A highly-absorbable form of potassium
- Alkalinizes The Urine to Promote Good Kidney Health*
- Supports Cardiovascular Health
- Essential For Skeletal Muscle Function
- Helps to Reduce High Oxalates in the Body
Potassium is a vitally important mineral in the cell. Approximately 98 percent of the body's stores of potassium are within the cell. It is the ratio of intracellular-to-extracellular potassium that determines muscle cell excitability. Thus, potassium plays an essential role in the functioning of not only skeletal muscle, but also the heart muscle.*
Potassium is essential for nerve impulse transmission, muscle contractility, and maintaining already normal blood pressure, energy production, and nucleic acid synthesis.* Epidemiological evidence suggests that diets high in potassium provide numerous benefits to cardiovascular health.*
A potassium deficiency can occur when large amounts of potassium are lost via the digestive system or the urinary tract; for example, prolonged use of a non-potassium sparing diuretic can cause a loss of potassium via the urinary tract. Individuals with eating disorders are also at risk for being potassium-deficient. A chronic potassium deficiency can result in several adverse health conditions; at a minimum, a low potassium level can result in a prolonged feeling of weakness and fatigue.
Potassium citrate helps prevent precipitates in the urine.* In addition, potassium citrate is effective for alkalinizing the urine. Additionally, the citrate portion binds to oxalate crystals and helps remove them in the urine.
Elevated oxalates are associated with the most common form of kidney stones (calcium oxalate stones), chronic pain, headaches and other common health complaints.
For Potassium Depletion:
Take 1-2 caps – 3x daily with or without food.
To Lower High Oxalate Levels:
Take 1 cap with each meal. Once oxalate levels are normalized, only take this with a high oxalate meal.
One Capsule Contains:
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate) 99 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Aspirin, laxatives, sodium bicarbonate, and several prescription medications – including trisalicylate (a pain medication), colchicine, corticosteroids, and non-potassium sparing diuretics (such as thiazide diuretics) – can induce potassium depletion.
ACE inhibitors (captopril, enalapril, ramipril, etc.) can produce potassium retention by inhibiting aldosterone in the adrenal glands. Potassium supplementation concurrently with ACE inhibitors and potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone, amiloride, triamterene, etc.) should be undertaken with caution to prevent excessive potassium levels in the body.
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