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How Many Times Per Day?

Posted by Ronald on 03/07/2007

Dear Ted, I'm quite acidic & I'm using your Simple baking soda recipe i.e. 1/2 teaspoon/serving. I found out that taking more than 2 times is better. Therefore I'm taking it 3 times a day i.e. in 3 times in 12/13 hours. Can I take baking soda for 4 times a day, because I think that this might work better. Would it be safe? And I'll be doing this only for 2 weeks only. Thank you Ronald.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Ronald: A very acid body requires a lot more baking soda. You can increase the dose but there are limits. Assuming you take too much, then the body becomes a bit diarrhea and loose stool.

My own observation is that the optimal dose seems to exist between 1 teaspoon to 2 teaspoon taken twice a day. This totals 2 teaspoon to 4 teaspoons a day.

Assuming an average of 3 teaspoon a day. This means it becomes 1 teaspoon taken 3 times a day. or 3/4 teaspoon taken 4 times a day.

You are proposing a 1/2 teaspoon taken at between 3 or 4 times a day. This amounts to 1/2 x 3 = 3/2 = 1 1/2 teaspoon per day and hoping to raise it to 1/2 x 4 = 4/2 = 2 teaspoon per day.

Therefore your dose appears to fall within the optimum minimum dose, of 2 teaspoons a day.

This is below a theoretical 3 teaspoon a day median optimum dose. Therefore your dose appears to be a very reasonable one.

As a warning, these does may cause diarrhea in some individuals who have high sodium retention as the body tries to dump excess sodium AND water retention. Which is good, but the diarrhea should continue long. By 1/2 day everything should be normal after the body dumps excess water and sodium. However if not, then the dose should be reduce by 1/2 teaspoon increments until you find a dose that works best for you.

You must remember that I always tend to err on the side of caution. But once people begins to realize larger dose then I can tell you the optimum dose. Always start on the low end so that you will have the necessary confidence of pursuing larger dose.

In Thailand there is a more convenient way of taking them by buying a bottle of 300 mg. sodamint from a local drug store without the drudgery of mixing baking soda. However, in other foreign countries, I don't know if they are easier to find. Beside they tend to add other additives and I would much prefer the plain vanilla baking soda is the best.


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