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The body is made up of and requires many kinds of minerals to perform basic processes. Some of these minerals are more necessary than others and are involved in multiple body functions. Electrolytes are such minerals. There are seven primary electrolytes: Bicarbonate, Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Sodium.
Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in the body. It is important in keeping the body hydrated and for maintaining the electrolyte balance. It is necessary for the function of several organs, including the heart, kidneys, brain and muscular tissues, and works with sodium to support cellular function. Unfortunately, many children and adults in the U.S and developed nations are suffering from low potassium.