5 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Potassium
You’re always tired
If you can’t seem to rest enough and your energy levels are low, you may be potassium deficient.
You have muscle weakness or cramping
Potassium plays a key role in smooth muscle contraction, both in the heart and across the entire body. So when levels are low, you might experience “aches and spasms” throughout the day or while exercising.
You feel faint, dizzy, or tingly
Potassium can wax and wane throughout the day, and a large drop can slow your heartbeat, making you feel like you’re going to pass out.
You have high blood pressure or palpitations
Without enough potassium, blood vessel walls can become constricted, which results in hypertension. Also watch out for heart palpitations; the heart muscle has more difficulty pumping when the sodium-potassium balance is out of whack.
You’re bloated all the time
When you’re low on potassium, your body struggles to regulate its sodium levels, and can cause salt-induced bloating.