- 12-06-2013, 09:08 PM
I just picked up a bottle of this on a whim and I am really confused about this stuff. I see that it is used for stump remover, fertilizers, an ingredient in fireworks, and also as a sports supplement- LOL. I am tempted to just throw this out because I can't believe that it can be any good to ingest. Anyone have good data or know of any studies on this for human consumption?
- 12-06-2013, 10:39 PM
Courtesy of Jost Chemical: Potassium Nitrate can be used as a nutritional supplement. Potassium works with sodium to normalize heart rhythms and to regulate the body’s waste balance. It also preserves proper alkalinity of body fluids and assists in reducing high blood pressure.
Courtesy of Oxford Journals (partially covers a study using KNO3 salt): Inorganic nitrate from dietary and endogenous sources is emerging as a substrate for in vivo generation of nitric oxide (NO) and other reactive nitrogen oxides. Dietary amounts of nitrate clearly have robust NO-like effects in humans, including blood pressure reduction, inhibition of platelet aggregation, and vasoprotective activity. In animal models, nitrate protects against ischaemia–reperfusion injuries and several other types of cardiovascular disorders. In addition, nitrate most surprisingly decreases whole body oxygen cost during exercise with preserved or even maximal performance. Oxidative stress and reduced NO bioavailability are critically linked to development of hypertension and other forms of cardiovascular diseases. Mechanistically, a central target for the effects of nitrate and its reaction products seems to be the mitochondrion and modulation of oxidative stress. All in vivo effects of nitrate are achievable with amounts corresponding to a rich intake of vegetables, which are particularly rich in this anion. A theory is now emerging suggesting nitrate as an active component in vegetables contributing to the beneficial health effects of this food group, including protection against cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes.
I can't attest to safety of long-term use; however, according to a member on this forum,
Originally Posted by Smitty77
- 12-08-2013, 02:20 AM
If you want to read up on it, I-Force Nutrition makes Potassium Nitrate, so you can read our write up. You do need to stack it with an appropriate amount of vitamin c at the time of dosing to prevent issues. Our product contains the exact amount needed so that is not an issue all in a convenient capsule.
12-08-2013, 09:48 AM
Yeah, your brand is the one I bought and I read everything you guys posted. I am going to give this bottle a shot and watch it closely to see if there are any sides that I don't like.
12-08-2013, 12:26 PM
12-08-2013, 03:26 PM
Ok, I took two caps about 40 min before hitting the gym this morning and I am trying to contain my excitement right now. I am absolutely floored with the effect this had on me in one single dose. I am training rest-pause pyramid with 15 sec rests, sois key. I do chest on Sunday so as to miss national chest day (Monday) at the gym LOL.
I have been stuck at 305 x 2 BB bench for the last 3 weeks. Today, I put up 305 x 5. Incline BB has been maxed at 245 x 2 and today 245 x 5. Weighted dips was a 45 and 25 plate for 6. Today I did 11. Then I went and swam laps for 30 min.
I mean, I can't put into words how amazed I am at this point. Tomorrow is a big DL day so we'll see how that goes.
12-08-2013, 07:23 PM
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12-08-2013, 07:47 PM
You mention vit C and based on my reading, it appears that this is key. I see they have it added in the brand I bought.
12-08-2013, 08:03 PM
You will enjoy the pump from Iforce's Potassium Nitrate KN03 it as with most nitrate products the pump is intense.
12-09-2013, 01:12 AM
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Also, tomorrow (Tues) will be my first day back at muay thai after a 2 month break due to an ankle strain, so this should also be an interesting test.
12-09-2013, 12:20 PM
Funny, I went from full apprehension to now thinking this is the top 1-2 performance supplements available in only 2 workouts. Quite honestly, creatine and agmatine could battle out for the spot, and that would be it.
DL morning and since starting rest pause, my deads dropped from 515 to 465 because it is so difficult without a longer rest period. Today I nailed 465 x 5 and decided to move up to 515 and nailed it. So I just hit my old max with only about 30sec rest between sets. The only words I have are- absolutely incredible.
I am now heading into the thread for Top 5 Performance Supplements and editing my post. haha
12-09-2013, 12:30 PM
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12-09-2013, 06:53 PM
So potassium nitrate is GOOD for people who have BP issues or heart issues, and provides benefits in that regard? I know it was mentioned way back when ("nitrates") as a possible option to use in my recovery, but then it was never actually suggested. Then again initially my cardio never suggested carvedilol my GP had to put me on that....and that is the one thing I needed the most, or i'd probably have died. so........
12-09-2013, 07:00 PM
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12-09-2013, 07:39 PM
Potassium nitrate is AKA: saltpeter (old wives tale)
It has done nothing but improve libido and other measures of erectile function and performance.
12-09-2013, 07:43 PM
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12-09-2013, 08:14 PM
Trust me, I read EVERYTHING I could find on the old wive's tale about it lowering libido and found nothing proving it to be true. I personally feel like it would be the opposite because I have been walking around like I am the damn hammer and the ladies look as good as ever.
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