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Potassium Supplements Review

Looking for the best potassium supplements? Reviews our tests of quality and cost comparisons. Read information about potassium deficiency, kidney stone disease, differences between forms of potassium, what to look for on labels, safety, side effects, drug interactions and more. Find out which ones passed our test and why.

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ConsumerLab.com Answers to Questions Found:
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1.I'm worried that I'm not getting enough potassium in my diet, but potassium supplements only seem to provide a very small dose -- much less than what we are supposed to get on a daily basis. Why is this, and how can increase my daily intake?
2.Can coconut water help with muscle cramps or restless legs syndrome?
3.Can taking certain forms of potassium, such as potassium citrate, reduce my chances of getting kidney stones? I've read a study that says it can, but it's unclear how much I should take.
4.Can magnesium supplements reduce heart palpitations or PVCs?  (in Comments)
5.I have heard that nascent iodine may be better than regular iodine or potassium iodide for thyroid support. Is this true, and what exactly is nascent iodine?
6.What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?  (in Comments)
7.Can lemon juice, lemonade, or other juices reduce my chances of getting kidney stones?
8.Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?
9.Do magnesium creams, sprays and oils help with muscle pain and cramps? How about supplements?
10.I was surprised when my doctor told me to stop taking supplements because my kidney function was low. But after stopping the supplements, my kidney function returned to normal. Can taking a lot of supplements really damage the kidneys?
11.A tea called Throat Coat made me lethargic and I was found to have low potassium. Is this a known problem? I was drinking 5 cups a day.
12.Does coconut water help re-hydrate as well as sports drinks?
13.Is it true that iodine can cause acne or other skin problems?  (in Comments)
14.I'm interested in using Himalayan salt. What are the health benefits with it and other specialty salts? Are there contaminants in these salts?
15.Do any supplements help for restless legs syndrome?
16.What are the most common, potentially dangerous interactions between supplements and drugs?
17.Can baking soda really help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
18.I have low blood pressure. Are there any supplements I should avoid?
19.Do any supplements help reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
20.How much bone broth do I need to consume in order to get a benefit?
21.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking an antibiotic? Are there any that may be helpful?
22.Are there side effects from collagen supplements?
23.Does taking a laxative interfere with the absorption of vitamins or minerals?
24.How do the Beyond Burger, the Impossible Burger, and a beef burger compare in terms of vitamins and minerals, and which is best?
25.What is shilajit? Does it have any proven health benefits, and is heavy metal contamination a concern?
26.Do any supplements help prevent or reduce eye floaters?
27.What do alkaline booster drops do? Do they provide the same benefits as Kre-Alkalyn?
28.Can beetroot juice or supplements help lower my blood pressure?
29.Do vitamin patches, such as for B12 or multivitamins, really work? How about those from PatchMD?
30.Does Restore (Bionic Sciences LLC) really improve gut health? What is in Restore?
31.What are the health benefits of avocado oil? Is it healthier than olive oil? Which avocado oils are best?
32.Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?


Clinical Updates Found:
2020 Low Potassium in COVID-19 Patients (06/20/2020)
Low Potassium in COVID-19 Patients
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have often been found to have low potassium levels. Should you be concerned? Learn more in the COVID-19 section of the Potassium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among potassium supplements.
 Potassium Levels Decline (05/19/2020)
Potassium Levels Decline
An analysis of blood samples of thousands of Americans suggests a slight decline in potassium intake. Find out what may be causing this in the update to the What It Does section of the Potassium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for potassium supplements.
 Surprising Role of Potassium in COVID-19 (03/25/2020)
Surprising Role of Potassium in COVID-19
New research out of China suggests that many patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are low in potassium. For details see the information about Potassium in our answer to the question: What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
2019 Licorice Danger (07/02/2019)
Licorice Danger
A woman suffered a stroke after consuming a supplement for indigestion that contained a large dose of licorice. Get more details in our answer about licorice tea.
 Licorice Tea Caution (05/31/2019)
Licorice Tea Caution
Be careful with licorice tea because it can cause serious side effects, as recently happened to a man who drank one to two cups daily. Get more details in our answer about licorice tea.
 New Potassium Recommendations (03/22/2019)
New Potassium Recommendations
The amount of potassium needed to achieve nutritional adequacy was officially reduced this month for all ages. Find out why and get the new recommendations in the What to Consider When Using section of the Potassium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for potassium supplements.
2016 Many Americans Not Getting Enough Potassium (11/16/2016)
Many Americans Not Getting Enough Potassium
Americans may not be getting enough potassium according to a new study. Get the details, plus information about how to increase your intake of potassium in the "What To Consider When Using" section of the Potassium Supplements Review >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.Cesium Salt Supplements Can Cause Heart Trouble, Death (02/07/2020)
2.Seller of 5-HTP, Potassium & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (12/01/2018)
3.Maker of Vitamin B12 and Multimineral Supplements Warned by FDA (07/18/2018)
4.Black Licorice Can Cause Abnormal Heart Rhythms, FDA Warns (10/31/2017)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Seller of B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Potassium & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (04/04/2017)
2.U.S. Department of Justice Files Permanent Injunction Against Supplement Manufacturer (02/16/2017)
3.23,000 ER Visits Linked to Supplements: Palpitations, Swallowing Problems, Allergies Common (10/17/2015)
4.FDA Warns Maker of "Relaxation" Drink (04/11/2015)
5.Seller of Antioxidant Water, Energy Drops Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (02/24/2015)
6.Seller of Heart, Brain and Diabetes Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (02/24/2015)
7.Maker of Magnesium and Potassium Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations (01/17/2015)
8.Seller of B-12, Zinc, Echinacea and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (12/12/2014)
9.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
10.Seller of Weight Loss, Saw Palmetto Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (10/21/2014)
11.Maker of Joint and Weight Products Warned for Hidden Drugs, Manufacturing Violations (09/23/2014)
12.Maker of Mood, Smoking Cessation Supplements and More Warned for Violations, Drug Claims (05/14/2014)
13.Seller of Aloe, Thyroid and Other Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (04/16/2014)
14.Maker of Relaxation Drink Warned For Melatonin Ingredient (04/09/2014)
15.Fat Loss and Muscle Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain DMAA (08/01/2013)
16.Beware of Dietary Supplements With Claims To Treat Diabetes, FDA Warns (07/25/2013)
17.Seller of Vision Supplement Warned For Drug Claims (07/05/2013)
18.Warning Over Excessive Iodine Intake From Supplements, Including Kelp (06/30/2013)
19.Maker of Concentration, Pain, Immune, Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (05/10/2013)
20.Cardio, Energy and Sexual Enhancement Supplement Distributor Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (04/18/2013)
21.Energy Drink Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination (02/15/2013)
22.Maker of Antioxidant and Anti-Aging Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (02/14/2013)
23.Judge Orders Drug and Supplement Company to Cease Manufacturing and Distribution (02/12/2013)
24.Food for Health Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims on Supplements (01/24/2013)
25.Manufacturer of Prostate, Inflammation and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (11/02/2012)
26.Natural Product Manufacturer Warned For GMP Violations, Misbranding, Unapproved Devices and Drug Claims (10/18/2012)
27.Makers of Mineral Water Containing Lithium Warned (08/09/2012)
28.FDA Cracks Down on Violators of Supplement Manufacturing Rules (03/28/2011)


News Releases Found:
2019 Best Coconut Water? ConsumerLab Tests Popular Products, Reveals Top Pick (04/25/2019)
2017 Caution with Kelp Supplements: May Contain Too Much Iodine (04/25/2017)
2016 ConsumerLab.com Finds Arsenic in Testing of Potassium Supplements -- Safer Choices Identified. Many Americans May Need More Potassium (11/15/2016)
 ConsumerLab.com Helps Consumers Make Sense of the FDA's Updated Daily Values (DV) for Vitamins and Minerals (07/27/2016)
2013 Labels on Potassium Supplements May Confuse, But Product Quality is High According to ConsumerLab.com (08/21/2013)
2011 Some coconut waters don't deliver on promises according to ConsumerLab.com (08/04/2011)
 ConsumerLab.com evaluates quality of potassium supplements and identifies those offering best value (01/25/2011)
2008 ConsumerLab.com finds most potassium supplements meet quality standards, but one with only 18% of ingredient — Results for 12 potassium supplements in new review (01/08/2008)
2007 ConsumerLab.com finds improvement in quality of omega-3 and -6 supplements — Results for 22 products made from evening primrose, flaxseed, borage and black currant oils (12/10/2007)
 ConsumerLab.com finds some "red wine" supplements deliver less resveratrol than expected; Wide range in dose and price (11/13/2007)
 Recently tested magnesium supplements free of lead, but one product missing most of its ingredient according to ConsumerLab.com — First Major Product Review of Potential "Life-Extending" Ingredient (10/30/2007)
 ConsumerLab.com finds generic antidepressant behaves differently from original drug. May explain complaints by patients. — Generic drug equality questioned (10/12/2007)
2005 ConsumerLab.com tests potassium supplements — Report now online for sixteen products (08/16/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com tests menopause supplements — Alternatives to hormonal therapy — Report available for 38 products including soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh, and progesterone creams (07/18/2005)
2002 ConsumerLab.com finds lead contamination remains a problem for certain mineral supplements — Lead found in iron, magnesium and, most recently, potassium pills (07/16/2002)
 Pharmavite dietary supplements receive ConsumerLab.com approval — Vitamin E, SAM-e, St. John's Wort, Ginkgo and others merit approved quality products ranking (07/10/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com reviews radioprotective Iodine pills in response to terrorist threats — Quality of products is high, but local access is poor (06/25/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com lists magnesium products that passed testing — Some products fail due to excess magnesium and lead contamination (05/15/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com finds "Breast Enhancement" pills lack evidence of efficacy (04/16/2002)
 More than one in five weight loss, slimming and/or diabetes supplements fail ConsumerLab.com evaluation — Problems found in chromium and pyruvate products; CLA products fine (04/03/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com finds nutrition powders & drinks more accurately labeled than nutrition bars, but unapproved food ingredient seen in some (03/05/2002)


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