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Why isn't baking soda mentioned? That is what baking soda is right.
Eating a large amount of potassium bicarbonate has a laxative effect and I believe can cause excessive gas pressure in the stomach. I would call those adverse effects of overexposure. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:34, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
Edit: gas in the intestines is more likely caused by undigested and unprocessed proteins and sugars, due to too little stomach acid available for processing these nutrients. Essentially they would fall under "protein farts", as instead of an overdose on protein, the body now has a lack of stomach acid to process the food. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FB90:4118:522A:284E:9B0F:24B8:CE14 (talk) 15:03, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
Uses: Dental & Sports
I've heard it said to be more effective as plaque remover than anything else, and soft on the teeth enamel, as it dissolves plaque without the need for brushing. Like salt, it also inhibits bacteria growth and the formation of plaque (due to changing the ph in the mouth to less acidic). It also brightens the teeth.
Few websites mention that potassium bicarbonate is trademarked or something, to be used in toothpaste, which is why no toothpaste company is willing to pay the licenses for it. The only company I'm in doubt about, is "arm and hammer", which clearly has a more salty taste, and increased whiteness without whitener, an indicator of potentially using potassium bicarbonate as additive.
Potassium bicarbonate also lowers muscle soreness, by neutralizing lactic acid in the muscles, as soon as 15 to 20 minutes after taking it? Athletes use this in sprints, to be able to run longer and faster, without getting tired, or have less soreness next day. Quote needed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FB90:4118:522A:284E:9B0F:24B8:CE14 (talk) 15:01, 6 September 2016 (UTC)