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Potassium with Magnesium Citrate

Both potassium and magnesium are crucially involved in energy metabolism. Potassium is an important electrolyte that functions in the maintenance of water balance and distribution, acid-base balance, muscle and nerve cell function, heart function, and kidney/adrenal function. Magnesium is second to potassium in terms of concentration within the body's cells and is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. Magnesium is involved in the activation of the sodium and potassium pump to regulate water balance.




Maintenance dose - 1 capsule daily with food. It has been suggested that between 2.5-5.0g of potassium have been used for hypertension. The combination with magnesium is likely to reduce this requirement.

Potential applications

Hypertension, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), sports nutrition, fibromyalgia, obstructive lung disorders, neuro-muscular/skeletal disorders, hypokalemia (low potassium levels), migraine, osteoporosis, kidney stones, hearing loss, glaucoma, pregnancy (effective in pre-eclampsia), PMS.

Known contraindications

Those with kidney or heart disease should consult their physician before using potassium/magnesium supplements.


Potassium and magnesium interact in many body systems. Caution is required in those taking cardio-active medications such as diuretics, digitalis, and ACE inhibiting (BP lowering) drugs.

Use in conjunction with

  • Cardiovascular health - flax seed oil, antioxidants, pycnogenol/grape seed extract, hawthorn, Co Q10
  • Chronic fatigue - flax seed oil / hemp seed oil, vitamin B5, rhodiola / schisandra, Co Q10


Citrate forms of minerals are an organic presentation to ensure effective delivery utilisation in the body. Citrates are actual components of the krebs cycle. Evidence suggests that minerals chelated to krebs cycle intermediates are far better absorbed, utilised, and tolerated than inorganic mineral forms such as carbonates, oxides, and chlorides.


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