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WillPowder Sodium Alginate, 16-Ounce Container

4.4 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Pack of one, 16-ounce
  • No discernable flavor.

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Product Description

Works as a cold gelling agent -needs no heat to gel. Gels in the presence of calcium compounds. Used w/ calcium chloride to make caviar & spheres.

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  • ASIN: B00250UHDS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,852 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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(Please note that I am not a doctor, but this has been my personal experience with this product). I bought this for my LPR reflux, since many US products don't contain enough alginate. Some US chewable antacid products state they contain aginic acid, but if you try grinding them down and mixing them with water or saliva, many of them will not gel. And when you expose them to acid, many will not gel or foam creating the raft. So these are essentially useless for my LPR.

Luckily, there is a 2011 medical study for GERD published at the US NIH (NIHMS452859) that found that 1000 mg sodium alginate, 426 mg sodium bicarbonate, and 650 mg calcium carbonate did reduce reflux after eating by creating the alginate gel/foam raft, keeping acid away from the esophagus.

Well sodium bicarbonate is just baking soda, and calcium carbonate is found in a typical Tums-type antacid. So I have tried to replicate this formulation by converting to US teaspoon measurements.

So right after I received the new 16 oz container of WillPowder sodium alginate, I measured the volume in cubic centimeters by using a ruler and applied the equation for cylinder volume and measured about 647.5 cc's. Since there are approximately 453.6 grams in 16 oz., there should be approximately 1.43 cc's of sodium alginate per gram. But this is a rough estimate. And since 1 cc is approximately .20 teaspoons, to get 1000 mg (1 gram) of sodium alginate I calculated that I would need around .29 teaspoons, which is slightly more than 1/4 teaspoon.

So I mixed a slightly rounded 1/4 teaspoon of sodium alginate with just under 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda (1/8 teaspoon of baking soda is somewhere around 500-600 mg).
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I bought this on my doctor's recommendation for reflux. He said that American-manufactured Gaviscon no longer contained alginate, and gave me a sample of alginate capsules, which he said I could buy from a compounding pharmacy at about 50 cents a capsule. He also said I could get the alginate powder and fill my own for a fraction of the cost. It is true, and this works as well as can be expected. I recommend at least trying this product if you have reflux. I also bought the capsule filling equipment so the job is very easy.
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I have been using this as a reflux treatment for 2 years - eliminates all symptoms. It doesn't dissolve in water. You have to use a blender.

1 teaspoon of Sodium Alginate
1 teaspoon of Calcium Carbonate
1 cup of water

Put in blender at high speed for several minutes. I usually make 4 or 5 cups at a time (fill the blender). This will make a white goop. It will also take a lot of dish soap for the cleanup.
Store in a Tupperware container. It doesn’t need refrigeration but I like it better when it is cold. It doesn’t have any flavor to speak of.

Take 1 to 3 tablespoons whenever symptoms are felt. This will often eliminate any symptoms for several hours. Sometime I sometimes have to take it more often. If there are symptoms at night, you can also take it just before bed or during the night. One cup usually lasts me a full day and is equivalent to about 2 tums – but way more effective. I have been taking this remedy for more than two years and the only side effect I can report is that it may make one rather regular. In any case I feel that using this mixture is much more preferable to taking Prilosec or Zantec.
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I use this for non-cooking purposes: as something that mixed with water into a gel helps soothe reflux and it works better than the various herbs or medicines I've tried. Also have read that it may chelate heavy metals but have no knowledge of that besides seeing it mentioned. For
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I decided to try this for advanced reflux with chronic throat clearing that is both painful and disruptive. I put it in large capsules and have tried up to 8 caps at a time with no noticeable difference. Sigh. So disappointed. So far the only thing that works is gaviscon Advanced i order from england. I have large bottles of it at work and at home. Plus a travel sized one.
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The price of Alginates seems to have gone up, so make sure to comparison shop. I trust WillPowder for all my gastronomic chemicals. Good brand, good containers, good chemicals. Recommended.
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Made SA capsules and took them as directed on Mercola.com 'three times a day, three capsules for three months' to help eradicate Mercury from the body. Easy to work with this product to make capsules with the machine sold on Amazon. Saves $$, too!
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Great shipping great product as advertised however the gastronomic uses were slightly disappointing as I should have bought a smaller package. I went for price per gram however I should have bought the kit to try it out first.
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