Saturday, December 11, 2010

Potassium bicarbonate's main drawback

Based on my experience, potassium supplementation on the order of 2.5 grams per day, and I assume higher, has the potential to cause frequent unpleasant emissions, and a likely nosedive in one's popularity. This might explain the typical recommendation to obtain potassium from potassium-rich foods. Perhaps there's some way to counteract this effect.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Life Enhancement potassium bicarbonate capsules

When I initially searched for potassium bicarbontate supplements, I searched with Google Shopping and found only low-potency supplements and bulk powder. After learning of the powder's tendency to absorb moisture and form a solid mass, I initiated an internet search and found Potassium Bicarbonate Supplementation - A Low Cost Way to Improve Health, which mentions the existence of high-potency potassium bicarbonate capsules and claims that the RDA should be what conventional wisdom considers to be a near-fatal dose. Clicking on the View Products link on the page eventually brought me to the Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw's Potassium Basics page. Each capsule of Potassium Basics provides a whopping 1.35 gram of potassium bicarbonate.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Potassium bicarbonate from Palatable, very concentrated (Rev B)

I obtained some potassium bicarbonate from, and according to the label, a single cubic centimeter contains 1.159 g of potassium bicarbonate. This converts to 5.709 g/teaspoon (US). So, there would be 2.5 g (the daily total dose recommended in a study referenced in a previous entry) in 0.437 teaspoon, or three doses of 0.146 tsp (1/6.8 tsp). I tried 1/8 tsp. in water on an empty stomach, and found it to have a neutral taste and to cause slight nausea.

Because of the concentration of this product and the dangerous effects of overdose, it must be kept out of the reach of young children. Older children should be informed about its use and hazards. I suggest using an old prescription bottle with a childproof cap for daily use (in case you accidentally leave it where a child can reach it), and keeping the main supply out of reach. I'd also print a label, such as the following, and tape it to the prescription bottle:

Potassium Bicarbonate 1.16 g/cc
Suggested adult dose: 1/8 tsp 3x daily
Keep out of the reach of children

Potassium Bicarbonate and Hygroscopy

After sitting in a bottle for a couple of days, the potassium bicarbonate started to clump up, and then I discovered that it is known to be hygroscopic. Considering the low humidity in this area at this time, I shudder to think what would have happened during a humid time of year. So, it might be necessary to get a capsule filling machine and put it in capsules, and perhaps to get some dessicant to keep the capsules dry.

Rev A: Eliminated pointless conversion to tsp/g.
Rev B: Added notice regarding potassium bicarbonate's hygroscopy, and potential need to encapsulate it.

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Ascorbic Acid deprivation conspiracy

The Vitamin C Conspiracy contends that ascorbic acid can cure several diseases which the medical establishment tells us are incurable. It goes so far as to say that with widespread IV sodium ascorbate use, there would be no need for vaccinations. Little wonder that the depopulators are trying to prevent us from using ascorbic acid. In Germany, CODEX has made vitamins available only through pharmacies in tiny doses and ridiculous prices.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Iodine's specific anti-cancer mechanism

I previously posted a link (in my list of iodine-related links) to an article entitled Topic: Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen, Thyroid & Weight Loss by Dr. David Derry (retired M.D.) which describes exactly how iodine fights cancer. When I recently tried to find this information, I realized that it should be made more prominent.