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Can too much potassium from sports drinks be dangerous/lethal?

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 ...
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Is it a good idea to replace Sodium Chloride (NaCl) with Potassium Chloride (KCl) for everyday consumption?

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 ...
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Cloves and potassium intake

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, ...
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Myocardial Ischemic Contractile Failure & Potassium

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 ...
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Does elevated potassium lead to elevated cortisol?

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 ...
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We add Sodium with salt but not Potassium

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 ...
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Supplementing potassium to get my 4.7g RDA - is it safe?

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 ...
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Does elevated potassium lead to elevated cortisol?

"Does potassium really raise cortisol? Are there any published research articles confirming this?" My google search "effects of potassium intake on cortisol" brought up: Dreier et ...
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Is there anything besides sodium to avoid to lower blood pressure?

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 "...
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How fast can serum calcium, magnesium and potassium levels change?

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 ...
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How exact do I need to be for Penicillin every 12 hours?

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 ...
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Do dietary potassium and sodium interact with eachother?

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 ...
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