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Emergen-C... a good potassium sub?

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Old 12-18-2012, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default Emergen-C... a good potassium sub?

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?
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There are 5g of sugar and 6g of carbs per serving. That isn't something you should be using on IP.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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