Hi, I'm having severe cramping for a a fews days now and started taking potassium today. My blood potassium was on the low side of normal, around 4.0 fews weeks ago and symptoms worsened since. Freddd says people typically need 2000-3000 mg potassium per day, is he talking about elementary potassium or the amount of potassium chloride/gluconate? It changes things a lot! Don't want to overdose on potassium obviously! Thx for the help!