Caution: Potassium Orotate should be avoided or used cautiously in individuals with heart palpitations.
Potassium is the most abundant intracellular mineral with about 98% to 99% inside of the cells. Potassium is required for carbohydrate and protein metabolism, acid base balance, nerve conduction and cardiac conduction.
Potassium is an essential mineral with the average intake between 2 to 4 grams a day and it is found in high concentrations in citrus fruits, bananas, green vegetables, dairy, grains, and coffee. Individuals, who ingest diuretics, have diarrhoea and vomiting and who consume excessive amounts of sugar and alcohol are at greater risk of potassium deficiency. Potassium is required for carbohydrate and protein metabolism, acid-base balance, nerve conduction and cardiac conduction.
Symptoms of potassium deficiency include, but are not limited to: weakness, fatigue, constipation, fluid accumulation, acid-base disturbances, depression, numerous metabolic disturbances and muscle cramps.
Orotic acid is an organic molecule found in milk whey and it is typically synthesized in the body from the amino acid aspartic acid. Orotic acid has a number of functions in the body. It is involved in the pentose pathway in the breakdown of sugar. It is integrated into the RNA and DNA molecules and it forms a strong bond with a number of inorganic minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and lithium.
Orotates are stable as they pass through the GI system and are more efficiently absorbed than inorganic mineral salts and have excellent cell penetration.
It is the body’s bio utilization of the orotic acid that brings it into preeminence as a mineral transporter. This molecule will completely pass through the cell membrane, both outer and inner layers, where it is taken up by the cell organelles. In the process of the orotic acid being metabolized, the mineral is released inside the cell.
Potassium Orotate is a mineral transporter where potassium is bound to orotic acid. Potassium Orotate delivers potassium through the cell membrane and into the cell. Dr. Hans Nieper believed this was the most effective potassium transporter for delivering potassium into the cell. The intracellular uptake of potassium helps stabilize cellular acidity and energy production. It also helps correct glucose metabolism (sugar is a potassium antagonist) and improves low potassium levels in diabetics. Potassium Orotate also supports collagen synthesis.
Each capsule contains:
|Potassium (as Potassium Orotate)
Other Ingredients: Avicel, Provsolv, Pure Food Glaze, Cab-O-Sil