FAQ: Adrenal Cocktail Recipes

Posted on October 8, 2018 by RCP Admin


There are several pre-mixed versions of the “Adrenal Cocktail” that can be found in the RCP Instruction Manaul (free download available here).

Outlined below is a DIY recipe with several alternatives, based on what resources you have available and/or can tolerate.

In general, any “Adrenal Cocktail” recipe should deliver approximately:

  • 375mg of Potassium
  • 460mg of Sodium
  • 60mg of Wholefood Vitamin C

Base Recipe

  • 4 Oz. of Orange Juice
    • Fresh squeezed is best, but not essential. The Vitamin-C Complex makes sure that the minerals noted below get to the Liver to then nourish the Adrenals.
  • 1/4 tsp of Cream of Tartar
    • This is an excellent source of Potassium, or you can use Potassium Bicarbonate.
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh ground Redmond’s Real Salt or Sea Salt
    • This is an excellent source of Sodium & 90+ other trace minerals.

Take 1-2 times/day — an hour before or after food (usually around 10am and/or 2pm)

The original source of this recipe was Susan Blackard, NP, ND, PhD at the Rejuvenation Health Center in Springfield, MO.  The following alternatives were compiled by Valerie Engh.

Alternative #1

Replaces Cream of Tartar & Orange Juice with Coconut Water and Wholefood Vitamin C.

  • ~8 oz. / 1 cup / 250 mL of Coconut Water
    • You want to get enough Coconut Water to ensure you receive ~375mg of Potassium.
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh ground Redmond’s Real Salt or Sea Salt
  • ~60mg of Wholefood Vitamin C

Alternative #2

Uses water instead of Cream of Tartar, Orange Juice, or Coconut Water.

  • ~1/2 tsp Potassium Bicarbonate Powder
    • “Prescribed for Life” brand is recommended
    • Again, you want to ensure you receive ~375mg of Potassium.
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh ground Redmond’s Real Salt or Sea Salt
  • ~60mg of Wholefood Vitamin C
  • 4 oz. of purified water

Alternative #3

Uses Cream of Tartar, but uses water instead of Orange Juice or Coconut Water.

  • ~3/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh ground Redmond’s Real Salt or Sea Salt
  • ~60mg of Wholefood Vitamin C
  • 4 oz. of purified water

Other Substitutions

  1. You may substitute Wholefood Vitamin C for ~1/2 a fresh squeezed Lime or Lemon.
  2. You may substitute Potassium Bicarbonate for Potassium Gluconate or Potassium Chloride.  Please adjust quantity to ensure you are getting 375mg of Potassium.

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