Potassium Essential Nutrient for Healthy Cells

In Blog by Amanda Chong

Potassium, one of the most important minerals and electrolytes, is essential for our cells, tissues, and organs to function properly. The importance of potassium to the cells and tissues is comparable to the importance of calcium to the bones. Being indispensable in tissue protein synthesis and enzymatic processes, potassium also helps maintain intracellular pH and regulate kidney function.  It plays a vital role in heart, digestive, and muscular function, bone health, and more.

Our bodies need potassium to regenerate and maintain youthful, healthy tissues. Without sufficient potassium in the body, premature aging sets in, causing our skin and muscle tones to go downhill, while wrinkles and fine lines fill our faces and necks. An adequate intake of potassium is essential for growth, building muscles, and a healthy nervous system and heart. Deficiency may result in fatigue, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, acne, dry skin, mood swings, and irregular heartbeat. Low potassium is also associated with risks of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility.

Potassium is predominantly within the cell, whereas sodium is predominantly outside. Interestingly, a reciprocal relationship exists between potassium and sodium, so that a substantial intake of one causes a corresponding decrease in the other. Did you know? Cancer cells thrive in a high-sodium environment but die in a high-potassium environment.


Potassium and our diet 

Unfortunately, the modern diet overloads the body with sodium, thus depleting potassium over time, causing tissue oedema, opening the door to further negative metabolic disturbances and eventually acute and chronic diseases. To reconstruct healthy cells, we must replenish potassium levels in the body.

Health experts recommend an intake of at least 5 times more potassium than sodium. All fruits and vegetables already contain the right balance of potassium and sodium. However, there are 2 fruits that contain the highest amount of potassium – apples and bananas.  The amount of sodium and potassium required by our bodies is already well balanced in the natural food, fruits, vegetables, and naturally raised poultry and livestock. Adding salt and seasonings (which are usually high in sodium) in food, tips the balance, causing excess sodium and depletion of potassium.  Also, cooking food by boiling or frying can deplete potassium found naturally in them, which is why it is so important to take as much raw fruits and vegetables as possible to consciously improve our potassium levels.

Alternatively, the perfect antidote for poor health / electrolyte imbalance is supplementing with natural, specially formulated potassium such as K-Salt.  Two milligrams of K-Salt provide the amount of potassium equivalent to 30 bananas. K-Salt has been tried and proven through the years in natural healing and disease prevention. With consistent supplementation of K-Salt, you can anticipate an improvement in overall health.

K-Salt helps to:

  • remove excess sodium from cells and tissues
  • build and strengthen at the cellular level
  • counteract water retention
  • replace and balance electrolytes
  • regulate kidney function
  • prevent coughs and colds
  • reduce chest congestion
  • strengthen immunity

Who will benefit from NewLife™’s K-Salt?

It is a must for those who have conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, chestiness, frequent coughs and flu.

Those who are prone to potassium deficiency, for example, those on daily medication, athletes who sweat a lot, people with eating disorders, heavy smokers, and drinkers, will all benefit from supplementation of K-Salt.

K-Salt is suitable for both adults and children, and is an essential daily supplement for improving general health and vitality.