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The Best Way to Supplement With Potassium | Chris Masterjohn Lite #59


This is how to supplement with potassium. Hi. I’m Dr. Chris Masterjohn of chrismasterjohnphd.com, and this is Chris Masterjohn Lite, where the name of the game is “Details? Shmeetails. Just tell me what works!” Today we’re going to talk about potassium supplements. Now, I’ve made videos in the past about getting enough potassium, and I’ll link to those in the description so that you can go back and look at those videos. Those were about getting potassium from food. In fact, I recommend you try to get all of your potassium from food so that you don’t need to follow the instructions in this video. With that said, it is important to get enough potassium, and unless you’re really focusing on it, it’s very easy to not get enough from food. Sometimes I talk to people and they say, “Geez, what you’re telling me to do to get enough potassium in my food doesn’t sound like something that I’m ready to do.” And they really want to take a supplement, and so if you fall into that category, this is for you. With that said, it’s important to clear what you’re doing with your doctor. The FDA actually regulates potassium supplements to make sure that they don’t exceed 99 milligrams. The reason is that even though there are very clear studies in humans showing that it is perfectly safe for healthy people to take 15 grams of potassium per day, it’s also the case that for someone whose kidneys are not able to excrete potassium at the rate that they need to, even smaller doses are able to cause hyperkalemia, which means that your blood levels of potassium go too high. Hyperkalemia could affect your heart rate or could affect—could give you palpitations or something like that, but it could, in theory, in the worst cases, not in theory, but it could in the worst cases, lead to death. And so it could be an emergency-room situation, so the FDA has just come out and said, “We don’t want the fewer people who would have access to these supplements to have those bigger problems, so we’re not going to let anyone take more than 99 milligrams of potassium at a time.” With that said, there are bulk powders of potassium that actually make it super easy to take more than that because they just called the serving size whatever gives 99 milligrams, and you just pour out however much you want. Nevertheless, it is more common than you might think that someone doesn’t have— that someone does not have the proper ability to excrete potassium in the kidneys. And that’s because things like NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the most common drugs on the market that people are taking all over to manage trivial—I don’t want to trivialize a bad headache, but oftentimes, trivial headaches, trivial pain, people are taking these, sometimes very bad, debilitating pain, but still, these drugs are common, and they can impair the excretion of potassium in the kidneys. Insulin resistance, one of the most common metabolic problems we have in our society, impairs the ability of the kidneys to get rid of potassium. So it’s very important that you clear what you’re doing with your doctor to make sure that you’re not taking any drugs, those or other ones, that you don’t have any health conditions that you know about or that you don’t know about yet that could interfere with your ability to tolerate potassium supplements. There’s another problem, which is that with certain potassium supplements, and potassium chloride seems to be the worst offender, and potassium supplements that are in pills or capsules or tablets, especially if they are in time-released tablets, which seems to be the worst offender, can irritate the stomach lining. And that’s because you take a pill of potassium, it goes into your stomach, and then it just stays in one location, where there’s a very high concentration of potassium rather than spreading out, and it can irritate and basically eat a hole in your stomach lining. When your potassium is spread out in your food, there’s no one area of the stomach that is vulnerable to that high concentration of potassium. Also, potassium stimulates insulin, and so you could get hypoglycemia if you took potassium on an empty stomach. That doesn’t happen when you eat potassium in food because the potassium is mixed in with the—even vegetables have at least a little bit of glucose, where the potassium drips into your system, and the glucose drips into your system at the same time, and you get the proper balance. So if we need to use potassium supplements, how do we best replicate what’s in food to give us a slower input of potassium that our kidneys are better able to handle, along with a slow drip of glucose that balances our blood sugar in a way that is spread out in our stomach that is not going to eat a hole anywhere in our stomach? Well, what I would do is I would use this supplement that is shown on the screen: BulkSupplements Potassium Citrate Powder. I like potassium citrate because A) it’s not potassium chloride, and B) another alternative, potassium bicarbonate, is best to—bicarbonate is best to not take on a full stomach because it can interfere with stomach acid, and you can wind up burping up a lot of the bicarbonate. So potassium citrate is better than bicarbonate when you’re mixing it with a meal, and potassium is better mixed with a meal for the reasons we just described. So this BulkSupplements Pure Potassium Citrate Powder, I would use, start with small doses, like a few hundred milligrams, and make sure you tolerate it. Again, presumably you’re telling your doctor about this, and you can look out for any adverse signs and then work your way up. You can theoretically go up to grams per day. There have been 15-gram-per-day studies, like I mentioned before. But I would definitely be trying to get the bulk of your potassium from food, and so you really want to make your total potassium, if you can get your total potassium, food and supplements combined, to hit 5 or 6 grams per day, you’re in very good shape. You take that bulk powder, and you stir it into your food, or you blend it into your food, depending on whatever— what you’re eating and whatever the easiest way to mix it in. The goal is, as in the previous episode with calcium, to evenly mix the potassium throughout your food so that it is the closest approximation to actually eating the potassium in the food. If you want to purchase BulkSupplements Pure Potassium Citrate Powder without my affiliate link, just search Amazon for the name of the product. If you do want to use my affiliate link so that you can send some funds my way at no extra cost to you to support the free work that I put out, then you can use chrismasterjohnphd.com/potassium. The audio of this episode was enhanced and post-processed by Bob Davodian of of Taurean Mixing. You can find more of his work at taureanonlinemixing.com. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Get your copy at chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet. Use the code LITE5, that’s all capitals, L-I-T-E, the number 5. LITE5 to get $5 off. All right, I hope you found this useful. Signing off, this is Chris Masterjohn of chrismasterjohnphd.com. This has been Chris Masterjohn Lite. And I will see you in the next episode.

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Buster Weedmire Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Adding 1-2 tablespoons of "cream of Tarter" to your veg smoothie will do the trick quite nicely. The reason they limit K in the pill form is because hyperkalemia is potentially lethal in some people.

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  2. Luke Schneider Posted on September 7, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    I have a potassium chloride supplement which dissolves in water… It has about 350mg of elemental potassium… This ok to take?

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  3. Ian Pearson Posted on September 12, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Why not potassium bicarbonate.

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  4. angelique giusino Posted on September 15, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    look into Mt. Capra goat mineral whey, it has 1000mg of naturally occurring food potassium that includes all the other minerals including trace minerals. also it has 250mg cal per serv

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  5. ThorDoom SkullSplitter Posted on October 8, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Fix the sound

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  6. Dylan Lauzon Posted on October 9, 2018 at 12:42 am

    The glasses don't suit you. I know you wanna look smart since you have a Phd and all but you should leave em off.

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  7. Illy Boulder Posted on October 12, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Fuck de dokter.

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  8. pappawheely Posted on October 13, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Tastes terrible

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  9. John Eli Posted on October 15, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Potassium citrate is bitter

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  10. salt pepper Posted on October 27, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Not just Nsaids affect kidneys…also acid reducers like prilosec, pepsid AC etc…im sure affects kidneys

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  11. Patrick sommerhalder Posted on November 2, 2018 at 1:53 am

    I’m going to use 1/4 potassium bicarbonate and 1/4 sodium bicarbonate to 1 gal reverse osmosis water and drink that when I work out. Is this safe? Will potassium citrate cause diarrhea?

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  12. Chris R Posted on November 13, 2018 at 10:09 am

    My kidneys are fine…but I seem to have high potassium without taking much potassium foods…I steer clear of potassium tablets, potatoes, tomatoes, oat bran and only have some chicken and carrots.

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  13. Çatherine Ozarko Posted on November 13, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Great info. Looking good by the way.

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  14. kam wolf Posted on November 22, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    How do I convert the 275 mg serving on the bulk supplements package to tsp ?

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  15. Renate's Kitchen Posted on November 24, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I was thinking of practical ways of adding potassium into the diet instead of just stirring it into food. What if you added the potassium to your sea salt so it goes into the food as you cook it, to help the salt to potassium ratio? If you think that is a good idea, what would a good ratio be for such a mix. How about adding potassium to the brines that we ferment with? Like beet Kvass (since that is also a high oxalate food).

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  16. MrJoeyBoombotz Posted on December 8, 2018 at 4:20 am

    The audio on these videos is highly annoying with the echo.

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  17. Bernardo Junqueira Posted on December 10, 2018 at 5:34 am

    I´m thinking about mixing this potassium citrate with sea salt or himalayan salt and water, in order to have more electrolytes during summer (it gets really hot here) and prior to exercises. Do you think it´s a good idea? Or what other electrolytes supplements would you recomend (not only potassium)? I´m considering having my extra electrolytes from salt but adding potassium, because potassium is probably the hardest one to get, specially doing low carb-high fat diet like I am doing now. I was also thinking about the ´´Trace Minerals 40,000 volts´´ supplement, but it´s potassium chloride and in a very low dose. Would love to hear your thoughts on this. Thank you.

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  18. Grace Be Posted on December 13, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    So is the 'mixture' that is promoted on the Snake Diet YouTube channel, a bad thing? He mentions an electrolyte recipe to take and drink throughout the day on the days that you are intermittent fasting.
    It consists of:
    Approximately 1 tsp. of pink Himalayan sea salt
    Approximately 2 tsp. of 'No Salt' salt substitute, (which has potassium chloride and potassium bitartrate)
    8 T. Lemon juice
    4 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
    And I only put 1/8 tsp. of the cayenne pepper
    Put all of these in a 1 liter bottle of Evian water and drink throughout the day.

    Is this a dangerous concoction? Is there too much potassium in it? Is there too much sodium in it? Is it the wrong kind of potassium? Can it still be made, but using the potassium citrate instead? How much potassium citrate?

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  19. Anthony Ricci Posted on December 15, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I love your stuff Chris! I have followed Frassetto's work for years, and the role of bicarbonate is repeatedly brought up. Other researchers have used KHCO3 supplementation to see how it affected lean body mass and osteopenia in older adults, and the results were remarkable. Of course, taking KHCO3 does require technique. Taking a capsule of the stuff on an empty stomach is an invitation to bad pain (like you're gonna die) from, presumably, the exothermic reaction, so I take it as a powder diluted in a drink (just empty the capsule in the drink). What are your thoughts? (PS: Also the bicarbonate – renal function nexus; I realize citrate is eventually converted to bicarbonate)

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  20. Charlie Becker Posted on December 16, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Hey, Mr. Ph.D., it's the chloride that's bad for you if you take too much potassium chloride silly wabbit. Use the Gerson Therapy potassium salts compound with potassium Acetate, Potassium Gluconate, and potassium phosphate there is no risk of overdose on this combination Mr PhD

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  21. Zero Hoots Posted on December 19, 2018 at 11:24 am

    why chloride is bad?

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  22. Sean Heisey Posted on December 19, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Nu Salt. Your welcome

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  23. Chase Potter Posted on December 20, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Isn’t powder form potassium basically cream of tartar? Lol

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  24. hai dai Posted on January 2, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Lies.
    Don't take high does of potassium supplements, it can lead to near death expiriences with stuff like bulk powders, I've expirenced it with potassium citrate power from NOW.

    My whole body was cold, and tingling because of it.

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  25. MasterofPlay7 Posted on January 6, 2019 at 4:24 am

    chirs master from wwe? lol

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  26. T.K. KALYANA RAMAN Posted on January 6, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Potassium bicarbonate-food grade a pinch say 1/8 of a teaspoon, can this go safely in the empty stomach first in the morning with a glass of water? Kly clarify .Thanks .

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  27. Boris Chan Posted on January 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I bought a bag of Potassium bicarbonate last week though :3 I will try that first.
    other than the burping, how different is it chemistry wise?

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  28. Ann Campbell Posted on January 14, 2019 at 3:51 am

    But long term fasting requires abstinence from food, as in a 21 day water fast.

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  29. ibberman Posted on February 7, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Good luck asking your Md. for advise.

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  30. NaturalHI Posted on February 17, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Yeah, I ended up in the ER because of skipped heart beats and hypertension of 226/136. They later found out that I was low on potassium. Potassium chloride irritates my gastritis.

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  31. prototype9000 Posted on February 24, 2019 at 9:58 am

    In reality Drs will never clear you for anything for anything you want to do

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  32. prototype9000 Posted on February 24, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Wonder if it would stop the random cramping throughout my body and extreme water weight

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  33. Royal T Posted on February 27, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Does apple cider vinegar deplete/breakdown potassium in the body? Because i tried acv for high bp last year and it only raised it even on a low sodium diet.

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  34. DRod79 Posted on March 2, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I take potassium and magnesium in powder form and I felt light headed and my stomach hurt a but.. I got it from bulk supplements the ones you stated. I used half a tablespoon for both mixed in my powerade. Why would I feel dizzy?

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  35. Tsetsi Posted on March 6, 2019 at 10:58 am

    excellent thanks doctor!

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  36. Mohamed Guenidi Posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    4.51 الحديث عن بدايه من ملحم حتي ج١٥ جرام رغم ان اقصي شئ هو ٤4.7 جم

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  37. Le Elda Means Posted on March 11, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Is there anything wrong with taking potassium gluconate? On the bottle of Nature Made it says that it helps control activity of the heart muscle.

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  38. Christine McJannett Posted on March 13, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    several naturopaths over the years have told me to take potaiisum citrate. I have tried this many times and get a migraine a couple of times a week then daily. My migraines are triggered by amines and anything aged from citrus seems to be a big trigger. Recently I read an article written by a doctor who accidently found that putting a patient on potassium citrate for a heart condition actually cured restless legs syndrome. I have had RLS for over 30 years so again tried the potassium citrate… same result. Thanks for your video @Chris Masterjohn I will try the bicarbonate between meals!

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  39. András Nagy Posted on March 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    shit potassium supplement all cause stomach ulcer

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  40. Sam B Posted on March 17, 2019 at 3:54 am

    You mean clear it with your naturopath because a doctor doesn’t know or care about anything to do with health, their job is to mask symptoms not heal them.

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  41. Tina M Fam Posted on March 21, 2019 at 3:07 am

    I've used cream of tartar. It's 495 mg per tsp. I wonder what kind of potassium it is. sometimes it give me diarrhea maybe I have taken it with or with out foods at times? not sure what is going on. sometimes im fine sometimes not. I also have used coconut water and i love it and get 2k mg but im worried if the 30 something grams of coconut sugar are a problem. I am trying to get potassium from food but potatoes are high in oxalate and seem to put me in joint pain and make me tired and the spinach was easy and great but same issue with oxalate. ugh not sure what to do. I have low stomach acid too so im trying to not compromise that hopefully with potassium bicoarbonate.

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  42. elbúho R Posted on March 21, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I could not imagine mixing potassium citrate in my food. It is the most disgusting tasting stuff on the face of the earth. I just pour it in the back of my mouth and swallow it down with a bunch of water.

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  43. Chipwhitley274 Posted on March 22, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Ironic that at the end of the video you advertised the company who processed the audio for the video… and the audio was terrible. Fantastic advertisement to NOT use their services.

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  44. WESTLOVE Posted on March 22, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Chris, have you ever herd of Bartters syndrome? I have this disease and it’s very rare and most doctors haven’t ever herd of it. I take truck loads of Potassium a day and will for the rest of my life. Just wondering if you’ve herd of it?

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  45. Carmen Schöffel Posted on March 29, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Please join our "Extended Fasting and Autophagy for Healing" FB group. I have linked his video into one of our threads regarding electrolytes. We discuss all things diet related. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1937935572964336/

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  46. Niels Daemen Posted on April 2, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Why would anyone take a Potassium suplement if you can use cheap nosalt or losalt? http://www.losalt.com/uk/product/introducing-losalt/

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  47. yasir hussain Posted on April 4, 2019 at 6:01 am

    how to calculate potassium in a teaspoon of potassium carbonate….

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  48. Johnny Haag Posted on April 10, 2019 at 9:21 am

    just drink a coconut or 2

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  49. Soldier957 Posted on April 14, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Is gluconate as good or worse than citrate?

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  50. Everythingwillbeok EWBOK Posted on April 18, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I suffer from MS (autoimmune) and Dr. Eric Berg suggests 5500 mg of potassium for autoimmune. I def would start low and work my way up. Can I mix the potassium citrate w/ my vit C in water? Any reply will be appreciated.

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  51. Caroline Kuo Posted on April 21, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I was taking potasium citrate but started feeling heart pulpitations. It does affect the pulse rates …seems to make the rates change. So be careful with potassium citrate.

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  52. James Sheridan Posted on April 26, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Mg and grams are of no help when measuring into your food. Teaspoon? Half teaspoon? One eighth teaspoon? WHAT? Package info for this product is equally useless. Frustrating!

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  53. Sherry Crawford Posted on May 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Get to the point !

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  54. soniya md Posted on May 3, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Very well explained, thanks bro

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  55. Aldous Huxley Posted on May 7, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Please do a video on multivitamins and if they are really all absorbable. And can you also tell me if it’s OK to take other supplements with potassium? I assume not a multi since potassiums like an antinutrient which is why I ask.

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  56. brian ntuli Posted on May 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Plz guys where can I find potassium bicarbonate?

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  57. Richard Harrington Posted on May 15, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Do you have a particular sodium to potassium ratio that you shoot for personally on a day to day? I can't find much evidence on what is considered ideal aside from the RDA values. I had come across that 2011 Harvard article you mentioned regarding the 11000 mg of potassium vs 700 mg of sodium in the paleo diet and my research led me here.

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  58. Steven Mitchell Posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Why is the Audio so “echoey”

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  59. Cuarajhy Rojayju Posted on May 24, 2019 at 11:50 am

    I use potassium compounds in my enema statmx

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  60. András Nagy Posted on May 26, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Potassium maffia. All doctor and youtuber told…eating eating more potassium lot of vegetable and fruit + eating potassium supplement….why???? Potassium danger your kidney and heart and adrenal grand and hormone poison…only daily 480 milligramms potassium enough. What do you think? Lot of vegetarian people (80%) gay….why? because more and more eating fruit and vegetable but potassium very negative effect sex hormone

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  61. Francisco Santos Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:02 am

    So how much per day?

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  62. Dinar AndFriends Posted on June 19, 2019 at 12:27 am

    There is no need to supplement with potassium unless you aren't eating enough fruit and vegetables.

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  63. OfftoShambala Posted on June 21, 2019 at 1:47 am

    I love love love these kinds of presentations about the different types of supplements and if and when to take with food or on an empty stomach and other considerations about absorbability or contraindications as you brought up here with the kidneys… I am hoping you have more presentations like this!

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  64. FeedThemCake Posted on June 21, 2019 at 11:45 am

    For some one on a predominantly meat-based diet, the typically high-fibre, high-oxalate fruits and vegetables that are typically the highest potassium foods are not an option. Therefore, supplementing Potassium is really required if one wants to reach 4-5 grams of intake per day. Since on such a diet your body is getting depleted of salts more so than on a typical diet, making sure to add salt to every meal is important. You may as well consume salt in the form of potassium chloride in addition to sodium chloride.

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  65. omad keto Posted on June 24, 2019 at 5:21 am

    your a moron… dr, bergs electrolytes, dont mix well with 1000mg of potassium… zip fizz has 950 potassium…..

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  66. Zachary Hayes Sr Posted on June 30, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Great Job.

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  67. Thalassa Posted on July 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    What about potassium gluconate?

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  68. Anna G Posted on July 6, 2019 at 2:38 am

    I thought its potassium chloride preferred over potassium citrate. At least from everything I found potassium citrate can be prescribed for UTI's and chloride is prescribed for deficiencies. Personally I made a diy Gatorade with it. Something similar to the mio +potassium so I can drink it over a few hours. Never had any problems and I have a pretty finicky stomach

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  69. mimilili99 Posted on July 6, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    What about mixing Potassium Citrate with water and a little bit of sugar? What about Potassium Gluconate? Would that avoid the inconveniences for the stomach as well?
    Thank you for the advices and information in this video

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  70. MeriNiko Posted on July 9, 2019 at 7:39 am

    thank you very much to explain this, I have kidney stones problems and the citrate is very recommended but I have a gastritis too, and that was the good news for me

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  71. Anthony Dvorak Posted on July 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Is it ok the supplement with No Salt on an empty stomach in the morning on keto?

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  72. Liam Morgans Posted on July 14, 2019 at 3:13 am

    How bio available is potassium citrate?
    Is it all converted ? I’m getting different info when I search

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  73. omad keto Posted on July 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    duh…… zip fizz

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  74. BijouLover8 Posted on July 15, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Black strap molasses unsulphured….HEALTH FOOD STORE….1 tbsp in a very small amt of milk of choice…..potassium 730 mg…..tastes similar to chocolate milk. He’s advertising for a product and asking for donations..YUK

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  75. Basel Igbaria Posted on July 22, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Go 5:00
    Thank me later

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  76. Mike Marder Posted on July 28, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    What's wrong with potassium chloride?

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  77. Hung Tran Posted on August 3, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Citrate interferes with ceruloplasmin in your liver

    Use Adrenal cocktail with Amla powder instead of fresh orange

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  78. Max Musick Posted on August 7, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Hmm so if I'm trying to balance my high salt intake out by taking in 6 grams of potassium a day……I really don't want to have to take this powder with every single meal…..Wouldn't it be fine to take a gram at a time..with food twice a day…or maybe even 2 grams with food twice a day….if you have healthy kidneys and whatnot ?

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  79. Dokurider Posted on August 18, 2019 at 7:37 am

    I've just been drinking it. Maybe that's why I'm not absorbing it?

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  80. Emma Feigenberg Posted on August 24, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Great advice! BUT the taste ruins the food 😅…

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  81. willie billie Posted on August 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    this guy is so annoying……just babbles forever

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  82. FifthAssassin Posted on September 5, 2019 at 4:34 am

    But how much like a spoonful or..

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  83. phiyaboi Posted on September 5, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I've used this particular potassium citrate powder for a few years (a few grams a day) and still had ulcer issues as a result.

    The workaround I came up with is to dissolve it into water first and supplement that way..issues disappeared.

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  84. risky725 Posted on September 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Good basic info from CM, but he recommends a China made product, and good luck getting concrete answers from Bulk Supplements regarding from where and by whom the analysis was done. My guess? China. Pass. Want more potassium? Cook up a cup or two of spinach in coconut oil. Or eat sauteed mushrooms in some good healthy oil. Try and get as much as possible from the right types of food and no need to worry about supplementing. Works just as well, proven by studies such as this: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/01.HYP.0000158264.36590.19

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  85. Ben Mendoza Posted on September 15, 2019 at 12:23 am

    that brand, sourced from China

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  86. Emma Feigenberg Posted on September 22, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Hmmm. Really nasty taste. Avocados are deliscious, but more than two a day is kind of difficult. I stay away from high carbs, so that leaves beet tops, swiss chard and spinnish… a ton of oxelates in both… 🤔. Is potassium citrate capsules really a crap idea? With food. Btw cream of tartar… does it taste horrible too 😅😅??

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  87. Gustavo Malagrino Posted on September 23, 2019 at 6:39 am

    What about cream of tartar? This got a lot of potassium

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  88. 88happiness Posted on September 23, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Helpful, thanks

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  89. william fitzpatrick Posted on September 25, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Agreed that most of you don't get enough potassium but don't pay attention to this guys sales pitch. Include avocados (nachos + guacamolé), spuds, bananas, beans (chili), tomato juice, pasta sauce, yogurt and pomegranate juice in your diet and you'll be good to go and Amazon free! What does this guy have a PhD in, marketing? Nutrition isn't difficult but it isn't effort free either. Eat junk and highly processed foods at your own risk.

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  90. akaziaj Posted on September 28, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Very informative. Thx you.

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  91. Maximus Surrealius Posted on September 29, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Simple google search will tell you why KCl is limited to 99mg/capsule:

    https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Potassium-HealthProfessional/

    Many dietary supplement manufacturers and distributors limit the amount of potassium in their products to 99 mg (which is only about 3% of the DV) because of two concerns related to potassium-containing drugs. First, the FDA has ruled that some oral drug products that contain potassium chloride and provide more than 99 mg potassium are not safe because they have been associated with small-bowel lesions [21]. Second, the FDA requires some potassium salts containing more than 99 mg potassium per tablet to be labeled with a warning about the reports of small-bowel lesions [22,23]. In accordance with a ruling by Congress, the FDA may not limit the amount of any nutrient, including potassium, in a dietary supplement, except for safety-related reasons [24]. However, the FDA has not issued a ruling about whether dietary supplements containing more than 99 mg potassium must carry a warning label [17,23].

    Nothing about kidney function.

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  92. ogjoec Posted on October 2, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Taurean is ripping you off

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  93. Sarah Love Posted on October 2, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I eat mostly carnivore. No vegetables. I just took a potassium gluconate tablet 550mg. Your thoughts? I don’t take any other drugs and I eat zero sugar. I drank a full glass of water and took some digestive enzymes.

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  94. Joe Simone Posted on October 4, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Potassium Orotate, less is more.

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  95. schweinsbatzen Posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    What do you think of cream of tartar as a potassium supplement?

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  96. Illuminated Posted on October 9, 2019 at 7:44 am

    You might want to explain why you don’t like potassium chloride.. also those bulk brand supplements are from
    China.

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  97. Martti V Posted on October 9, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Im not dealing with potassium (or any other mineral) hypersensitivity

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  98. Rothschild Posted on October 18, 2019 at 12:17 am

    only use potassium citrate, mix it with juice or water and eat somthing then drink some then eat another bite and drink some repeat, that way it is harmless

    unless you got bad kidneys or are on medications

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  99. Hung Tran Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:56 am

    hi Chris
    does potassium citrate form damage ceruloplasmin ?

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  100. WackSmackAttack Posted on October 20, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    My before bed drink has been potassium chloride, sunflower lecithin, and glycine powder in water. Perhaps the lecithin has been encasing the potassium to simulate food, could be a vindication of what I've been doing.

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