Potassium helps in wound healing. In an animal study, the test animals given a potassium supplement had healing of their wounds four days earlier than the controls. Granulation and epithelialization of the wounds took place sooner and more actively, and the wounds were filled with many more fibroblasts of all ages, as compared to controls. Potassium assists in making proteins from the building blocks of amino acids and is necessary in the building of muscles.
- Dudnikova, G. and Zaidenberg, M., Morphological and bio chemical Investigation of Stimulated Collagen Formation. Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, Volume 91, Number 2, 235-237.