Soylent, Potassium, and High Blood Pressure


#1

I’m taking Losartan (high blood pressure drug) with potassium at a dose of about 100mg. I know that because I’m taking Losartan, I need to watch my potassium levels. I also excerise 3-5 times a week. Is there anything I should be mindful of? Ideally, Soylent will help reduce my overall bloodpressure and I’ll be better off! At least, I hope that’s the case! Anybody in a similar situation? Anyone have suggestions?


#2

I was taking BP medicine when I started soylent. After loosing 25 pounds and having a regular 100%RDA of potassium/calcium/magnesium I had to get off BP medication because it was getting too low (100/60). Now I’m med free and never been healthier :smile:

Also 100mg of potassium does not seem like a lot, to supplement my potassium I drink 2 11oz containers of coconut water which have 620mg of potassium each along with potassium citrate in my soylent.


#3

BP = Blood Pressure. I was trying to figure out what British Petroleum medicine was and I was pulling a blank.


#4

Yea. I have no idea how much potassium the pill has, but it has 100mg of blood pressure medication. I also exercise.

EDIT: The danger is getting too much Potassium. I’m not sure what I should be looking for. Not that I’ve received my shipment, anyway.


#5

Google is your friend. Ask it about your medication it will tell you!


#6

One of the key things to watch out for with potassium is your blood pressure going too low. I know that in your situation that probably sounds like a good problem to have, but fainting is worse than it sounds. I’m not a doctor, so take this with(-out in your case) a grain of salt, but it might not be bad to buy yourself a blood pressure cuff and measure yourself every 15 min or so as you ease into a Soylent diet. I’d wager that you won’t experience any side effects (esp if you ease into it) and that you’ll get results similar to NomNom.


#7

When I get mine, I will be monitoring impact to blood pressure and weight. I hope to reduce both and get off of my meds.

@NomNom how long did it take you to drop 25 pounds and get off your meds?


#8

3 months to drop the weight, I didnt want to do it too rapidly. After that I had to slowly taper off the Beta Blocker over a period of 1.5 months, didn’t want to have a heart attack :wink:


#9

Years later. Did Soylent help with the BP?