Potassium Citrate Powder
Potassium is an essential mineral. It is important for the body to be supplied with constantly high levels of Potassium in order to help deal with the balance of water, the acidity levels of the body, the blood pressure, and the way the muscles respond to commands from the brain. It is also able to carry on impulses throughout the heart. In order for protein and carbohydrates to be properly metabolized, Potassium is necessary.
When Potassium Citrate is excreted it comes out in the form of a carbonate. It is often used as a diuretic because it is non-irritating and relatively inoffensive. It is sometimes used as a buffering agent in sodas and other carbonated beverages.
Health Benefits Provided by Potassium Citrate
As far as natural sources of Potassium are concerned, this mineral can be found in most types of fruit with particularly high concentrations in bananas. Potassium may also be found in vegetables, milk, and legumes. In order to make sure that the body is constantly supplied with Potassium it is necessary to consume many fruits and vegetables per day.
Potassium is extremely important to the body and for those that do not consume enough per day; supplements are there to make up for that. This particular supplement is one of the best and most popular ways to replenish Potassium.
This mineral also works like an electrolyte in the sense that it is able to carry nutrients into cells and get rid of waste in cells on the way out. Electrolytes have this capability because they are able to dissolve in water allowing them to seamlessly pass through cell membranes and back out again once they have deposited what needs to be deposited. Potassium uses this power as an electrolyte to work throughout the muscular system as well, carrying messages from the heart and brain to the muscles and vice versa, so that natural bodily rhythm can be maintained and so that muscles will contract naturally.
Some types of prescription drugs, especially diuretics and other drugs which influence the urinary regularity of the body have also been known to have a negative effect on the ability of the body to absorb Potassium correctly. If you are currently on any prescription drugs you may want to have a word with a healthcare professional to find out whether it will affect this supplement. Other factors which may affect Potassium absorption include the consumption of laxatives or alcohol, as alcohol has a diuretic effect and anything which may flush out the system does not leave enough time for supplements to be absorbed adequately. Thus, those who may be classified as alcoholics or those that are taking laxatives or diuretics for other reasons may eventually find it necessary to supplement potassium.
Supplement FactsServing size: 275 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Potassium (from Potassium Citrate)...99mg||3%|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten,corn or additives
As a dietary supplement, take 275mg a day or as directed by a physician. Due to potential toxicity, use of a digital milligram scale is necessary.
Serving Size & Timing
This supplement should be taken in servings of exactly 275mg per day; no more, no less. Too much Potassium has the potential to be fatal, so it is always best to measure out amounts of this supplement on an accurate milligram scale. Do not attempt to use anything other than a milligram scale. This supplement should be stirred into a full glass of water and consumed that way.
The FDA recommends taking no more than 100mg elemental Potassium per day. Since this supplement is made up of 36% elemental Potassium, this means that a single serving of 275mg is equal to 99mg, which comes within the recommended daily dosage. If you have any lingering concerns about taking this supplement or your eligibility to take this supplement, it is best to discuss them with a doctor first, as individual needs for Potassium vary greatly.
CONCENTRATION OF POTASSIUM CITRATE
This supplement contains no fillers of any kind.
POTASSIUM CITRATE SIDE EFFECTS
As long as suggested serving sizes are adhered to, this supplement is considered safe. However, taking more than the recommended amount of Potassium may cause gastrointestinal problems and pains such as flatulence and upset stomach. Anyone that has been diagnosed with diabetes or anyone that has had kidney problems in the past should talk with a medical professional before taking this supplement. Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing.
Any drug that contains Potassium should only be taken as directed by a medical professional or under supervision by a medical professional. This is especially true for men or women who have had problems with their kidneys, heart, or persons who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the past, as large amounts of Potassium in the bloodstream can cause heart problems.
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‚Äôs 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.
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.
There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
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.
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