potassium chloride vs potassium gluconate

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Dr. Robert Benz answered:

Should I take potassium chloride or potassium gluconate ?

Depends.

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If you have low potassium usually people take potassium chloride but most people tolerate either. Should be discussed with your doctor as to why he/she chose one over the other.
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What is the difference in potassium gluconate, chloride, citrate?

Chemical question

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Potassium gluconate and chloride are used to treat hypokalemia. Citrate uses a differnt salt.
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What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better?

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Both are potassium supplements that are usually given for low potassium levels in blood. I suspect the differences are in dosage an tolerability. Potassium chloride delivers a much larger dose but has problems with gastrointestinal side effects. Gluconate formulations are common in over the counter formulations.
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What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better to take as an OTC supplement if one has repeated low potassium levels?

Weak repletion, both

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If you have repeated low levels, you need prescription strength and doctors supervision. If you overuse them, being weak doses, you may overdo it. Potassium problems can cause heart rhythm problems and possibly death. Prescription generic potassium should be cheaper than OTC one on mg to mg basis. This said, a gram of potassium gluconate has less potassium than a gram of potassium chloride.
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Dr. Keshab Paudel answered:

When we eat a banana is the potassium absorbed straight away? Or does it release it through the day? How does it work? Potassium chloride faster absb?

It depends

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It depends on our body's individual response. Oral potassium chloride will be absorbed over 1-2 hours and banana may take upto 4 hours.
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Can potassium gluconate convert to glucose?

No

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All it will do is raise your potassium, not sugar level.
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Can taking Potassium Gluconate help lower Blood Pressure?

No

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If your BP is high you should start with exercise /weight loss/low salt diet. IF you have HBP get to be checked by your doctor. Do NOT self treat HBP: Dangerous. Potassium gluconate is NOT HBP medication and should NOT be used without supervision
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What is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

Not much, but

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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.
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

What is difference between potassium glycinate and gluconate?

Difference of meds

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Potassium gluconate is the potassium salt of the conjugate base of gluconic acid. Its formula is: C6H11KO7. Potassium glycinate is glycine, monopotassium salt and its formula is C2H4KNO2. Both may be used to supplement potassium in a person's diet.
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Can I take magnesium and potassium gluconate supplements together?

Maybe, but why?

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It would be better for absorption of both supplements if they were taken separately, such as at different meals, which would still make them easily memorable, but would avoid any competition between them.
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