THE NUTRIENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN

* The 2021-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans has identified Potassium as a Nutrient of Public Health Concern. (1) Why?

* Because studies have consistently shown that people do NOT consume enough of this critical nutrient in their diet. It's been reported that more than 99% of the population does not get the recommended amount of Potassium! (2)

* And this rising trend of low Potassium levels among Americans has been occurring since 1999. Since then, Potassium intakes have been lower, and Potassium deficiencies have been more common. (3)

Why is this a big deal? Why is Potassium so important?

THE ENDLESS BENEFITS OF POTASSIUM

 
WHY CHOOSE POWDER OVER PILLS?

* If you have Potassium pills at home, or have ever seen them before, you'll notice that they always contain 99 mg or less of actual Potassium.

* Meaning, you would have to take 5 pills to get the same amount of Potassium that is in just 1 tiny scoop of our powder.

* And the powder can be added to anything! You can sprinkle it in any kind of food, any drink, a pre-workout mix, a protein shakea sleep aid; truly anything.


WHY POTASSIUM CITRATE?

* Because Citrate, or Citric Acid, has its own set of benefits. It helps cleanse the body and helps with kidney stones. It not only decreases the severity of kidney stones, but it also decreases the likelihood of getting them in the first place! (6)

* This means you get benefits from both the Potassium and the Citrate, instead of the Citrate just being a filler.


* Plus, Potassium Citrate has even been clinically shown to be more effective at decreasing blood pressure than the other popular form, Potassium Chloride. (7)


HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU TAKE?

* As always, our first recommendation is whatever your doctor tells you.

* But if you have not taken Potassium powder before, then we recommend starting with just 1 scoop a day for about a week to see how your body responds. Then you can increase this to 2, 3, or 4 scoops a day.

* We recommend up to 4 scoops a day because a research meta-analysis concluded that adding an additional 1,640 mg of Potassium to ones diet is associated with a lower risk of stroke, and possibly cardiovascular disease in general. (8)

* 4 scoops provides 1,960 mg of Potassium. Athletes who are heavy sweaters and workout for long periods of time can also easily lose that amount of Potassium in their sweat.


* No matter how many scoops you take daily, only take 1 scoop at a time.


SAFE FOR EVERYONE?

 

* The Institute of Medicine has NOT set an Upper Limit for Potassium. Meaning people with healthy kidneys can safely consume as much as they want! (9)

* Although this product is perfectly safe for most people, we want to be clear that we recommend some particular people should talk to their doctor before taking this product.

* Those people would be ones with any kidney disease, type 1 diabetes, congestive heart failure, adrenal insufficiency, or liver disease. Also, any person taking ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), or any kind of prescribed diuretics. (9)

 

 

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