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Potassium Supplement: Do You Need It?

If you’re wondering whether a potassium supplement might benefit your health, it makes sense to understand how it works first.

Potassium is an essential mineral that works hard in the body to regulate fluid balance, transmit nerve impulses, contract muscles, and even to digest food.

While supplemental potassium has the most evidence for lowering blood pressure, protecting against stroke, keeping bones strong and possibly preventing kidney damage, the good news is, a lot of easily accessible food is also rich in potassium.

Before we go into detail on how to get enough of the stuff, let’s understand what it does first.

Potassium In Action

Think back to school science, where your teacher may have dropped a tiny lump of potassium into a bowl of water, to show you how it bursts into purple flames while buzzing around the surface.

Needless to say, in its pure state, potassium is highly reactive and never found alone in nature.

As a mineral and an electrolyte, positively charged potassium ions inside the cell (intracellular), work with sodium and chloride on the outside (extracellular) to hold the shape of the cell and conduct electricity.

This makes potassium essential for our bodies. It holds incredible amounts of energy, which when harnessed, are a superpower for your body and deliver a variety of health benefits.

How Potassium Benefits The Body

Potassium is most famous as an electrolyte. If we delve a bit into the science of electrolytes, you’ll understand why this is important.

Electrolytes are tiny molecules, such as sodium, magnesium and potassium, that conduct electricity through the body. They can be depleted by hormonal imbalance, kidney failure, or dehydration, leading to symptoms such as muscle cramping, heart palpitations and fatigue.

It follows naturally that athletes, elderly, and those on prescription medication are at particular risk of electrolyte imbalance. For athletes, a common way to get their electrolytes back on track is with hydrating sport drinks and powders, which combine electrolytes.

In the body, electrolytes deliver a range of health benefits, such as:

• The release and function of hormones
• Maintaining the tone of blood vessels
• Blood pressure control
• The ‘squeezing’ and ‘mixing’ action of digestive organs
• Maintaining the right acid/alkaline balance in the body
• Blood sugar regulation
• Kidney function

All of this means potassium is likely to help protect against stroke, support bone health by working with alpha lipoic acid and chromium to retain calcium, help people with diabetes, protect the kidneys and increase energy levels.

It also protects against heart disease, thanks to reducing blood pressure. It especially helps to lower blood pressure when working with CoQ10, which can also be found in Athletic Greens.

This is supported by recent studies. One showed that potassium improved blood pressure in otherwise healthy people, even being as effective as prescribed drugs for blood pressure, but without the nasty side effects. The other linked potassium supplementation to lower blood pressure in Chinese people with hypertension.

Yep, potassium really is that good.

Potassium In Supplements vs. Potassium In Food

First things first: Potassium supplementation is complex.

It’s commonly thought that potassium supplements can be taken in high doses, like magnesium, but this is not the case. High potassium (hyperkalemia) is very risky for health, as is low potassium (hypokalemia). So if you’re trying to correct an imbalance it should be done under the supervision of a medical professional.

Further, side effects of potassium supplementation can range from gastrointestinal upset to cardiac arrhythmia at high doses. Anyone with kidney disease or on prescribed medication should speak to their healthcare provider before taking potassium.

The recommended daily potassium intake for adults is 4700 mg from food sources, with supplements generally available in 99 mg dosages or less.

As supplementation is complex, most evidence supports higher dietary potassium. Fortunately a lot of foods are potassium rich, such as:

• Beans
• Dark leafy greens
• Baked potatoes, with their skin on
• Dried apricots
• Baked squash or pumpkin
• Plain yogurt
• Fish
• Avocados
• Mushrooms
• Bananas

The potassium in Athletic Greens is not an individual supplement, but rather in there thanks to all the fruit and vegetables powders and extracts. A natural and healthy way to get your daily dose!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Evidence points strongly in favor of higher dietary potassium. While it’s harder to regulate how much potassium you are taking from the food you consume, potassium supplementation is complex. Supplementing to correct an imbalance should be monitored by medical professionals because too much potassium can be very risky (as can not enough).


Most non-prescription supplements contain low levels of potassium, due to possible complications at high doses. The recommended daily potassium intake for adults is 4700 mg from food sources, with supplements generally available in 99 mg dosages or less.


Potassium is not included as an individual potassium supplement, but rather as a result of natural potassium contained in fruit and vegetable powders and extracts.


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