Potassium should always be taken with adequate amounts of water. For each serving (scoop) of potassium powder, consume with at least 4 oz of water.
Side effects of potassium may include, but is not limited to stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or gas.
Potassium tablets and capsules were considered dangerous after incidents of damage to the GI tract and heart muscles. However, these incidents occurred when individuals did not consume potassium tablets with water, causing a concentrated amount of potassium to settle in the heart muscles and gut, damaging the areas. Powdered Potassium can be easily dispursed in liquid, allowing the potassium to spread out and be flushed out as needed in the body. Even though this is the case, we recommend drinking at least 4 oz of water with every serving of potassium. Not to exceed one serving per day.
Too much potassium can cause cause feelings of burning or tingling, generalized weakness, mental confusion, low blood pressure, or irregular heart rhythm. Please consume with adequate amounts of water, and see a healthcare professional if you believe you are experiencing any adverse reactions.
Do not take potassium if you have disorders of the digestive tract that might alter the speed food and supplements pass through the body (GI motility conditions) or kidney disease.