National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Potassium is the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Potassium is a mineral that the body needs to work normally. It helps nerves and muscles communicate. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium's harmful effects on blood pressure.
Most people get all the potassium they need from what they eat and drink. Sources of potassium in the diet include
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)