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Old 05-19-2012, 01:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do I really need 4,700 mg of Potassium?

It's been the hardest nutritional factor to fulfill. I even take Potassium Gluconate to try to get to the darn 4,700 mg per day, but I can never make it. I did some research elsewhere to see what other sources were saying for RDA for Potassium.

This site recommends 2,000 mg per day

This says 2,000 mg as well for adults

This site says 3,500 mg, and if you get over 5,000 (which is close to the 4,700 posted here) then you can develop problems, and breast feeding women don't take more than 3,500 either

This site gives the number of 4,700, and says that breast feeding women should take 5,100 mg

So which should I believe? Which is the best type of source for this information? Where did the number for this site come about... did it come from Livestrong? I love that site, by the way. I just want to know what the most scientific and accurate amount should be, because 4,700 a day through just diet is really tough, and I want to be sure I truly am getting enough.

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