Steps I took.
This is for the single batch.
You can do a lot at once (I did) although you'll have to do the ultrasonic one batch at a time.
1. Measure 125g (that's about 1/2 Tbsp less than 1 cup) distilled water into blender or blender cup.
2. Measure 15g (that's about 1 Tbsp) into same blender or blender cup.
3. Blend. I did five (5) cycles of 20 seconds blending, 20 seconds resting.
4. Cover. Refrigerate.
1. Measure 250g (that's about 1 Tbsp less than 1 cup) distilled water into heatable container.
2. Heat the water to at least 100 degrees but nowhere near boiling.
. . . I nuked 1 cup of water in a 2 cup pyrex measuring cup for 1 minute and it was 125 degrees.
3. Pour hot water into a blender or blender cup.
4. Measure out 45g (that's barely over 3 Tbsp) of lecithin, like so:
4a. If you have powdered Lecithin, pour it into the water, blend a bit and let sit 30 minutes or so, then blend a little more.
4b. If you have liquid Lecithin, put your blender cup on a scale and tare, and then slowly pour it in and cut off the flow when complete. Blend until
it seems well blended.
For either type of Lecithin, then wait until your Lecithin+water is barely less than 100 degrees, ideally 95-99 or so.
Combine AA and Lecithin
1. Combine the AA and Lecithin.
. . . Then move fast because the cold AA hitting the warm Lec causes the liposomes to form and close as the lecithin's temp drops.
2. Blend immediately. I did this in the large bullet cup and blended in two cycles of 20-seconds-on, 20-seconds-off.
3. Pour into ultrasonic machine and begin.
* The instructions I found say to gently stir with lid open for 8-15 minutes or 'until foam is gone.' I don't feel like standing there stirring and
the noise of the machine bugs me (I hear/feel high frequencies many don't) so I want to get away. My way appears to work fine, however...
1. Keeping lid closed, I set the timer for 8 minutes (not all will go this long). Set my alarm for 8+15 minutes rest=23 minutes. Walk away.
2. So 23 minutes later I return, open lid, stir it like crazy, set timer for another 8 minutes, alarm for 23 minutes, walk away.
3. I do four cycles of this so a total of 32 minutes sonicating and 45 minutes of resting between.
* If your sonicator only has 3 minute cycles, pull up a chair and get comfortable I guess.
* If your sonicator has heat, do NOT use it. The purpose of resting between cycles is to let it cool somewhat.
1. Optional: I take off any remaining minimal foam that may exist. It shouldn't be much and it doesn't hurt anything to have it.
2. I pour the whole machine of stuff into a big bowl with a spout (big pyrex measuring bowl).
3. I pour 8oz of this into a tiny pyrex measuring cup with spout.
4. I hold the little 12oz brown bottles I use for this over the bowl, and pour from the small cup spout into them.
5. Put on lid and refrigerate the bottles when done. Allegedly keeps for 1+ week in fridge.
* Most people say they have to sonicate for about ~30 minutes to get rid of most the foam. This may depend on your machine and your enthusiasm for
stirring during the process.
* If it seems like you have a lot of foam, stir a little, sometimes it's just a tiny bit on the top and looks thicker than it is.
* Some people who had issues with 'separation' (lack of encapsulation) when it sat in the fridge overnight found that cooling the formula in the
fridge before sonicating, and in the middle of sonicating (dump it out and cool, pour it back in and continue), seemed to help.
* Powdered lecithin really needs to be well soaked-blended and some say they find that letting it sit in its water in the fridge overnight is
* Do not use buffered forms of C. The buffer mineral will not dissolve in the water so it will not encapsulate in the lecithin so your formula will
* Remove all vestiges of any remaining foam.
* Put 8oz of your resulting formula into a 12oz see-through jar. (I used
* Mix 1oz of distilled water with 1/4 tsp of baking soda and mix well.
* Dump the BSH2O into the formula and stir a few times and wait half a minute.
* Measure the depth of foam. Note: the edges may rise but often the depth on it overall is much lower, so look at that difference.
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edit on 24-6-2013 by RedCairo because: (no reason given)