Potassium is a positively charged ion found inside cells, it is essential for muscle contraction.
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Potassium and Sodium work like an exchange system and so balance each other, this balance has an effect on blood pressure. High sodium, low potassium diets may lead to high blood pressure.
- Functioning of the nervous system
- Normal muscle function
- The maintenance of normal blood pressure
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