Origin: Manufactured by treating an aqueous solution of potassium carbonate with carbon dioxide.
Also Known As:
Potassium hydrogen bicarbonate
Potassium acid carbonate
Overview: Potassium bicarbonate is an inorganic compound and alkaline mineral that appears as a white solid. It primarily functions as a dietary supplement for the mineral potassium. It counters the effects of abnormally low levels of this mineral including muscle weakness and cramping, irregular heartbeat, gastric distress, and low energy.
It is also used as a food additive, a leavening agent, an acidity regulator in carbonated beverages and wines, as a fire retardant, and as a fungicide.
Common Dosage: 1.3 grams dissolved in 120 ml of water.