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How Much Does Potassium Cost?

By Charlie Gaston ; Updated March 16, 2018

Potassium aids in the function of the human body in several important ways, helping cells throughout the body to perform at peak levels. Foods such as bananas, yogurt, Lima beans, spinach and tomatoes are rich in potassium. If you have tried these foods, as well as other potassium rich foods, yet find that you still have a potassium deficiency or symptoms associated with a potassium deficiency, consider taking potassium supplements.

Considerations

Potassium citrate and other potassium supplements are available to help treat and prevent potassium deficiencies in the body. Used as an oral medication, potassium can be an effective treatment option for persons with low levels of potassium, as well as those suffering a medical illness that has caused large amounts of calcium to be depleted.

Most potassium medications and supplements should be taken with food. Some dosage instructions require patients to repeat dosage once every eight hours. Speak with your physician or pharmacists about the dosage requirements that are best for your symptoms or medical condition.

Types

Potassium is sold in varying formulations, across multiple brands and in many product sizes. For example, a 5mL/475mL solution of Cytra K (Potassium Citrate) can retail for $45. Cytra K can be used to prevent kidney stones and should only be used as directed by a physician. A prescription is required.

A 20meq/90 powder dosage of K Lor Powder (Potassium Chloride) can retail for $54; a lower quantity of the same dosage, like the 30 powder count, can retail for $29. K Lor Powder is used as a supplement for potassium when large amounts have been depleted from the body due to illness or other factors. A prescription is required.

A 50 mg/100 tablet dosage of potassium gluconate (potassium) can retail for about $14. Used to treat and prevent potassium loss in the body, this formulation does not require a prescription and can be purchased wherever vitamins and dietary supplements are sold.

Retailers

Potassium can be purchased wholesale at such online retailers as Wholesale Supplement Store, Herbs Wholesale, and Pure Bulk. All three retailers stock potassium citrate and potassium citrate dietary supplements. Wholesale Supplement Store stocks Country Life Potassium Target Minerals (an alternate form of potassium citrate).

In addition to potassium citrate, Herbs Wholesale also stocks Albion Potassium Glycinate, a potassium supplement manufactured by Bluebonnet.

Potassium citrate contains a percentage of elemental potassium. This percentage will vary by brand and retailer. Pricing is subject to the per-volume amount and type of formation purchased.

Identification

Potassium is sold under a wide variety of categories, including, but not limited to, miscellaneous agents, genitourinary tract agents, and urinary pH modifiers. Most online and national retailers offer generic as well as name brand potassium supplements. Some require a prescription; however, low-dose dietary supplements are generally available at retail chains like Target, CVS, and Walgreens without a prescription for as little as $4.99.

Potassium is available in the following forms: potassium nitrate, potassium chloride, potassium gluconate, potassium supplement, potassium iodide, potassium citrate, potassium cl, potassium hydroxide, and potassium iodine.

Warning

As with any dietary supplement or medication, persons experiencing high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and high blood pressure should undergo testing before taking potassium supplements regardless of the grade, formation or dosage level.

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