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Health Care And Potassium Supplements

by Janet Quaren

Why should somebody supplement Potassium? Potassium is a key ingredient to maintaining a healthy nerve network, heart, kidney function, muscles and your digestive system. Much of the time certain eating habits naturally will provide the potassium levels most men and women need, there are select persons who need more than what can be found from eating like those without potassium issues. A potassium supplement is necessary for those who have either temporary or permanent depletion that empty their body of potassium, included, but not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, diuretic use, kidney disease, and GI disease (gastrointestinal disease) and from having fluids depleted (heat stroke, sweat, dehydration, diarrhea, etc.), from vomiting (the 24 hour flu, bulimia, as a result of another condition), or because of having a disease, like digestive diseases, etc. Potassium supplements are specifically made to to renew or ward off potassium deficiency.

At what time should you take your potassium supplements? That depends on the type of supplement you are currently taking, as the quantity consumed and how often you take it varies greatly. Much of the time, however, potassium supplements are often taken two to four times a day, and it is commonly prescribed to take with food. Your local pharmacist can help you if you should have any question or trouble creep up regarding your supplements.

How should you best take potassium supplements? Always carefully read your prescription bottles for specific to that supplement, instructions. Tablets and capsules should be taken in original form; avoid crushing, if possible. That won't be possible for every one. Some people who experience trouble swallowing big pills may have that as an obstacle to overcome, that is alright. Do what you normally would do. If your potassium is in liquid, granule, effervescent tablet or powder be certain to mix your potassium in water, before you drink it. Using cold water can aid in covering up bad taste, or including your favorite fruit juice can help make your potassium much easier on your taste buds. Whatever form your potassium supplement comes in, taking your dosage with 8 ounces of water or a combination with juice is what is most recommended.

This is only a tiny sampling of the to the point information Janet has collected over the years about potassium supplements and it has has increased in momentum. If potassium supplements are what you want to know about, you are invited to read the full text at the potassium authority site nobody's heard of. There's no blatant promotion, just the answers that once eluded us.

Published September 23rd, 2007

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