I had forgotten about this substance, but I recently came to think about taking it because I have gained quite a lot of weight the recent years. Potassium counterbalances sodium(salt). So if you eat a lot of salt and get too little potassium you might be setting yourself up for weight gain. Actually it is recommended we get just below 4grams of potassium a day in our diet as a adult. That’s more than the daily recommendation of salt.
It is also supposed to be good for better mental health, especially if you have a psychiatric disorder.
The thing about potassium though is that the medical profession has considered it dangerous to supplement with it. You can only get supplements that deliver 3-4% of your daily need per capsule. However it is easy to get it from food. Some foods that are high in potassium are bananas, white beans, salmon and potatoes.