According to WebMD, potassium aids in prompting the heart to squeeze blood through the body thousands of times a day. Potassium is also helpful in the movement of muscles, the functioning of nerves and filtering of blood... More »

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Plants need potassium for metabolic processes. Photosynthesis, protein synthesis and enzyme activation needed for plant growth and reproduction could not occur without potassium. Potassium affects many attributes of a pl... More »

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Oranges contain a moderate to high amount of potassium. There is approximately 237 milligrams of potassium in a one-half cup serving of oranges and 240 mg of potassium in a small orange. More »

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Common uses of potassium include regulating fluid balance, maintaining a healthy blood pressure and controlling the functions of the muscles, such as the electrical activity of the heart, reports Medical News Today. Some... More »

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Most adults should consume 4.7 grams of potassium per day, although the specific amount needed varies person by person depending upon levels of sodium and magnesium in the blood, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.... More »

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Some research shows that 1000 milligrams of lysine taken daily for 12 months or 1000 milligrams of lysine taken three times a day for six months may prevent and treat cold sores caused by the herpes simplex labialis viru... More »

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Taurine is used in the treatment of cognitive heart failure by taking 2 to 3 grams of taurine by mouth one to three times a day for six to eight weeks, reports WebMD. It is also used in the treatment of hepatitis, with p... More »

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