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Potassium Chloride Crystalized Powder
Potassium Chloride is a kind of salt derived from Potassium and Chlorine. It is used in the food processing industry, in medicine and various scientific processes.
This supplement may be useful for bodybuilders for its ability to help repair tired and damaged muscle tissues of the body.
Serving Size & Timing
The primary function of this supplement is not actually as a supplement, but as a substitute for salt. Whereas this supplement does provide users with a source of Potassium if they need it, that is more of a secondary effect. This product should be applied to food just as you would apply salt, and in addition, has a small amount of Potassium in it.
Too much Potassium can cause notable problems and even be potentially fatal. Although this product should not be used in excess, it is not cause for immediate alarm. If you use this supplement as you would salt (in a theoretically normal diet), you will be well under any daily toxic amounts. It is best to measure this supplement with an accurate milligram scale.
Supplement FactsServing size: 135 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Potassium (as Potassium Chloride)...70mg||2%|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten,corn and additives
Use as desired as a salt substitute. As dietary supplement, take 135mg (1/32 tsp) daily with meal and water or as directed by a physician.
|US Standard Measuring Spoons|
INGREDIENTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
CONCENTRATION OF POTASSIUM CHLORIDE
This supplement is considered pharmaceutical grade and has no fillers of any kind present in it.
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE SIDE EFFECTS
Potassium Chloride, when used in moderation, can actually prove a healthier alternative to standard table salt. There are quite a number of prescription and over the counter drugs known to interact adversely with Potassium Chloride. It may be best to get a complete list from your doctor before attempting to take this. However, if you are not on any prescription medications, you are safe to use this accordingly.
Some individuals may have an allergic reaction to this supplement. At the first signs of rash, dizziness or trouble breathing, cease intake immediately and see a doctor. Remember that Potassium appears in large amounts in fruits and vegetables, and a single serving of this supplement is enough to make up for an entire day’s worth of Potassium. Therefore, if you have had any fruit, remember to keep track of it before you take this supplement and proportion accordingly. Excess could, over time, cause heart problems.
Those who have weak kidneys are at special risk for developing Hypokalemia, as it is the kidneys that are generally responsible for getting rid of extraneous Potassium in the body. This is why healthy individuals can generally eat as much fruit as they want without worrying about Potassium overdose. However, if your kidneys are not operating as they should, this will cause negative side effects.
Potassium Chloride is recommended to be taken with a meal (since it is usually used as an additive or cooking material anyway) and should be downed with a glass of water. It may cause irritation of the stomach if taken without a meal. This product should be stored in an area that is free from light, heat and moisture and should be kept away from pets and children.
I use this product transdermally. One tea spoon of potassium chloride per one ounce of distilled water. Water needs to be warm otherwise the salt will not dissolve itself completely. Apply to your skin via spray bottle. I used to buy ready to use solution, but the cost was about $35.00 per 8 oz. bottle. When I found this product I decided to make the solution all by myself and the cost savings are tremendous. If anyone decides to try it transdermally you need to use distilled water, glass or plastic ware otherwise the chloride will react.*
On 12/4/2016 Jacek Kobiesa said...
Been using this product for awhile now and i must say it's one of the best supps you can take. I will order potassium as long as bulk supplements sells it. *
On 11/5/2016 James said...
we like it pure and high quality. Bulk also has consistent expeditious delivery and communication. Exactly what we look for to rely on supplements important to our health.*
On 9/15/2016 Suzan said...
My wife and I like salt. After passing 60 years of age, we both began to experience elevated blood pressure. Doctor said reduce salt, ie. calcium chloride. We switched to potassium chloride as a "salt" substitute. Both of us now enjoy salting our foods with PC, during cooking and at table, and our BP dropped to and stays within the normal range. *
On 7/27/2016 Robert said...
Received my order extremely fast. I use a little potassium to supplement as my diet is restrictive and low potassium. Small doses!*
On 7/4/2016 MElinda said...
In May of last year I found out I have kidney stones (very,very painful). When I was seen at the E.R. the doctor who was taking care of me informed me my potassium was low. That was the first time that I was ever told this. When I went to my Dr for follow up care she ordered blood work.2 days later I get a phone call from her saying my potassium levels were "DANGEROUSLY LOW". She then prescribed potassium for me to get it in the range it needed to be in (mine wasn't even in the normal range). My levels fell again that is when my Son( who orders supplements from this site) gave me some of the potassium he was taking and my levels finally were on point. So now I order my own potassium chloride. I am very glad Bulk Supplements exist.*
On 1/11/2016 STEPHANIE SANDERS said...
I'm a 25 year old male in reasonably good health with a normal BMI. I don't smoke and drink only very occasionally, though I have been rather sedentary lately. My diet lately has not been very good over the holidays, full of refined carbohydrates and snack food. In hopes of increasing my potassium intake, I purchased some KCl from to use in small amounts as a supplement. According to the FDA, the RDI for elemental potassium is 3,500 mg, which works out to around 6600 mg of KCl.
Knowing that potassium is dangerous in high quantities, I proceeded cautiously. The first time I experimented with it, I dabbed a little on my tongue, certainly less than 100 mg, just enough for a pleasantly salty taste. Within a minute my heart began beating rapidly, I felt mild brain fog, I began sweating and I had a feeling of mild aphagia, that is, it felt difficult to swallow my own saliva. This lasted about a minute. I thought this must have been a placebo effect, because the amount I had taken was so small.
A few days later, thinking that it was simply not possible that the above symptoms were the result of the KCl, I took more, though still certainly less than 300 mg, dabbing it on my tongue a few times. I felt fine for about 15 minutes, then, on my way to a Christmas party, began experiencing exactly the same symptoms I had before, though they lasted longer. Afraid that I could possibly be in serious trouble medically, I drank a lot of water and caffeine in an effort to clear the potassium. I'm not sure if it helped, but I did pee a lot and after about an hour or two, I felt normal again.
In short, although the amounts that I took were much lower than the RDI, I experienced symptoms of what was clearly hyperkalemia. I don't know whether these effects at the doses i used are common or specific to my physiology. Perhaps if I had taken the KCl with food, I wouldn't have had these symptoms.
I don't know if I actually was in any real danger, but the experience was quite distressing. I advise anyone considering taking KCl to do so VERY CAUTIOUSLY and in VERY LOW DOSES in order to see how their body reacts before increasing their dosage.
That said, the product was exactly as advertised.*
On 1/7/2016 Shane said...
I purchased potassium chloride to replace my potassium citrate. Not only is this version cheaper, but potassium chloride has about 12% more potassium per teaspoon than the citrate version. I'll be adding potassium chloride to my salt shaker along with sodium chloride. *
On 12/15/2015 James said...
got the edta for my cholesterol and 1 of side effects is drains potassium -- so far working great no signs of low potassium yet and doubt there will be.. be sure to use it as directed tho it can be harmful if over dose yourself according to my doctor. great packaging and fast shipping*
On 12/8/2015 robin said...
I love this product as a salt substitute. I have hypokelemia and this helps to keep my potassium level stable. I also have very severe food allergies and this product is obviously very pure otherwise I wouldn't be able to take it.*
On 12/6/2015 Jill said...
Great product. I supplement potassium to offset the negative reaction to methylation supplements such as methyl B12, SAMe, and methylfolate.*
On 12/5/2015 Ray said...
On learning how a magnesium deficiency causes a concomitant potassium deficiency, I've been slowly rectifying the magnesium deficiency that I've been experiencing.
This was due to a problematic experimentation with Vitamin D3 (a powerful hormone! be careful with this! It's not as safe as everyone says, at least not for some people) supplementation, as probably the result of a pre-existing zinc deficiency. You need multiple cofactors with D3 including Vitamin A, K2, zinc, magnesium, calcium (not too much!) and, maybe to a somewhat lesser extent, others (like potassium as this page says), and if you are especially severely deficient and maybe less importantly mildly deficient in any one of them at the outset and/or do not supplement them during your D3 supplementation (especially K2 and magnesium), and depending on how much D3 you are taking, you may run into problems with calcium metabolism.
I ran into a calcium metabolism problem, and I believe it caused magnesium wasting by the kidneys as hypercalcemia (high blood calcium levels) do. Which lead me to being potassium deficient as well I strongly believe. Slight panic attacks were something that I had lately as one of the pieces of evidence I have of this (associated with lack of magnesium and potassium).
I realized the value of taking in extra potassium through high potassium foods and through supplementation to help replenish my stores of potassium. This supplement is a great, grossly inexpensive way to help with that and I am very pleased with my purchase. Within a few days, with diet and careful supplementation I've observed some very noticeable changes in the hydration and tone of my muscles to where they were before the magnesium/potassium deficiency.
I've realized that many people, maybe most Americans don't get the RDA amount of potassium and how sodium, which most Americans get an abundance of, if not excessive amount of, I think somewhat depletes and competes in absorption with potassium.
So it seems maybe prudent to assist your potassium intake with potassium supplements (past just one pill which is a measly 3% of your potassium needs but more, but definitely not overdoing it and maybe not going over 30% without talking to your doctor, as if your kidneys are not healthy and cannot excrete potassium like they should, that could be very dangerous). Also, I've read that it's better to take divided dosages rather than take all at once to help further avoid any potassium serum spikes from occurring. So now, besides addressing the gross potassium deficiency, I now plan on long-term supplementing with potassium. And I'm thankful I can do this because of Bulk Supplements!*
On 11/12/2015 Joshua said...
We recently found how important potassium is in our diet and how deficient we are in it as our foods are low in potassium due to how our food is grown. We tried certain supplements and gained no major benefits and we just got tired of taking tablets. We decided to take the potassium chloride, know as a "salt substitute" and decided to mix it 50/50 with a high grade mineral sea salt. This enabled us to take small doses of potassium every time we use table salt. By the second day we noticed changes that out performed any tablets we have taken to date.
We are working towards creating a table salt with all the necessary electrolytes in the mix. It sure was great to find Bulk Supplements with the electrolytes and minerals we want to add into this mix. We will continue to expand on our mix as we now understand how crucial minerals are to our health.
There are potassium chloride salt substitues available on the market but we found it strange that there were things like MSG in it.
Oh, and the major benefit of adding potassium to our salts is all our foods taste better.*
On 10/29/2015 Patricia said...
Have you ever wondered why most animals DO NOT GET SICK?
Look at the ingredients on their food......it has all essential vitamins and minerals.....22 in most and the high-end brands have over 44
Think to yourself this.....you go to the doctor, get an exam/prescription/operation, and you and/or your insurance pays for same......NOW, think about your four-legged friend.....WOULD YOU PAY 50K to get him/her well.......NO.....this is why animal food has most of the needed nutrients in diet.......WHAT ABOUT US?
Well, in a nutshell, how else would doctors continue to make 500K per year and gain referral bonuses from the BIG PHARMA?
Not one, and yes, LOOK IT UP, GOOGLE IT, do your research....FOR NOT ONE PRESCRIPTION DRUG CURES ONE OF ANYTHING (with the exception of antibiotics).....
Thankfully we have BULKSUPPLEMEMTS.com.
On 10/9/2015 George said...
Taking pills is no fun, but if you can put them in a drink it can even be pleasant. I take potassium for muscle spasms at night, which wake me up causing a good night's sleep to be difficult to get. I make a drink that includes calcium, potassium and magnesium with whey protein to drink in the morning, and use orange juice at night after I eat my dinner. It has helped a lot. I took potassium purchased in pill form, locally, and they didn't dissolve very fast, so they tended to tear up my stomach lining. Now my stomach feels much better.*
On 8/23/2015 Lorraine said...
I am an extremely sensitive person with systemic mastocytosis. I have to be incredibly studious concerning the supplements that I take. This potassium chloride has been a God-send. I had taken other potassium chloride that I had made at a compounding pharmacy due to my sensitivities and it made me sick. This product does not harm me in any way and I highly recommend it. *
On 6/8/2015 Jill said...
We're mixing this item into a home-made electrolyte mix. It's great!*
On 5/31/2015 Jennifer said...
I've had fibromyalgia for years and have been trying many remedies all this time. I do believe potassium deficiency is the answer. I feel so much better already and have only taken this a few days. Love bulk supplements. Product is good and fairly priced. There shipping is quick too. Read book about how we need potassium and sodium ratios in balance. All of us are low on potassium, just look this up, don't believe me cause I say so.*
On 4/19/2015 Linda said...
I had been buying this product from a compounding pharmacy. I like getting it better from Bulk Supplements because it's cheaper and I know it is uncontaminated. It is a great product and I highly recommend. *
On 4/19/2015 Jill said...
Bulk Supplements Potassium Chloride has superior grain size, compared to other suppliers, and is shipped in a totally moisture-free package, which is resealable to keep their product in moisture-free condition. There is no need to regrind caked-up product so it will flow through a salt shaker.
I like salt. But after becoming 70 years old, it began to raise my blood pressure past where it should be. Blending granulated Potassium Chloride 50/50 with Sodium Chloride (regular table salt) yielded a table salt which tasted the same as regular. After using the blend for several weeks, BP was down from 145 systolic to135. A couple months later, after switching to 100% Potassium Chloride for all table/cooking use, and also adding one 500 mg Olive Leaf extract capsule per day, BP dropped steadily to 125, and stabilized there for the past year or so.
On 10/4/2014 Robert said...
I like salt. But after becoming 70 years old, it began to raise my blood pressure past where it should be. Blending granulated Potassium Chloride 50/50 with Sodium Chloride (regular table salt) yielded a table salt which tastes the same as regular. After using the blend several for weeks, BP was down from 145 systolic to135. Later, after switching to 100% Potassium Chloride for all table/cooking use, and adding 500 mg Olive Leaf extract capsule per day, BP dropped steadily to 125, and stabilized there for the past year or so.
Bulk Supplements Potassium has superior grain size, compared to other suppliers, and is shipped in a totally moisture-free package, which is resealable to keep their product in moisture-free condition. *
On 8/21/2014 Robert said...
*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
**DISCLAIMER: There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.