Originally Posted by Inquisitive1too
... So my question is:
What would be the recommended daily intake of potassium so as to not get too much, yet not get too little? ...
I am on two medications that effect my potassium metabolism. Limiting the potassium, in my diet, is a huge problem for me. When I consume too much potassium, either thru too many veggies, or coffee, or salads, or cereals, I'll have breathing problems and heart rhythm problems, mostly during the night.
According to my dietary spreadsheet, on a normal day I consume about 6000 mg of potassium, which is around 27% over the suggested daily requirement of 4700 mg of potassium. If I go a wee bit past 6000 mg, I'll have problems that night. If I really increase my potassium intake, I'll have breathing problems and heart rhythm problems for an entire day or more.
A while back, I was having constantly increased breathing and heart rhythm disturbances. I went to my cardiologist. He ran a complete blood count for me and my potassium came out high. I reduced some of the high potassium foods and drinks in my diet, and my breathing and heart rate/ heart rhythm problems resolved.
Just wanted to respond with my own personal experiences with potassium in my diet and interactions with my beta blocker and ace inhibitor.