Rationale for a Novel Nutraceutical Complex ‘K-Water: Potasssium Taurine Bicarbonate (PTB)

This essay proposes a nutraceutical water – “K-Water” – enriched with potassium bicarbonate and taurine, as a practical strategy for boosting daily intakes of potassium, taurine, and organic base. Despite its potassium content, the flavor of this water is almost indistinguishable from that of ordinary water unless acidic compounds are added. There is reason to suspect that regular ingestion of K-Water could aid blood pressure control, lessen risk for atherosclerosis and its complications (particularly stroke), aid maintenance of bone density, and lessen risk for kidney stones.

Published in Medical Hypotheses 2006;67(1):65-70

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