Potassium Rich Supplements
Potassium Rich Supplements
Why would someone supplement potassium?
Potassium is a key ingredient to maintain a healthy heart, muscle function, food metabolism, kidneys, nerves, and your digestive system. While certain foods naturally will provide adequate potassium levels to most men and women, there are select individuals who need much more than what can be obtained through the eating of food.
Potassium supplements are necessary for those who have either temporary or permanent ailments that deplete their body of potassium, such as: hypertension, vomiting, diarrhea, high
blood pressure, dehydration, diuretic use, kidney disease, and GI disease (gastrointestinal disease). Potassium supplements are specifically made to replenish, replace or prevent
When should a potassium supplement be taken?
Depending on the specific supplement being taken or prescribed, both dosage and frequency can vary greatly. Much of the time, however, potassium supplements are often taken two to four times per day, and usually with food. Your local pharmacist or doctor can help you if you should have any question or concern regarding your supplement.
What forms of potassium are commonly used?
Potassium rich supplements can be found in liquid form taken orally, in a powder, tablets (like aspirin), capsules, granules, or effervescent tablets made to dissolve in water. Of each variety, the release of the potassium may be immediate or have a longer lasting effect, being time-released. But, overall, it is safest and often suggested to get your potassium not through prescription drugs, or prescribed supplements, but food. Eat mineral rich foods that either have
low potassium or high potassium, depending on the objective.
What brand names are most common?
Cena-K, Effer-K, Gen-K, Glu-K, K-8, K+ 10, Kaochlor 10%, Kaochlor S-F 10%, Kaon, Kaon-Cl, Kaon Cl-10, Kaon-Cl 20% Liquid, Kato, Kay Ciel, Kaylixir, K+ Care, K+ Care ET, K-Dur, K-Electrolyte, K-G Elixir, K-Ide, K-Lease, K-Lor, Klor-Con 8, Klor-Con 10, Klor-Con EF, Klor-Con Powder, Klor-Con/25 Powder, Klorvess, Klorvess Effervescent Granules, Klorvess 10% Liquid, Klotrix, K-Lyte, K-Lyte/Cl, K-Lyte/Cl 50, K-Lyte/Cl Powder, K-Lyte DS, K-Norm , Kolyum, K-Sol, K-Tab, K-Vescent, Micro-K, Micro-K 10, Micro-K LS, Potasalan, Rum-K, Slow-K, Ten-K, Tri-K, Twin-K .
How should you properly take your potassium rich supplement?
Always carefully read your prescription bottle for specific instructions for consuming. Both tablets and capsules should be taken whole; avoid chewing if possible. Some individuals who have trouble swallowing pills may have difficulty doing otherwise, and that is o.k.. If your potassium supplement is in the form of a powder, liquid, granule, or effervescent tablet, be certain to mix your potassium thoroughly in water, before drinking.Using cold water can aid in masking unfriendly flavors, and adding your favorite fruit juice to your glass can help make your potassium easier on your taste buds. Whichever form your potassium supplements are in, taking your dosage with a full glass of water is recommended. Again food, either high in potassium or low in potassium is most accessible and safest.
What are the more common forms of potassium?
Potassium Acetate, Potassium Bicarbonate, Potassium Bicarbonate and Potassium Chloride, Potassium Bicarbonate and Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Gluconate, Potassium Gluconate and Potassium Chloride, Potassium Gluconate and Potassium Citrate.
How do you know if your potassium supplement is working?
Routine check and monitoring by your doctor will determine the best course of action. The doctor may monitor your progress through blood tests, or depending on why you are supplementing your potassium intake, via an electrocardiogram machine.
What should you do if you forget or miss a dose of the potassium rich?
Consult your doctor. But, most times, simply taking your regular dose upon remembering, and then spacing out the remaining doses for the rest of that day, usually will suffice.You should not however take more than one dose at a time. If you missed for example, two doses, you should not assume that taking double the dose upon remembering is the right course of action. Too much potassium at a given time can be seriously dangerous to your body.
Are there any known side effects to potassium rich supplements?
Yes. Although not common when proper dosage is followed, becoming sick to your stomach, vomiting (from mild to severe, sometimes vomiting blood), diarrhea, mental confusion, gas,
cramps, stomach pain, darkened bowel movements, pale or gray skin, light headedness, a heaviness in your legs and / or arms, pain in your chest, notable fatigue, some or all could
occur.And in severe cases, even a heart attack. Many of these symptoms are rare, but precaution should always be stressed. When and if any of these symptoms or reactions occur, possibly due to taking your potassium supplement, you should immediately consult your doctor.
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