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   Posted 5/2/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone know of a salt substitute with no potassium in it? i know about mrs. dash and others like that but looking for a salt taste without potassium.

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   Posted 5/4/2007 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CursingCrohns, Welcome to healing well forum.  I dont use a salt sub since I have extremely low blood pressure and my diet requires high sodium/protien intake.  So of course I  dont pay attention to these type of things.  I do hope another member will be able to come along and post some replies for you shortly.  Take care

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   Posted 5/6/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Cursing Crohn's

Welcome. You do have a problem here and this is the best I can offer you.

Salt substitutes are edible products designed to taste similar to table salt, which is mostly sodium chloride. They usually contain mostly potassium chloride, which when consumed increases potassium intake. Because excess potassium intake can cause potentially fatal hyperkalemia, it is advisable to check with one's physician and pharmacist before using salt substitutes based primarily on potassium chloride.

I do not know the name of any salt substitute without potassium.

Good Luck and hopefully someone wiser then me will post to you. eyes

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   Posted 5/7/2007 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply. That's what I was afraid of....none without potassium. I know a high potassium level can be dangerous, so I won't go that route. I will just begin to wean myself from salt gradually. I hear I might actually taste the food again once I'm not using salt. : )  Thanks again.
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