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Potassium Citrate

Potassium Citrate


 

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Dosage Form: Capsule
Size: 90 caps
Dietary Preference: Not Applicable
Brand: Thorne Research


Product Code: TR-M240
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A highly-absorbable form of potassium*  •alkalinizes the urine to promote good kidney health* •supports cardiovascular health* •essential for skeletal muscle function* •without preservatives, magnesium stearate, or other lubricants and diluents  Potassium is a vitally important mineral in the cell.* Approximately 98 percent of the body's stores of potassium are within the cell. It is the ratio of intracellular-to-extracellular potassium that determines muscle cell excitability. Thus, potassium plays an essential role in the functioning of not only skeletal muscle, but also the heart muscle.* Potassium is essential for nerve impulse transmission, muscle contractility, and maintaining already normal blood pressure, energy production, and nucleic acid synthesis.* Epidemiological evidence suggests that diets high in potassium provide numerous benefits to cardiovascular health.*   A potassium deficiency can occur when large amounts of potassium are lost via the digestive system or the urinary tract; for example, prolonged use of a non-potassium sparing diuretic can cause a loss of potassium via the urinary tract. Individuals with eating disorders are also at risk for being potassium-deficient. A chronic potassium deficiency can result in several adverse health conditions; at a minimum, a low potassium level can result in a prolonged feeling of weakness and fatigue.   Potassium citrate helps prevent precipitates in the urine.* In addition, potassium citrate is effective for alkalinizing the urine.* Herbs and herbal extracts such as uva ursi and berberine that support a healthy urinary tract - and are ingredients in Thorne's Uristatin - contain natural constituents that work most effectively in an alkaline urine.*  Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Cautions
  • PREGNANCY WARNING If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

    INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS Aspirin, laxatives, sodium bicarbonate, and several prescription medications – including trisalicylate (a pain medication), colchicine, corticosteroids, and non-potassium sparing diuretics (such as thiazide diuretics) – can induce potassium depletion.

    ACE inhibitors (captopril, enalapril, ramipril, etc.) can produce potassium retention by inhibiting aldosterone in the adrenal glands. Potassium supplementation concurrently with ACE inhibitors and potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone, amiloride, triamterene, etc.) should be undertaken with caution to prevent excessive potassium levels in the body.

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