Rm Potassium Vit A

Description

This Formula contains Potassium in chelated form and Vitamin A as synergist. It is a vegetarian formula hypoallergic. Note, that chelated products are better absorbed and reduce antagonistic effects.

Potassium is a mineral found in foods such as bananas, orange juice and potatoes. Like sodium and chloride, potassium is an electrolyte, meaning it takes on a positive or negative charge when dissolved in fluids. As an electrolyte, potassium supports the proper function of all cells, organs and tissues in the body. It contributes to healthy heart activity as well as skeletal health and smooth muscle contraction, making it crucial for normal muscular and digestive function.* Potassium helps regulate the body’s fluid levels.* It’s also important for the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction of muscles and energy production.

This form of potassium in this formula is natural and gives maximum assimilation and absorption. Amino Acid chelated minerals are highly bioavailable, meaning they’re readily absorbed by cells. In addition, potassium may play a vital part in maintaining healthy bone density.* Evidence suggests potassium intake plays an important role in helping to maintain blood pressure levels already within normal range.*

Vitamin A deficiency affects bone growth (thickening), male reproduction (atrophy of testes, cessation of spermatogenesis), and female reproduction (defective uterus, placental necrosis, abnormal fetal development, genitourinary and ocular defects in developing embryos, fetal resorption).  Vitamin A has anticarcinogenic actions and research continues to elucidate its protective roles against cancer. Mechanisms of vitamin A function in controlling cell differentiation and cancer development led to the study of vitamin A’s control in gene expression. Vitamin A has a role in tissue regeneration, and offsets tumor formation and development. Minerals such as zinc and iron improve vitamin A status and potentiate its effect.  A deficit of zinc, for example, limits the bioavailability of vitamin A.  Protein, vitamin E complex, and dietary fats enhance carotenoid absorption and use.  Other synergists include B vitamins (especially B2, B3, and B12), vitamin C complex, calcium, thyroid hormone, testosterone, melanocyte-stimulating hormone, and growth hormone.

Ingredients:

RM POTASSIUM VITAMIN A

References

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