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What are the benefits of potassium supplements?

Potassium supplements can help treat low blood levels of potassium that may be caused by deficiency or illness. Potassium is an essential mineral needed to regulate water balance, levels of acidity and blood pressure. Potassium is especially important for healthy nerve and muscle function, as well as for chemical reactions inside your body. Blood serum potassium levels usually are determined to help evaluate heart rhythm irregularities, neuromuscular disorders and kidney function. All forms of potassium supplementation provide potassium in a form that the body can easily absorb.

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