Magnesium helps retain Potassium

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I read in this forum just today where some say that Magnesium helps retain Potassium. But I also read on this forum just today that Magnesium can lower Potassium. Which is it….really?

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Kristy 3 years 0 Answers 474 views 0

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  1. It's about balance.

  2. Following!!!! Gooood queeeestion!'! 🙂

  3. This isn't really addressing your question… But, I see it as magnesium and potassium are two of several electrolytes. If you are increasing your magnesium, you need to also increase the others to keep them in balance.

  4. sounds like a co-factor to mag should be potassium? lol

  5. I asked the similar question earlier today Kristy

  6. What should the approximate ratio of electrolyte intake be? i.e. Magnesium:Calcium:Potassium:Sodium

  7. I'm trying to figure that out too. Been working on Mag but now thinking maybe I need to work on potassium.

  8. Me too the potassium. I'm pretty good about taking the magnesium.

  9. Banana have both

  10. K2/D2 needs to be in the mix with mag/cal/pos

  11. Magnesium is an antagonist to both sodium and potassium. However, potassium and sodium are mutual antagonists. So while magnesium generally lowers potassium, if your sodium is high, magnesium will lower sodium, thus increasing your ability to absorb and maintain potassium. In short, it can lower high Na and K levels, it can balance Na/K ratio, but if both Na and K are low, then magnesium will only make matters worse, which is why this group recommends a healthy diet, sea salt, the adrenal cocktail, etc.

  12. Whats the adrenal cocktail?

  13. What is the recommended ratio of the electrolytes?

  14. Adrenal cocktail is orange juice, cream of tartar, and sea salt. The optimal ratios are highly debated, if I had to guess, potassium vs. sodium 3:1 to 4:1, and magnesium vs. calcium around 1:1, maybe higher.

  15. more magnesium than calcium? that seems impossible nearly impossible to do unless you supplement. also, why such a big ratio for potassium? doesn't low sodium keep aldosterone and some stress hormones high?

  16. Thanks MJ!!!!

  17. Thanks Rick Pell! Great info! Wish I would have know that when I started!
    It's very hard to find that balance! The adrenal cocktail didn't help me at all. I'm now taking RX potassium and 6 to 10 grams of sodium along with mag . I guess I need higher doses than food could offer.
    Not good!

  18. Magnesium is an antagonist to both sodium and potassium. However, potassium and sodium are mutual antagonists. So while magnesium generally lowers potassium, if your sodium is high, magnesium will lower sodium, thus increasing your ability to absorb and maintain potassium. In short, it can lower high Na and K levels, it can balance Na/K ratio, but if both Na and K are low, then magnesium will only make matters worse, which is why this group recommends a healthy diet, sea salt, the adrenal cocktail, etc.

    Rick Pell, can you tell me what you do to keep everything balanced? I am practically religious in my magnesium supplementation and I do take Himalayan and Celtic sea sal but it's the potassium I am surely lacking in. Every once in a while I will drink a coconut water for the potassium and I will do the adrenal cocktail but I forget to drink half the time. I eat a banana here and there. I think I would be better served probably by using a potassium supplement so at least when I'm not eating potassium foods or drinks. So I'm probably terribly unbalanced?

  19. My feeling is that if you take Mg in any amount regularly then Coconut water with salt and [for Ad.C/T needs] Whole C are necessary to keep balance. End of.

  20. Only the "raw" young coconuts without processing (heating in any way) is useful. Those coconuts that anyone sees on shelf (not in refrigeration ) is not gonna help much. Very similar to olive oil and honey to have tiny processing only – raw, unheated and unfiltered. Otherwise the heating process (this includes sunlight) kills the good stuff. Raw refrigerated young coconut water is quite expensive are hard to find. I use the "raw brand" at Fresh Market chain store for cheapest cost.

  21. Raw milk also benefits with zero pasteurization homogenization going on – the problem in America is I think only California has raw milk producers and from what I understand California already have dire treated water supply issues. By next year they claim there will be not enough water to treat and supply across the board in all forms of water useage.

  22. Trevor Gillett, please give me the amounts you use for coconut water, salt and whole c. What brand of c, how much and is that a powder?

  23. Somewhat an endless knowledge,i think its time to be tripartite..
    Please whats the ratio of sodium to potassium.I may stop having my mag supplements in the day until my potassium and sodium are both ready.
    My problem is the potassium.I dont think the cream of tartar is sufficient potassium a day..

  24. ^ Well, you should be eating variety of fruit, vege and so on too. 1 tbsp of cream of tartar will get you about 29% of the RDA

  25. William S, Brenaman, I DO have access to wonderful raw goat and cow's milk at our local health food store and co-op.

  26. I just noticed on the back of my Go Raw sprouted pumpkin seeds with sea salt that they have 229 mg potassium per serving!

  27. 1/4tsp of cream of tartar only x 2 a day is only 5% potassium RDA…. this is from the ingredients for the adrenal cocktail

  28. Oh wow Jay Peter Ross!

  29. ^ yeah. so shouldnt it be more? or whats the point of doing it lol

  30. RDA for potassium is about 4500mg of K per day from all sources. Not good to take too much supplementally at one time.

  31. Yeah but its 2.5% RDA per serving. With the sodium, theres 4.5x more than potassium

  32. Does raw plantain any potassium?

  33. I would cook the plantain

  34. But does plantain equate banana regarding potassium?

  35. Just came from Whole Foods – I see they do sell "raw" milk cheese. Even saw one with grass-feed stickers plus raw milk sticker.

  36. The orange juice lends some potassium too as well as whole c which is an important part of cocktail.. It is all about being gentle and in balance.

  37. Magnesium is a companion mineral.

  38. So, could low potassium and/or sodium cause vertigo?

  39. Low magnesium can cause vertigo .. But often paired with low potassium and low sodium..

  40. Janis Stratton Potts- Sorry, I missed your post I take ~200ml CocoWater with 1/4 squeezed lemon, small amount Na [due to BP meds] though this can be 1/4 tsp for some, 500mg Whole C [Natura C].That's it. PS: I tried added the capsule powder to the drink -but it made my throat rough

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