Why is potassium with the vitamins and minerals now?
It used to be in the top half of the nutrition facts label next to sodium. When and why was this changed?
- |Lv 47 months ago
It is group of alkali metals.
Skin contact with potassium metals results in caustic potash corrosion. Which/that is more hazardous than acid corrosion, because it continues unlimited(ly).
It had always been in "doctors" talks in group of vitamins and minerals since both are sub-groups of metals.
Toxic, because of corrosion. Same could apply to all other corrosive metals.
That is why detox (but such a thing does not exist in the periodic table :]).
edit update: [ oh, I forgot, sodium chloride and potassium metal are at equilibrium, so it gives illusion of security and energy]