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3/3/13 2:11 P

I'm pleased to hear that you are going to talk with your Dr about the supplements. People DO tend to think that because something is a supplement it is good for them, but unfortunately, sometimes there is something called 'too much of a good thing', and that can cause health problems.

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3/3/13 1:21 P

The supplement is only 99mg, which is 3% of what we need and I am usually only at about 2000mg and it says that I am supposed to have 4500-6000mg. I guess I should talk to my doctor about the supplements that I am taking. Thanks for reminding me of that.

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3/3/13 1:17 P

Thanks for the information. That helped a lot. Great site. I bookmarked it for future use. I am going to try adding Kellogg's All Bran cereal since it is high in all three. Thanks again.

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3/3/13 4:55 A

I would suggest if you are taking potassium supplements that you are under the supervision of a healthcare professional who can monitor your levels.

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3/3/13 4:03 A

It is possible that you are getting a lot more than you think because some nutritional info doesn't include it. Be careful with most supplements - it is easy to overdose because you think you aren't getting enough in your diet.

Below is a link that you may find helpful:
nutritiondata.self.com/foods-0001221201120
00000000-w.html


From that site you can also search for the nutrients individually rather than the three together.

Kris

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3/3/13 1:35 A

Hi for potassium, I drink Vita Coco 100% coconut water, it is full of potassium without the sugar. It does take some use to getting used to, but I run often and it helps stave away the cramps. As far as magnesium, I'm not sure where to get this from. Hope this is helpful.

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3/3/13 12:57 A

I am having a constant problem with getting enough of these nutrients. I take supplements and have been eating healthy foods that have these nutrients, but regardless I am always short. I don't know what to do. Anybody have any suggestions?

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