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  1. #1 Potassium(K) 
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    K is just a metal ion. Why do we need it in our food? I think we need for it's radioactive isotope K(40), which decays with a half life of billions of years. I think ALL life uses it for this decay which causes hundreds of thousands of ion pairs per event(energy-food metabolism). Plants produce K enriched in K(40) And depleated K in some parts by disproportion. Eating bananas, peanuts and especially pork rinds seems to make me tired and probably contain depleated K.

    The subject should be scientifally researched.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke Carley
    K is just a metal ion. Why do we need it in our food? I think we need for it's radioactive isotope K(40), which decays with a half life of billions of years. I think ALL life uses it for this decay which causes hundreds of thousands of ion pairs per event(energy-food metabolism). Plants produce K enriched in K(40) And depleated K in some parts by disproportion. Eating bananas, peanuts and especially pork rinds seems to make me tired and probably contain depleated K.

    The subject should be scientifally researched.
    It's main function is osmoregulation in neural cells and muscles.

    Here is some basic stuff, but massive amounts of research has been done on potassium.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassi...ns_in_the_body


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