WillPowder Sodium Alginate, 16-Ounce Container
- Pack of one, 16-ounce
- No discernable flavor.
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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).Read more ›
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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