100% Food/Pharma Grade Potassium Citrate
Helps Lower Blood Pressure and Increase Calcium in Bones. Helps to prevent certain kidney stones.
Repackaged in a dedicated Gluten and Nut Free Bakery in a standup foil lined resealable pouch.
Potassium is an essential dietary mineral and electrolyte that regulates the balance of fluids in the body. Potassium citrate is a potassium salt of citric acid. It is a crystalline powder with a slightly salty taste. It is involved in nerve function, muscle control and blood pressure. Potassium is an essential health nutrient that is good for lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of kidney stones, and increasing bone-beneficial calcium.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Potassium plays an important role in controlling blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. It works with sodium to maintain water balance in the body and helps lower blood pressure in the body, according to Colorado State University. Increased potassium may increase the amount of sodium the body excretes causing a protective effect against hypertension. A study published in the July 2005 Harvard Medical School "Family Health Guide" noted that potassium citrate had the same "blood-pressure-lowering effects" as potassium chloride. The study tested 14 people with stage 1 hypertension. They gave 7 people potassium chloride and 7 people potassium citrate. They found each group had similar beneficial effects on hypertension. They concluded that increased potassium intake does not have to be specific to be effective.
Directions: As a dietary supplement take 275 mg daily, or as directed by a physician. Use milligrams for accurate measurements.