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Cloves and potassium intake [closed]

since it is so hard to get the required daily 3,700 mg of potassium, I have been considering adding cloves to my diet. I found it easy to swallow powdered cloves in the morning, however I'd like to ...
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What does the prevalence of low potassium (hypokalemia) in 21% of hospital patients really tell us and how is it being addressed?

According to the National Institute of Health, more than 1 in 5 hospital patients has hypokalemia (low potassium) and often this is the result of a side effect of heart related medications (ibid.): ...
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Does elevated potassium lead to elevated cortisol?

I came across this statement on Selfhacked: If you have high cortisol, you will do worse with a high salt diet and you will be potassium deficient in the long term (few people as it is get the RDA)...
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Is there anything besides sodium to avoid to lower blood pressure? [closed]

I've been told that sodium can cause hypertension, and that I should eat about twice as much potassium as sodium to lower my blood pressure (along with a calorie restricted diet and regular exercise). ...
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Supplementing potassium to get my 4.7g RDA - is it safe?

Potassium supplements are limited to 100mg, however the RDA is 4.7g. From the foods I do eat (and will continue to do so), I get around 1.5g of potassium per day, which is way too little. However, is ...
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Can too much potassium from sports drinks be dangerous/lethal?

I have always been aware that sports drinks help you replace potassium lost from exercise. But I also know that too much potassium in your bloodstream is not a good thing and bad for your heart. So ...
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How fast can serum calcium, magnesium and potassium levels change?

Can serum electrolytes (such as Ca Mg or K) within NORMAL limits rise or drop substantially within 12-24 hours? Enough to go outside of normal range, even to the point of being symptomatic?
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Is it a good idea to replace Sodium Chloride (NaCl) with Potassium Chloride (KCl) for everyday consumption?

Increased sodium intake is linked to higher blood pressure, and therefore larger chance of developing cardiovascular issues. On the other hand, increased potassium intake (within RDA, which is a ...
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Is it a good idea to consume Soylent meal replacements (specifically containing potassium supplements)?

The reason I am asking this is actually related to daily recommended potassium intake, which is stated to be around 4.700 mg daily. However, even if I concentrate all my meals on potassium intake, it'...
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Can KCl (potassium chloride) salt substitute be used in a saline solution?

I recently had a tooth extraction and am rinsing my mouth with a syringe, and would like to use a saline solution instead of just warm water. But I only have potassium chloride, not sodium chloride. ...
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We add Sodium with salt but not Potassium

I know that the blood needs both Potassium and Sodium. However, we use only added Sodium with our food (when we salt it). The medical saline is also water + sodium chloride and contains no potassium. ...
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How exact do I need to be for Penicillin every 12 hours?

I have strep group A. My doctor gave me Penicillin V Potassium 500 MG to take once every 12 hours. It's 3 pm in my time zone, which means the next dose would be 3 AM. Does it make sense to take the ...
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Do dietary potassium and sodium interact with eachother?

I've read on some blogs that potassium helps lower blood pressure for people that have a high sodium intake. I've also read that these two nutrients interact with each other, so if you have more ...
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Which radioactive isotopes in food accumulate in a body, which ones are excreted?

A banana contains a natural radioactive isotope of potassium, however this one is not as dangerous since it gets excreted from the body and so the radiation does not accumulate in a body. But what ...