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If I begin B12 5000mcg, do I need a Potassium supplement ?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Bansaw, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Bansaw

    Bansaw Senior Member

    Why does B12 induce Potassium depletion?

    And, if I take 5000mcg per day, what Potassium supplement should I be thinking about, and how much Potassium should I take?
    It is possible to take too much potassium right? It looks like a delicate balance is called for, but I don't know how much.
  2. BadBadBear

    BadBadBear Senior Member

    Rocky Mountains
    I have blood tests done often to check potassium & sodium. Potassium levels can plummet quickly, and yes it's also harmful if it goes too high. Best thing is to titrate it based on bloodwork because everyone has different needs & diet & absorption, etc... A basic metabolic panel will tell you what your level is, and it's one of the cheapest blood tests to have done.

    This year I seem to need 750-1500mg of supplemental potassium daily, taking ~2mg of mB12 daily. I needed about 4x that amount when I was on Florinef last year. Your need for potassium will likely be different than mine.

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