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Old 06-17-2010, 12:29 AM   #14
Nafis Zahir
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Re: Health Alert: Heatstroke

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
Nafis, what's the deal with synthetic potassium? What's different about it vs. natural forms?
Hi Mary. I found several articles on this. You can just google it if you want to. But synthetic potassium is potassium this is "created" to simulate real potassium. Sort of like beauty products that have synthetic Vitamin E in them. They can mimic the real thing, but they don't work as well and are not good for you. The potassium in bananas and things such as coconut water are naturally found in those foods and they are in their pure form. Your body really can't assimulate synthetic foods. But the body can absorb and utilize foods that are natural. Gatorade is full of synthetic stuff and sweetners.

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