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Potassium: How does it work?

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It was first isolated from potash, the ashes of plants, from which its name derives. In the periodic table, potassium is one of the alkali metals. All of the alkali metals have a single valence electron in the outer electron shell, which is easily removed to create an ion with a positive charge – a cation...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium

Fucking genie mack-a-valls!

DO NOT leave me in charge of resurrecting humanity. I can barely get dressed in the morning. I'm not over here removing electrons from outer shells.

EDIT: The point... Who looks at the ashes of burnt plants and thinks, "I can make something from this".?

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Potassium is required for functionality in life in regards to the heart and muscles. Too little can cause cardiac arrest, too much can. Your kidneys hold the job of filtering out excessive potassium. However, prescription drugs, especially pain killers, can throw these levels out of balance along with other electrolytes in your body.

This is why electrolyte water is a scam and in a way dangerous. If you constantly challenge the kidneys abilities and limits of filtering, it adds wear and tear. Since you get most of the potassium you need in a day from many of your foods, you're in fact adding way more than you need with those smart waters. In my opinion, flooding the market with potassium chloride loaded waters is actually bad for your health. Not helpful. ESPECIALLY, if you are on various medications that change the balance.
 
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Neal Kinsey's "Hands on Agronomy" and "Mainline Farming for Century 21" Dan Scow and Charles Walters both do a good job of summarizing the balance of potassium in nutritional systems, as well as providing a foundation of nutritional knowledge that most people should have but do not.