Bioavailable Potassium Complex* (Magnesium Potassium Citrate & Trimagnesium Dicitrate)
Supports healthy musculoskeletal structure and function, cardiovascular function, and nervous system function*
The potassium and magnesium compounds in this formulation are fully-reacted, organically-bound salts known to have excellent bioavailability.
Why "Non-GMO" is important:
InterPlexus is dedicated to providing the highest quality supplements available. Quality starts with the raw materials used to make our products. We have ensured that no genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) were used in manufacturing this product.
Why "Minimal Excipients" is important:
Excipients or “other ingredients” in supplements are used as a part of the manufacturing process and are not considered nutritionally relevant. Some examples of excipients include bulking agents, coatings, colors, and flavors. This product is intentionally formulated with only minimal and natural excipients because InterPlexus is committed to producing supplements that are the safest and most beneficial for our consumers.
Supplementation with Potassium+Mag:
- Supports healthy blood pressure*
- Supports overall cardiovascular system health*
- Supports healthy muscle function*
- Supports increased bone density*
- Supports electrolyte balance*
How Does Potassium+Mag Work?
Potassium+Mag is formulated with two highly bioavailable and fully-reacted mineral salts to support the healthy functioning of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems. Many individuals do not consume the recommended daily intake of potassium from food. Potassium plays a crucial role in maintaining cardiovascular health, and many patients, particularly those with cardiovascular risk factors, may need to supplement with potassium.
Importance of Formulation:
This formula is a safe option for those considering potassium supplementation. Potassium+Mag provides a moderate dose of highly bioavailable potassium that is paired with a highly absorbable form of magnesium, as magnesium is required to maintain normal potassium levels in the body. These chelated forms of minerals are fully-reacted, organically-bound salts that have been shown to provide superior bioavailability and absorption.*
What the Research Shows:
Potassium, the most abundant electrolyte in the body, plays many crucial roles in human physiology. Notably, potassium is required to maintain nerve signal conduction and normal muscular function. Additionally, potassium is involved in maintaining bone strength.
Potassium helps to support healthy blood pressure levels. Research shows levels of potassium in the blood blunt increases in blood pressure caused by sodium intake.1 Potassium supplementation has been suggested for the prevention of hypertension in patients unable to decrease their sodium intake.2 The results of the DASH trial emphasize the importance of a heart-healthy diet along with 4,100 mg of potassium daily in significantly lowering blood pressure.3
Potassium appears to help prevent stroke. In a large prospective study on men, higher intakes of potassium were correlated with a lower overall incidence of stroke.4 Studies on a variety of populations with and without cardiovascular risk factors show strong evidence supporting higher intakes of potassium as foundational in the prevention of stroke.5-7
Potassium supplementation also helps improve bone density. Research on bone mineral density shows an increase in bone density with potassium supplementation in elderly patients.8 Postmenopausal women, who are at the highest risk for osteoporosis, benefited from potassium supplementation in several studies.9,10
Maintenance of healthy levels of potassium requires the presence of magnesium. Low magnesium status causes an increase in the loss of potassium through urine, and low potassium status cannot be corrected without the concurrent replacement of magnesium.11
1 Morris RC Jr, Sebastian A, Forman A, et al. Normotensive salt sensitivity: effects of race and dietary potassium. Hypertension. 1999;33(1):18-23. doi:10.1161/01.hyp.33.1.18
2 WWhelton PK, He J, Cutler JA, et al. Effects of oral potassium on blood pressure. Meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. JAMA. 1997;277(20):1624-1632. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540440058033
3 Appel LJ, Moore TJ, Obarzanek E, et al. A clinical trial of the effects of dietary patterns on blood pressure. DASH Collaborative Research Group. N Engl J Med. 1997;336(16):1117-1124. doi:10.1056/NEJM199704173361601
4 Adebamowo SN, Spiegelman D, Flint AJ, et al. Intakes of magnesium, potassium, and calcium and the risk of stroke among men. Int J Stroke. 2015;10(7):1093-1100. doi:10.1111/ijs.12516
5 Iso H, Stampfer MJ, Manson JE, et al. Prospective study of calcium, potassium, and magnesium intake and risk of stroke in women. Stroke. 1999;30(9):1772-1779. doi:10.1161/01.str.30.9.1772
6 Fang J, Madhavan S, Alderman MH. Dietary potassium intake and stroke mortality. Stroke. 2000;31(7):1532-1537. doi:10.1161/01.str.31.7.1532
7 Bazzano LA, He J, Ogden LG, et al. Dietary potassium intake and risk of stroke in US men and women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I epidemiologic follow-up study. Stroke. 2001;32(7):1473-1480. doi:10.1161/01.str.32.7.1473
8 Jehle S, Hulter HN, Krapf R. Effect of potassium citrate on bone density, microarchitecture, and fracture risk in healthy older adults without osteoporosis: a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98(1):207-217. doi:10.1210/jc.2012-3099
9 Zhu K, Devine A, Prince RL. The effects of high potassium consumption on bone mineral density in a prospective cohort study of elderly postmenopausal women. Osteoporos Int. 2009;20(2):335-340. doi:10.1007/s00198-008-0666-3
10 New SA, Bolton-Smith C, Grubb DA, et al. Nutritional influences on bone mineral density: a cross-sectional study in premenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 1997;65(6):1831-1839. doi:10.1093/ajcn/65.6.1831
11 Cohn JN, Kowey PR, Whelton PK, et al. New guidelines for potassium replacement in clinical practice: a contemporary review by the National Council on Potassium in Clinical Practice. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(16):2429-2436. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.16.2429