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Is potassium vegan?

Potassium is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is potassium?

Potassium is a vital mineral and electrolyte that plays a critical role in maintaining various bodily functions, such as muscle contraction, nerve function, and fluid balance. It is an essential nutrient that helps regulate blood pressure and heart function and is also involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins. Potassium is naturally present in many foods, including bananas, spinach, avocados, and potatoes. Deficiency in potassium can lead to various health issues, such as fatigue, muscle weakness, and irregular heartbeat, while excessive intake can cause hyperkalemia, a potentially life-threatening condition. Potassium supplements are often prescribed to individuals with potassium deficiencies or health conditions that require increased potassium intake.

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