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How do i get more potassium? i wake up with leg cramps in the middle of the night, i loved bananas but i was told they were to high in sugar.

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Bananas are healthy as are potatoes etc. If you are not willing to eat them then take a supplement but just be aware leg cramps may be from low magnesium so you might want to take a magnesium supplement too

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just had half a small banana, tasted amazing. hopefully it solves the leg cramps

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They make potassium supplements.

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I think you need Magnesium not potassium. Low magnesium leads to nighttime leg cramps. They make supplements. Hope you feel better soon!!

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Bumping up minerals is a good start, but to know for sure (or closer to it) you need to have labs done to see if you indeed have any deficiencies. Potassium, unfortunately, is difficult to supplement without prescription as OTC supplements are limited to about 3% of our RDA - not overly helpful. The best non - Rx source that I know of is the low sodium version of V8 juice, which has about 1200mg, or about 25% of RDA in a 12ish oz can and about 70 calories. Other real food sources are bananas, potatoes (about the best real food source per calorie), melons, berries and mushrooms. which can all help, but are hard to get a useful amount in early on with our volume and calorie constraints.

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just a heads up, it seems that eating half a banana has stopped it, as long as i eat it before bed. i noticed when i dont eat it i get them. might be unrelated but as long as it works lol

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