Bicarbonate

Health Benefits of Bicarbonate

What is bicarbonate? Bicarbonate is typically made by the kidneys and acts as an acid buffer in the body.

Sodium Bicarbonate is also known as baking soda, in it’s natural form it is known as nahcolite, which is part of the natural mineral natron. Natron has been used since ancient times, for instance, the Egyptians used it as a soap for cleaning. In the early part of the 1900’s it’s versatility was expanded and it was widely advertised as a “proven medical agent.”

Sodium Bicarbonate facilitates oxygen in the blood and creates an alkalized environment in the body. Raising pH means you are raising the body’s voltage by reducing acidic proton populations and this improves circulation and oxygen penetrations which helps mitochondria generate more electrons.

When you have a pH imbalance, unhealthy organisms can flourish, causing damage to tissues and organs and compromising the immune system. Scientific research has demonstrated that oral doses of sodium bicarbonate can raise tumor pH and inhibit spontaneous metastases in animal models of metastatic breast cancer.

Most antacids contain some form of bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate work immediately to neutralize stomach acid, relieving heartburn, also known as acid reflux; indigestion and ulcer pain. Note: drinking excessive amounts of dissolved baking soda to treat heartburn can cause serious electrolyte and acid/base imbalances.

Improves Kidney Function: Drinking alkaline water helps keep pH levels balanced. Low-functioning kidneys have a hard time removing acid from the body, and research as shown that drinking alkaline water can help with that. A clinical study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology showed that drinking water with bicarbonate prevents rapid progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and less progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Overall conclusions are that bicarbonate supplementation slows the rate of progression of renal failure to ESRD and improves nutritional status among patients with CKD.

Reduces Ulcer Pain: Because sodium bicarbonate neutralizes stomach acid, it can be helpful for ulcers. Staying hydrated with alkalized water may help relieve ulcer symptoms.

Enhances physical performance and reduces muscle pain and fatigue: Research has noted that drinking activated regenerative water increases the pH of the blood. This seems to reduce and offset the acidity produced in muscles during intense, anaerobic exercise that produces lactic acid most quickly, such as fast running or swimming. Benefits include providing a basis to support harder training and less muscle damage and better long-term training outcomes.

Alleviate Urinary Tract Infections: According to the CDC urinary tract infections are one of the most common infections and women have a higher risk of developing a UTI than men. Staying hydrated with water containing NaHCO3 will have an alkalizing effect on acidic urine without side effects.

Helps to alleviate side effects of chemotherapy: If you or someone you know has gone through cehmotherapy, you probably know the serious side effects of this cancer treatment, for example, drinking LUNA can alleviate and/or mitigate the changes that occur in some patients mouth and throat.

Sponge LUNA concentrate on sunburned skin to alleviate the effects of sunburn and/or bug bites.

 

[1] https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/02/11-health-benefits-baking-soda.aspx

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2834485/

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24313600

[4] https://www.nhs.uk/news/medication/baking-soda-for-kidney-patients/

[5] https://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/20/9/2075.abstract

[6] https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/sodium-bicarbonate-oral-route-intravenous-route-subcutaneous-route/description/drg-20065950