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Is potassium citrate and potassium chelate the same?


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2010-08-04 17:50:24
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Potassium citrate has many health benefits, including the ability to lower blood pressure--keeping muscles and nerves functioning properly--and maintaining electrolyte balance. Potassium citrate is a potassium chelate which occurs naturally in foods. That's unlike potassium salts, which must be added as supplements. Potassium citrate generally is higher in raw foods than in cooked ones.


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Definitely not in general! Potassium citrate is a salt of potassium with citric acid, an only moderately large organic molecule. "Potassium chelate" slightly ambiguous, but chelated "potassium ion" means a potassium ion that is bonded by at least two coordinate covalent bonds to a single molecule, usually an organic molecule with two functional groups. It is conceivable that citrate ions could form chelates with potassium ions, since they do have two functional groups, but the shortness of the citrate ions would seem to make it unlikely.

Potassium chloride is KCl; a potassium chelate is a compound containing potassium bonded to a large organic molecule.

Potassium citrate is an alkaline salt.

Potassium citrate is an alkaline salt.

I guess banana is rich in potassium.

potassium chloride (KCl), potassium citrate, potassium acetate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium gluconate, potassium bicarbonate

Examples: potassium chloride, potassium carbonate, potassium sulfate, potassium citrate etc.

The periodic table is a table containing elements. Potassium citrate is a compound, not an element.

Potassium Citrate Monohydrate

Citric acid and potassium hydroxide will yield potassium citrate and water.

According to the information on the drug itself, 10mEq of potassium citrate = 1080mg, therefore 60 mEq would be 6 times this, or 6480 mg. that's a lot of potassium!

It means 'citrate of potassium' - from a chemist?

Sprite Zero contains carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavors, potassium citrate, potassium benzoate, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium.

carbonated water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, aspartame, potassium benzoate, natural flavors, potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium, caffeine

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If you take mineral supplements, opt for the citrate form, such as calcium citrate and magnesium citrate. The body can convert citrate to bicarbonate, which promotes an alkaline pH. In one study, potassium citrate supplements protected against calcium losses, even when people ate a high-salt diet. Aspartates, fumarates, and succinate mineral compounds also have an alkalizing effect.

citrate is the salt or ester of citric acid, so basically no :(

A chelate is a compound formed from a central atom and several ligands.

neutral yellow coloured chelate

I work in a supplement store and have had this question asked several times but only recently discovered its answer. A clue is that when you google 'asporotate wiki,' there is no wiki page for it. Solaray (Nutraceutical) markets several mineral supplements with the asporotate affix. Asporotate is always followed by the (tm) symbol so its a proprietary formulation. From the bottle label: "Potassium Asporotate(tm) supplement consists of Potassium which has been combined with aspartic acid, citric acid, and a special delactosed whey protein concentrate containing naturally occurring orotic acid. Each capsule contains potassium with all the other natural components producing a natural chelation process resulting in the formulation of a special complex containing Potassium Aspartate, Potassium Citrate, and Potassium Orotate. This product contains none of the yeast or soy commonly found in full range amino acid chelates." So, potassium asporotate contains potassium citrate and other potassium salts.

Sildenafil and sildenafil citrate are the same thing.

Metallic potassium was first isolated by Sir Humphry Davy in 1807. Davy also discovered sodium. Therefore, Sir Humphry Davy discovered sodium citrate!

No. Potassium silicate is not the same as potassium aluminum silicate.

Examples: sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium citrate, potassium permanganate, magnesium sulfate etc.

Examples: sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium citrate, potassium permanganate, magnesium sulfate etc.

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