Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
2,512 milligrams (mg) (2013-16) *

2,763 mg *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

2,512 milligrams (mg) of potassium from food and dietary supplements was the mean total daily intake by persons aged 2 years and over in 2013-16  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Increase the consumption of potassium by persons aged 2 years and over

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement


People who get enough potassium are less likely to have high blood pressure. But most people in the United States don’t get enough potassium. Some dietary interventions that promote eating lots of fruits and vegetables, like the DASH diet, may help people get enough potassium. In addition, encouraging people to use the Nutrition Facts label can help them track their consumption of potassium.