In one of the most recent posts about homeopathic solutions for height increase, baryta carbonica was mentioned as a component one might take to increase height, along with silicea and maybe also calcium carbonate. Eventually I will do a more extensive analysis on silicea and calcium carbonate but this post is to focus on the barium carbonica.
For people who believe in the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies, baryta carbonica seems to come up a lot which makes me intrigued. The mentioned dosage seems to be 200 mg. There is a supplement sold as Baryta Carb 200 which this person from this link stated.
It seems HeightQuest.Com has an article on Baryta Carb and the overall conclusion is that the Barium seems to have an effect on the electromagnetic field on the sodium-potasium pumps on osteoblasts making them more responsive. From college level biochemistry, I remember that the sodium potassium pumps are to try to keep the equilibrium between the inside of a cell and the outside of the cell, and from the direction of flow of the sodium (+) and potassium pumps (+) in relation to the phospholipid bilayers of the external membrane, it leads to a ionic potential difference between the two parts, which leads to the flow of the ions. The cells thus can expand or shrink depending on the ionic flow and concentration. Since there was a recent post I wrote that showed that the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells can be dependent on the form and shape of the way the mesenchymal is turned into, the barium can thus change the form of stem cells in the marrow and turn them into chondrocytes leading to longitudinal increases in the long bone. This would be the best theory to explain why the barium even works.
High dosages is obviously dangerous, possibly fatal.
From source 1 , the author notes this, “In my experience, Baryta Carb works very well even in just a physical short stature.”
They also suggest to “Combined use of Silicea 6X and Calcaria Flour 6X is the best prescription for increasing height.” This seems to be the common tip given around the homeopahtic community. You combine the Baryta Carbonica with Silicea and and a form of calcium salt, this time it is suggested to use Calcaria Flour, which is calcium flouride.
From the ABC Homeopathy site, there are quite a few people who ask about using Baryta Carbonica to increase height. The people who answer often state that the questioners should not consider using the Baryta (Barium) as a height increase solution, since the people who want to increase their height don’t suffer from a pathology. Apparently, the Baryta is given only as a treatment for Dwarfism, not for a person who is genetically programmed to be of short stature. One very important thing that is noted is that the Baryta is supposed to be used only by people who STILL CAN GROW. It is not expected to be used by people who have stopped growing. (source)
Conclusion: The Baryta actually comes in two types, Phos and Carb. Overall, the homeopathic doctors only seem to give this solution to people who are still growing or suffer from dwarfism, since the Baryta is supposed to also have healing effects for psychiatric issues. There is a chance there is an effect the Baryta can work but mainly for people who can still grow.