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What is difference between potassium glycinate and gluconate?

What is difference between potassium glycinate and gluconate?

Difference of meds: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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What is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

What is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

What is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latter by weight to weight comparison but it may cause more nausea. Potassium iodide has anti fungal properties and is used as supersaturated product for that (sski), potassium gluconate is frequently used over the counter to replace low potassium levels. ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better?

What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better?

Potassium supplement: 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. ...Read more

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Can taking potassium gluconate help lower blood pressure?

Can taking potassium gluconate help lower blood pressure?

No: 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. ...Read more

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Should i take potassium chloride or potassium gluconate ?

Depends.: 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. ...Read more

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Can i take magnesium and potassium gluconate supplements together?

Can i take magnesium and potassium gluconate supplements together?

Maybe, but why?: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim
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Kaochlor (Definition)

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