I take potassium BHB both for the BHB and the potassium.
Potassium BHB is amazingly hygroscopic. Usually supplied with a silica gel pack to keep it from clumping.
It dissolves instantly in a little water. That is how I take it, 10 grams of potassium BHB in about 1/2 oz of water, throw it back like a shot of tequila with an additional water chaser. It tastes sweet/salty.
I have tried all of the BHB salts and this is the least nasty of the bunch, plus it instantly dissolves. A shot in the morning keeps my blood pressure below 120 all day.
It is very hard to get enough potassium, so I supplement with potassium salt (heavily, about 1/2 tablespoon per day). Even then, I’m barely over the RDA.
I use potassium BHB. Old people like me get increasing “stiffening of the arteries” which raises blood pressure. Rather than get a prescription blood pressure medicine. I have chosen to take the potassium BHB salts. I take 10 grams in the morning in about 1 oz of water. It is highly hygroscopic and doesn’t taste all that bad.
It keeps my resting systolic pressure below 120 all day long.
What potassium serum level do you have?
Thanks for that. Mine varies between 4.4 and 5.6. There is some interesting research that indicates taking potassium chloride 25% as a part of table salt (75% NaCl) is better than 100% NaCl. I wonder if there is a more general benefit for having a pretty good potassium level. One of my labs has a max normal of 5.3 and another 5.6 (that may be analyzer related).
When I am not drinking I can get a reasonably good bp measurement.
When I am drinking the vasodilative effect I think mainly of acetate takes the BP down, but brings up the HR. I don’t have an image for that, but an example is 104/56-59