Potassium. Potash is any salt, mined or manufactured, which contains the element potassium in water soluble form. Primary potash minerals include potassium chloride , potassium sulfate K 2 SO 4 or sulfate of potash , usually a manufactured product, and potassium magnesium sulfate K 2 SO 4 2MgSO 4 or langbeinite or double sulfate of potash magnesia .
Potassium is necessary for the normal functioning of all cells. It regulates the heartbeat, ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves, and is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates.Thousands of years ago, when humans roamed the earth gathering and hunting, potassium was abundant in the diet, while ...hhp [email protected]