Potassium is a key mineral the body requires to function. It is essential for the heart, kidneys and other organs to work normally. Potassium deficiencies make people feel weak, cause leg cramps, and cause headaches, stomach pains and abnormal heartbeat. A serious lack of potassium could even lead to the development of diabetes.
Available: 100 Capsules
- Treatment of low potassium
- Leg cramps
- Irregular heart rhythm
Low potassium is associated with a risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility. While most people who eat a healthy diet get enough potassium naturally, many do not. For such people, doctors typically recommend improved diet and/or habits, potassium supplements, or both. Potassium deficiencies are most common in people who:
- Use certain medicines such as diuretics
- Have physically demanding jobs
- Exercise or work in hot climates and sweat excessively
- Have health conditions such as Crohn’s disease that affect digestive absorption
- Have chronically loose watery stools
- Have an eating disorder
- Abuse alcohol or drugs
Suggested Use: Take 1 or 2 capsules daily with a full glass of water or as directed by your health care provider.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, Yeast, Wheat, Soy Protein, Cow Milk, Sodium, Sugar, or Starch. Capsule is Not Vegetarian/Vegan.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Do not take if you have known kidney disease or high levels of potassium in your blood. Too much potassium causes arrhythmias. Do not take potassium without first consulting your doctor if you are using any of prescription drugs, particularly, the drugs listed below. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature.
Medications that have been linked to high potassium levels include, but are not limited to the following:
- Certain blood pressure management drugs such as Beta Blockers, ACE Inhibitors, ARBs, etc.
- Heparin, a blood thinner
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
- Potassium-sparing diuretics including amiloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone, Carospir), and triamterene (Dyrenium)
- Antibiotics, including amoxicillin
- Herbal supplements, including milkweed, lily of the valley, Siberian ginseng, Hawthorn berries, or preparations from dried toad skin or venom (Bufo, Chan Su, Senso)