A 63-year-old female asked:
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can potassium gluconate and lemon juice be substituted for 10 meq ( 4 a day) of potassium citrate ?

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Dr. Lane Childs
34 years experience Urology
No: You will not achieve as good of an alkalinizing affect with this regimen as you would with a citrate supplement.
Answered on Feb 10, 2014

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