Potassium absorption and metabolism

Absorption of potassium from the diet is passive and does not require any specific mechanism. Absorption takes place in the small intestine as long as the concentration in gut contents is higher than that in the blood. If food moves rapidly through the bowel then absorption will not be sufficient.

PotassiumThe kidneys are the main regulators of body potassium, maintaining blood levels by controlling excretion, even as intake varies. Some potassium is excreted in sweat. Digestive juices contain significant amounts of potassium but most of this is re-absorbed in the lower gut.

 
 
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