|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Potassium (as Potassuim Gluconate) 96 mg||3%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you receive. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: None
Free of: Sugar, Soy, Dairy, Yeast, Gluten, Corn & Additives.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 500 mg (3/32 tsp) once daily, or as
directed by a physician. Due to potential toxicity, accurate gram weight scale recommended.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition consult your physician before use. Too much potassium is toxic, even fatal. DO NOT exceed the suggested amount. Keep out of reach of children.
Potassium gluconate is a potassium salt derived from gluconic acid. Potassium is an essential mineral similar to sodium that serves many functions in the body. It helps maintain fluid and electrolyte balance, muscle function, and heart health. Individuals must obtain potassium from dietary sources, such as avocadoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, and bananas.
Gluconic acid salts are gluconates produced by the oxidation and fermentation of glucose. It exerts antiseptic and chelating effects. Some food sources of gluconic acid include fruit, honey, and wine. It has a mild and refreshing sour flavor and can help regulate food and beverage acidity.
Potassium gluconate and potassium citrate are two of many potassium salts used to make potassium supplements. Potassium citrate has a diuretic effect and may be better for individuals prone to developing kidney stones. However, both supplements are effective for increasing potassium levels.
The typical western diet doesn’t include enough potassium-rich foods to meet the body’s nutritional needs. As a result, potassium deficiencies are common. Potassium deficiencies increase the risk of developing several health conditions, including hypertension, heart disease, and hypokalemia.
Certain conditions can contribute to potassium deficiencies. These include impaired kidney function, long-term diuretic use, penicillin-based antibiotics, or dehydration from excessive sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea. Potassium deficiencies may cause muscle weakness, muscle spasms, muscle cramps, muscle twitches, fatigue, and an irregular heartbeat.
Muscle cramps are common when electrolytes are low. Excessive sweating due to exercise or manual labor can drain electrolytes, which muscles need to contract. Unfortunately, plain water only contains trace amounts of electrolytes and can inadvertently worsen electrolyte imbalances by further diluting them. The muscles store 80% of the potassium in the body, and taking potassium supplements can fuel them directly. Research also shows that electrolytes reduce cramp susceptibility and inhibit muscle cramps caused by exercise.
Potassium may support heart health in several ways. The heart requires electrolytes like every other muscle in the body. It uses them to trigger and sustain the electrical pulses needed for it to beat. Potassium-rich diets also exert beneficial effects on blood pressure by flushing sodium from the body.
PureBulk carries numerous potassium supplements. These include:
Potassium is an essential mineral to sustain life, and most individuals tolerate potassium supplements well. Mild gastrointestinal side effects may occur in some individuals, such as upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Individuals taking potassium-sparing diuretics or with kidney disease should not take potassium supplements.
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*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.