If its good enough for horses...? GTFIH
- 06-07-2013, 03:33 PM
If its good enough for horses...? GTFIH
First off, I'd like to get out a few disclaimers: ***I am not a rep. ***I am not paid to promote this. ***I'm not promoting anything. ***If this is the wrong section of the forums, my sincerest apologies!!!
Alright, now to what I actually wanted to talk about. So recently, I began cutting, and I wanted to avoid deficiencies, and after tracking ALL of my foods down to the gram it appeared I was lacking in POTASSIUM, which is critical for lifters, especially on a diet- (YOU WANT TO AVOID RHABDOMYALISIS, potassium defficiencies are usually the cause!).
This lead me to looking for supplements, since I was short by around 3g- yes, 3g. I shopped around for a while and all I could find, at the strongest, were some 80-500mg pills that were pretty expensive. Luckily, I found an awesome website.
I ended up buying 4 POUNDS of potassium chloride for $7.50. Additionally, there were a LOT of other supps from bcaa blends to painkillers to weight gainers that were at a decent price, with no fillers or BS.
The catch? ... Eh, it was kind of a site directed towards horses.
I just wanted to let people know about this, because despite my efforts I couldn't find anything that compares at ALL to the deals they have on here for athletic supps, and other "things" like they have here. Until I hear it is OK to do otherwise, I will withhold the website's name.
If interested, anyone is more than welcome to PM me!
- 06-07-2013, 06:18 PM
06-07-2013, 06:26 PM
06-07-2013, 07:00 PM
06-07-2013, 07:08 PM
The lethal dose of potassium chloride is 2500mgs per kg of body weight in 30 seconds. There is roughly 400mgs of potassium in one decent sized banana. So someone of my weight (108.862 kg) would have to eat approx 272155 mg (THATS OVER HALF A POUND) to reach the lethal dose of potassium! CRAZY! this has to be done in 30secs because if you do it over time your kidneys naturally will excrete the excess potassium
I'm currently getting cramps from not enough so piss off mate
06-07-2013, 07:09 PM
06-07-2013, 07:09 PM
06-07-2013, 07:10 PM
*edit: Yeah, 1 cup of sweet potatoes is 450mg potassium. And sweet potatoes are cheap, tasty, healthy and versatile. *
*edit #2: do you take a multi that has potassium in it? You could also drink Gatorade or powerade daily. Powered Gatorade is super cheap.*
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06-07-2013, 07:18 PM
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06-07-2013, 07:21 PM
06-07-2013, 07:24 PM
06-07-2013, 07:25 PM
06-07-2013, 10:28 PM
I can't understand how your diet is so deficient that you need 3g of SUPPLEMENTAL potassium. Sounds a bit over the top. Especially since Potassium isn't required on nutrition labels.
06-08-2013, 01:05 AM
I've read some of the K recommendations put out by the Linus Pauling Institute (yeah, I know) and they say you need upwards of 4 grams. They recommend K-bicarbonate at a total of 12 grams daily, which yields 4 grams K.
I've used this, though not at the full 12 grams, and it's kinda nice. You get alkalized, lets my muscles and mind relax, and I have fewer aches and pains.
I've been meaning to start a thread about it, but hey..why not hijack someone else's
06-08-2013, 02:47 AM
06-08-2013, 03:05 AM
Interestingly enough I've seen the same thing with my diet. Count everything and it seems I come in low on potassium every day.
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06-08-2013, 03:18 AM
I've had low potassium come back quite frequently as well.
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06-08-2013, 08:06 AM
I supplement in 500mg-1g max of K a day but I know I eat the rest in food. Messing with K levels is a no no. Pushing unusual amounts of K into to your body is aaahhh no gewdddds
06-08-2013, 07:54 PM
I am constantly hearing this hyped paranoia about potassium, when ironically the more I read about it the more I realize its not that risky at all, and further, most peoples diets lack enough.
In fact, the whole scare of high sodium is not because of having too much sodium- sodium is good for your body, its the RATIO of salt to potassium that is wonky. This whole scare (of sodium being bad, and potassium being scary) is a perpetuated ~40 year old myth that just blankets the real issue (the potassium : sodium ratio)
Additionally, lots of data supports the fact that high amounts of potassium actually benefit a male hormone profile (more GH I remember reading about specifically in recent months)
EarMoar, refer to one of my first posts where I talk about how much it takes to actually become toxic. I mean, you OD quicker on caffeine, yet the fitness community loves dem der pre-workouts and fat burners (that are predominately caffeine based)
06-08-2013, 09:37 PM
06-08-2013, 10:38 PM
That one guy eats thirty bananas a day..... its b a n a n a s...its bananas!
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06-09-2013, 09:36 AM
taking ppl away from it to look for "cheap" supps elsewhere (not to mention "off-label" use, since you are on a horse site) may be frowned upon in some circles
not a whole lot of difference between pot hcl and pot gluconate, but I opt for the latter..
also - keep in mind that the body keeps potassium levels within a very narrow range so the nervous system can function properly, and yes while healthy kidney can clear the excess from the body sufficiently, if you have any kidney health issues however, this can not occur and you are a heart waiting to happen
general advise is to not supplement w/ potassium w/o a doctors guidance - and especially the level you are speaking of
in any event - interesting topic
06-09-2013, 12:24 PM
Bananas are very different from potassium supplements, kinetically. What you're advocating is irresponsible and dangerous, and quite frankly, I think this thread should be removed before you give anyone potentially lethal ideas.
06-09-2013, 12:42 PM
06-09-2013, 12:52 PM
06-09-2013, 12:53 PM
In all honesty though. Get your potassium and the majority of nutrients for that matter from food. Nutrient-ism has taken over our diet and given us a skewed sense of healthy eating. We supplement for nutrients we are lacking while in reality we could just be eating more actual food to get what we need. With the added benefit of the other vitamins in them. Believe it or not potassium alone doesn't work as well as potassium and the other host of things that are in, say, a sweet potato.
06-09-2013, 04:26 PM
My methodology was nothing but well thought out and pre-planned.
And please, do explain how "kinetically" they are different. Is this because bananas have more weight to them when you throw them? if so, I guess your correct.
06-09-2013, 04:32 PM
Ahem, excuse me. For the last time, I am not an idiot. If I am getting this kind of caution for taking potassium as a supplement I'll take note to NEVER log any anabolics...
Fuark people you all come with you strong opinions with complete disregard to the fact that I obviously have heard everything you guys are saying about the risk of BLATANT RECKLESS supplementation of it.
Did you guys forget that I track all of my food on a daily basis and weigh it all out down to the gram? Ish, if you guys really want to make this thread about my personal diet and supplementation decisions I'll link my flippin fitness pal.
06-09-2013, 04:35 PM
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