Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) Contains Potassium (K)

Our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) contains potassium, an element considered vital for good health and nutrition.(1*) Deficiency in potassium can lead to decreased tolerance to glucose along with weakened insulin secretion, urinary ammonium wasting and weakness in the respiratory system.(2*)

Potassium, along with sodium, works together to sustain the balance of water in the body and this may provide an explanation for the ability of potassium to guard against high blood pressure.(3*) Potassium can expel sodium from the body(4*) which may lower blood pressure. Following this logic, if your body has a lot of sodium and less potassium high blood pressure may result.

Prolonged strenuous exercise may lead to potassium depletion, and this may result in cardiovascular irregularities as well as muscle cramping.(5*) However, there would have to be severe depletion for cardiovascular issues to arise. Muscle cramping, on the other hand, can happen when there are relativity higher amounts of the potassium still available for use. It is for this reason that those who engage in prolonged and strenuous exercise and who experience muscle cramps should consider supplementation with potassium.(6*), (7*), (8*)


Sources of Potassium

Fruits, Meat, Milk, Vegetables including our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules(Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Potassium
(2) Wikipedia: Potassium in Biology
(3) WebMD: Potassium And Your Heart
(4) Medline Plus: Potassium
(5) Medline Plus: Potassium in Diet
(6) About: Basic Nutrition Foods High In Potassium
(7) University of Maryland Medical Center: Potassium
(8) Eat Right Ontario: Potassium - What You Need To Know About Potassium
(9) Health A Liciousness: Food Sources of Potassium