How Many Milligrams in a Teaspoon
The answer to ‘how many milligrams in a teaspoon?’ is ‘It depends on what is being measured.
This is because all substances have different densities and weights. For example, a teaspoon of sand will weigh much more than a teaspoon of icing sugar. The video below demonstrates this using malic acid and alpha lipoic acid, both very important health supplements. Both of these supplements have different densities and weights. Just to clarify ‘volume’ is how much space something occupies. Weight is how much force is placed on an object due to gravity.
The video is less than 3 minutes long and does not try to sell you anything, it is simply showing how important it is to use a scale if you want accurate weight measurements.
The end result is that a teaspoon of malic acid (the white powder) weighs 4100 milligrams. The alpha lipoic acid (the yellow powder) weight 2300 milligrams. They both occupy the same volume (a teaspoon) but they do not weigh the same at all, not even close.
So Why Is This Important?
If you are baking a cake you are fine to simply follow the recipe. However, if you are taking a health supplement you MUST measure the weight of the supplement with a scale. If you use a volume measurement (such as a teaspoon) you can not be sure how much supplement you are taking.
For instance, if you are taking DCA (dichloroacetate) and use a volume measurement you will probably be taking too little DCA which will give you very poor results. Using a digital scale will ensure you get exactly the amount of supplement you need. You can by an accurate and inexpensive scale here.
Here is a short video that explains how to use a digital scale to measure DCA (dichloroacetate). If you have any questions please use our contact us form. We answer most questions within a few hours.