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Exercise & Fitness board

  1. meal plan
    ... energy and suppress your sugar cravings; also provide potassium and vitamins among others - apples, bananas, grapes...

  2. What else can I do?
    ... Maybe two fruits. Avoid bananas. They do have potassium , but they are very high GI. An apple is ok (much lower...

  3. Need help in planning exercise routine
    ... all the important vitamins and nutrients (i.e. b12, potassium , calcium, magnesium). Do you think I should take a...

  4. About time to start Cutting!
    ... sodium content on nutrition labels, supplement with potassium and you can also use herbal/mild diuretics to help...

  5. How many calories should I be consuming???
    ... the fruit choices. (They do have a good supply of potassium though.)...

  6. Cramp in Calve Muscles
    ... in the past, and I take calcuim and they go away. Potassium also works well (bananas)....

  7. Shin splint or stress fracture?
    ... new. Charley horses are caused more by lack of potassium and/or water. If you've increases your activity level ... that doesn't do the trick you might consider taking a potassium supplement pill which you can pick up at any drug...

Nutritional Disorders board

  1. does regular coffee affect potassium level
    ... Regular coffee has alot of potassium , but unless you have kidney problems, the amount of ... potassium you take in has no bearing on your blood potassium...

  2. Vitamin D - still low!!! need help understanding it
    ... Had my blood checked and sure enough my calcium, potassium and iron were low. When I went to the emergency room ... make sure I get the recommended amount of calcium and potassium . Hard to reach that potassium level if your not concious ... to look up everything and on the days I get all my potassium in and calcium and iron rich foods my heart rate is...

  3. potassium in drinks and foods
    ... there are plenty of foods that are a good source of potassium , like bananas. Try the brand Naked, for juices that ... nutrients-no added sugar, many are a good source of potassium , just look at the nutrition label to see which have...
    ... smoothies. Bananas are just by far the best source of potassium for you. Just be aware that too much just like everything...

  4. Cramping
    ... work done a couple of weeks ago and they checked my potassium etc... and everything was normal. Any suggestions...
    ... you might have an electrolyte imbalance (magnesium, potassium , calcium). Do you eat a variety of fruits and veggies...

  5. Caffeine and potassium levels?
    ... No, caffeine does not deplete potassium levels. Your body normally regulates potassium ... 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 (hydrochlorathai ... zide). Some medical conditions can also change the potassium level. - If you have kidney disease, your potassium...

  6. Could dosing off during the day be related to my nutrition?
    ... never heard of Gatorade? Ya its got carbs, sodium, and potassium . It is research proven to rehydrate you faster durning...
    ... never heard of Gatorade? Ya its got carbs, sodium, and potassium . It is research proven to rehydrate you faster durning...

  7. Can Low Electrolytes Cause Muscle Twitching & Jerking???
    ... This test will show if anything like my calcium, potassium , sodium, etc is abnormal or not. I have a feeling...
    ... Well if this was caused by low potassium levels then your heart would be faltering out so it...
    ... This test will show if anything like my calcium, potassium , sodium, etc is abnormal or not. I have a feeling...

  8. Potassium or iron deficiency??
    ... a calcium deficiency. I was just diagnosed with a potassium deficiency and I didn't have that as a symptom, just...
    ... see if the problem goes away. If so, it's probably a potassium deficiency. -GatsbyLuvr1920-...
    ... It's either calcium, magnesium, potassium or all of them.. I would get a cal/mag supplement ... deficiency could cause problems. Eat plenty of fruits for potassium . OJ is real good....
    ... My nightly calf muscle cramps were from lack of potassium . As long as I take plenty of potassium, the cramps ... stay away, but a couple days away from potassium , they come right back. Other people seem more helped...

  9. Leg Cramps
    ... I have heard that a lack of potassium can cause bad muscle cramps. I have also heard that...
    ... least 2 bananas. I hope I'm not lacking in water or potassium , lol. :)...
    ... least 2 bananas. I hope I'm not lacking in water or potassium , lol. :) Bananas aren't the best source of potassium ... eat bananas daily too, but still need supplemental potassium to stop my nightly calf-muscle cramps. My increased ... potassium needs seem to stem from "repairs" from a B12 deficiency ... . I use potassium chloride (salt substitute) since I'd need to take ... relaxation, but my particular muscle cramps seem to be potassium dependent. Good luck. Tab...
    ... legs cramps that i cry in pain over I find if i take potassium , magnaesium and clacium helps alot, its when i forget...
    ... absorption of minerals like Calcium, Magnesium and potassium -- you should take them 3 times a day. Taking them...

Obesity board

  1. pain in the right side below the rib
    ... fluids you may have an imbalance in your magnesium, potassium , calcium. An imbalance will cause alls sorts of problems...

  2. Muscle Cramping or Spasms
    ... Thanks for the reply. I will try that after I try some Potassium pills. I've talked to everyone I know and been on ... having. Someone told him if you sweat a lot you lose potassium . Plus, my blood pressure medicine has a diuretic and ... time. He said he starting eating banannas to get the potassium and his cramping went away. I think I will go to the ... doc and have my potassium checked and ask about potassium pills. I appreciate your response. I will try the...
    ... today and told him my problem and asked him about the Potassium thing. He said he would draw blood and have it checked ... pressure medicine. The diuretic in it makes you lose Potassium . Sure wish I had known that a couple of years back...
    ... for the update and I look forward to hearing how the potassium works for you. I eat so many bananas that my first ... get cramps. I can't imagine ever needing to take a potassium supplement myself. :) Yes, various blood pressure ... meds can throw off the electrolites (magnesium, potassium , calcium). You might poke your nose into the High...

  3. Can't exercise?
    ... tachycardia, anemia and high blood pressure along with low potassium . and i just can't seem to get past 195. i was everyday...
    ... Baby, what does potassium have to do with it? I was just in the hospital for ... pneumonia and they gave me a big potassium pill cause they said I was low. What is that?...

  4. Just had Gastric Bypass Surgery
    ... than I was. I feel "okay", but I am going through a potassium deficiency right now, so my arms and legs are frequently...

  5. Feeling ugh...
    ... fish low sodium (cut way back on the salt) More potassium (potassium comes from stuff like orange juice, bananas...

Vitamins & Supplements board

  1. Has Anyone Been On Vit. D & Not Noticed Any Difference?
    ... but it is in another panel which includes Sodium, Potassium , Chloride, Total CO2 and Albumin (and sometimes a...

  2. Excessive Twitching: Vitamin Deficiency?
    ... off your electrolyte balance (calcium, magnesium, potassium ). Just some thoughts -- perhaps someone else has...

  3. Vit. D 25 Hydroxy Test
    ... for the bone density portion cause this? With low potassium , magnesium in the past, diet and supplements helped...

  4. v8
    ... one have to consume to equal one 10 meq tablet of potassium ?...

  5. Need some help with my multivitamin
    ... Maximum One Daily multivitamin. I am confused about Potassium . It says it has 80 MG and lists it as 2 percent as ... the Daily Intake. I bought a separate Potassium vitamin which I think is 99 MG. Is it ok to take ... both? Why is there so little potassium in my multivitamin? Thanks...
    ... Maximum One Daily multivitamin. I am confused about Potassium . It says it has 80 MG and lists it as 2 percent as ... the Daily Intake. I bought a separate Potassium vitamin which I think is 99 MG. Is it ok to take ... both? Why is there so little potassium in my multivitamin? Thanksmight be if your eating...
    ... Most healthy individuals get the required amounts of potassium from a healthy diet....

  6. Vitamins for cerebral vascular/artery health...need advice!
    ... the health of vessels, consider the following: Potassium , 500 mg daily. Hydergine, 5-20 mg daily. (Hydergine...

  7. How to get my vitamin/mineral levels tested
    ... me that basic blood test that tests your calcium, potassium sodium etc. I want to know how to get all the B's...

  8. Does Alive come in liquid form?
    ... requirement. Regular has only 90 calories (8oz), high in potassium and low in sodium. Only 1g of sugar. 1g net carbs...

  9. Potassium question....??
    ... I too take potassium everyday ....... you need to remember to drink plenty...
    ... Guys......taking potassium as a supplement is pretty much worthless. The FDA ... absorb minerals from fruits and vegetable and not from potassium salts from the ground. One product that is good is ... that you can buy in the grocery stores as these are Potassium Chloride where as normal Salt is Sodium Chloride. ... Orange Juice, Prunes/Raisons are a few examples of high potassium foods.......

  10. Questioning vitamins?
    ... vitamins B Complexes, C and minerals Magnesium and Potassium are flushed out easily and daily. I've been taking...

  11. CCM Calcium (Citrate and Malate) any opinions?
    ... Calcium as they pump out calcium and sodium and draw in potassium and magnesium. Remember to get enough magnesium to...

  12. Potassium
    ... [QUOTE=Deeraysmom;2755252]Just what does potassium do for your body :) ..... Dee:) Potassium is an...

  13. Why Is Potassium Only Available In 3% Of Daily Requirement?
    ... Alias.... potassium can cause heart attacks if used in large quanities ... attacks and chf, because I have to take lasix it removes potassium from my cells. Dee...
    ... Because of this, and the danger of having elevated Potassium you probably won't find a higher dose anywhere, unless...
    ... the FDA is the one who has set these standards on potassium . Potassium salts are very dangerous to the heart in ... high amounts but the body can deal with potassium better in the foods we consume. Anyway a good mixture ... of food will ensure potassium levels are fine. Avacados, orange juice, yams, lima ... diuretics and coffee/teas as as these can flush out potassium if thats a concern.........

  14. Iron for young man?
    ... 75 mcg Copper (amino acid chelate) - 1 mg Iodine ( potassium iodide) - 75 mcg Iron (amino acid chelate) - 5 mg ... 2.5 mg Molynbdenum (amino acid chelate) - 75 mcg Potassium ( potassium apartate) - 25 mg Selenium (amino acid...

  15. detox causing diarrhoea..normal?
    ... electrolytes is V-8 vegetable juice as its loaded with potassium and sodium and other trace minerals..........

  16. Omega 3 and other questions
    ... omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium , lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, and zinc.Flax...

  17. Need answers!
    ... supplement. Also, make sure you're getting enough potassium , and if not, then add a supplement. If you take your...

  18. magnesium oxide
    ... out there to show the benefits.When Magnesium and Potassium flood the cells then its all systems go inside our ... energy drink before exercise...take an Emergen-C (high potassium and citric acid) and break open an Magnesium Citrate...
    ... Magnesium only works inside the cells along with Potassium and is responsible for about 300 cellular processes...

  19. supplement for fluid retention / joints
    ... also? I also wonder if I need to supplement with potassium , but have read doing so can be dangerous. Thoughts...
    ... The other is electolytes as your correct about Potassium supplements (99 mg) and need 5000 mg a day. So you ... can get Potassium from food like Low Sodium V-8, Avacados, Spinach, ... daily and get Mortons low sodium version which is Potassium (potassium chloride) and not regular salt (sodium...
    ... ALOT of spinach and broccoli, so I should be good on potassium ??? I'll pick up that salt and use that when needed...
    ... electrolytes for water/fluid regulation..Magnesium and Potassium are inside the cells and sodium and Calcium are outside...

  20. Glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM
    ... (for eye health), some Selenium, some extra Zinc, potassium , B-complex, some extra C well as suppliment of Calcium...

  21. Calcium and Magnesium
    ... citrate magnesium these types are absorbed well. Keep potassium levels high as low potassium deletes magnesium. ... to nature.The best food for high Magnesium and high Potassium are Avacados.... I personally take 1000 mg a day...

  22. Alkalife Alkaline drops and Lisinopril
    ... alkaline drops raise your BP due to the sodium and potassium . Is there a PH test kit that you can buy to test...

  23. B Complex for men?
    ... here's a couple of items for that. First increase Potassium levels as this is critical for normal blood pressue ... Avacados, bananas and low sodium V-8 are very high in Potassium . Also Garlic, Hawthorn, and Co-q10 are very good for...

  24. Interactions between vitamin supplements and prescription Zoloft
    ... and taking vitamins supplements? I take Calcium, Potassium , Magnesium, Coq10, C, Niacin, Horny Goat Weed, Grape...

  25. What Can I Take To Lose Fluid??
    ... check on those...Also lowing Sodium and increasing Potassium helps on this..........

  26. Vitamin results?
    ... Lecithin (1200mg/day) Chromium Picolinate (200mcg/day) Potassium (95mg/day) =============== Herbs Echinacea...

  27. New Vitamin Regime - Am I Taking Too Much
    ... Molybdenum – 25 mcg / 33% Chloride – 36 mg / 1% Potassium – 40 mg / 1% Boron – 150 mcg Nickel – 5 mcg...

  28. High water intake decrease vit potency?
    ... know of too much water will flush out are Sodium and Potassium ...........

  29. Water weight, any suppliments work?
    ... mineral that regulates the kidney's and edema is Sodium/ Potassium .So maybe increasing your Potassium levels may help...

  30. Recommendation for 16 yr old boy?
    ... the problem. I would recommend trying to get more potassium into him. Most multivitamins do not have potassium ... other things that he eats throughout the day contain potassium . I'm guessing he's getting the B vitamins in the multivitam ... that kind of stuff - if he is, they are very high in potassium . Other things high in potassium include cow milk,...
    ... right, the multi-vitamin that he takes has only 2% potassium of the RDA in it. I will look for a different multi ... there that he might enjoy the taste of that have high potassium in them?...
    ... tastes like a light egg nog and has roughly 2,000mg of potassium in the 1l bottle. In Canada, they're sold in the produce ... other half decent tasting drinks that are very high in potassium however you are already making a good start by having...

  31. kelp
    ... Kelp a seaseed has lots of Iodine and Potassium . Good for Goiter also. Nothing wrong in taking it...

  32. Energy!!!
    ... High potassium foods/veggies/supplements seem to do the trick quite ... replacement supplements also provide large amounts of potassium . I personally use EAS Myoplexe Deluxe as part of my ... nutrition than non-MRP drinks. Also, there is more potassium as well as calcium and other vitamins in it than pretty ... the day, however now that I started adding more high- potassium , high B-vitamin foods into my diet, I'm rarely tired...

  33. Do any of these supplements interact negatively with each other?
    ... a strong role in Calcium absorption as it does for Potassium . As my sources, well for starter a book i have in...

  34. Vitamin C
    ... you might want to try one tablet of potassium with the C, for me 3000 wasn't enough so I experimented ... of caffine, coffee, soda's, chocolate, they destroy potassium , I found that the C by it self, and the potassium...

  35. Are there vitamins that would cause water retention?
    ... day calcium -- 2 a day selenium* -- 1 a day potassium * -- 1 a day magnesium* -- 1 a day omega 3/fish ... fluid so lets go after sodiums antagonist which is Potassium , so up your Potassium levels and drop Sodium and that ... yet they only come in 99 mgs so you need to eat your Potassium and not supplement it. Avocados ,Bananas and V-8 vegetable...
    ... So in other words, throw out the bottle of potassium and find it in the foods mentioned? I love everything...
    ... So in other words, throw out the bottle of potassium Exactly since at 99 mgs you'd have to consume 50 pills ... a day just to get the RDA of Potassium .. Also add Potatoes and Orange juice to the list ...

  36. GNC 2200 Gold Weight Gainer
    ... 00 mg 147% Sodium 984.00 mg 20% Potassium 2730.00 mg Total Carbohydrate 441...

  37. Need Opinion on this Supplement
    ... vitamins and minerals. Dulse is particularly rich in potassium , iodine, iron and vitamins B12, C and D. The high ... build the thyroid gland. Dulse is a rich source of potassium , and because of its high iron content is excellent...

  38. Vitimins and Blood Pressure
    ... Calcium so its absorbed better. Also foods high in Potassium will also help to lower HBP. And Ratboy was correct...
    ... Calcium so its absorbed better. Also foods high in Potassium will also help to lower HBP. And Ratboy was correct...

  39. Good Potassium Supplement?
    ... Does anybody know of a good potassium supplement that increases your KOH? (potassium levels ... Thanks Hi WildStrawberry - Well here is a SUPER DUPER Potassium Supplement - "Low Sodium V8". There is 820 milligrams ... of Potassium in an 8 ounce glass (and only 140 mg of Sodium). I ... ) :) A bannana only has about 450 milligrams of Potassium ....
    ... Salt substitutes actually provide more potassium than the pill supplements. (The pills are limited ... salt or something is one that I have used. This type, potassium chloride salt substitutes, are usually available in ... taken with food always. Another good supplement for potassium that I have only read about is KM by Matol. This is ... some websites. But KM is considered a good source of potassium ....
    ... Hi WildStrawberry - Well here is a SUPER DUPER Potassium Supplement - "Low Sodium V8". There is 820 milligrams ... of Potassium in an 8 ounce glass (and only 140 mg of Sodium). I ... ) :) A bannana only has about 450 milligrams of Potassium . the problem thoughis that pottasium supps can...
    ... Hi WildStrawberry - Well here is a SUPER DUPER Potassium Supplement - "Low Sodium V8". There is 820 milligrams ... of Potassium in an 8 ounce glass (and only 140 mg of Sodium). I ... ) :) A bannana only has about 450 milligrams of Potassium . why not get it from food. it'll be better absorbed...
    ... Sodium (like 700 mg per glass) and has very little Potassium so I always buy the Low Sodium version because thats ... the one loaded with Potassium . In either case it's also only 50 calories a glass...

  40. What is the full list of vitamins to be banned?
    ... Folic Acid, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorus, Potassium , Selenium, Silicon, Sulphur, Tin, Vanadium, Zinc....

  41. I feel as if this is MAYBE too much.....
    ... Acid) (500 mg in the a.m) B-Complex (in the a.m.) Potassium 99 mg ( in the a.m)- may stop taking, since leg cramps...

  42. What does potassium do?
    ... Potassium should be from a balanced diet. Never take potassium supplements unless the doctor prescribes it (potassium ... body's electrical system out of balance by taking potassium supplements when you do not need it. The balance of ... potassium and sodium is crucial and a delicate balance. The ... recommended daily allowance of potassium for a teenager is 2000 milligrams daily from food ... . A typical American's daily intake of potassium is about 4000 milligrams. Unless you are having excessive ... losses of potassium from your body such as diarrhea or vomiting, you should ... not have a problem with getting enough potassium from your diet. Also, as long as your kidneys are ... you need not be concerned about getting in too much potassium from foods. The kidneys will get rid of any excess ... potassium consumed. Potassium is essential for maintaining proper fluid balance ... muscle function, cardiac (heart muscle) function. Potassium is found in bananas, raisins, apricots, oranges, avacadoes ... yogurt, lean meats. Orange juice is a good source. Potassium helps your muscles and nerves function properly. Maintains ... the things that may indicate a need for more high- potassium foods: muscle weakness, confusion, irritability, fatigue ... diarrhea, regular intense exercise, using diuretics. Potassium is found in many foods, and easy to obtain in fruits ... and vegetables. Excellent sources of potassium include chard, button mushrooms, and spinach. Potassium ... cellular biochemical reactions and energy metabolism. Potassium also functions in carbohydrate metabolism; it is active ... that can be stored in the liver for future energy. Potassium is important for normal growth and for building muscle...

  43. Is there a little to the herbs I can take?
    ... Rhubarb and Aloe Both Rhubarb and Aloe cause loss of potassium through the stool... this may increase the side effects...

  44. Long Story Short...Is this too much???
    ... back I have began taking a multi-vitamin. I also take potassium 99mg daily, Calcium 1000mg/Magnesium 1000mg, B-Complex...
    ... back I have began taking a multi-vitamin. I also take potassium 99mg daily, Calcium 1000mg/Magnesium 1000mg, B-Complex...

  45. Anyone know what supplements are good for muscle twitching?
    ... I have read that iron, calcium, potassium deficiencies can cause muscle cramps or twitching...
    ... imbalance in ur muscles can cause this....sodium and potassium are responsible for the sodium potassium pump in the ... try to rebalance the concentrations of sodium and potassium ions in the cytoplasm of ur cells and the interstitial ... electrolyes but a healthier way would be a banana ( potassium ) and adequate amounts, but never too much of, salt...
    ... I have read that iron, calcium, potassium deficiencies can cause muscle cramps or twitching ... . Try taking those. I think it's the Calcium, Potassium , and Magnesium that helps most with the cramps ...

  46. Eat your vitamins!
    ... oil -Vitamin A -Vitamin E -Selenium -Manganese - Potassium -Choline -Ginko -Florasil -Primrose Throughout...
    ... Calcium, Beta carotene, Choline Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium Sodium, UFA (whatever that is...) , Vitamin A ...

  47. Gaba or 5-htp
    ... Magnesium with 50 mgs of zinc and Magnesium with 99mgs of Potassium all of this adds up to 1500mgs of calcium and 900...
    ... during day for energy. Calcium/magnesium/ zinc and potassium at night. I was told Calcium/magnesium at night is ... good for sleep and potassium is good for acid reflux that I have. Am I taking too...

  48. Potassium Pills!! Anybody taken any!
    ... started to drink Oj a lot , Where can I pick up some potassium pills.Any suggestions. :) I eat bananas , but I don ... 't want them every day :) . :) I take potassium pills daily as I am on a diuretic for Mineiers (inner...

  49. Magnesium deficiency
    ... just recently in the hospital for dehydration, low potassium and magnesium levels and low blood pressure. After...

  50. GNC's Ultra Mega Gold... too potent?
    ... Chromium (as GTF Chromium Yeast) 100 mcg 83% Potassium (as Potassium Chloride) 10 mg 0% Molybdenum (as...

  51. am i overdosing on vitamins?
    ... i just forget to take the second one...also i take potassium and folic acid..dont remember the dosage right now...

  52. no energy
    ... sea salt, you need iodine, magnesium, calcium, and potassium daily when your system is getting enough water. Hope...

  53. Water Retention
    ... Increasing potassium intake can help, but shouldn't be done if you have...

  54. Are these too many vitamins to take in a day?
    ... Mcg 167% Molybdenum 150 Mcg 200% Potassium 5 Mg N/A* Paba 25 Mg N/A* Choline...