Potassium and Sports Nutrition
Potassium is an important electrolyte found in our muscle cells and helps sodium regulate body water levels. Potassium also plays an important role in facilitating the electrical potentials across nerves and muscle cells which result in muscle contraction. In addition it's involved in glycogen storage which makes it an important mineral for endurance athlete. A bad potassium/sodium balance can lead to improper fluid levels, dehydration, muscle cramps and weakness. While dietary intake of potassium is generally not a problem and supplementation is usually not required, bodybuilders should become familiar with its role. Find more sports nutrition related topics at nutrition main.