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Re: Potassium Chloride
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Re: Potassium Chloride

After looking around for a couple of days I discovered people regularly taking 1-6mg daily doses of potassium chloride, but like on this label for the product they are basically telling you to just sprinkle it on your food as you would table salt which I'm sure would yield you nanograms of Kl.....


Serving Size & Timing
The primary function of this supplement is not actually as a supplement, but as a substitute for salt. Whereas this supplement does provide users with a source of Potassium if they need it, that is more of a secondary effect. This product should be applied to food just as you would apply salt, and in addition, has a small amount of Potassium in it.

While it is true that Potassium deficiency is responsible for many adverse health conditions, it is equally true that too much Potassium can cause just as many problems and even be potentially fatal. This product should not be used in excess, however do not be alarmed. If you use it as you would salt (in a theoretically normal diet) you will be well under any toxic amounts at the end of the day. Potassium containing products are especially dangerous in large amounts for men or women who have had problems with their kidneys, heart, or persons who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the past as large amounts of Potassium in the bloodstream can cause heart problems.


Supplement Facts
Serving size: 135 milligrams
Serving per container: *
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
Potassium (as Potassium Chloride)...70mg 2%
* Daily Value not established.
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Other Ingredients: None

Free of: Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten,corn and additives

Directions: Use as desired as a salt substitute. As dietary supplement, take 135mg (1/32 tsp) daily with meal and water or as directed by a physician.

US Standard Measuring Spoons
Spoon Size(level) milligrams
1/64 teaspoon 69
1/32 teaspoon 138
1/16 teaspoon 276

Potassium Chloride Concentration

This supplement is considered pharmaceutical grade and has no fillers of any kind present in it.

Potassium Chloride Interactions and Side Effects

Potassium chloride, when used in moderation can actually prove a more healthy alternative to standard table salt and is routinely found as an alternative in products marketed towards those whose diets are restricted in the amount of sodium they can consume. However it must be used in moderation just like any healthy product.

There are quite a number of prescription and over the counter drugs known to interact adversely with Potassium Chloride. It may be best to get a complete list from your doctor before attempting to take this. However, if you are not on any prescription medications, you are safe to use this accordingly.

While it is rare, there is a possibility that you may suffer an allergic reaction to this supplement which may show first signs in the form of a rash. If you start to notice a rash, experience respiratory problems, or have unexplainable dizzy spells appearing as a result of taking this supplement, cease intake immediately and see a doctor.

Remember that Potassium appears in large amounts in fruits and vegetables, and a single serving of this supplement is enough to make up for an entire dayís worth of Potassium. Therefore if you have had any fruit remember to keep track of it before you take this supplement and proportion accordingly. You do not want to overdose on Potassium by taking you full daily dose of this and then eating an extra banana. This behavior could, over time, cause heart problems. Always monitor Potassium intake appropriately.

This supplement should be stored in an area that is free from light, heat, and moisture and this area should also be out of the reach of both pets and children if possible so as to avoid any potential accidents which could lead to fatal problems as a result if not treated appropriately.

Those who have weak kidneys are at special risk for developing Hypokalemia, as it is the kidneys that are generally responsible for getting rid of extraneous Potassium in the body. This is why healthy individuals can generally eat as much fruit as they want without worrying about Potassium overdose. However, if your kidneys are not operating as they should, this will cause negative side effects."

The "side effects" they seem to mention sound like detox reactions to me and is a good thing rather than a bad one.

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