“Adrenal Cocktail” is the name of a recipe that people use to support the adrenal system. This drink is commonly recommended in a few health groups. I’ve included it in this section of the site because it is something you will most likely come across or hear about while starting iodine or healing in general.
A quality Adrenal Cocktail recipe
1/2 -1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice or powder
1/4 -1/2 teaspoon Unrefined Salt for sodium
1/4 -1/2 Camu Camu Powder or other natural vitamin c for additional vitamin C
*A better option for lemon juice is using all of the lemon parts. This means starting with a slice of organic lemon and blending the entire slice including the skin, seeds and pulp. This allows us to keep the lemon as a whole food which is better than consuming only it’s juice. But this method is potent and usually requires working our way up slowly, so we may have to start with a thin slice, or by cutting a slice in half.
What is the adrenal cocktail’s purpose?
This drink is being used partially as an electrolyte as well as adrenal support. Our electrolytes are almost like the circuits of a computer. Without them, our cells have a hard time communicating, processing nutrients and dissolving other nutrients properly. Without proper electrolytes, its almost like our electrical voltage is low, and we’re trying to mix concrete without enough water.
Unrefined salt and whole food vitamin C are important for adrenals. Using forms of vitamin C like Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate may help support our adrenals temporarily, but it will bite us in the butt later. This has to do with the 4 elements that the AA molecule’s shell surrounds in nature. Yes, AA can be beneficial, but that does not mean that its missing elements are not capable of causing issues long term. Some people drive Jeeps down the road without doors on them. It’s still a Jeep, but do you want to drive that Jeep to work in the rain, or one with doors? Checkout https://whyiodine.com/vitamin-c for Dr. Berg’s video about the extra elements inside the AA shell.
Cream of Tartar may contain a potent allergen
Cream of Tartar is an ingredient commonly used to create an adrenal cocktail. But it contains a potential allergen that may be holding people back from healing and causing a lot of the symptoms people are attempting to overcome with the cocktail.
Tartaric acid is a byproduct of wine making. Just about all wine making uses sulfites. So most Cream of tartar ends up with sulfites in it. If these symptoms are familiar, you may want to read more about sulfites at whyiodine.com/cream-of-tartar-sulfites
If you are asthmatic, your chances of being sensitive to sulfites are between 1 in 20 and 1 in 100 1
- Hives and itchiness
- Hay fever
- Upset stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting
- Gi distress
- Skin rash
- Nasal congestion
- Auto immune
- Trouble swallowing
- Drop in blood pressure
- Trouble breathing
Doctors say in some people, sulfites have triggered severe asthma attacks, but in recent years, sulfites are also being linked to an increase in migraine headaches, heart palpitations, hives and even joint pain.2
Better options for electrolytes
The Iodine Protocol already includes unrefined salt and vitamin C. Potassium is another important electrolyte that is best sourced from quality foods. When we get potassium from food, we’re getting it in a balanced form that our body is expecting, as well as getting plenty of other important nutrients.
Once we are aiming for quality foods that have a lot of potassium, then we might be able to help things along with a quality supplemental form. But we still want to look for a good balance.
Electrolytes carry electrical charges and play a key role in maintaining cell membrane stability, enabling proper muscle function. Read more at whyiodine.com/learn/electrolytes/
Dr. Ben Lynch is shattering our understanding of biochemistry and health. His resources allowed me to stop pretending I understood this stuff and actually turn the information into results.
I prefer these over other electrolytes because of several extra nutrients
- Creatine which may help ATP for energy
- D-ribose also for more energy support
- Niacin for circulation and metabolism
- Sulfite Sensitivity - Sulfites have been implicated as a cause of asthma symptoms that may range from mild wheezing to potentially life-threatening asthmatic reaction. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/11323-sulfite-sensitivity
- Migraines, Joint Pain, Hives Linked To Food Preservative - https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/08/10/preservative-in-processed-foods-causing-allergic-reaction/