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Has potassium supplement type/dosage changed???

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Old 03-30-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default Has potassium supplement type/dosage changed???

First off I want to say hello and I am new to the forum. I joined few days ago after finding this forum and seeing how wonderful it is. I want to thank every one for sharing and the information here. I am so proud of every one on here. I can not afford the coach, clinic deal and ideal protein supplements, so I have decided to do the alternative. In my web search about the supplements I read somewhere that the Potassium Bicarbonate 800mg/Calcium 200mg (I think that is the correct dosage) supplements that you can only get from a coach...I read that it has been changed and now its Potassium citrate 99mg ???? Im just curious if anyone has heard of this and why they changed it if it is true.
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They did change it. I think it was to eliminate the calcium due to all the studies on excess calcium supplements being bad for your heart.

I follow the IP plan on alternatives, but still use the actual IP supplements. You can order them on plainprotein.com. Even if you don't want to use their supplements, you can look at the labels of the products to find an alternative supplement.
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sorry guys I just found the answer to my question. but does anyone know why they changed it?
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Thanks ragdoll, I had just found the answer when I came back and saw you answered. Thank you for your swift reply!
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Then again to go down from 800mg of potassium down to 99mg is a big decrease. Since they have changed it, are they wanting people to add other food into make up for the potassium?
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Scorbett is the authority on this and has posted about this. I think it was because the different forms get absorbed differently. The 99mg of potassium citrate is basically equivalent to 800 mg potassium bicarbonate.
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Question about supplements

this thread has the info on it.
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I looked it up when they first came out.
The new form of Potassium is only allowed to be max 99 mg dosage in the US.
It is absorbed quite differently than the previous form of Potassium so it really isn't a decrease. They are 2 different formulations.
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Thank you so much for your help ladies!
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Interesting.. I'll see what my coach says when I do my WI on Monday.
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So I'm confused. How much potassium are you supposed to have daily now?
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99 mg of the new formulation - Potassium Citrate (1 pill)
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Wow, 800 vs 99 is a HUGE difference! When I went to alternatives I started taking the 99 mg 4x per day. That freaks me out a bit.
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What's the difference between potassium and potassium citrate?
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I can't remember what the formulation of the other potassium was.
Potassium Citrate max dosage allowable in the US is 99 mg
When I looked up the differences (when I still had the other bottle) they were comparable
I can't find my post about it but here is one that says a similar thing
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4676969-post38.html
So the citrate needs fewer mg than the bicarbonate for the same "dosage", basically
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