Hello Rob, and All.
I have just read the paper on potassium citrate, quite by chance.
I went sleuthing for potassium citrate and find that it forms a goodly part of two 'alkalizing' powders that I am familiar with. One is by A Vogel, the great Swiss naturopath, and the other is a cheaper local South African brand.
At the maximum advised dose, it delivers 1,740mg potassium citrate and 1,630mg magnesium citrate, plus a few calcium bits and bobs.
Following a mild brainstorm, I discovered the local version at the back of my highest kitchen cupboard, the one that requires a ladder.
A rather dusty object, but I doubt these things go 'off'.
So Rob, nothing to lose, I shall certainly take the maximum dose until it is all gone, then ponder purchasing the Swiss version.
Then I shall report back.
By the way, I live in the land of bananas and avocados, and both are staples of my diet. But I am just too small at 110 pounds to eat enough to make much difference. But a banana in the middle of one of those nights certainly seems to help a bit. That's about 350grams?
And we need about 3,500grams per day. Of potassium, not potassium citrate.
Do we get enough potassium?
That is ten bananas or fourteen oranges.
Or the maximum dose of Mr Vogel's powder plus three bananas plus three oranges, plus a bit more because of the citrate thingummy.
So, again, do we get enough?
I imagine people in Bangla Desh, where the paper originated, might get more than most people in the West.
So could we just be plain deficient?
You have to chug-a-lug a helluva lot of steak and coke and food-like substances to get to 3,500g of potassium.
I know about the blood tests and the averaging that they use to get to 'normal', but that is a 'normal' based on a buckets-full of sick people, add them all together and divide by the number you first thought of.
Can a kind person please tell me how much potassium there is in potassium citrate, so I can line up my bananas and avocados properly with my alkalising powder.