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Hypokalemia is low potassium levels in blood. Potassium is an important electrolyte for nerve and muscle cell functioning, especially muscle cells in the heart. Kidneys control the body’s potassium levels, allowing for excess potassium to leave the body through urine or sweat. One may not notice symptoms. Mild symptoms: weakness, fatigue, constipation, muscle cramping, palpitations. Worse: paralysis, respiratory failure, breakdown of muscle tissue, ileus (lazy bowels). Severe: abnormal…

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Cholesterol-lowering statins may disrupt muscle cell function, causing muscle pain, stiffness, and cramps

Cholesterol-lowering statins may disrupt muscle cell function, causing muscle…

The 7 Cell Functions! 1: Movement (muscle cells) 2: Conductivity (nerve cells) 3: Metabolic absorption (kidney and intestinal cells) 4: Secretion (mucous gland cells) 5: Excretion (all cells) 6: Respiration (all cells) 7: Reproduction (all cells)


Cardiac muscle tissue is striated, branched, and has 1-2 nuclei. Cardiac muscle tissue can be recognized by intercalated disks (dark thickened part). Electrical signals at these junctions allow a wave of excitation from cell to cell, aiding in the function of the heart (see chapter 19 for more details). Cardiac muscle cells, commonly called myocytes or cardiomyocytes, are bigger than smooth muscle cells and smaller than skeletal muscle cells. They control involuntary movement (the heart).

When you contract and stretch muscles, move organs around, and come in and out of yoga postures, you increase the drainage of lymph (a viscous fluid rich in immune cells). This helps the lymphatic system fight infection, destroy cancerous cells, and dispose of the toxic waste products of cellular functioning.

The insulin is a hormone that takes charge of the stabilizing of the levels of glucose in the blood, helping the glucose to be transported to the interior of the cell so that it can transform itself into energy and in this way, it supports the correct functioning of the muscles and all the tissues…

Muscles are made up of hundreds of thousands of muscle cells (also called muscle fibres). These muscle cells act together to perform the functions of the specific muscle they are part of...


New research suggests a common side effect of statins that affects the muscles may be due to the cholesterol-lowering drugs' disruption of mitochondria function in muscle cells.

Hydration is critical before, during and after a workout for performance and recovery. Phytosport™ Complete Hydration delivers a blend of 6 electrolytes to support optimal hydration for proper muscle and cell function, and to replenish electrolytes lost during exercise… Drink up!