iHerb Customer Reviews
CAREFUL! Gave me diabetes symptoms!
7 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by PurplePegasus on Dec 09, 2013
I have been diagnosed with chronic very low potassium and life-threatening hypoglycemia. These pills sent me in diabetes for 2 wks straight, until I figured out what was going on. (I knew it was diabetes because I was diagnosed with steroid-induced diabetes several years ago when put on Cortef). The FDA is right, here, to make these supplements only 3% of the US RDA! This potassium is dangerous! I am giving it 2 stars because when I am severely exhausted it helps with the CFIDS symptoms and makes me stronger but if it's easy to get thrown out of balance with this. I can't even take 2 pills per day! Not sure what is going on. Considering I'm severely low in potassium, I can't imagine what kinds of persons can take this safely. It's a pity because it helps with the debilitating exhaustion but the side effects are way too severe for me. I'm glad I was able to figure out it was this pill causing it, as when I quit it, I went back to balance and thrown again with severe diabetic thirst and discomfort all day yesterday. No good!
Now Foods, Potassium Citrate, 99 mg, 180 Capsules
6 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2155453 on Aug 02, 2008
I take this because I'm taking a large dose of magnesium and they need to be balanced.
5 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2098155 on Jun 23, 2009
I've taken this for a couple of years now. I'm pleased at how it off sets water retention from sodium. I take 3 tabs/day which is about the equivalant of a banana...
uses hydrogenated oil as lubricant
9 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1861584 on Sep 03, 2009
This is a good source of potassium but I will not order it again because hydrogenated cottonseed or palm oil (AKA magnesium stearate) is used as a lubricant.
4 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1947628 on May 26, 2011
I try to make sure I don't run out of potassium, as I can count on severe muscle cramps at night in legs and feet if I don't get enough! My only complaint is that it doesn't come in larger capsules.