Product Code: 00246 Capsules per Bottle: 250
Each size 00 vegetarian cellulose capsule contains:
Vitamin C (as Ascorbyl Palmitate)
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate)
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate)
What is Potassium Magnesium Citrate?
Potassium and magnesium are both essential minerals, meaning they are needed by, but not made within our bodies. Therefore, we must consume these minerals in our diets. However, it has been estimated that Americans generally consume only half the potassium that is recommended by current guidelines  and three-quarters of Americans are also estimated to be deficient in magnesium . A supplement, such as Potassium Magnesium Citrate can address both deficiencies with only one capsule per day.
Potassium is an electrolyte and has a tight-knit relationship with sodium, keeping channels functioning to let certain substances move in and out of your cells. As your kidneys control the amount of potassium released from the body, based on intake, if you have problems with your kidneys, problems with potassium levels can follow.
You can find potassium supplements in several forms, but often you will see it as potassium citrate or potassium chloride. The form included in our supplement is potassium citrate. Potassium citrate is an alkalizing agent and decreases the acidity of urine. This is why it is often recommended as safe to people that have had, or are currently experiencing, kidney stones . Potassium citrate is unlikely to cause any side effects other than an increase in urine, while potassium chloride can cause confusion, anxiety, uneven heartbeat, thirst, muscle weakness, nausea, or numbness .
Magnesium citrate is also one of the many forms in which a magnesium supplement can be found. Magnesium citrate dissolves in water and is highly absorbable by the gut, but is less likely to cause diarrhea than some other forms of magnesium supplement .
How does Potassium/Magnesium Citrate Work?
Several meta-analyses report a significant reduction in blood pressure (BP) with potassium supplementation, with a greater reductive effect in hypertensive patients . The World Health Organization/International Society of Hypertension released a statement including “increased potassium intake” as a recommendation for reduced incidence of hypertension . The Harvard School of Public Health reported lower risks of hypertension and heart disease also associated with increased magnesium supplementation . Potassium is more effective in reducing BP when administered in a natural form as a combination of magnesium, potassium, and calcium than when consumed alone .
Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions within the body; and thus, it is essential for many crucial physiological functions, such as heart rhythm, vascular tone, nerve function, and muscle contraction and relaxation . Magnesium influences vascular tone and reactivity through regulation of cell membrane sodium pump activity, which in turn affects sodium-potassium transport across cell membranes . Insufficient potassium and magnesium disrupt this physiological process, which can lead to muscle spasms, weakness or eventual breakdown of muscle tissue .
What is the Suggested Use for Potassium/Magnesium Citrate?
· Supports cardiovascular health*
· Aids in healthy nerve function*
· Supports normal muscle contraction and relaxation*
Source Materials: Ascorbyl palmitate is derived from ascorbic acid (corn sorbitol) and palmitic acid (palm oil). Minerals are mined. Citric acid is made by fermentation. Cellulose for capsules is derived from softwood tree pulp. All ingredients are vegan and non-GMO.
Allergens: According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.
Recommendations: Use as directed by a healthcare professional.
Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
- Houston M, Harper K, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium: Their Role in Both the Cause and Treatment of Hypertension, Journal of Clinical Hypertension, Volume 10, Issue 7, July 2008 Pages 3–11
- World Health Organization. Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water: Public health significance. Geneva: World Health Organization Press; 2009.
- Nicar, Michael J., Roy Peterson, and Charles YC Pak. "Use of potassium citrate as potassium supplement during thiazide therapy of calcium nephrolithiasis." The Journal of urology 131.3 (1984): 430-433.
- Wolfe, Ireland. “Potassium Chloride vs Potassium Citrate”. Livestrong. Accessed Sept 4, 2019. https://www.livestrong.com/article/557091-potassium-chloride-vs-potassium-citrate/
- NIH. “Magnesium Fact Sheet for Health Professionals”. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. Accessed Sept 5, 2019. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/#en2
- Wilhelm Jahnen-Dechent, Markus Ketteler; Magnesium basics, Clinical Kidney Journal, Volume 5, Issue Suppl_1, 1 February 2012, Pages i3–i14, https://doi.org/10.1093/ndtplus/sfr163
- Sun Ha Jee, Edgar R Miller, Eliseo Guallar, Vikesh K Singh, Lawrence J Appel, Michael J Klag; The effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, American Journal of Hypertension, Volume 15, Issue 8, 1 August 2002, Pages 691–696, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0895-7061(02)02964-3
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.