A new study from Nature Communications shows that our red blood cells have their own day and night cycles. This means people will want to supplement their potassium in the morning instead of the evening. Researchers found that potassium levels in red blood cells fluctuated throughout the day, which aligns with active and rest cycles. To balance everything out, take a half to one teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt in a glass of water upon waking. This lowers stress hormones in the body. Following that, take magnesium and potassium. This combination will tell people’s cells that it’s daytime and time to get going.
- Cells possess their own circadian rhythm (when to be active or to rest) which is usually regulated by DNA . However, red blood cells lack DNA but still have their own separate circadian rhythm.
- For the first time researchers were able to use a new technique, dielectrophoresis, to study red blood cells electrochemical properties discovering their potassium levels drastically fluctuated.
- The observed these levels fluctuated injunction with the cells circadian rhythm. Researchers believe this explains why most heart attacks occur in the morning.
“The implication here – untested in people but reasonable – is that one might want to supplement with potassium in the morning rather than at night.”