Potassium Chloride Crystalized Powder
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.
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.
Health Benefits of Potassium Chloride
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 uses and has the following benefits to man.
Potassium Chloride may help maintain healthy blood pressure, heart, brain, kidneys and various muscle tissues of the body by sending electrical signals between these various tissues and the nervous system. It may also protect the heart by serving as substitute for table salt providing you the salty taste of Sodium Chloride, but without the negative effects salt.
Potassium Chloride may help with Osteoporosis by reabsorbing Calcium excreted in the urine and by maintaining Calcium balance in the body. As a person increases in age, the rate of loss of calcium in the body increases as well.
Potassium Chloride may reduce the risk of Hypokalemia, a condition characterized by low levels of Potassium in the blood which manifests in the form of nerve disorders, weak muscles, muscle cramps, and heart problems.
Potassium Chloride may help relieve muscle fatigue. It is an important element in the production of proteins essential for muscle build up and repair especially after extreme physical exertion and exercise. This supplement can be useful for bodybuilders because it may be able to repair tired and damaged muscle tissues of the body.
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
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Use as desired as a salt substitute. As dietary supplement, take 135mg daily with meal and water or as directed by a physician.
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.
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.
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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