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  1. vitamin absorption techniques?
    ... supply of A and E, some magnesium, zinc, selenium, potassium , and herbs such as Echinacea and ginger. It seems...
    ... supply of A and E, some magnesium, zinc, selenium, potassium , and herbs such as Echinacea and ginger. It seems...

  2. Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok
    ... SATURATED FAT 0G trans FAT 0G SODIUM 130MG POTASSIUM 260MG TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE 33G DIETARY FIBER 5G...

  3. Eggplant
    ... about 100 for a whole 1 pounder), almost no fat, good potassium content with no sodium to speak of. It's a wonderful...

  4. How much sodium?
    ... I get in around 2800 mgs of sodium and 4800 mgs of potassium a day. It is recommended to take in less than 2300 ... of sodium didn't matter as much, but the sodium : potassium ratio. It says most americans have a ratio of 6:1 ... nice thing to aim for. But since I get in so much potassium does this mean I can get in some more sodium as well ... ? Because I even have more potassium than sodium Also... the recommended minimum amount ... of potassium is 3500. While the recommended maximum amount of sodium...
    ... Noo such thing as that 1:1 ratio of potassium to sodium. The human body needs FAR greater potassium ... because nature has provided no good way of preserving potassium ...it's easily lost. Sodium, on the other hand, is ... forming urine. We need between 2,000-6,000 mg. potassium in a healthy diet, but as little as 500 mg. sodium ... allow us to operate just fine. So if you keep your potassium at 4,800 and keep your sodium below 2,300 OR LOWER ... rationale that 2 grams represents the minimum amount of potassium that is desirable and the maximum amount of sodium...
    ... intake has been 2100 grams of sodium and 3300 mgs of potassium a day. I'm trying to aim for an average of 3600 mgs ... potassium a day, and 1800 mgs of sodium....

  5. are ALL crisps bad for you?
    ... unsaturated fat (and can be an okay source of vit E and potassium ), would others agree that are an okay thing to eat...

  6. Any fruitarians out there?
    ... mostly what you get from many other is vitamin C and potassium . . . a small amounts of other stuff.)...

  7. Nuts everyday?
    ... In the case of peanuts - they are quite high in potassium , magnesium, and Omega 6 fatty acids. Strangely ... all that valuable nutritionally. Yes, they have the potassium , magnesium, and Omega 6 fatty acids, but they are...

  8. Diet Coke addiction....sounds silly, but it's uncontrollable!!!!!
    ... large dose of phosphoric acid (hence teeth erosion), potassium benzoate, citric acid (more tooth erosion) and caffeine...

  9. started a diet, now i have a headache
    ... replacing the others. Headachey to me makes me think " potassium ", something you can get readily from various foods ... : Potassium rich foods: 1 can (7 oz/ 200g) sockeye salmon - 1 ... powder - 254mg 2 Tbsp peanut butter - 214mg 1/8 tsp potassium -salt substitute - 325 to 500mg Are you taking any...

  10. Cramps in left Calf? thoughts on this diet? thanks
    ... re not replacing much of the other stuff. Yes, potassium will help. But what's going to help with the night...

  11. Strawberries and kiwis...any benefits?
    ... powerhouses! As stated above, they are high in fiber & potassium . They are also very high in Vit C (ounce for ounce...

  12. How much is to much water?
    ... acid from exercise. keep an eye on your sodium and potassium . i put a little salt in the water i drink after exercise...
    ... and athletes become breathless and nauseated. Potassium is not quite so compensable because early man had ... no problems eating potassium excesses while sodium was RARE. Thus the body always ... tries very hard to rid itself of potassium and thus water intoxication can lower K+ (And many...

  13. the vinegar diet?
    ... vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids: calcium, potassium , beta-carotene, magnesium and iron, to name a few ... Vinegar: This vinegar is high in anti-oxidants and potassium . And here are some therapeutic uses for vinegar...

  14. Dont eat meat anymore,feel weak alot...
    ... Blackstraps molasses is also quite high (and in calcium and potassium )....

  15. Wheat germ
    ... folic acid, and minerals like copper, magnesium, potassium , and zinc. Its also quite high in protein. Wheat...

  16. Hmm.. will anyone rate my diet?
    ... you get enough micronutrients, eg. iron, calcium, potassium . My only major concern would be the total number of...

  17. are brussel sprouts good for you?
    ... Calcium, 1.2 mg. iron, 20 mg. magnesium, 317 mg. potassium , 62 mg. vitamin C, 775 IU vitamin A, and 465 mcg....

  18. Sodium in foods questions. How much is safe?
    ... water will help blow the salt out. Be caureful to get potassium and magnesium if you go this route. I need to use ... ocean, I'm sure many tribes survived on MUCH less. ( Potassium safe minimum is 2000 mg.) I've started calling...
    ... water will help blow the salt out. Be caureful to get potassium and magnesium if you go this route. I need to use ... ocean, I'm sure many tribes survived on MUCH less. ( Potassium safe minimum is 2000 mg.) I've started calling the...

  19. is the atkins diet safe
    ... detox" like an alcoholic)-- TOUGH IT OUT AND TAKE SOME POTASSIUM . YOU'LL BE REWARDED WITH LOTS OF ENERGY AND A GENERAL...
    ... detox" like an alcoholic)-- TOUGH IT OUT AND TAKE SOME POTASSIUM . YOU'LL BE REWARDED WITH LOTS OF ENERGY AND A GENERAL...

  20. Sodium Content
    ... fact if you do not take in sufficient sodium (and potassium and other electrolytes for that matter) you will faint...

  21. Atkins and headache?
    ... of the body. Protein breakdown can cause cellular potassium to be excreted in the urine, which can in turn cause...

  22. Bananas?
    ... problems should avoid bananas because they are high in potassium . ...

  23. Ignorance can kill, read the laminaria posting, my findings.
    ... may be preg, or have kidney probs or heart issues or potassium issues. The people who fed into the previous posting...

  24. Apples?
    ... boiled it does have some goodies in it. A potato has potassium , and if it's a sweet potato or yam it also has vitamin...

  25. Laminaria Extract
    ... may be do not take if have kidney probs do not take potassium if you have heart conditions it blocks protein from...
    ... may be do not take if have kidney probs do not take potassium if you have heart conditions it blocks protein from...

  26. Atkinson Diet
    ... who ended up at the ER 3am in the morning with low potassium thinking he was dying. I will give the Eades credit...

  27. Low Carb Death On Talkshow Last Night
    ... The doctor thinks the cause of death was very low potassium and calcium levels in the body due to ketones in the...
    ... carbs at all you will die from malnourishment quickly. Potassium and calcium levels will drop until the heart stops ... headaches and faintness are the warning signs of low potassium /calcium levels. 20 grams of carbs like Atkins pushes...
    ... weight and kept it off, suffered no energy deficits or potassium crashes, my heart has not stopped beating from low...

  28. salt substitutes,sugarncereal
    ... trying it.....i don't know why, i think it's too much potassium related....i just got into cheese alternative, it...

  29. no carbs diet and palpitations
    ... with this initial fluid loss will be electrolytes, potassium being one of primary concern. Low or high potassium ... you supplement with 200-400 mg (2-4 99mg tablets) of potassium during the first month or so of the diet and drink...

  30. good advise
    ... do the water and mineral sea/salts, also some daily potassium , and Magnesium citrate(twice a day). I take a daily...

  31. On the fence on whether to go low-carb or low fat
    ... having withdrawl symptoms. Another possibility is potassium deficiency, which is fairly common in those that just ... fluid loss you will also likely lose electrolytes, potassium being the primary one of concern. You can supplement ... with potassium tablets (suggest 200 mg twice per day) during the...

  32. too much fruit bad?
    ... source for fiber, calories, and minerals, like iron and potassium . Fresh fruits are a better source for vitamins....

  33. Energy...
    ... correct, but there can be other causes too like iron, potassium , and stress. If you're under a lot of stress, you ... tired. A heavy duty multi-vitamin can be a good idea. Potassium comes from orange juice and bananas. There are lots...

  34. explanation of popular supplements
    ... scare me. i dont take st johns. i take chitosan, c, potassium , q10, cayenne, carnitine&b. i would c a dr right...

  35. hydroxycut the second time around?
    ... days to alleviate some of the cramps by upping my potassium and drinking more water. then i started back again...

  36. fat flush
    ... in natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals such as potassium , keep sodium out of your cells to banish water retention...

  37. Why am I not losing any weight?
    ... Along with that water you will lose electrolytes, potassium being of prime concern. If your potassium level gets ... dizzyness. You should supplement at least 400 mg of potassium per day during the first month or so of a low carb...

  38. Muscle cramps
    ... Potassium . Alan...

  39. Frozen dinner diet Try it!!!
    ... = 145mgs Provides only 50% or LESS of magnesium, potassium , and Vit E & B12 Provides OVER 100% (some of the...

  40. More Adkins Questions
    ... B6 = 22%, folate = 6%, sodium 9%, magnesium = 8%, potassium = 5%, and iron = 27%. So, these percentages are of...
    ... 8 mg sodium, 8 mg calcium, 39 mg magnesium, 610 mg potassium , .55 iron, and .45 mg zinc. so, do the math, these...

  41. To be a vegetarian or not to be
    ... & corn, high-quality protein, excellent source of potassium , phosphorous, magnesium and B vitamins Quinoa (keen...

  42. Low Protein Diet Needed
    ... sodium (salt) content (especially if your B/P is high), potassium , and phosphates. The amount of protein found in...

Exercise & Fitness board

  1. Marathon Training
    ... it has a high dose of vit.C but also has magnesium, potassium and sodium. You may also want to consider a calcium ... supplement that has magnesium in it, and you can get potassium from potatoes and bananas. If its a deeper, tighter...

  2. cramps during pushups
    ... Definitely make sure you're getting enough potassium and magnesium, but it's also possible that doing a...

  3. Severe muscle cramp Qs
    ... Drinking more water and getting more potassium should help. Sometimes cramps occur when the muscle...

  4. hyponatremia Water and heart palpitations
    ... palpatations can be caused by many things- low sodium, potassium , calcium, magnesium, chloride, abnormalities in the...

  5. Creatine - Will it help?
    ... multivitamin, fiber supplement (due to health issue), and a potassium supplement (keeps my leg muscles from cramping at...

  6. Need help on choosing protein powder
    ... Calories 0 Total Fat 0 Cholesterol 10mg Sodium 340mg Potassium 810mg Carbs 0 Fiber 2 Sugars 0 Proteins 50 ...

  7. Calf Cramps
    ... stretching before and after? Best thing for cramps is potassium lack of it causes muscle weakness and cramping. Calcium...

  8. Running and lower stomach pain
    ... before you run and make sure you're getting enough potassium . Also, make sure you're not tightening your abs too...

  9. muscle sprain
    ... Oh and one more thing, i'm not sure if i lack potassium or some vitamins, but recently, i develop cramps easily...
    ... water? Do you get enough electrolytes (calcium and potassium specifically)? If you can, when going down the stairs...
    ... I THINK I may have lacked in the potassium ... because i noticed i get cramps easily these past...

  10. Extremely Painful Leg Cramps
    ... necessary my muscles and blood flow---i.e. magnesium, potassium & multi-vitamins. I walk about 2 miles a day, often...
    ... necessary my muscles and blood flow---i.e. magnesium, potassium & multi-vitamins. I walk about 2 miles a day, often...

  11. protien shakes....
    ... natural and artificial flavours, sucralose, acesulfame potassium , carrageenan. Or I could buy the mix: 140 calories...

  12. Severe shooting pains in legs
    ... check to make sure your getting enough magnesium and potassium in your diet....

  13. Soccer and Energy...please help.
    ... Sometimes lack of potassium , magnesium, or MAYBE sodium causes soreness. Unless...
    ... it must have been the magnesium or potassium , because two days ago i ate a banana and my energy...
    ... You may want to look into the RDA of potassium . Unfortunately, many vitamin supplements do NOT include ... nowhere near enough potassium ,(like 2% :) ) so don't think you getting it from your ... multi vitamin. You should be consuming more fruit for potassium , Bananas are high in potassium, same with pineapple ... , oranges, ANY fruits. I think milk has some potassium , but I'm not sure. For magnesium, well, today's soils...

  14. Toe cramps help!!
    ... of your workout and make sure you're getting enough potassium and calcium in your diet. Should help. :)...
    ... of 'em gets "stuck". I always tend to run low on potassium so bananas are a staple as are potassium supplements...

  15. serious muscle cramps.....
    ... Eat or drink something with potassium (oranges, bananas, raisins, etc.) before exercising...

  16. How can you tell the difference?
    ... difference between dehydration, sodium defiency, and potassium deficency? :) I know they all share very similar...
    ... difference between dehydration, sodium defiency, and potassium deficency? :) I know they all share very similar ... Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, Lethargy Confusion Potassium deficiency(hypokalemia) is: Muscle weakness Muscle...

  17. Started running, need some important info please
    ... the responses and sorry for this post. :( Get your Potassium level checked along with magnesium(possibly sodium ... sounds like this could be so. Too much or too little potassium causes cardiac arrythmias, not enough causes heavy ... usually a result of an electrolyte imbalance, usually potassium ) if this imbalance isn't corrected. Magnesium is also ... butter, green leafy veggies, nuts, and cereal etc. Potassium is high in bannanas, any fruit, tomatoes, and milk ... vitamins do not contain the daily required level of potassium ....

  18. Leg Cramps At Night
    ... think it's got something to do with your sodium or potassium levels being low or out of baland. Bananas are high ... in potassium and gaotorade has lots of sodium....
    ... sodium. Also, I think I read somewhere that too much potassium is problematic. What's a good way to gauge when the...
    ... the plate, my friend ;) Sounds like it's a low potassium thing~hypokalemia.....a banana, potatoes with skins ... verindulge. Hope this helps out.....BTW, you may be losing potassium by sweating it up doing the pet project ;) Take it...
    ... to sound convincing. :D Also, I bought some 90 mg potassium tablets last month but haven’t figured out how to...
    ... this all with your doctor prior to taking any kind of potassium supplement. Terri Schiavo sp?? (the woman who was ... up controversy) well she was anorexic and her low potassium levels caused her heart problem that left her in the ... treat this and you read what the consequences were. Potassium is definitely something you don't want to fiddle around ... Chemistry panel would certainly tell him what you potassium level was then as a baseline and I would have him ... are having the leg cramps just as a comparison. Potassium has alot to do with your heart since it is a muscle ... heart rate and electrical impulses. So....adding potassium or depleting it from your body could certainly have...
    ... Chemistry panel would certainly tell him what you potassium level was then as a baseline and I would have him ... the lab results. I assume that “K” represents potassium . The result for K is 3.5 mmol/L where the normal...
    ... the lab results. I assume that “K” represents potassium . The result for K is 3.5 mmol/L where the normal ... friendship? :) Yes...you are correct in "K" being potassium and that you are on the low norm side. I am assumming ... do it the same when it's repeated. Don't eat the potassium supplements so you can get a true reading.......I...
    ... do it the same when it's repeated. Don't eat the potassium supplements so you can get a true reading.......I...
    ... doctors to strongly recommend people on diuretics take potassium supplements. Both my grandfather and father were put ... on various water pills, both took the bigugly potassium pills with breakfast in the morning......
    ... are feeling. But, as I have shared with you, a low potassium level could also produce these symptoms. You will ... of the time when on a diuretic you will also need potassium supplementation, however, when on a combo pill with ... Heartland, being that you had a low norm level of potassium I still think you should have the doctor further evaluate...

  19. Exercising like crazy and cloths are tighter?
    ... I believe that electrolytes include sodium and potassium . I was wondering if water retention is a factor in...

  20. Potassium
    ... Potassium is one of three electrolytes in the body. It works...
    ... How much potassium is too much??? Is it possible to have too much potassium...

  21. Low carb and getting in shape
    ... when you find you need to eat something containing potassium (because as far as i know, it comes from sugary or...
    ... and the energy boost/fatigue cycle of sugary foods. Potassium is plentiful in broccoli, kale, spinach, chard, beans...

  22. Candy bar a day
    ... tota fat - 12g saturated fat - 6g sodium - 180mg Potassium - 260mg Total carbs - 21g Dietary Fiber - 10g Sugars...

  23. Couple of questions... new training schedule
    ... of 2000 mgs a day and have an average of 3000 mgs potassium a day. Stats: female, 17, 5'2 ft, 115 lbs but I'm...
    ... of 2000 mgs a day and have an average of 3000 mgs potassium a day. Stats: female, 17, 5'2 ft, 115 lbs but I'm...

  24. How much running/jogging is enough?
    ... in the car along with some water. It has tons of potassium and is good for the heart!...

  25. How high can your metabolism truly go?
    ... Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 140mg Potassium 360mg Total Carbohydrate 14g Dietary Fiber 5g Sugars...

  26. Vitamins
    ... . Im just not that hardcore. :) Maybe add some potassium as well just to balance out the electrolytes (1000...
    ... about right, yes? I'll pick up some of the B-12 and potassium as well. One of each twice daily, just as with the...

  27. Can anyone give me some exercises and advice about poor arm circulation?
    ... left leg of late but, that could be due to a lack of potassium and/or alot less physical activity over the past two...

  28. Need advice on my fitness plan
    ... week 1 glass of some kind of juice, maybe with some potassium . Cardio exercise before you eat in the morning...

  29. Muscle spasm after fitness class
    ... magnesium? If not I'd add it to my regime if I were you. Potassium is also something to watch. Twitching is typically ... because of magnesium depletion when it's sports related, potassium loss tends to make you dizzy, fatigued and irritable ... dose up as only so much can be absorbed at once. Potassium can be obtained from a pill or from a salt substitute ... half salt' - you can also eat foods that have more potassium in them... Potassium rich foods: 1 can (7 oz/ ... powder - 254mg 2 Tbsp peanut butter - 214mg 1/8 tsp potassium -salt substitute - 325 to 500mg When I forget to...
    ... definitely. IMHO anyhow. And if you are worried its a potassium thing, eat a banana. lol. Mmm and sugar!...

  30. What kind of supplements do you use?
    ... glucose transport and antioxidant) sometimes C, zinc, potassium , cal-mag MSM for joints, general health Spirulina...
    ... glucose transport and antioxidant) sometimes C, zinc, potassium , cal-mag MSM for joints, general health Spirulina...

  31. Home-made electrolyte drink?
    ... all electrolytes are is a combination of sodium, potassium and chloride. Most people get plenty, if not too much ... recommended amount of sodium chloride. Many fruits have potassium , so use of fruit juices can fill that requirement...
    ... all electrolytes are is a combination of sodium, potassium and chloride. Most people get plenty, if not too much ... recommended amount of sodium chloride. Many fruits have potassium , so use of fruit juices can fill that requirement...

  32. Reading labels
    ... It has 3.9g of carbs, maltodextrin and acesulfame potassium . Is there some way to know more specifically how...
    ... There isn't any, really. Acesulfame potassium is Ace-K, an artificial sweetener. In this case maltodextr...

  33. Help with toe cramps
    ... There is stretching in it and I am taking calcium and potassium . Can anyone help with how to prevent this. I am...
    ... re lacking then minerals and salts like calcium and potassium can't work properly. As with calcium, the citrate...