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Is potassium required in body ? Y/N WHY?

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Asked by marinalini, 18 Dec '09 10:41 am
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Sai Ram. Yes, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Chromium, Zinc, Phosporous, Sulphur and many more minerals are needed. They have several functions.
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 13 Feb '10 03:39 pm

 
  
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Yes, it is. High in potassium - fight muscle weakness and good for anemia.
Answered by Doctor Saheb, 04 Jan '10 02:29 pm

 
  
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Potassium is a very important mineral that helps us feel and be healthy everyday. Potassium is found inside the human body cells (also found outside the body cells in very small quantity of about 2-3% of total Potassium contents of the body). Potassium plays an important role in smooth muscular and cellular functioning, cardiovascular functioning, muscle contractions, nerve transmission, in conversion of glucose into glycogen and muscle building etc. Potassium in body is necessary to monitor and regulate aldosterone (hormone found in human body). It also plays an important role of a catalyst for many types of enzymes inside the human body, in other terms; it helps in spawning many important chemical reactions inside human body. It is believed by many people (doctors) that Potassium helps in improving ATP hydrolysis.

Potassium is called Natural Diuretic as it easily gets absorbed by our body and almost 85-90% of it is excreted from our bowels and kidneys (urine). Because of its alkal ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 18 Dec '09 10:44 am

 
  
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Ur cellular matrix has the highest salt concentration in terms of K+ salt only,usually in 140mM range :P
Answered by conviction, 13 Feb '10 04:27 pm

 
  
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Both potassium and Sodium are indispensable for maintaining electrical balance across membranes for the action of heart, for the working of nerves etc. In site of the fact that the cell membrane is permeable to both these ions , their concentration inside and outside is maintained differently by active transport. Poisoning, or death causes them to distribute equally producing bulging etc.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 21 Dec '09 04:03 pm

 
  
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Yes.Potassium helps in improving hydrolysis.
Answered by yusuf syed, 21 Dec '09 03:33 pm

 
  
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Yes othewise u will have nerves problem
Answered by babu rao, 18 Dec '09 04:22 pm

 
  
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Potassium in nature occurs only as ionic salt. As such, it is found dissolved in seawater, and as part of many minerals. Potassium ion is necessary for the function of all living cells, and is thus present in all plant and animal tissues. It is found in especially high concentrations in plant cells, and in a mixed diet, it is most highly concentrated in fruits.

In many respects, potassium and sodium are chemically similar, although they have very different functions in organisms in general, and in animal cells in particular.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 18 Dec '09 03:32 pm

 
  
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Yes, it is required as it helps to build metabolism
Answered by Sandeep Sharma, 18 Dec '09 03:11 pm

 
  
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Yes, it is required it helps metabolism
Answered by sudesh, 18 Dec '09 10:44 am

 
  
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