This particular form of Potassium really upsets my stomach
By Mike B. from Oakland, California on July 6, 2012
Ok, I *had* been dealing with high blood pressure for a few years once I reached my mid-30's.
However, in attempting to deal with it naturally and get off the Dr. prescribed poison that was literally making my hair fall out, I randomly found that high(or rather "optimal") doses of Potassium made a world of difference in my blood pressure. Potassium was the key. Not just lowering sodium. Well instead of eating 6-10 bananas a day, I starting taking 3,000-5,000mg of Potassium per day and that did the trick. Potassium Gluconate was what I had been taking. I decided to try Potassium Citrate to see if it's bioavailability was any different, and maybe would require me taking less pills per day. Unfortunately for me, and maybe its just MY body chemistry, the Citrate part of Potassium Citrate really screws up my stomach and loosens my stool badly. So, I've steered clear from taking Potassium Citrate. I can take Potassium Gluconate on an empty stomach and be just fine, and get the results I desire, which is Lower Blood Pressure!
Pros:I would only recommend if you KNOW 100% that your stomach isn't affected by Citrate Chelated Vitamins/Minerals
Cons:Gives me upset stomach even at the lowest possible dose