Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 8815 Amounts

Instructions and Help about Can Form 8815 Amounts

Hey guys dr. Berg here now I want to do a video on the most important electrolyte now let me explain what electrolyte is if you ever take salt and put it in water and dissolve it it disassociates the sodium and chloride disconnect and they become two separate minerals okay and that fluid is very electrically conductive so basically electrolytes have to do with minerals that help conduct electricity in the body so they help with a lot of different things and so as far as electrolytes it would be like potassium sodium magnesium calcium chloride x' all those minerals okay now potassium out of all of the electrolytes is the one that we need in very large quantities and I was curious why is that why do we need the potassium in such large amounts I'm talking 4700 milligrams to 6,000 milligrams every single day that's equivalent to 7 to 10 plus cups of salad or vegetable every single day that's a lot that's odd to me and no one consumes that much but let's let's go dig further and exactly why we need potassium there's something in the body called the sodium potassium pump okay and it's built in a little protein connected to an enzyme it forms a whole enzyme on the surface of your cells and you have between 800,000 to 30 million of these little tiny pumps and their little generators that generate electricity to allow things to go through the cell so they take a lot of energy to to work in fact one third of all the food that you eat the energy of one third of your diet goes to running those pumps okay you also have another pump in the stomach called the hydrogen potassium ATPase don't worry about the name but it's basically another pump that's build with potassium them that allows you to create stomach acid to help you digest these pumps also our in the muscles there in the nervous system and the pumps in the nervous system use about 60% of your body's caloric intake of energy so in other words these pumps are really critically important in exchanging nutrition glucose amino acids and other minerals to allow them to transport in and out of the cell so potassium is essential for building the pumps to allow these functions right here they charge the cell electrically so your cells have certain voltage that allows things to work and go in and out of the cell and create different energy in fact your energy that you have that Contrave controls your metabolism is control partly by this little pump so it charges the cell electrically it gives you energy it helps the muscles contract and relax because it allows calcium to go into the cell as well so it controls the transport of calcium Wow interesting so if you're low on something in this pump and these pumps aren't working your calcium is not going to relax the muscle so you'll get muscle cramps okay from potassium but it's really calcium but we can't fix it by giving you calcium we have to give you a potassium I'll get more into that so the muscle needs this pump the nerves to conduct electricity need this pump desperately and fluid the transport of fluid the hydration of your body is controlled by this pump and your overall physical energy okay now since potassium is so hard to get in the diet because people don't realize how much they need and they're not eating enough vegetables you can experience a set of symptoms that I'm going to describe to you and you might have some of these number one fatigue fatigue can come from a potassium deficiency because if you're not enough if you don't have enough potassium your cells electrically are going to be way way way down that you can't pump anymore and that's why when people start eating more potassium it has more energy the problem is if you try to take a potassium pill it only is comprising about 40 milligrams maybe 90 milligrams you need 4700 milligrams so you'd have to have a whole bottle the pills are not going to work and plus if you took that much potassium without the other minerals you can throw it out of balance so you want to get your potassium from food or food concentrates so then we have we have energy fatigue we have muscle fatigue so if you go up a flight of stairs and you feel like your legs are really heavy or you don't have the endurance that is a potassium deficiency nerve if the nerve is tired your electrical impulses won't work so you have arrhythmias you'll have an alteration in heartbeat problems skip beats atrial fib that's electrolyte deficiency okay fluid fluid retention swollen ankles that's a potassium deficiency what do doctors do they tell you to avoid salt big mistake maybe you should increase potassium okay and then overall just energy in the cell to work correctly okay now in the stomach if you don't have enough potassium you can't create the acid that you need to help digest protein and absorb other minerals so again the stumped the potassium is needed for the stomach the nerves the muscles for energy for fluid for hydration all these things okay so now that you know that let's talk about how you become deficient number one reason is you don't have enough potassium in the diet you need to consume seven to ten cups of vegetable or salad a day to achieve this now I enhance this with food concentrates a lot of times if I can't get the out quantity and I use my wheatgrass juice powder I take a teaspoon of that and that will give me a blend of a lot of potassium and magnesium and a lot of other things to be able to spike that