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Old 05-10-2008, 03:37 AM   #1
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Caffeine and potassium levels?

Does anyone know if caffeine depletes potassium levels? And if it does, how quickly does it get removed/and returned to normal levels?

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Old 05-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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Re: Caffeine and potassium levels?

No, caffeine does not deplete potassium levels.

Your body normally regulates potassium within a very narrow normal limit (around 3.5-5.0mg/dl, depending on the lab), as one of potassium's very important job, is regulating the heart beat.

Some medications can cause a low potassium, such as diuretics for high blood pressure (hydrochlorathaizide).

Some medical conditions can also change the potassium level. - If you have kidney disease, your potassium can actually go too high.

Hope this helps.
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