Natural Remedies to Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clots) - Ted's Q&A

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Kco2 Acceptable?

Posted by Jeff (Toledo, Ohio) on 03/14/2007

Dear Ted, In regards to your comments on thrombosis and the remedy of lemon juice and NaCO2, I was wondering if KCO2 would be acceptable as well? My veins dont seem to respond well to sodium and as such I wanted to use potassium instead. Will it still be effective since the bicarbonate and acid reaction are still present or is it the Na that actually plays a part in the healing? Thanks

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

Jeff: Your body's fluid make-up consists of 9 parts sodium and 1 part potassium, roughly speaking. Therefore it is best to use the formula in that particular ratio, and you cannot exclusively use just potassium.

To prevent misunderstandings:

Assuming 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarboante) an 1/8 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate is used. While the ratios are not exact, it is roughly that vicinity.


1/2 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate with 1/8 teaspoon of potassium citrate.

You can use either potassium citrate or potassium bicarbonate. I don't recommend the use of potassium carbonate.

Your chemical notations are not entirely correct, so avoid using them when purchasing the product, otherwise the seller might get you the wrong chemicals and please just use full name instead!

Basically deep vein thrombosis is caused by acidity and ORP (oxidation reduction potential being off). Therefore you need to also take vitamin C sodium ascorbate of at least 500 mg/ day. Sodium ascorbate vitamin C is an alkaline form of vitamin C and will not work against your body. I do not recommend the use of ascorbic acid alone. If you do, you need to get a powdered ascorbic acid mixed with baking soda to neutralize the acid.