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Sports drinks contain trivial amounts of potassium. For example, one US gallon of Gatorade contains 480 mg of potassium, which is roughly comparable to a single banana and much less than a sweet potato. The US RDA for potassium is 4700 mg per day, so you could safely drink 10 gallons per day if you consumed nothing else. The dangers of potassium are vastly ...


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From the context of your question I would say no. Increasing K+ intake is alright but completely eliminating Na+ from the diet would be a bad idea. In terms of the cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure associated with high NaCl intake,cutting down NaCl from the diet(that is making the food less saltier) or increasing the dietary intake of K+ ...


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The revised Adequate Intake values for potassium are 2.6 g/day for adult women and 3.4 g/day for men (National Academic Press, 2019). The old value was 4.7 g/day for all adults (National Academies, 2014). I always believed they were exaggerating before and they are probably still exaggerating now. Note, that they themselves do not say these amounts are "...


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National Institutes of Health - Health Professionals Fact Sheet on Potassium Dietary potassium In healthy people with normal kidney function, high dietary potassium intakes do not pose a health risk because the kidneys eliminate excess amounts in the urine. In addition, there is no evidence that high intakes of dietary potassium have adverse effects. ...


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Your understanding about the mechanism by which the K+ ions leak out of the cardiac cell during ischaemia is correct. But, regarding the latter part, lets discuss what is the situation of K+ ions in a normal cardiac cell. In a normal cardiac cell, the concentration of K+ ions is more inside compared to the outside of the cell (150mM inside as compared to 4mM ...


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1) Multivitamin-mineral supplements in the US do not contain more than 99 mg of potassium per serving to avoid overdose. Linus Pauling Institute: Oral doses greater than 18 grams taken at one time in individuals not accustomed to high intakes may lead to severe hyperkalemia, even in those with normal kidney function. In individuals with somewhat ...


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Your kidneys will take care of that for you. They regulate the concentration of electrolytes in your blood. Usually, enough potassium is available in your food (e.g. coffee and bananas are rich in potassium) to prevent a potassium shortage. Too much medical saline can cause hypernatraemia (too high concentration of sodium) and hypokalaemia (too low ...


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The aging process itself can cause a stiffening of the blood vessels; also our genes, etc. In general, for people with hypertension, more potassium is better. One might use a salt substitute, like "Morton's Salt Substitute", which is potassium chloride. Or drink low sodium v-8 juice, which is high in K. One might also take Magnesium citrate, or Mg-taurate ...


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Answer: Blood levels for electrolytes are maintained by homeostasis in most people, primarily in the kidneys. But they can actually vary quite widely within hours - depending on health conditions and medications. It can even vary fatally in some (rare) cases. Why I cannot give a more complete answer: There are too many possible reasons to discuss ...


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With most medications, the important thing is to simply be consistent and make it easy on yourself to remember to take them. An hour or two one way or the other isn't going to matter with most medications, and if something is sensitive enough that it does matter then your doctor should tell you that. In case s/he overlooks that part, you can and should ask ...


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Dietary sodium stimulates the excretion of potassium into the urine and potassium stimulates the excretion of sodium, but when consumed in usual amounts, this does not result in abnormal blood potassium or sodium levels (Harvard.edu, Bpac NZ). In salt-sensitive people, high sodium intake can result in high blood pressure. In these (and possibly other) ...


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