, if your body has a lot of sodium and less potassium, you may have high blood pressure.

Prolonged strenuous exercise may lead to potassium depletion, and this may result in cardiovascular irregularities as well as muscle cramping(5*). However, there would have to be severe depletion for cardiovascular issues to arise. Muscle cramping, on the other hand, can happen when relativity higher amounts of potassium are still available. For this reason, those who engage in prolonged and strenuous exercise and who experience muscle cramps should consider supplementation with potassium(6*), (7*), (8*).


Sources of Potassium

Fruits, Meat, Milk, and Vegetables, including our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules(Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Potassium
(2) Wikipedia: Potassium in Biology

(3) WebMD: Potassium And Your Heart
(4) Medline Plus: Potassium
(5) Medline Plus: Potassium in Diet
(6) About: Basic Nutrition Foods High In Potassium
(7) University of Maryland Medical Center: Potassium
(8) Eat Right Ontario: Potassium - What You Need To Know About Potassium
(9) Health A Liciousness: Food Sources of Potassium