Monthly Archives: December 2011

Daily Potassium Requirements for Optimal Health

Potassium deficiency is a very real and possibly deadly health problem

Daily Potassium Requirement, according to the RDA, is a measly 4.7 grams (4,700 mg) per day

Our caveman ancestors regularly consumed 10,000-15,000 mg of potassium per day

Supplementation can be a useful way to reverse a potassium deficient state, but diet should be the primary way to get your potassium

Fruits and vegetables are the best source of potassium.

If you suffer with kidney disease or are currently taking medications (especially for heart disease or high blood pressure) check with a healthcare provider before supplementing

Most healthy people can benefit from 1,000-2,000 mg of potassium in supplement form