Potassium/ Sodium Nutrient Balance

The above dial in the mobile app has a range of 0 - 6 but the web site dial has a range of 0 - 12. I think it should be 0 - 6.

Thanks

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  • My iPhone app now has a range of 0 - 10. Does it vary for some reason? My understanding is that the ideal Potassium/ Sodium balance is 3:1 but this seems to be 6:1 in chronometer.

  • The suggested range is from 2-10, the scale was adjusted on web, we'll do the same on the mobile app.

    Karen Stark
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  • Thanks. This suggests an ideal ratio of 6:1 however which seems high. If a person consumes the recommended 1.5g of sodium they would need 9g of Potassium and most people struggle to eat the recommended 4.7g as it is.

  • I'm confused about this also. If one consumes the RDA, then the balance meter is out of calibration.

  • I note that the ideal ratio on the web still seems to be 6:1 potassium:sodium. Will this be changed in an upcoming update? Or just, ... someday ...

  • The green zone doesn't cover the full range (2-10); it's centred around the middle of the range instead - sorry for the confusion.

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  • @Karen_Cronometer - are you saying the appropriate dietary ratio of Potassium to Sodium is about 6:1? (Given that the ratio is centered [most green] at about 6.)

    Or just that people don't die if the ratio is 2:1 and people don't die if the ratio is 10:1, so that's a reasonable range to show?

  • The appropriate ratio is anywhere between 2:1 and 10:1. A lower ratio increases health risks for those with hypertension or prehypertension. The effects of higher ratios haven't been studied due to the difficulty in achieving those ratios. Ancestral studies estimate intakes of potassium around ~11,000 mg/day and sodium under 700 mg/day, for what it's worth.

    I recommend speaking with your health care professional to discuss what's right for you given your health history.

    Karen Stark
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