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Potassium

Potassium

Potassium is a mineral which your body needs to work normally – from helping nerves and muscles to function to maintaining water and electrolyte balance.

Sources include

  • Apples, oranges and bananas
  • Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach and kale
  • Milk, yoghurt and meat
  • Root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini

Benefits of potassium

Benefits of glossary

  • Nerve and muscle function
  • Water and electrolyte balance

You should be able to get the potassium you need from your diet. However, some medications, such as diuretics can alter the levels of potassium in your body, which can result in health problems. If you take diuretics, discuss this with your doctor.

SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula contains potassium.

  • 1 serve (60g) of SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula made up with water as instructed provides 660 mg of potassium.

References:

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/potassium
https://www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/potassium

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