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Nutrition Basics

POTASSIUM
Mineral Supplements


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  • Potassium Description
  • Potassium Health Benefits, Uses & Scientific Evidence
  • Potassium Dietary Sources
  • Potassium Dosage Information
  • Potassium Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Potassium Supplement Products




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    POTASSIUM DESCRIPTION

    OVERVIEW

    Potassium is a key nutrient in maintaining your body's electrolyte balance which in turn regulates heart and muscle contraction. Potassium also helps maintain proper fluid exchange. Called the "alkalizer," Potassium neutralizes acids and restores alkaline salts to the blood stream. It is critical to cardiovascular and nerve function, regulating the transfer of nutrients into cells, and facilitating muscle energy. Potassium also regulates water balance, assists recuperative powers, and aids rheumatic or arthritic conditions (causing acids to leave the joints and ease stiffness).

    Potassium is stored in the muscles.It is needed for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, and heart activity. Bodybuilders take Potassium supplements to help maintain their muscles good form, control their muscle actions, and replenish the Potassium lost through excessive sweating and urine. If you suffer from kidney stones, you might benefit from increasing your Potassium intake. Higher Potassium levels have proved helpful in preventing kidney stones.





    POTASSIUM HEALTH BENEFITS, USES & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    HEALTH BENEFITS

    With the exception of calcium and phosphorus, no other mineral is as abundant in the human body as Potassium . Most people do not need to take supplements of this mineral because it is so widely available in foods such as bananas, orange juice, and potatoes.

    A healthy intake of Potassium through foods is valuable for general health and can even help to maintain normal blood pressure. In fact, a diet high in potassium-rich food may help to protect against heart disease and stroke, according to various studies. One study found that people with high blood pressure who had a daily serving of a potassium-rich foods decreased their risk of fatal stroke by 40 percent. Whether this effect was entirely due to the potassium is not entirely clear, however.

    Research also indicates that an adequate level of potassium may have a role to play in regulating heartbeat, staving off heart-rhythm abnormalities, and preventing kidney stones.

    Kidney disorders, diarrhea, and the use of diuretics or laxatives all disrupt potassium levels. Tobacco and caffeine reduce potassium absorption. Large amounts of licorice over long periods can deplete the body's potassium supply.

    Potassium is needed for hormone secretion. The secretion of stress hormones causes a decrease in the potassium-to-sodium ratio both inside and outside the cells. As a result, stress increases the body's potassium requirements.

    POTASSIUM & HYPERTENSION REDUCTION

    Reduce High Blood Pressure: Scientists have long known that Potassium helps maintain blood pressure. According to the latest studies, people who regularly consume high-potassium foods, such as bananas, avocados, and yogurt, have lower blood pressure than those who do not. For example, in a recent review of 33 studies that examined the effect of potassium on blood pressure, researchers discovered that participants who started out with normal blood pressure and then added 2,340 mg of potassium daily (from foods, supplements, or both) were able to lower their risk of developing high blood pressure by 25 percent. The reductions were ultimately greatest for people who already had high blood pressure.

    A Potassium-rich diet may even enable people with high blood pressure to slash their daily dose of prescription medication. In one study of 54 adults with high blood pressure, the majority (81 percent) of those who were placed on a high-potassium diet - they ate three to six servings of potassium-rich foods daily - were able to safely and dramatically reduce their dosage of high blood pressure medications within 12 months. In contrast, only 29 percent of those who continued with their normal diets were able to do so.

    POTASSIUM USES

    This mineral is important for a healthy nervous system, kidneys, a regular heart rhythm, and a host of other body processes working properly. It helps prevent stroke, regulate blood pressure, and aids in proper muscle contraction, and works with sodium to control the body's water balance. Potassium's task is a formidable one, primarily because of its role as an electrolyte, a mineral that takes on a positive or negative charge when dissolved in the watery medium of body fluids. (Sodium and chloride are other important electrolytes.) The body needs to maintain these electrolytes in a delicate balance.

    Potassium is important for chemical reactions within the cells and aids in maintaining stable blood pressure and in transmitting electrochemical impulses. A 1997 review of earlier studies showed that low potassium intake might be a significant factor in the development of high blood pressure. Potassium also regulates the transfer of nutrients through cell membranes. This function of Potassium has been shown to decrease with age, which may account for some of the circulatory damage, lethargy, and weakness experienced by older people. In addition, Potassium aids in converting blood sugar (glucose, the body's foremost fuel), into glycogen, a form of energy that can be stored in the muscles and liver and released as needed. Together with magnesium, potassium can help prevent calcium-oxalate kidney stones.

    POTASSIUM DEFICIENCY SIGNS

    Signs of Potassium deficiency include abnormally dry skin, acne, chills, cognitive impairment, constipation, depression, diarrhea, diminished reflex function, edema, nervousness, insatiable thirst, fluctuations in heartbeat, glucose intolerance, growth impairment, high cholesterol levels, insomnia, low blood pressure, muscular fatigue and weakness, nausea and vomiting, periodic headaches, proteinuria (protein in the urine), respiratory distress, and salt retention.





    Potassium Foods


    POTASSIUM DIETARY SOURCES

    FOOD SOURCES

    Food sources of Potassium include dairy foods, fish, fruit, legumes, meat, poultry, vegetables, and whole grains. High amounts are specifically found in Apricots, Avocados, Bananas, Blackstrap Molasses, Brewer's Yeast, Brown Rice, Dates, Dulse, Figs, Dried Fruit, Garlic, Nuts, Potatoes, Raisins, Winter Squash, Torula Yeast, Wheat Bran, Yams and Yogurt.

    HERBAL SOURCES

    Herbs that contain Potassium include Catnip, Hops, Horsetail, Nettle, Plantain, Red Clover, Sage, and Skullcap.


    BEVERAGES
    Low Potassium
    To 150 mg
    Higher Potassium
    From 151 to 200 mg
    Highest Potassium
    201 or More mg
    Apple Juice 1/2 cup 148
    Coffee, Brewed 6 oz. 124
    Cranberry Juice 1/2 cup 31
    Ginger Ale 12 oz. 4
    Tea, Brewed 6 oz. 27
    Grape Juice, Can or Bottle 1/2 cup 167
    Grapefruit Juice, Can, Unsweetened 1/2 cup 189
    Pineapple Juice, Can, Unsweetened 1/2 cup 168
    Milk, Whole 1 cup 370
    Milk, Skim 1 cup 412
    Milk, 1% Lowfat 1 cup 381 to 397
    Orange Juice, Fresh 1/2 cup 248
    Soy Milk 1 cup 338

    Instant powdered drinks and carbonated sodas usually contain potassium or sodium preservatives. Consult your health care provider or dietitian before consuming
    FRUIT
    Low Potassium
    To 120 mg
    Higher Potassium
    From 121 to 250 mg
    Highest Potassium
    251 or More mg
    Apples, Raw Peeled, Sliced 1/2 cup 62
    Applesauce, Can, Sweetened 1/2 cup 78
    Applesauce, Can, Unsweetended 1/2 cup 92
    Apricot 1 Medium 105
    Blueberries, Raw 1/2 cup 65
    Cherries, Sour Red, Can Water Pack 1/2 cup 120
    Cranberries, Raw 1/2 cup 39
    Cranberry Sauce, Can Sweetened 1/2 cup 36
    Fig, Fresh 1 Medium 116
    Fruit Cocktail, Can Heavy Syrup 1/2 cup 112
    Fruit Cocktail, Can Juice Pack 1/2 cup 118
    Grapes, Thompson Seedless 10 93
    Grapes, Tokay, Emperor Seeded 10 105
    Lemon 1 Medium 80
    Lime 1 Medium 68
    Peaches, Can Heavy Syrup 1/2 cup 118
    Pears, Can Heavy Syrup 1/2 cup 83
    Pears, Can Juice Pack 1/2 cup 119
    Pineapple, Raw, Diced 1/2 cup 88
    Plums, Can, Heavy Syrup 1/2 cup 118
    Plums, Raw 1 Medium 114
    Raspberries, Raw 1/2 cup 94
    Rhubarb, Cooked With Sugar 1/2 cup 115
    Watermelon, Diced 1/2 cup 93
    Apricots, Can Heavy Syrup 1/2 cup 181
    Apricot, Can Juice Pack 1/2 cup 205
    Blackberries, Raw 1/2 cup 141
    Cherries, Sweet 10 152
    Elderberries, Raw 1/2 cup 203
    Grapefruit 1/2 Medium 167
    Grapefruit, Can With Syrup 1/2 cup 164
    Orange 1 Medium 237
    Peach 1 Medium 171
    Peaches, Can Juice Pack 1/2 cup 159
    Pear, Asian 1 Medium 148
    Pear, Bosc 1 Medium 176
    Pear, Bartlett 1 Medium 208
    Pear, D'Anjou 1 Medium 250
    Pineapple, Can Pieces Heavy Syrup 1/2 cup 133
    Pineapple, Can Pieces Juice Pack 1/2 cup 153
    Plums, Can Juice Pack 1/2 cup 194
    Pricklypear 1 Medium 226
    Raspberries, Frozen Sweetened 1/2 cup 143
    Strawberries, Raw 1/2 cup 124
    Strawberries, Sliced, Frozen Sweetened 1/2 cup 125
    Tangerine 1 Medium 132
    Apricots, Dried, Uncooked 1/2 cup 896
    Apricots, Dried, Cooked Unsweetened Plus Liquid 1/2 cup 611
    Avocado, California 1/2 Medium 549
    Avocado, Florida 1/2 Medium 742
    Banana 1 Medium 451
    Cantaloupe 1/4 Medium 875
    Dates, Chopped 1/2 cup 581
    Figs 5 Dried 666
    Honeydew Melon 1/4 Medium 875
    Kiwi Fruit 1 Medium 252
    Mango 1 Medium 323
    Nectarine 1 Medium 288
    Papaya 1/2 Medium 390
    Peaches, Dried, Cooked Unsweetened Plus Liquid 1/2 cup 413
    Peaches, Dried, Uncooked 1/2 cup 797
    Plantain, Boiled, Sliced 1/2 cup 358
    Pomegranate 1 Medium 399
    Prunes, Cooked, Unsweetened Plus Liquid 1/2 cup 354
    Prunes, Dried, Uncooked 5 Large 365
    Raisins, Seedless 1/2 cup 545
    Sapodilla 1 Medium 328
    Tangerine 1 Medium 132
    VEGETABLES & STARCHES
    Low Potassium
    To 125 mg
    Higher Potassium
    From 126 to 250 mg
    Highest Potassium
    251 or More mg
    Alfalfa Seeds, Sprouted, Raw 1/2 cup 13
    Arugula, Raw 1/2 cup 37
    Bagel, Plain 1 Medium 50
    Bamboo Shoots, Can 1/2 cup 53
    Beans, Green, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 76
    Bean Sprouts, Mung, Raw 1/2 cup 78
    Bean Sprouts, Mung, Cooked 1/2 cup 63
    Bread, White 1 slice 28
    Cabbage, Raw, Red 1/2 cup 72
    Cabbage, Common 1/2 cup 86
    Carrots, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 116
    Cauliflower, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 125
    Collards, Leaves, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 84
    Corn, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 114
    Cucumbers, Sliced 1/2 cup 84
    Dandelion Greens, Cooked 1/2 cup 121
    Eggplant, Steamed 1/2 cup 119
    Endive, Raw 1/2 cup 79
    Jicarna, Raw 1/2 cup 98
    Leeks, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 46
    Leeks, Raw 1/2 cup 94
    Lettuce, Iceberg 1 cup 87
    Mustard Greens, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 104
    Oatmeal, Regular 3/4 cup 99
    Onions, Raw, Diced 1/2 cup 124
    Pasta, Plain, Al Dente 1 cup 103
    Peppers, Sweet, Raw 1/2 cup 89
    Peppers, Sweet, Cooked 1/2 cup 113
    Popcorn, Air Popped 1 cup 20
    Psyllium Husk Fiber 1 Tablespoon 3
    Radicchio, Raw, Shredded 1/2 cup 60
    Rice, White, Cooked 1/2 cup 29
    Rice, Brown, Cooked 1/2 cup 69
    Turnips, White, Cubes, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 106
    Water Chestnuts, Can 1/2 cup 83
    Asparagus, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 196
    Beans, Green, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 185
    Bread, Pumpernickel 1 slice 141
    Broccoli, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 167
    Broccoli, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 127
    Brussels Sprouts, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 127
    Cabbage, Common, Cooked 1/2 cup 154
    Carrots, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 177
    Carrots, Raw, Grated 1/2 cup 178
    Cauliflower, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 202
    Cauliflower, Raw Florets 1/2 cup 178
    Celeriac, Cooked 1/2 cup 134
    Celeriac, Raw 1/2 cup 234
    Celery, Raw, Diced 1/2 cup 171
    Chickpeas, Cooked, Drained 1/2 cup 239
    Collards, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 214
    Corn, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 204
    Fennel Bulb, Raw, Sliced 1/2 cup 180
    Kale, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 209
    Kale, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 148
    Lettuce, Romaine 1 cup 148
    Mushrooms, Raw 1/2 cup 130
    Mustard Greens, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 141
    Okra, Sliced Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 215
    Onions, Cooked 1/2 cup 160
    Parsley, Raw 1/2 cup 166
    Peas, Edible Pod, Cooked 1/2 cup 192
    Peas, Green, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 134
    Peppers, Hot Chili 1 Raw 153
    Radishes, Raw 1/2 cup 144
    Scallions, Raw 1/2 cup 138
    Squash, Summer, Cooked, All Types 1/2 cup 173
    Spinach, Raw, Chopped 1/2 cup 154
    Tomatillos, Raw, Chopped 1/2 cup 177
    Tortillas, Corn 4 172
    Turnip Greens, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 184
    Turnip Greens, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 146
    Turnips, White, Cubes, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 142
    Artichoke 1 Medium 425
    Asparagus, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 279
    Beans, Black, Cooked, Drained 1/2 cup 306
    Beans, Lima, Thick, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 347
    Beans, Lima, Thin, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 370
    Beans, Kidney, Cooked 1/2 cup 355
    Beans, Pinto, Cooked, Drained 1/2 cup 398
    Beet Greens, Cooked 1/2 cup 654
    Beets, Cooked, Diced or Sliced 1/2 cup 265
    Black-Eyed Peas, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 319
    Black-Eyed Peas, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 347
    Cabbage, Bok Choi, Cooked 1/2 cup 316
    Kohlrabi, Cooked 1/2 cup 281
    Lettuce, Boston 1 cup 511
    Lettuce, Boston 1 Head 419
    Lentils, Cooked 1/2 cup 366
    Mushrooms, Cooked 1/2 cup 278
    Okra, Sliced, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 257
    Parsnips, Cooked 1/2 cup 287
    Peanuts, Oil Roasted, Unsalted 1/2 cup 491
    Peas, Split, Cooked 1/2 cup 355
    Potato, Baked, No Skin 1 Large 610
    Potato, Baked, with Skin 1 Large 844
    Potatoes, Boiled, No Skin 1/2 cup 256
    Pumpkin, Can 1/2 cup 253
    Pumpkin, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 282
    Rutabagas, Cubes, Cooked 1/2 cup 277
    Soybeans, Cooked 1/2 cup 486
    Spinach, Cooked From Frozen 1/2 cup 283
    Spinach, Cooked From Raw 1/2 cup 420
    Squash, Winter, Cooked, All Types 1/2 cup 448
    Sweet Potato, Baked 1 Medium 397
    Sweet Potatoes, Peeled, Boiled 1/2 cup 301
    Swiss Chard, Cooked, From Raw 1/2 cup 483
    Tomato, Raw, Green 1 Medium 251
    Tomato, Raw, Red 1 Medium 273

    TIP: To reduce Potassium content of vegetables, boil in large amount of water, rinse and drain. All Salt substitutes and many preservatives contain potassium, phoshates, and sodium. Many canned vegetables were omitted from this list because of their high sodium content. This guide is not meant to take the place of medical advice and instruction. This list can be used to reduce phosphorus in your diet or add to it, if needed for a deficiency.





    POTASSIUM DOSAGE INFORMATION

    POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENTS

    Potassium supplement may be found in these forms:
    • Tablet (Regular, Extended Release, Effervescent).
    • Capsule (Regular, Extended Release).
    • Powder (For Solution, For Suspension, Extended Release).
    • Liquid.
    • Solution.
    • Elixir.
    • Granule.

    Injectable Potassium is administered only by or under the supervision of your health care provider. Some forms of oral potassium may be available in stores without a prescription. Since too much potassium may cause health problems, you should take potassium supplements only if directed by your health care provider.

    A great way to include Potassium in your diet is to have a banana, citrus fruit or even a dash of apple cider vinegar. Potassium is well absorbed, but is not stored in large quantities in the body.

    Most adults easily get an adequate and safe amount of Potassium , about 5.6 grams, from foods every day. In fact, there is no RDA for potassium. By law, over-the-counter supplements cannot contain more than 99 mg of Potassium per pill, a ruling that applies to multivitamin and mineral preparations as well. Higher doses are available only by prescription and are necessary only in very special situations, such as the use of diuretics that promote potassium loss.

    If You Get Too Little: A seriously low level of Potassium , a condition called hypokalemia, is an uncommon event but can occur in people who lose large amounts of fluid from severe diarrhea, sweating, or vomiting. Hypokalemia occurs most frequently among people who take diuretics, medications that promote urination and thus lessen the volume of fluid in the body. Although these drugs often help in regulating blood pressure, they also promote the excretion of potassium through the urine, posing the risk for very low potassium levels and related muscle cramps and fatigue.

    Some rare endocrine disorders (Liddle's syndrome, Bartter's syndrome, Fanconi's syndrome) are also associated with hypokalemia. In the rare case of a severe Potassium deficiency, muscle weakness, muscle twitching, paralysis, and abnormal heart rhythms may develop.

    It is important to remember that in virtually all cases of short-term diarrhea, Potassium imbalances are slight and temporary. The body corrects itself without the need for any additional supplementation. It's only when diarrhea is prolonged, or accompanied by dehydration, that problems with low potassium can cause real complications that may require professionally administered intravenous fluids (possibly including potassium, sodium, and other electrolytes). Such treatment typically corrects the imbalance in a few hours.

    If You Get Too Much: Most people can safely absorb up to 18 grams of potassium a day. In fact, potassium toxicity, a condition called hyperkalemia, is very unlikely to occur unless you take Potassium supplements inappropriately or your kidneys do not function properly. That is because the kidneys carefully monitor the balance of potassium in the body and excrete any excess.

    However, if your kidneys are malfunctioning for some reason and cannot properly process and eliminate potassium as a result, you may develop toxic levels of potassium in your bloodstream by taking supplements. Signs of too much potassium in your body include muscle fatigue and an irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia).

    For high blood pressure: Consume potassium-rich foods daily. Because of the risk of toxicity, however, do not take potassium in supplement form without professional supervision.

    To reduce the risk of stomach upset and nausea with potassium supplements that your health care provider has prescribed, always take them with food.

    DIETARY SUPPLEMENT INSTRUCTIONS

    If you are taking a Potassium dietary supplement without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label. For these supplements, the following should be considered:

    Allergies: Tell your health care provider if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to medicines in this group or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

    Pediatric: Although there is no specific information comparing use of potassium supplements in children with use in other age groups, they are not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than they do in adults.

    Geriatric: Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information comparing use of potassium supplements in the elderly with use in other age groups, they are not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than they do in younger adults. Older adults may be at a greater risk of developing high blood levels of potassium (hyperkalemia).

    Pregnancy: Potassium supplements have not been shown to cause problems in humans.

    Breastfeeding: Potassium supplements pass into breast milk. However, this medicine has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.

    PROPER USE FOR PATIENTS TAKING THE LIQUID FORM:
    • This medicine must be diluted in at least one-half glass (4 ounces) of cold water or juice to reduce its possible stomach-irritating or laxative effect.
    • If you are on a salt (sodium)-restricted diet, check with your health care provider before using tomato juice to dilute your medicine. Tomato juice has a high salt content.

    FOR PATIENTS TAKING THE SOLUBLE GRANULE, SOLUBLE POWDER/TABLET FORM:
    • This medicine must be completely dissolved in at least one-half glass (4 ounces) of cold water or juice to reduce its possible stomach-irritating or laxative effect.
    • Allow any "fizzing" to stop before taking the dissolved medicine.
    • If you are on a salt (sodium)-restricted diet, check with your health care provider before using tomato juice to dilute your medicine. Tomato juice has a high salt content.

    FOR PATIENTS TAKING THE EXTENDED-RELEASE TABLET FORM:
    • Swallow the tablets whole with a full (8-ounce) glass of water. Do not chew or suck on the tablet.
    • Some tablets may be broken or crushed and sprinkled on applesauce or other soft food. However, check with your health care provider or pharmacist first, since this should not be done for most tablets.
    • If you have trouble swallowing tablets or if they seem to stick in your throat, check with your health care provider. When this medicine is not properly released, it can cause irritation that may lead to ulcers.

    FOR PATIENTS TAKING THE EXTENDED-RELEASE CAPSULE FORM:
    • Do not crush or chew the capsule. Swallow the capsule whole with a full (8-ounce) glass of water.
    • Some capsules may be opened and the contents sprinkled on applesauce or other soft food. However, check with your health care provider or pharmacist first, since this should not be done for most capsules.

    Take this medicine immediately after meals or with food to lessen possible stomach upset or laxative action.

    Take this medicine only as directed by your health care provider. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your health care provider ordered. This is especially important if you are also taking both diuretics (water pills) and digitalis medicines for your heart.

    DOSING

    The dose medicines in this class will be different for different patients. Follow your health care provider's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of these medicines. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your health care provider tells you to do so.

    The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

    FOR POTASSIUM BICARBONATE

    For oral dosage forms (tablets for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 25 to 50 milliequivalents (mEq) dissolved in one-half to one glass of cold water, taken one or two times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose must be determined by your health care provider.

    FOR POTASSIUM BICARBONATE & POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

    For oral dosage form (granules for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 20 milliequivalents (mEq) dissolved in one-half to one glass of cold water, taken one or two times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose must be determined by your health care provider.

    For oral dosage form (tablets for solution):

    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 20, 25, or 50 mEq dissolved in one-half to one glass of cold water, taken one or two times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose must be determined by your health care provider.

    FOR POTASSIUM BICARBONATE & POTASSIUM CITRATE

    For oral dosage form (tablets for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 25 or 50 milliequivalents (mEq) dissolved in one-half to one glass of cold water, taken one or two times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose must be determined by your health care provider.

    FOR POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

    For long-acting oral dosage form (extended-release capsules):
    • To replace Potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 40 to 100 milliequivalents (mEq) a day, divided into two or three smaller doses during the day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.

    • To prevent Potassium loss:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 16 to 24 mEq a day, divided into two or three smaller doses during the day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose must be determined by your health care provider.

    For long-acting oral dosage forms (liquid for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 20 mEq mixed into one-half glass of cold water or juice, taken one to four times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your health care provider. The usual dose is 1 to 3 mEq of potassium per kilogram (kg) (0.45 to 1.36 mEq per pound) of body weight taken in smaller doses during the day. The solution should be well mixed in water or juice.

    For oral dosage form (powder for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 15 to 25 mEq dissolved in four to six ounces of cold water, taken two or four times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your health care provider. The usual dose is 1 to 3 mEq per kg (0.45 to 1.36 mEq per pound) of body weight taken in smaller doses during the day. The solution should be mixed into water or juice.

    For oral dosage form (powder for suspension):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 20 mEq dissolved in two to six ounces of cold water, taken one to five times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose must be determined by your health care provider.

    For long-acting oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 6.7 to 20 mEq taken three times a day. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose must be determined by your health care provider.

    For oral dosage form (liquid for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 20 milliequivalents (mEq) mixed into one-half glass of cold water or juice, taken two to four times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your health care provider. The usual dose is 2 to 3 mEq per kilogram (kg) (0.9 to 1.36 mEq per pound) of body weight a day, taken in smaller doses during the day. The solution should be completely mixed into water or juice.

    For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 5 to 10 mEq taken two to four times a day. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose must be determined by your health care provider.

    FOR POTASSIUM GLUCONATE & POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

    For oral dosage form (liquid for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 20 milliequivalents (mEq) diluted in 2 tablespoonfuls or more of cold water or juice, taken two to four times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your health care provider. The usual dose is 2 to 3 mEq per kilogram (kg) (0.9 to 1.36 mEq per pound) of body weight taken in smaller doses during the day. The solution should be well mixed into water or juice.

    For oral dosage form (powder for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 20 mEq mixed in 2 tablespoonfuls or more of cold water or juice taken two to four times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose is base on body weight and must be determined by your health care provider. The usual dose is 2 to 3 mEq per kg (0.9 to 1.36 mEq per pound) of body weight taken in smaller doses during the day. The solution should be well mixed into water or juice.

    FOR POTASSIUM GLUCONATE & POTASSIUM CITRATE

    For oral dosage form (liquid for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 20 milliequivalents (mEq) mixed into one-half glass of cold water or juice, taken two to four times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your health care provider. The usual dose is 2 to 3 mEq per kg (0.9 to 1.36 mEq per pound) of body weight taken in smaller doses during the day. The solution should be well mixed into water or juice.

    FOR TRIKATES

    For oral dosage form (liquid for solution):
    • To prevent Potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body:
      • Adults & Teenagers - 15 milliequivalents (mEq) mixed into one-half glass of cold water or juice, taken three or four times a day. Your health care provider may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day.
      • Children - Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your health care provider. The usual dose is 2 to 3 mEq per kilogram (kg) (0.9 to 1.36 mEq per pound) of body weight taken in smaller doses during the day. The solution should be well mixed into water or juice.

    MISSED DOSE

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose your medications.


    Milliequivalents & Molecular Weights


    Milliequivalents: The term milliequivalents (mEq) is usually used to express the quantities of electrolytes administered to patients. A mEq is 1/1000 of an equivalent (Eq). For pharmaceutical purposes an equivalent may be thought of as equal to the equivalent weight of a given substance. This, in practical terms, is the molecular weight of the substance divided by the valence or the radical. For example:

    How many milligrams are equivalent to 1 mEq of potassium chloride (KCl)?
      1. Determine the equivalent weight = gram atomic weight valence
        Molecular weight of KCl = 74.5
        Valence = 1 (K+; Cl-)
        Equivalent weight = 74.5 1 = 74.5 grams

      2. Determine the mEq weight
        Equivalent weight 1000

        74.5 1000 = 74.5 mg = 1 mEq of KCl = 1 mEq of K+ & 1 mEq of Cl-

    If the substance would have been CaCl2, the process would be identical using the gram molecular weight of CaCl2 (MW 111 if anhydrous; 147 if dihydrate) and a valence of 2.

    Listed below are several commonly used electrolytes with their molecular weights and valences in parentheses:

    Sodium Chloride
    Sodium Bicarbonate
    Sodium Acetate
         anhydrous
         trihydrate
    Sodium Lactate
    Potassium Chloride
    Potassium Gluconate
    Calcium Gluconate
    Calcium Lactate (anhydrous)
    Calcium Chloride
         anhydrous
         dihydrate
    Magnesium Sulfate
         heptahydrate
         anhydrous
    Magnesium Chloride
         anhydrous
         hexahydrate
    58.44 (1)
    84 (1)

    82 (1)
    136 (1)
    112 (1)
    74.55 (1)
    234.25 (1)
    430.4 (2)
    218.22 (2)

    111 (2)
    147 (2)

    246.5 (2)
    120.4 (2)

    95.21 (2)
    203.3 (2)




    STORAGE

    Keep out of the reach of children.
    Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
    Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.





    POTASSIUM SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS

    POTASSIUM DEFICIENCIES

    Deficiencies in Potassium are not seldom found in people on normal diets; however, a deficiency may result in fatigue, cramping legs, muscle weakness, slow reflexes, acne, dry skin, mood changes, and an irregular heartbeat.

    Excessive Potassium can be toxic and will affect your heart, but is mainly a problem when you suffer from a problem such as kidney failure. If you suffer from diabetes, or suffer from kidney problems do not take a Potassium supplement without your health care provider's consent.

    If you take a medication to control high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have a kidney disorder, never take potassium supplements without medical supervision. Consuming potassium-rich foods is fine, however.

    MEDICAL FOLLOW-UP

    Your health care provider should check your progress at regular visits to make sure the medicine is working properly and that possible side effects are avoided. Laboratory tests may be necessary.

    Do not use salt substitutes, eat low-sodium foods, especially some breads and canned foods, or drink low-sodium milk unless you are told to do so by your health care provider, since these products may contain potassium. It is important to read the labels carefully on all low-sodium food products.

    Check with your health care provider before starting any physical exercise program, especially if you are out of condition and are taking any other medicine. Exercise and certain medicines may increase the amount of potassium in the blood.

    Check with your health care provider at once if you notice blackish stools or other signs of stomach or intestinal bleeding. This medicine may cause such a condition to become worse, especially when taken in tablet form.

    POTASSIUM SIDE EFFECTS

    Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Stop taking this medicine and check with your health care provider immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

    Less common:
    • Confusion.
    • Irregular or slow heartbeat.
    • Numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips.
    • Shortness of breath or difficult breathing.
    • Unexplained anxiety.
    • Unusual tiredness or weakness.
    • Weakness or heaviness of legs.

    Check with your health care provider as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

    Rare:
    • Abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or soreness (continuing).
    • Chest or throat pain, especially when swallowing.
    • Stools with signs of blood (red or black color).

    Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care provider if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

    More common:
    • Diarrhea.
    • Nausea.
    • Stomach pain, discomfort, or gas (mild).
    • Vomiting.

    Sometimes you may see what appears to be a whole tablet in the stool after taking certain extended-release potassium chloride tablets. This is to be expected. Your body has absorbed the potassium from the tablet and the shell is then expelled.

    Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your health care professional.

    GENERAL POTASSIUM INTERACTIONS

  • Definitely avoid potassium supplements if you take drugs known as potassium-sparing diuretics (amiloride, spironolactone, triamterene), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), beta-blockers, or an ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure or angina. Always consult a health care provider under such circumstances, because combining any of these drugs with potassium can lead to hyperkalemia.
  • Because of the risk of various complications, consult your health care provider before combining a digitalis drug (cardiac glycoside) with supplemental potassium.
  • Corticosteroids, loop diuretics (such as bumetanide and furosemide), and thiazide diuretics (including hydrochlorothiazide and indapamide) all can lower the level of potassium in the body. Potassium supplementation may be required but should always be undertaken with medical supervision.


    POTASSIUM & DRUG INTERACTIONS

  • Acebutolol Hydrochloride: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Amiloride Hydrochloride: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Atenolol: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Atenolol/Chlorthalidone: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Benazepril Hydrochloride: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Betaxolol Oral: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate/Hydrochlorothiazide: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Captopril: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Carteolol Hydrochloride Oral: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Carvedilol: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Chlorothiazide: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Chlorthalidone: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Digitoxin: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Digoxin: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Enalapril Maleate: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Enalapril Maleate/Diltiazem Malate: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Enalapril Maleate/Felodipine: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Enalapril/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ): Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Fosinopril Sodium: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ): Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide/Triamterene: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Labetalol Hydrochloride: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Levobunolol: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Lisinopril: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Metolazone: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Metoprolol: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Moexipril Hydrochloride: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Moexipril Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Nadolol: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Penbutolol Sulfate: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Pindolol: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Propranolol Hydrochloride: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Propranolol/Hydrochlorothiazide: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Quinapril Hydrochloride: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Ramipril: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Sotalol Hydrochloride: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Spironolactone: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Spironolactone/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ): Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Timolol Maleate Oral: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Trandolapril: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Trandolapril/Verapamil Hydrochloride: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Triamterene: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.
  • Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide: Do not take together. When taken together, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) may increase, and lead to serious side effects.



  • DIETARY SUPPLEMENT & DRUG INTERACTIONS


    Using dietary supplements in this class with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your health care provider may decide not to treat you with dietary supplements in this class or change some of the other medicines you take.

    Amantadine
    Atropine
    Belladonna
    Belladonna Alkaloids
    Benztropine
    Biperiden
    Clidinium
    Dicyclomine
    Glycopyrrolate
    Hyoscyamine
    Methscopolamine
    Oxybutynin
    Procyclidine
    Scopolamine
    Solifenacin
    Tolterodine
    Trihexyphenidyl


    Using dietary supplements in this class with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your health care provider may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

    Alacepril
    Amiloride
    Benazepril
    Canrenoate
    Captopril
    Cilazapril
    Delapril
    Enalaprilat
    Enalapril Maleate
    Fosinopril
    Imidapril
    Indomethacin
    Lisinopril
    Moexipril
    Pentopril
    Perindopril
    Quinapril
    Ramipril
    Spirapril
    Spironolactone
    Temocapril
    Trandolapril
    Triamterene
    Zofenopril


    OTHER INTERACTIONS

    Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your health care provider the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

    OTHER MEDICAL PROBLEMS

    The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of dietary supplements in this class. Make sure you tell your health care provider if you have any other medical problems, especially:
    • Addison's disease (underactive adrenal glands).
    • Dehydration (excessive loss of body water, continuing or severe).
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    • Kidney disease - Potassium supplements may increase the risk of hyperkalemia (high blood levels of potassium), which may worsen or cause heart problems in patients with these conditions.
    • Diarrhea (continuing or severe) - The loss of fluid in combination with potassium supplements may cause kidney problems, which may increase the risk of hyperkalemia (high blood levels of potassium).
    • Heart disease - Potassium supplements may make this condition worse.
    • Intestinal or esophageal blockage - Potassium supplements may damage the intestines.
    • Stomach ulcer - Potassium supplements may make this condition worse.







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  • QUALITY SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS


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    POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Potassium in an important mineral used in various bodily functions. It is an important factor in the maintenance of the body's acid-base balance and nerve condition, as well as the transfer of nutrients through cell membranes. In combination with sodium and calcium, it helps maintain normal heart rhythm, regulates the body's water balance, and is responsible for the conduction of nerve impulses and the contraction of muscles. Typical potassium supplement dosage is 99 mg daily.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Potassium Gluconate, 100% Pure Powder, Vegetarian, Now Foods, 540 mg, 1 lb. (71663)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Chloride Powder, Sodium-Free Salt Substitute, Now Foods, 730 mg, 8 oz. (68617)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Iodide, Now Foods, 30 mg, 60 Tabs (86530)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Iodide, Source Naturals, 60 Tabs (31725)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Twinlab, 99 mg, 90 Caps (19829)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Thompson Nutritional Products, 99 mg, 90 Tabs (35683)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Citrate, Natural Factors, 99 mg, 90 Tabs (83882)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Aspartate, Foodscience of Vermont, 90 Caps (66353)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Gluconate, Now Foods, 99 mg, 100 Tabs (68618)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Plus, Olympian Labs, 99 mg, 100 Caps (74410)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Chelate, Natures Way, 99 mg, 100 Caps (18046)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Source Naturals, 99 mg, 100 Tabs (7301)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Natures Life, 99 mg, 100 Tabs (89812)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Natures Life, 99 mg, 100 Caps (90461)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Country Life, 99 mg, 100 Tabs (37396)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Solgar, 100 Tabs (36699)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Chloride & Silica, Alta Health, 100 Caps (13486)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Citrate, Skeletal Health Support, Jarrow Formulas, 99 mg, 120 Tabs (73955)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Citrate, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 120 Caps (18302)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Iodide, Source Naturals, 120 Tabs (31723)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Citrate, Now Foods, 180 Caps (75317)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Twinlab, 99 mg, 180 Caps (19830)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Thompson Nutritional Products, 99 mg, 180 Tabs (35682)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Plus Iodine, Now Foods, 180 Tabs (68620)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Iodide, Source Naturals, 240 Tabs (31724)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Source Naturals, 99 mg, 250 Tabs (7302)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Natures Life, 99 mg, 250 Tabs (89815)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Natures Life, 99 mg, 250 Caps (90463)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Gluconate, Now Foods, 99 mg, 250 Tabs (68619)
    HerbsPro: Potassium, Solgar, 250 Tabs (36700)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Iodide, Life Extension, 130 mg, 14 Tabs (91826)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Gluconate, Nature Made, 550 mg, 100 Tabs (97582)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Gluconate, Natures Bounty, 595 mg, 100 Tabs (96460)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Gluconate, Sundown Naturals, 595 mg, 100 Caps (98548)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Liquid Concentrate, Eidon Ionic Minerals, 2 fl. oz. (81091)
    HerbsPro: Liqui-K Plus, Potassium & Magnesium, TwinLab, 99mg / 100 mg, 16 fl. oz. (19677)
    HerbsPro: Potassium Liquid, Eidon Ionic Minerals, 19 fl. oz. (81977)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Kali Phos 6X Homeopathic Potassium Cell Salt #6, Hylands, 1 Gram, 500 Tablets: HF
    Homeopathic treatment for stress or nervousness due to overwork or anxiety. For muscles, nervs and skin as a nerve nutrient, aids breathing, contributes to a contented disposition, sharpens mental faculties. Symptoms include nervous headaches, lack of pep, ill humor, skin ailments, occasional sleeplessness, timidity, tantrums.
    Kalyx: Potassium, Twinlab, 99 mg, 90 Caps: HF
    Each capsule contains 99 mg of potassium from potassium citrate and potassium aspartate. An electrolyte, potassium supports the proper function of all cells, organs and tissues in the body. It contributes to healthy heart activity as well as skeletal health and smooth muscle contraction, making it crucial for normal muscular and digestive function. Potassium Capsules are easy to swallow and assimilate. Free Of Added tablet binders, coatings, flavorings, salt, artificial sweeteners, colorings, preservatives and salicylates.
    Kalyx: Potassium Gluconate, Thompson Nutritional, 99 mg, 90 Tabs: K
    Kalyx: Potassium Chelate, Natures Way, 99 mg, 100 Caps: HF
    Potassium helps maintain electrolyte balance, which regulates heart and muscle contraction. Potassium also supports proper fluid exchange. Contains potassium amino acid chelate, gelatin and millet. Free Of Artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, artificial ingredients, corn, lactose, milk, preservatives, soy, sugar, wheat and yeast.
    Kalyx: Potassium Chloride Plus Silica, Alta Health Products, 100 Caps: HF
    Potassium Chloride (183 mg), Elemental Net Potassium (96 mg), Horsetail Herb Extract (65 mg). Manufactured with all natural fillers, binders, coatings and excipients, including: Whey, silica, magnesium stearate.
    Kalyx: Potassium Citrate, Nutricology, 99 mg, 120 VCaps: N
    Potassium is an important macromineral, required by the body in relatively large amounts for optimal health. Potassium citrate is a potent, hypoallergenic source of potassium and the preferred form for absorption. Potassium in the citrate form offers increased bioavailability. Citrate acts as a key metabolic intermediary and is naturally involved in mineral transporting. Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, one capsule daily between meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Contraindicated with use of aluminum containing drugs.
    Kalyx: Potassium Gluconate, Thompson Nutritional, 99 mg 180 Tabs: K
    Kalyx: Potassium, Twinlab, 99 mg, 180 Caps: HF
    Each capsule contains 99 mg of potassium from potassium citrate and potassium aspartate. An electrolyte, potassium supports the proper function of all cells, organs and tissues in the body. It contributes to healthy heart activity as well as skeletal health and smooth muscle contraction, making it crucial for normal muscular and digestive function. Potassium Capsules are easy to swallow and assimilate. Free Of Added tablet binders, coatings, flavorings, salt, artificial sweeteners, colorings, preservatives and salicylates.
    Kalyx: Potassium, Twinlabs, 99 mg, 180 Caps: K
    A dietary supplement containing a blend of potassium citrate and potassium aspartate.
    Kalyx: CellMins Potassium & Magnesium, Twinlab, 75 mg / 100 mg Per Capsule, 180 Caps: HF
    CellMins Potassium and Magnesium is an advanced and effective delivery system developed for enhancing potassium and magnesium absorption, transportation and utilization. Studies indicate that CellMins Potassium and Magnesium can be more effectively absorbed than other chelated mineral supplements. Potassium and Magnesium aspartate hydrochloride are the sources of potassium and magnesium in CellMins Potassium and Magnesium capsules. Studies indicate that magnesium aspartate hydrochloride is better absorbed than magnesium aspartate or other forms of magnesium.
    Kalyx: Liquid Potassium plus Magnesium, Twinlab, 16 fl oz: HF
    Twinlab Liquid Potassium plus Magnesium is a gentle oral liquid potassium and magnesium supplement. Potassium in concentrated tablet form may cause undesirable gastrointestinal effects. The potassium and magnesium in this formula are complexed with citric acid and the amino acid L-aspartic acid to enhance the physiological absorption and utilization of potassium and magnesium. Ingredients include elemental potassium from aspartate and citrate (100 mg) and elemental magnesium from aspartate (100 mg) in one teaspoon of liquid supplement. Free Of Added sugar, sweeteners, fructose, honey, sorbitol, sodium, corn, soy, yeast, wheat, milk and egg derivatives.


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