An essential mineral mainly found in the intracellular fluid of the body, potassium is an electrolyte that is important for control of the body’s water balance. It is important within the cells and aids in maintaining stable blood pressure, regular heart rhythm, and a healthy nervous system. Potassium is important for stimulating nerve impulses for muscle contraction, and its levels in the body have implications for heart muscle functioning. It assists in the conversion of glucose into glycogen, the form in which glucose can be stored in the liver, and then to its useful form to do the body’s work. Protein and carbohydrate metabolism are dependent upon potassium and it stimulates the kidneys to eliminate poisonous body wastes. It is also important for normal growth and for keeping the skin healthy.
Natural Factors Potassium Citrate 99 mg is a mineral supplement for the maintenance of good health. The chelated form of potassium (citrate) allows the mineral to be more readily absorbed and metabolized by the body, making it an ideal choice for those with low stomach acid or other digestive issues.