Potassium is one of the basic minerals needed by the body for its proper functioning. Being an electrolyte it is capable of conducting electricity. Potassium present in this supplement can help reduce its deficiency and maintain the required levels in human body. It is a positively charged ion, which is concentrated inside the cell while the sodium ion is concentrated outside the cell. An electrochemical gradient called membrane potential is created due to their concentration difference. Ion pumps use energy or ATP to take the sodium out from the cell membrane and bring in the potassium, hence maintaining this critical concentration gradient. This is very important for muscle contraction and heart functioning.
The potassium deficiency is called as hypokalemia. Hypokalemia results from prolonged vomiting, some forms of kidney disease, the use of some diuretics, or disturbances of metabolism. The symptoms of hypokalemia include muscle weakness, intestinal paralysis, fatigue, and cramps, and, which may lead to constipation, bloating, and abdominal pain.
Another important mineral present in this supplement is Calcium. It is an important mineral of the body. Healthy bones and teeth require adequate amount of calcium. Bones contain large amounts of calcium. Calcium is also present in blood. Calcium maintains proper functioning of muscles. It also helps in blood clotting action of enzymes and proteins are maintained by calcium. It also controls composition of body fluids.
Calcium deficiency can be the cause of weak bones and teeth. Calcium requirement can be fulfilled by a calcium-rich diet, so that the average loss of 400 to 500mg of calcium by a human body each day can be avoided.
Magnesium is a very vital trace mineral and its deficiency can affect several hundred functions performed in the body. About 50% of magnesium present in the human body is found in the bones, almost the rest of the magnesium in body cells. The blood contains about 1% of magnesium. Magnesium maintains muscle and nerve functions, supports the immune system and keeps bones strong. It also regulates sugar level, body metabolism, blood pressure, protein synthesis and prevents hypertension and diabetes.
Many disorders take place due to magnesium deficiency. Its deficiency causes mitral valve prolapse, asthma, migraines and other allergies.
Another very important mineral present in this supplement is boron which is an essential trace mineral needed for several body functions such as maintaining joint and bone functions. Boron helps in absorption of magnesium, calcium and vitamin D. The utilization of calcium and the activation of Vitamin D are also assisted by it. It should be taken along with other minerals and vitamins.
Boron is good for healthy bones due to efficient absorption of calcium. Boron can also be helpful for postmenopausal osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and can be useful for ischemic heart disease