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I can't relax right without it. Sure my blood sugar has been normal lately, that's good. But something with blood pressure and digestion is odd.

If I take numerous 99mg supps, I sleep more normal. This morning until I took some moving was exhausting. I woke up extremely tired.

There are other hydration problems too. (Male ones)

Also it might be causing a rebalance of digestion, as I get weird sounds and diarrhea might happen if I took enough.

Might digestion in general is getting close to somewhat normal since raking pantothenic acid but I feel awful, sleep bad, and need potassium or I start getting sick and super exhausted.
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I think potassium might best be taken as afood item like the skin of potatoes or bananas, or other fruit.

I do way better when all the extra items come with a supplemental need.  I think all items digest better together.  

Taking one vitamin, mineral and specific hormone is not the way the body deals with issues.

Almost most times I do better with food rather than a pill.

Just now I am taking Tripple Magnesium and I have near no time to reach my bathroom.  Very disconcerting.  I will do it for a while, to see if I can adjust to it or see further what else to eat instead.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-a.....p;    I found this interesting for tiredness, do you test your sugars? might cause night and sleep issues.  




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I used to have potassium show up as being low on my 6 months blood work results - low normal was the best I could do.  Then I decided to find foods that would take care of this problem because eating whole foods gives you the total balance of nutrition you need to make the best use of the one thing you are low in.  

Instead of taking potassium supplement try eating 3 or 4 apricots every day.  Fresh or dried.  They are much higher in potassium than bananas which aren't good for A secretors anyway.  Spinach is also a very good source of potassium. We eat it at least 5 days a week - either raw in salads, huge amounts tossed into our smoothie milkshakes, or actually cooked as in "beans and greens".  Lots of other things that are good for A's, also.  

Google "foods high in potassium" and you should find pages with lists of the best foods to eat to keep our potassium levels where they need to be.  


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That's the problem, I do eat potassium foods. It isn't enough, and my digestion isn't perfect yet so that may play a factor.

I wonder what causes it among A's.

I am seriously not healthy without it. I am just exhausted without. And have male issues without.

From what I read usually supplementing can bring you to normal, but I dunno what's up.
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Each of us has a unique body.  Although we really try to help each other here, we must figure out what works best for our own bodies. As well as sticking to my ER diet, I rely on a very good local naturopath for advice and most of the time her suggestions solve any problems I am having, but once in a while her "stuff" doesn't agree with me at all.  

I wish you well.  


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Read up on interactions, then choose a food rather than sups, maybe as a diabetic what wakes you is neuropathy.. nerve twitchings, restlessness, or waking...
Look at diabetes in your future??? all that might be another issue.

I do not know where potassium is absorbed, B12 is on one inch at the bend of the  descending colon.. knowing what area to work on might give you a clue.. massage there might be worth it.. understanding more is important.  There is a reason ..

How much potassium are you losing in your stool?  Why the great need?  are you already eating potassium foods or just supps?  


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Potassium is absorbed in the stomach and small intestine. Primarily the small intestine.

Stools can contain varying amounts of potassium.


Deficiencies in potassium can lead to diarrhea.


Primary regulation of potassium levels in the body should occur in the kidneys, Kidneys both secrete and reabsorbs potassium.


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Interesting seeing a thread on potassium right now, as I am wondering re it atm...
Can't think of any foods I can eat that are high in potassium, yet I know I need to increase my potassium levels  (not from any symptoms of deficiency that I can tell, but from what I have been told in a body talk session)

Just read that it is not good if you take potassium if you lie down within half an hour?!
Also read that potsssium salt causes the same reaction in some, as sulphites* do? (*My main form of reaction source)

"Potassium carbonate (K2CO3) is a white salt, soluble in water (insoluble in ethanol), which forms a strongly alkaline solution..." Apparently it's used in making cocoa?! Might explain why I reacted to the last cocoa I used!!
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Can't think of any foods I can eat that are high in potassium,


skins of potatoe, apricots, bananas is the easiest..

are you referring to other foods?  many veggies have potassium..

I think any food is slf regulating in how much you need.

Mom always had issues when taking potassium pills but never with food..


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Thanks Goldie, but potatoes are not on an O's list and definitely have problems with apricots and bananas...
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Thanks Goldie, but potatoes are not on an O's list and definitely have problems with apricots and bananas...


Try some herbs instead Possum, such as Parsley, turmeric and also add figs and seaweed is great too.


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This can be challenging, I was in the ER of a hospital in April 2012 after problems with vomiting and then diarrohea, and medical drs took blood, found I was low in potassium, so gave me a liquid supplement which tasted slightly bitter, they had no interest in delving as to why my potassium levels were low.
After my hair analysis results came back this year, my minerals were unbalanced, plus other heavy metals in my cells, too much copper.
The function of adrenals can be involved if one has been under chronic stress even for years, as hormones from adrenals relate to mineral balance in body, electroytes, etc.
I was eating bananas etc, yet if some organs are weak and there are nutritional deficencies, etc or too much copper in the liver, then eating potassium rich fruit may not be the answer.  I was told not to eat fruit at all on the previous program I tried, as fruits too unbalancing and weaken the glands, modern fruit way too high in fructose - not like fruit from the past, esp if not enough protein is absorbed, it can be a bit complicated.  I think more vegetables are the best, and when one is stronger, just a little fruit maybe 3 or 4 days a weak or less often, just depends on what one is trying to achieve and where in the body needs work/strengthening.
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tumeric I agree with, figs not for people with weak pancreas, adrenals.  And seaweeds is mostly starch, so for some, it may cause problems until metabolism increases and the starch breaks down quickly.  I eat some seaweed or kelp powder breakfast time at present.  I love figs, but it's also high GI, veggies best and I must look and see which animal proteins it's in,  sardines are high in potassium I think and I eat sardines every weak, love them!
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Didn't know that about sardines... Ta Aussielady! Thanks too Kiwi, but yeah, I can't do figs or much fruit tbh, either...
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tumeric I agree with, figs not for people with weak pancreas, adrenals.  And seaweeds is mostly starch, so for some, it may cause problems until metabolism increases and the starch breaks down quickly.  I eat some seaweed or kelp powder breakfast time at present.  I love figs, but it's also high GI, veggies best and I must look and see which animal proteins it's in,  sardines are high in potassium I think and I eat sardines every weak, love them!


Just suggestions. We're all individuals and what could work for one won't necessarily work for another. It could also be how much of a certain food is consumed so when introducing something new, do it gradually
Always good to hear what works for others though.


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I just got some potassium supp's today.  99mg.  I am doing the sauna at least 5 times a week and really sweating.. and my stools have slowly become lose so I'm feeling the need.  We do eat all the good foods... that are high in potassium but i read somewhere that the veggies have to be cooked to get the potassium benefit and I HATE cooked spinach!    Plus spinach is only a neutral for us. So i hope adding it to the smoothie will benefit some.

I'm going to also get ahold of some more sea veggies and work to add those in on a daily basis.

I'm really not sure how much of this potassium supp i'm supposed to take.  Anyone have any suggestions on whether I should do one with breakfast and dinner or?
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I'd be careful. I think I got back up to where I should be because taking any causes problems that last too many hours. Too much seems to dry up the digestion track and cause other things.

Everything's been better since a hike I went on. Maybe the little extra workout with sweating finally flipped some switch.
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