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Vitacost Potassium Citrate -- 99 mg - 300 Capsules


Vitacost Potassium Citrate
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Vitacost Potassium Citrate -- 99 mg - 300 Capsules

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Vitacost Potassium Citrate Description

Essential macromineral that helps regulate body fluid levels and supports healthy acid/alkaline balance.*


What is Potassium Citrate?


Potassium is a mineral found in foods such as bananas, orange juice and potatoes. Like sodium and chloride, potassium is an electrolyte, meaning it takes on a positive or negative charge when dissolved in fluids. Potassium helps regulate the body's fluid levels.* It's also important for the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction of muscles and energy production.*

Potassium citrate is a form of potassium in which potassium ions are bonded to citric acid. Citrates are highly bioavailable, meaning they're readily absorbed by cells.

 

What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Potassium Citrate?

  • By sparing calcium from excessive loss, potassium may play a vital part in maintaining healthy bone density.*
  • Evidence suggests potassium intake plays an important role in helping to maintain blood pressure levels already within normal range.*
  • Potassium citrate supports a healthy acid/alkaline balance in the body which is important to kidney health.*

Why is Vitacost® Potassium Citrate your everyday essential?

  • Supplies 99 mg per single-capsule serving
  • Contains 300 servings per bottle
  • Great value!


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Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*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.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 300
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Potassium (as potassium citrate)99 mg2%
Potassium Citrate276 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin and vegetable magnesium stearate.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

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Eat These Foods to Get More Potassium

An often misunderstood and undervalued mineral, potassium is necessary for life. It's the body’s most abundant electrolyte—the word for minerals that carry an electrical charge. Electrolytes play a role in the water balance in the body, as well as the body’s acidity/alkalinity, muscle function and heart rhythm. We lose electrolytes with perspiration, which is why we must consume replacement fluids to prevent serious problems.

Roasted Winter Squash on Baking Sheet as Source of Potassium | Vitacost.com/blog

Why do we need potassium?

Potassium is used for many essential bodily functions, including strong and regular heart contractions, proper kidney function, fluid balance and healthy muscle development. It plays an important role in nerve signaling and increases metabolism to optimally use proteins, fats and carbohydrates for energy. Potassium is also important for bone health, and dietary potassium is closely linked to bone mineral density.  

Though this mineral impacts several areas of health, one of the most far-reaching is its influence on healthy blood pressure, which in turn affects cardiovascular health.

The problem with potassium

Potassium can only do its job properly when it’s in optimal balance with the yin to its yang: sodium. Historically, these two minerals were balanced in the diet, as potassium is plentiful in many fruits and vegetables.

The ideal ratio, reflected in diets that don’t rely on processed foods, is one part sodium for every seven parts potassium.

However, with the introduction of sodium preservatives and easy access to salt, plus the subsequent dietary decline in fresh fruits and vegetables, this natural balance has shifted drastically. By 1995, sodium intake was triple that of potassium according to a study in the American Journal of Physiology

Proper balance is essential because sodium tells the body to hold on to water, and potassium says to let it go. Without adequate potassium, the body retains water, causing increased blood pressure and a whole host of health problems.

Are you getting enough?

In a 2001 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers reported that American men consume barely 75 percent of the recommended daily intake of 4,700 mg of potassium, and women get only 50 percent.

Adding to this, many prescription and over the counter drugs deplete potassium—including decongestants, certain antibiotics, many asthma medications and diuretics.

Best sources of potassium

Fruits and vegetables, beans, lentils, nuts, meats and yogurt are all potassium foods that can be easily incorporated into your diet. According to the National Institutes of Health, good sources of potassium include:

Fruits: Oranges, citrus fruit, bananas, prunes, cantaloupe, kiwi and dried apricots (dried apricots are a better source than fresh apricots)

Vegetables: broccoli, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, potatoes (especially skins), peas, lima beans and winter squash

Protein: red meat, chicken, fish (salmon, cod, flounder, sardines), nuts, soy products and veggie burgers

Dairy: milk and yogurt

What to consider when taking supplements

 

Unfortunately, there are obstacles to providing adequate potassium in dietary supplements. Because potassium is intensely alkaline, it can irritate the lining of the stomach if a tablet or capsule lies in one area and doesn’t dissolve properly.

Therefore, the limit that dietary supplements can legally provide is generally less than 100 mg per dose (nowhere near the recommended daily allowance). However, it is available in higher doses in liquids or drink mixes.

Note that there are a few rare conditions (for example, kidney failure) and certain prescription drugs with which potassium intake must be closely monitored.

If you have any questions, talk to your healthcare provider to make sure increasing potassium is right for you.

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