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Potassium

Potassium
gluten free vegetarian vegetable capsule Non GMO Supplement

Nutritional support for cardiovascular function, muscle and bone health, and kidney function

  • Promotes healthy blood flow and heart health
  • Supports muscle function and bone mineralization
  • Maintains alkaline balance and supports kidney and urinary tract health

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Product Information Sheet (PDF)

Patient One Potassium supplies 99 mg per capsule of potassium citrate, a well-absorbed form of potassium. This essential dietary mineral and electrolyte supports a number of fundamentally important physiological functions in the body. While potassium is abundant in vegetables, fruits, beans and nuts, typical American diets often provide less than adequate amounts of potassium. Other factors, such as chronic dieting, prolonged strenuous exercise causing perspiration, diarrhea and/or vomiting from illness, chronic kidney conditions, use of certain pharmaceuticals, and alcoholism, can lead to potassium insufficiency or deficiency. Deficiencies in potassium have been associated with irregular heart beat, muscle weakness and lack of energy.

As the most abundant positively charged intracellular electrolyte in the body, potassium plays a vital role in the transmission of electrical impulses in the heart. It supports healthy blood flow and healthy maintenance of already normal blood pressure. Potassium also plays a key role in the control of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle contractility. 

High potassium intakes are associated with greater bone mineral density (BMD) in post-menopausal women. Potassium citrate supports acid/alkaline balance, bone cell function and bone mineralization in part by supporting calcium absorption and health bone resorption.

Diets high in potassium are also associated with higher urine pH and reduced risk for kidney stones. Low urinary pH is the strongest factor in the development of uric acid stones. Potassium's benefit of alkalizing the urine also inhibits the growth of undesirable bacteria in the urinary tract.

References

  1. He, Feng J. et al., Effect of Short-Term Supplementation of Potassium Chloride and Potassium Citrate on Blood Pressure in Hypertensives. Hypertension. 2005;45:571–574. doi: 10.1161/01.HYP.0000158264.36590.19
  2. Jehle, Sigrid et al., Effect of Potassium Citrate on Bone Density, Microarchitecture, and Fracture Risk in Healthy Older Adults without Osteoporosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, January 2013, 98(1):207–217
  3. Moseley, Kendall et al., Potassium citrate supplementation results in sustained improvement in calcium balance in older men and women. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Mar;28(3):497-504. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1764.
  4. Weaver, Connie M., Potassium and Health. Adv. Nutr. 4: 368S–377S, 2013; doi:10.3945/an.112.003533.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
Potassium (from Potassium citrate) 99 mg 2%
** Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet.


Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule, 2 times daily, preferably with meals, or as directed by a qualified healthcare professional.

Warnings

If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before use. Potassium can cause GI upset, nausea or diarrhea in sensitive individuals. Discontinue use and consult physician if any adverse reactions occur. 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.

 
Potassium Label