Potassium is an important mineral responsible for many functions in the body, including regular heartbeat, building muscle, and healthy nervous system functioning. It is also necessary for maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, as potassium is the main electrolyte in intracellular fluid (ICF), water found inside your cells. Without the adequate intake of potassium, you may feel heart palpitations, fatigue, muscle damage or weakness, muscle spasms or cramping, tingling or numbness, dizziness, and salt cravings.
Benefits of Potassium
- May reduce water retention
- May reduce blood pressure
- Regulates muscle and heart contractions
- Supports a healthy nerve function
- Regulates fluid balance
How It Works
Potassium is a natural mineral found in foods like bananas, avocados, dried fruit, beans, and more. It is a vital mineral responsible for multiple functions in the body, including proper nervous system functioning, regulating the body’s electrolytes, keeping your heartbeat regular, aiding in metabolic activity, building muscle, and preventing excess fluid retention.
Dieting can cause a depletion of potassium due to losing glycogen (the storage form of carbohydrates). While on phase one of Options Diet System and the 500-calorie portion of Options hCG Diet, you will consume a low carbohydrate diet, causing your body to lose glycogen. The purpose of this is to produce ketone bodies from stored fat as a fuel source to aid in fat burning instead of using carbohydrates for energy. However, when you lose glycogen, you are also losing water, salt, and potassium. So, you are losing potassium at a faster rate than normal and not replacing it from potassium-rich food in your diet. Without a potassium supplement during these phases of your diet program, you are highly likely to experience headaches, dizziness, tingling or numbness, feelings of melancholy, or muscle cramping, spasms, and weakness.
Potassium is also necessary for maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, as potassium is the main electrolyte in intracellular fluid (ICF), water found inside your cells. The amount of water in your ICF and extracellular fluid (remaining water outside your cells) is affected by the concentration of electrolytes, especially potassium and sodium. Low electrolyte levels can cause muscle cramping, paralysis, and respiratory problems. Adding in Options Potassium supplement will prevent these negative side effects from a low carbohydrate diet, keep you at proper electrolyte levels, and support healthy weight loss.
How It’s Used
Options Potassium is a supplement that does not require a prescription. You should take one tablet a day with food. Options Potassium is good manufacturing practice (GMP) certified.
Serving Size 1 Tablet
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount per serving %DV
Iodine (from kelp) 150 mcg 100%
Potassium (as gluconate) 99 mg 2%
Dicalcium phosphate, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, vegetable glycerin), croscarmellose sodium and silicon dioxide.
ALLERGEN WARNING: CONTAINS CRUSTACEAN SHELLFISH (KELP).
1 tablet daily, preferably with a meal or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.
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