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what is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not much, but: Potassium citrate helps prevent kidney stone disease due to its citrate content that gets excreted in the urine. Otherwise, both are potassium salts to supply potassium to people who have low potassium blood levels. Taking potassium regularly without a doctor's advice is risky, even if it is over the counter.
Answered on Nov 16, 2020
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