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Doctor insights on: The Best Form Of Potassium Supplements For Absorption

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What are the best over-the-counter potassium supplements?

What are the best over-the-counter potassium supplements?

Fruits & vegetables: All otc potassium supplements in the us are limited to 99 mg because more can irritate your stomach. 1 cup of tomatoes/1 cup of carrots or 1 banana = 4 of these pills. 1 baked potato or yam= 9 pills. Leafy greens, mushrooms & avocado are other good sources. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Dbid=90&tname=nutrient
as dr. Anywanu mentions, if on an ace inhibitor too much potassium is dangerous! ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Do potassium supplements work the same as magnesium supplements? When is the best time of day to take potassium, with or without food?

Do potassium supplements work the same as magnesium supplements? When is the best time of day to take potassium, with or without food?

Different: Both are different electrolytes (and magnesium is essential for absorption of potassium. The biggest question is why you are taking them as supplements and what you need rafter than want. They are best taken with meals otherwise tend to cause upset stomach. ...Read more

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With hypertension and hypokalemia what is the best potassium supplements?

With hypertension and hypokalemia what is the best potassium supplements?

Consider workup: Rather than asking about potassium supplements, the first thing I would make sure is there is no reversible causes or hypertension and hypokalemia. People with a genetic disorder that cause high aldosterone levels will lead to more sodium retention resulting in hypertension. Wehn sodium is absorbed, it dumps potassium. If an adenoma is causing this, it may be able to be removed and fix problem. ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter potassium supplements safe?

Why?: If you have low potassium there needs to be an evaluation and cause?
Taking diuretics? Renal issues?
Etc!
In moderation, and in normal persons potassium should be excreted if not needed.
In excess and with some problems it could be quite dangerous ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are potassium supplements good for?

Could you tell me what are potassium supplements good for?

Supplements: Potassium (k) supplements are available and can be used to supplement low serum k levels. You should see your doctor to see if you actually need supplemental k and, if so, why. You may have a loss of k via your kidneys due to medications or a magnesium deficit. See your physician in the office for the right answer to your question. ...Read more

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What are the most effective potassium supplements you can take?

What are the most effective potassium supplements you can take?

Potassium supplement: The most effective potassium supplement is your diet and usually if you eat lots of fruits and vegetables then you will obtain all the potassium you need from your diet. However, some medicines and health issues cause individuals to loose potassium, and those people need to take extra. So try to eat foods rich in potassium like bananas, potatoes and oranges or take supplements with a meal. ...Read more

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When taking a diuretic, do you need to also take a potassium supplement?

When taking a diuretic, do you need to also take a potassium supplement?

Possibly: Depending on the specific diuretic you are taking. Some diuretics waste more potassium than others. Also if you are taking a potassium sparing diuretic you may not need extra potassium. Either way tou should have your potassium levels monitored. ...Read more

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Is taking a potassium supplement necessary aside from your daily food intake if you lift weights six days a week?

Potassium: Typically no -- diet potassium is easy to acquire from fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium; these include citrus fruits, tropical fruits, juices, tomato, potato, peaches, apricots, melons, etc. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take a potassium supplement while also taking losartan?

Possibly: If you are taking a potassium supplement because you are being treated with a diuretic, upon adding losartan, you might not require continuation of the potassium supplement. Monitor potassium. ...Read more

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How much potassium supplements should I take over-the-counter for low potassium levels I have hypokalimea?

How much potassium supplements should I take over-the-counter for low potassium levels I have hypokalimea?

Here are some. ..: Your clinical profile suggested you've been under professional care so ti would be most reasonable and beneficial for you to address this Q to your existing Doc since she/he knows the most about your conditions and the best about what you need than anyone else. So, contact Doc timely. ...Read more

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I recently realized I am only consuming ~800mg of potassium a day (including my multivitamin), should I start taking a potassium supplement?

Potassium: With normal kidney and endocrine function and a reasonably well balanced diet potassium is tightly homeostatically regulated ...Read more

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Is losartan potassium tablets given for hypertension also a potassium supplement or are they two different medicines?

Potassium and Cozaar (losartan): The potassium (K) found in losartan (L) is a very minute amount and is not intended to be a K supplement. L does have the ability to elevate serum K levels, so supplementation of K by K chloride tablets may not be needed. ...Read more

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What is a safe, sugar-free potassium supplement (that does not include sodium!) I can buy to boost my electrolytes? Other than food.

Safe potassium: Brand name "No Salt" is potassium chloride. No sodium. Health food stores have potassium tabs without sodium.. ...Read more

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How do potassium supplements effect you? Help with water retention? Sleep? Relaxation?

Not recommended.: potassium supplements in general do not have any beneficial effects, unless you are diagnosed with low potassium, in which case supplements may be necessary. If you have not been diagnosed as such, however, potassium supplements will not be beneficial, and can, under the wrong circumstances, cause problems with your heart rhythm, occasionally even fatal, if potassium level rises too high. Beware! ...Read more

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I've heard that a magnesium and potassium supplement can help with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) tolerance. Is that true?

I've heard that a magnesium and potassium supplement can help with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) tolerance. Is that true?

See answer: Some users of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) suggest that taking magnesium and potassium supplements along with the medication helps to reduce tolerance. However, I am unaware of any validated or reproducible authoritarian sources or scientific research that support these claims. There is some research suggesting that magnesium supplementation might help to improve ADHD type symptoms in children with the disorder. ...Read more

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Vomiting bug, throwing up every 15-40mins. On potassium supplement for florinef (fludrocortisone). How long do I need to keep it down to be absorbed (the potassium&water?

Vomiting bug, throwing up every 15-40mins. On potassium supplement for florinef (fludrocortisone). How long do I need to keep it down to be absorbed (the potassium&water?

Stop the vomiting: Potassium irritates your stomach. You must have medication to control the vomiting! Call the physician who is following you for you adrenal problem or go to urgent care clinic A S A P!!!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What's the best kind of supplement potassium form?

Potassium chloride: Potassium chloride. Is the most effective form but the pills are somewhat large and it can be difficult on the stomach. ...Read more

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Which OTC calcium supplement has the best absorption?

Which OTC calcium supplement has the best absorption?

Calcium suplement: Not all otc calcium suplement has the best absorption. There are two common calcium suplement available otc :calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. Calcium citrate has better absorption then calcium carbonate. ...Read more

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Is the absorption of vitamin D3 guaranteed when taken as a supplement? What brand of vitamin D3 is best in the market?

Is the absorption of vitamin D3 guaranteed when taken as a supplement? What brand of vitamin D3 is best in the market?

Vit D3 Well-Absorbed: Nothing is guaranteed.

But I think you can feel comfortable that you are absorbing your Vitamin D3.

I believe most brands are acceptable, but the best-tested brand is Bio-Tech. Bio-Tech D3 is the form that has been used in most of the major clinical studies.

I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7, 000 IU per day. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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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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