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    Hey gang!

    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!

    Cheers!


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  3. Directly supplementing potassium is dumb. Best of luck with your hospitalization goals in 2013.

  4. Why not just eat some bananas? ? Lol

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Rhadam View Post
    Directly supplementing potassium is dumb. Best of luck with your hospitalization goals in 2013.
    Its called measuring. Its not hard, and if most of my carbs come from rice and lentils cus I'm an independent college student I don't see a problem.

    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

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Vinnyboombots View Post
    Why not just eat some bananas? ? Lol
    450 mg of potassium/medium bananna... i need 4.5g a day...... 10 bananas a day? I'd rather just measure out a tablespoon and put it on my food.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Sulor32 View Post
    you can get cheap vet grade B12 injection aswell 50ml-100ml etc ....if interested
    yuuuup

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Vinnyboombots View Post
    Why not just eat some bananas? ? Lol
    Or sweet potatoes....google it.

    *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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  9. Quote Originally Posted by DipStrong View Post
    Or sweet potatoes....google it.

    *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.*

    I just want something, thats not food, so I can get FOR SURE EXACTLY how much is optimal. I don't see why there is so much friction against this idea... and its way cheaper.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by AdonisBelt View Post

    I just want something, thats not food, so I can get FOR SURE EXACTLY how much is optimal. I don't see why there is so much friction against this idea... and its way cheaper.
    I thought K-HCL was toxic as compared to dietary potassium....could very well be wrong. If it works well, let me know, my potassium is usually a little low.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by DipStrong View Post
    I thought K-HCL was toxic as compared to dietary potassium....could very well be wrong. If it works well, let me know, my potassium is usually a little low.
    luckily your wrong mate its the standard form of prescribed potassium supps.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by AdonisBelt View Post

    luckily your wrong mate its the standard form of prescribed potassium supps.
    Just looked it up on Epocrates, lol. Yeah, you're good to go! Just buy a mg scale...like the kind that coke runners use. Not that I would know....
    I'm just trying to bring sexy back.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by DipStrong View Post
    Just looked it up on Epocrates, lol. Yeah, you're good to go! Just buy a mg scale...like the kind that coke runners use. Not that I would know....
    LOL.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Quote Originally Posted by blacklac View Post
    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.
    Despite where this thread has been heading, bear in mind what this thread was for... to help source cheap bulk sups for those looking for them. We are all entitled to our opinions. I have read extensively into nutrition and have taken a variety of college courses on the matter. For my particular situation, this is what I think would be advantageous.

  17. 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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  19. 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

  20. Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post
    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

    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)

  21. Waiting for input from the all might cooper....

  22. That one guy eats thirty bananas a day..... its b a n a n a s...its bananas!
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by AdonisBelt View Post
    Despite where this thread has been heading, bear in mind what this thread was for... to help source cheap bulk sups for those looking for them..
    while I can appreciate your course of action here, you are also on a forum with paid sponsors, who provide this website to you..
    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 attack 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

  24. 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.

  25. there is just something about the feeling i get with a banana in my mouth

  26. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    there is just something about the feeling i get with a banana in my mouth
    Is it Potassium? ? Lol

  27. 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.

    End rant.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    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.
    Lol I wasn't advocating anyone do what I did, people just derailed the topic and made it all about what I mentioned multiple times to be my own personal choice, and what seems to be appropriate for my diet.

    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.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by JDog479 View Post
    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.

    End rant.
    Very interesting. But what people are ignoring is the simple fact, as i stated before, that I AM POOR AND CANNOT AFFORD THE LUXERY OF ****ING BANANAS OR SWEET POTATOS MY FRAME HAS A BMR OF 4000 CALS AND THATS NOT CHEAP FFS. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY NOT THE OPTIMAL PROTOCAL BUT IT IS OPTIMAL FOR MY PERSONAL LIFESTYLE AT THE MOMENT.

    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.

  30. Quote Originally Posted by Vinnyboombots View Post
    Is it Potassium? ? Lol
    Is it the danger of eating it? living on the wild side of a potassium overdose? You sir, like to live on the edge.
  

  
 

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