Potassium

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What other names is Potassium known by?

Acétate de Potassium, Atomic number 19, Bicarbonate de Potassium, Chlorure de Potassium, Citrate de Potassium, Gluconate de Potassium, Glycérophosphate de Potassium, K, Numéro Atomique 19, Orotate de Potassium, Phosphate de Potassium, Potasio, Potassium Acetate, Potassium Bicarbonate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Gluconate, Potassium Glycerophosphate, Potassium Hydroxide, Potassium Orotate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Sulfate, Sulfate de Potassium.

What is Potassium?

Potassium is a mineral. It is found in many foods. It is used to supplement the diet.

Effective for...

  • Low blood potassium (hypokalemia).

Possibly Effective for...

  • High blood pressure.
  • High calcium in the urine (hypercalciuria).
  • Preventing stroke.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Insulin resistance, heart attack, menopausal symptoms, fatigue and mood swings in early menopause, infant colic, allergies, headaches, acne, alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, blurred vision, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, confusion, constipation, skin problems, fluid retention, fever, gout, insomnia, irritability, Menière's disease, muscle weakness, muscular dystrophy, stress, myasthenia gravis, and many other uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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