Who should be careful not to drink generous servings of King Coconut water?
Our kidneys are perfectly designed to manage and maintain optimal levels of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and magnesium. Those with kidney disease need to pay particular attention to limit the intake of King Coconut water due to the relatively high potassium content. Too much potassium intake in people with impaired potassium regulation (such as those with kidney disease) or with people with extremely high levels of circulating blood potassium levels (muscle breakdown, tumor lysis) can be fatal. Always check with your healthcare provider about your safe limits of King Coconut water intake if you have kidney disease or any other condition that increases your blood potassium levels, such as taking potassium supplements, potassium-sparing diuretics and other medications that increase blood potassium, tumor lysis syndrome and certain endocrine (hormone-related) disorders that increase blood potassium levels. Any condition that causes extensive damage to red blood cells (hemolysis) or damage to muscle cells (rhabdomyolysis) – such as extensive burns, and severe exertion to the point of muscle damage – will increase your blood potassium levels. In such instances, increasing your potassium levels further can be dangerous.