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What causes a potassium deficiency?

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What causes a potassium deficiency?

A deficiency of potassium can be caused by many different factors. A potassium deficiency is also called hypokalemia. This is a very low level of potassium in the blood. Common causes of potassium deficiency are diseases of the adrenal glands or medications such as diuretics. Vomiting, diarrhea or intestinal disorders can also cause a deficiency.

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When should you take magnesium during sports?

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When should you take magnesium during sports?

Many people would like to supplement magnesium in the form of dietary supplements. The important thing here is that magnesium should be taken before the training session. Those who exercise regularly should also pay attention to a long-term supplementation of magnesium. Magnesium can improve muscle function and maintain performance in the long term.

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Potassium: function, effect & intake

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Potassium: function, effect & intake

Potassium is a mineral that is essential for human life. More precisely, it is an electrolyte. Over 90% is inside the cell, the rest outside the cell. Through electric charges, potassium ensures a balance between the inside and outside of the cell. Potassium is responsible for regulating the water balance. Potassium plays an important role in the transmission of stimuli from a nerve.

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