Ideal Protein Diet - Emergen-C... a good potassium sub?




domesticbliss
12-18-2012, 03:37 AM
I'm talkinga bout the 1,000mg Super C blend (orange) it says you can take 2 packets a day, each packets gives you 200mg of potassium, from potassium bicarb...
I have to take most of my medicines as liquid or dissolvables, so do you think this is a good alternative to the Potassium/Calcium, providing I make up the calcium deficit with another supplement?


ragdoll74
12-18-2012, 09:11 AM
There are 5g of sugar and 6g of carbs per serving. That isn't something you should be using on IP.

scorbett1103
12-18-2012, 10:27 AM
In addition, the IP potassium supplement is 800mg potassium. You would have to take 2x the recommended dose to match the correct amount in the IP supplement.

Definitely NOT a viable substitute.


amberjules
12-18-2012, 03:52 PM
OMG I took one today and didn't even think about sugar or carbs being it. All I could think about was my sore throat.

domesticbliss
12-18-2012, 06:42 PM
yeah, it's definitely too high in sugar, but it's the highest potassium supplement I could find, most store brands only have around 100mg

sharrow
12-18-2012, 10:15 PM
yeah, it's definitely too high in sugar, but it's the highest potassium supplement I could find, most store brands only have around 100mg

Maybe try crushing the pill and adding it to food? Potassium is really important to take while on this diet.