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NOW Foods Potassium Citrate

$21.50
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180 capsules
NOW Foods Potassium Citrate

Potassium is an essential mineral for supporting the body’s electrolyte mineral balance, nerve transmission, and delivery of nutrients to the cell membranes. Because food processing reduces the diet’s concentration of potassium, the body can benefit from potassium supplements like Potassium Citrate. Potassium Citrate offers improved absorption and higher bioavailability compared to other forms.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 180

 

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Potassium (from Potassium Citrate)

99 mg

 3%

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, gelatin (capsule), stearic acid (vegetable source) and silica.

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule 1 to 5 times daily, preferably with food.

Precautions

For adults only. Consult Doctor if pregnant/ nursing, taking medication, or if you have a medical condition. Do not consume potassium supplements if you have kidney disease or are using a potassium-sparing diuretic.

 

  • Potassium plays a significant role in maintaining optimal fluid balance. Different types of cells in the body has different requirement for water balance to ensure optimum functioning and potassium plays an important part in regulating this balance. This is the reason why experts recommend eating potassium rich foods such as bananas after extensive exercise or heavy drinking to rehydrate and restore fluid balance.
  • Potassium Citrate can be used to minimise the presence of acid in the urine and blood, helping prevent the formation of kidney stones and uric acid crystals. For kidney stones, potassium works by attaching itself to calcium and facilitating its excretion through the urine. Take note that most kidney stones are formed from excess calcium. Additionally, it aids in reducing uric acid in the urine to reduce the formation of crystals to reduce the symptoms of gouty arthritis.
  • Because it helps ensure that there is enough potassium levels in the blood, taking potassium citrate pills can reduce the risk for hypokalemia. Normal blood potassium levels ranges from 3.6 to 5.2 millimoles per liter. Hypokalemia occurs when it reaches less than 2.5 millimoles per liter and the condition can be life-threatening. Signs and symptoms of hypokalemia include muscle cramps, weakness, constipation, and fatigue.
  • Potassium is involved in controlling nerve impulses from one point of the body to another. This process is responsible for muscle contraction and movements so the body can perform different physical activities during the entire day without getting tired really quickly.
  • Potassium citrate is implicated to promoting bone health, especially in older people. Studies show that when used together with calcium supplements and vitamin D, Potassium citrate supports bone mineral density for different sites including the spine.

Potassium Citrate is the bioavailable and highly absorbable form of the essential dietary mineral potassium. It is derived from a wide variety of foods including bananas, meat, fish, and dairy products among others. However, food processing reduces potassium concentration in these foods that most people are not getting enough potassium to support the body’s fluid balance, nerve transmission, and bone health. In worse cases, low levels of potassium can lead to kidney stones, gouty arthritis, and hypokalemia. Now Foods Potassium Citrate is formulated to provide the body with an additional supply of potassium that is easily absorb to achieve optimum potassium benefits and prevent potassium deficiency.