Potassium is sometimes called the “alkalizer because of its high 14 pH, which has the ability to neutralize acids and restore alkaline salts to the bloodstream.
Potassium works with the sodium in our cells to maintain or restore membrane potentials and assist in metabolic processes.
It is also the critical mineral for cardiovascular and nerve function. It also regulates water balance, assists our ability to heal, and may aid rheumatic or arthritic conditions (as it supports acids to leave the joints and ease stiffness). In addition, it is vital for the elimination of wastes, is a natural pain desensitizer, may support easing of headaches, and migraines, and generally contributes to a sense of well-being.*
Does not require digestion or enzyme activity.
*Disclaimer: The information in this document has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice or medical care of a qualified health care professional and you should seek the advice of your health care professional before undertaking any dietary or lifestyle changes. This information is provided for educational purposes only.
Are you like me? Have you ever finished your breakfast, lunch or dinner, just to find yourself hungry again after a hour or so? Or, maybe your are one of the folks that continues to eat despite feeling full? These common experiences are shared by a lot of us. And, have you noticed that they are especially common after consuming high-carb, insulin-spiking foods!
One of the reasons we find ourselves eating more, or more frequently, is because of excessive sugar in the blood (in the form of carbohydrates). This excessive sugar in our blood disrupts insulin levels and hormone functions. (The appetite-regulating hormone is one of the hormones affected.) Because so many people are stuck in this overeating cycle, we no longer question our appetite habits; we just simply continue to eat more.
Racio Ramos, Youngivity contributing writer states, “With sugar constantly traveling through our blood stream, creating hormonal havoc, breaking free of this cycle seems almost impossible.” Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat, wrote “We don’t get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we are getting fat.” Meaning we’re overeating to feed a body that believes it’s starved, but is actually quite well, if not overly fed. Insulin spikes, due to sugar and carbohydrate consumption, throw your body and hormones completely off balance. Instead of using already stored fat for energy, it demands more food, and so the cycle goes.
Ms. Ramos also writes that most of our bodies have plenty of fat stores that can and should be used for energy, yet they are inaccessible. Hormone communication is disrupted and locks fat into your cells because it’s in starvation mode. How many times have you yourself said, “I’m starving?” So, what do you do? Eat more. The carbs you consume will fill you up and provide you with some short term energy, but once the sugar levels in your blood begin to drop, you’ll need to feed your body more sugar!
Ms. Ramos further writes that the best way to end this cycle is to reprogram your body by doing a 21 or 30 day sugar detox. This could be quite difficult for many individuals, but would ultimately break your body out of the sugar-craving cycle.
She says that you can start regulating your blood sugar levels by taking Slender FX™ Sweet EZE™, when you are consuming foods that could spike your insulin levels. Sweet EZE contains chromium, which is known to enhance insulin function and help metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. With sugar wreaking havoc on your health, taking control of your blood sugar levels is essential for optimal health.