I want to try potassium bicarbonate either in place of, or more likely in addition to, potassium gluconate to get my daily potassium fix. I want to try the bicarbonate form in the hope that it will help reduce the production of lactic acid and maybe help stave off or lessen PEM, or at least make my body less acidic in general, and hopefully I won't get sick as much. I get sick every time I crash, which tends to be once a week, so I am sick probably 80 - 90% of the time. I do pace myself, but there is a fine line between what I can safely do and not, and I am on my own so have to do all my own shopping, etc., so sometimes it's impossible to avoid crashing. I know that potassium bicarbonate will neutralize stomach acid so it's to be taken on a empty stomach. It doesn't taste great of course, but I inadvertently found that when I added it to lemon juice, it fizzes nicely and tastes like soda water. So I would prefer to take it with lemon juice. However my concern is that if the bicarbonate is neutralizing the acid in lemon juice, does that mean it will have less ability to neutralize lactic or other acid in my body? @Hip or anyone else, any ideas here?