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The Adrenal Potassium Connection

By Dr. Eric Berg DC
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The information that follows is Medical Advice for Education Purposes Only

Our body needs potassium. This is essential to get quality sleep, as support for neural activities and as a stabilizer of blood sugar and blood pressure. For a healthy adult, he’d need 4,700 milligrams or potassium, and that’s seven to ten cups a day. However, there are two conditions that don’t require the daily recommended amount: the Cushing’s syndrome, where your adrenal gland produces excessive cortisol; and the Addison’s syndrome, where your cortisol levels are insufficient. The Cushing’s is when you’re high in cortisol then it goes down, leaving you burnt out (adrenal fatigue) to the point that nothing works any longer. On the other hand, the Addison’s is when you get a lot of inflammations, you lose weight, you get pigmentations all over your body and your immune system is low. Adding potassium into this condition will only worsen the situation. In this case, consuming salt is the solution.

Learn more about Adrenals from Dr. Berg Video Blog.


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