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What is the daily recommended potassium intake? I recently read

What is the daily recommended potassium intake? I recently read an article about potassium leading to complications, but I'm mostly concerned about Daylyte Total Hydration product which contains 150mg of potassium per serving (.6 teaspoon) I wouldn't want that + diet to exceed the limit
Sat, 29 Sep 2018
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