Using the same proprietary technology that created ReMag and ReMyte, we have made Pico Potassium available to our customers. Pico Potassium is a stabilized ion of potassium that is fully absorbed at the cellular level. We add it to our mineral family to help support the electrolyte balance in the body. The potassium ions of Pico Potassium are derived from potassium chloride originally sourced from potash mined in Saskatchewan, Canada.
An electrolyte is a substance that dissociates in solution into charged particles called ions making the solution (i.e., the blood) capable of conducting electricity. Think of the way we measure the electrical conductivity of the heart with an EKG and the brain with an EEG. Normal body function depends on tight regulation of potassium concentrations both inside and outside of cells.
Potassium deficiency leads to muscle cramps and arrhythmias, as does magnesium deficiency, but to a lesser extent. These two minerals are joined at the hip. That’s why the title of the book is Pico Potassium – Magnesium’s Best Friend. It’s impossible to overcome potassium deficiency without first replacing magnesium and low potassium levels can increase urinary magnesium losses. Also, magnesium is the prime driver of the sodium-potassium pump that is active in all the cells of our body so, it’s just not a good idea to be magnesium-deficient.
Learn more about potassium and magnesium supplementation in this complete product booklet written by Carolyn Dean MD ND.