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Potassium is considered by some experts to be the most important nutrient essential to human health. It has been recognized by many experts that the average American does not get enough potassium. There are many chronic health problems in this country which can be directly related to a lack of potassium. Potassium is a vital nutrient in preventing and/or treating heart disease, high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, diabetes, kidney disease, overweight and some cases of paralysis.
When potassium deficiencies have formed these persons have quickly developed listlessness, fatigue, gas pains, constipation, insomnia and low blood sugar. Their muscles become soft and flabby and their pulse weak, slow and irregular. An over abundance of salt is one cause of potassium deficiency. Potassium loss can be brought on by stress, medications such as ACTH, cortisone and diuretics as well as by alcohol, coffee or sugar.
A damaged kidney may lose potassium through the urine much too rapidly. People with kidney damage may be prime candidates for a potassium deficiency. The kidneys work with the pituitary carefully regulating the balance between potassium and sodium. This balancing mechanism is carried out in conjunction with the filtering process of the kidneys twice every hour of our lives.
Potassium and sodium work together in the brain for the transmission of electrical impulses. Sodium stimulates the neuromuscular system so it can react to stimuli, while potassium transmits electrical impulses along the neuromuscular terrain and serves as a transfer agent for enzymes in the neuromuscular system. Potassium is essential to the contraction of every muscle in the body. The lack of potassium can cause partial paralysis. There are people with such unusually high potassium requirements that they are subject to periodic paralysis. A remarkable thing about potassium recovery occurs within minutes when taken for weak muscles, lax, soft or partially paralysis.
The greatest damage done by a potassium deficiency is the effect this lack has on the heart. When potassium is out of balance in the heart, then the actual heartbeat is affected. When large changes occur it is enough to stop it altogether. It is a matter of record that heart attacks are associated with low blood potassium and low potassium intake.
Potassium regulates the muscles of the intestine. It can help to regulate the bowels in cases of both constipation and diarrhea. Acute diarrhea in babies, whose lives have been threatened have been saved by the administering of potassium. Vomiting and diarrhea can cause a potassium deficiency. Potassium controls excess fungi and bacteria in the intestine.
Herbs play an important role in potassium health. Most herbs contain potassium, some richer amounts than others. Nature has proven to us how important potassium is to the human body by putting them abundantly in the herbal kingdom. Three important herbs for the heart, have rich amounts of potassium, they are: Garlic, Capsicum and Hawthorn all found in combination HS II.
HERBAL POTASSIUM COMBINATION
This is a combination that will help with water retention. It is very beneficial in an acid condition of the stomach. It aids in getting rid of insomnia along with an herbal calcium combination. It helps prevent germs from accumulating in the tissues. It strengthens the heart to help prevent heart attacks. It promotes healing in injuries. It builds resistance to infections. This combination is an excellent way to get all the minerals needed for a healthy body.
Combination Potassium contains the following herbs:
KELP is excellent for glandular health. It is beneficial on many disorders of the body, especially on the thyroid gland to help regulate metabolism. It has nearly thirty minerals. Kelp cleans toxic substances from the colon which helps relieve nervous disorders, headaches and kidney problems.
DULSE is a powerhouse of nutrients. Like kelp it cleans toxins from the system. It will give vitality to the body.
WATERCRESS has the ability to regulate the metabolism and increase the flow of bile for a healthy liver. It is a blood purifier and tonic to the body supplying vitamins and minerals to the system. It is an excellent herb for catarrh of the upper respiratory tract. It helps increase physical and mental endurance.
WILD CABBAGE acts as an antispasmodic to help in nervous disorders. It has vitamins and minerals.
HORSERADISH is a good stimulant for digestion, metabolism and kidney functions. It reduces fluid in the system. It helps in circulation and has been used internally to clear nasal passages. It is excellent for cleaning the system of infections.
HORSETAIL is an excellent cleanser for the kidneys and blood. It helps in water retention.
Combination Potassium (180 capsules)