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Feb 9, 2021

Today we are talking about Potassium Phosphate (Kali Phos), which is tissue salt # 5. To learn about the first 3 tissue salts and why tissue salts are an incredible support to our bodies, head back to episode number 8 where we began this fascinating series. 

Potassium Phosphate is responsible for everything to do with the Central Nervous System. When we are talking about the Central Nervous System, we are referring to the brain and spinal cord, including, thinking, focus, concentration, memory, cognition and nerve function.


Some ways Potassium Phosphate works in our bodies:

Brain function

How many people do you know complaining of brain fog?

How many children are there that are having difficulty focusing in the classroom?

And how many times do you have a thought or idea that slips from your mind, escaping your grasp?

Potassium Phosphate is a mineral you will need if your mind is fatigued from overuse (teacher, student, writer, long hours on the computer etc). 


Skin and appearance

When Potassium Phosphate is low, you will have a grey tinge to your skin and your eyelids will be lowered. 

We typically see this in people who have not slept well and we see dark rings under the eye. This change in skin colour is due to the body losing potassium because the body is not sleeping properly. 



When the body is under a lot of stress there are two minerals that the body overuses (leading to low levels). These are Potassium Phosphate and Magnesium Phosphate. 


Heart Health & Chest Pain

Our heart also requires Potassium Phosphate to send out electrical impulses, without it (and Magnesium Phosphate) your heart rhythm will not be regular or the correct tempo. 

We have had a few cases in our clinic where patients have been suffering from chest pain that when reviewed medically showed no cause. When we gave them Potassium Phosphate the problem was resolved. 

Note: If you are experiencing chest pain, please see a medical professional ASAP in case you need emergency care.


Nightmares & Fear

If you have a child who experiences nightmares or generally has a lot of fear, Potassium Phosphate can be very effective. (Also effective for adults)


Depression & Anxiety

Potassium Phosphate helps you to relax and can be your best friend if you suffer from any mental health conditions, in conjunction with other interventions (EG Treatment for hormone imbalance). 



If something happens that puts you under high acute stress, take Potassium Phosphate before you are showing any signs of lack. This is a good way to support your body as it goes through the processes that shock induces. 



Sometimes, patients with low Potassium Phosphate have a tongue that is slightly tilted to the left or right. This happens because the nerves (and thus muscles) are not functioning correctly. 



A throbbing nerve pain can be helped with Iron Phosphate (tissue salt #3) but if the pain is a shooting/stabbing pain then it may be helped and resolved with tissue salt #5 (Potassium Phosphate).

In the case of severe nerve pain you will need to take the tissue salts every 10 minutes until the pain subsides. Also keep in mind that you may need other minerals, depending on what is occurring within your body. 


How much should you take?

3 tablets once or twice a day is usually effective. These can be taken dissolved in a glass of warm water. Remember, when you put minerals in water, you must shake it and drink it slowly, swishing it around the mouth a little before swallowing.


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