Stores should sell better potassium tablets/capsules.

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    May 24, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    Online just takes so much effort out of the body to get a prepaid card.
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    May 24, 2013 4:00 AM GMT
    Why would you want to take potassium? The food you eat should give you enough. Excess K is dangerous.
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    May 24, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    ^^^ Exactly! Bananas, salmon, baked potato, spinach....all of these have enough potassium.
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    May 24, 2013 4:12 AM GMT
    You know they use an overdose of potassium for lethal injections right?
  • LJay

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    May 24, 2013 4:12 AM GMT
    Also avocados, white beans, and, I found out this evening, coconut water.

    Actually, it is worth looking up the daily allowance for potassium, it is fairly high, though you can overdo anything.
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    May 24, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    redox87 saidYou know they use an overdose of potassium for lethal injections right?


    Lethal potassium injections are undiluted/pure. The tablets/capsules that the OP is referring to are mixed with chloride.
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    May 24, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
    Erik101 said
    redox87 saidYou know they use an overdose of potassium for lethal injections right?


    Lethal potassium injections are undiluted/pure. The tablets/capsules that the OP is referring to are mixed with chloride.


    Actually, the stuff they use for lethal injection is also KCl. And yes, I know he's referring to the capsules. I was trying to make a point that a high concentration of potassium can be dangerous.
  • GWriter

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    May 24, 2013 1:20 PM GMT
    Coincidentally, I was just told the other day that the sale of concentrated potassium (even in supplements) is controlled because it can be an ingredient in explosives.
  • mybud

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    May 24, 2013 1:29 PM GMT
    ever heard of Bananas?
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    May 24, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    redox87 saidYou know they use an overdose of potassium for lethal injections right?


    Lethal potassium injections are undiluted/pure. The tablets/capsules that the OP is referring to are mixed with chloride.


    Regardless, hyperkalemia (excess potassium) is a dangerous condition. Potassium is one of the electrolytes that has a direct impact on muscle, especially cardiac muscle. Excess K can cause all sort of nasty stuff including dysrythmias which is one of the things we are most concerned about at the hospital when a patient is hyperkalemic. We all get enough electrolytes from the foods we eat.
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    May 24, 2013 1:46 PM GMT
    Bananas are yummy in somethings, potatoes take so long to cook compared to them and are very filling which doesn't leave room for much else and chips are considered junk food for use at football games when consuming guacamole
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    May 24, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    4,700 mg a day is what i saw recommended for adults, 925 mg in a baked potatoe but I just prefer to eat a variety of foods in my calorie plan so that I burn Food instead of muscle when working out.
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    May 25, 2013 2:01 AM GMT
    I take two low-dose potassium tablets every day (99 mg each,so its a tick below 200 mg). If I don't, I can feel weak and very sluggish (I have the tendency to become potassium deficient for some reason) and the only thing that will bring me back is a $3.00 bottle of Muscle Milk.

    I have to have bananas mixed in with something as individually, they really upset my stomach.