DR MB’s Potassium Gluconate 2000mg
Yielding Elemental Potassium of 333.6mg
Our Potassium is 100% Vegetable Source.
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Contains No: added sugar, salt, lactose, gluten, live yeasts, flavourings, colourings, preservatives or animal derivatives.
The recommended daily intake for potassium is 4,700 milligrams, but most adults consume barely half that amount, reports the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Taking a potassium gluconate supplement can help fill in the gap and provide some of your daily potassium.
Read the 7 proven benefits of Potassium . . .
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Do not take potassium supplements if you have kidney disease. Several different types of medications affect potassium levels and should not be taken together with supplements. These include prescription and over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen and decongestants.
Benefits of Potassium
1. Boost Heart Health
One thing a healthy heart definitely does is beat as it should. I’m talking about your heart rhythm, and potassium plays a direct role in making sure that rhythm is healthy and as it should be. If you’re having trouble with your heart rhythm, a potassium deficiency could easily play a role.
2. Decrease Cramps
One of the main benefits of consuming potassium is decreased muscle cramping and improved muscle strength. Muscle weakness, muscle aches and muscle cramps are common side effects of low potassium levels. This can happen if an athlete becomes dehydrated and doesn’t consume enough potassium-rich foods before and after exercise. Potassium is also helpful for cramps related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
3. Reduce Risk of Stroke
Several observational studies have found that those with high potassium levels experience a lower risk of stroke. The risk of ischemic stroke in particular is lower in high potassium consumers.
4. Alleviate High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
According to a recently updated Harvard Medical School publication, “the average American diet delivers too much sodium and too little potassium,” which is highly counterproductive when it comes to discouraging high blood pressure. Studies show that a diet high in potassium, especially potassium from fruits and vegetables, lowers blood pressure. This is especially true if the increase in potassium foods is not accompanied by an increase in high-sodium foods. One group that shouldn’t aim too high with potassium intake is people with kidney problems.
5. Lower Cellulite Appearance
One of the main causative factors of cellulite buildup is fluid retention. Most people consume far too much sodium and not near enough potassium. Sodium brings nutrients into your cells where potassium helps flush excess waste out of your cells. For this reason, if you reduce sodium intake and start consuming potassium, you may reduce the appearance of cellulite.
6. Osteoporosis Protection
Research has found a direct relationship between increased bone density and increased intake of potassium. Citrate and bicarbonate are two potassium salts that are naturally found in potassium-rich fruit and vegetables, and a recent study reveals that these potassium salts can actually improve the health of your bones and ward off osteoporosis.
This 2015 study out of the University of Surrey published in the journal Osteoporosis International found that a high consumption of potassium salts significantly decreases the urinary excretion of both acid and calcium. Why is this significant? Because the potassium salts actually help the bones not to reabsorb acid and also to maintain vital mineral content. So by consuming potassium, you can actually help preserve your bones and prevent serious bone-related health issues like osteoporosis.
7. Proper Food Processing and Growth
Your body actually requires potassium in order to process and utilise the carbohydrates you consume. As a child or an adult, you also require potassium to build protein and muscle. If you’re younger in age and your body is still growing, then potassium helps ensure that your growth continues at a normal, healthy rate.