Going back to medical basics, if there's one thing that mitochondria thrive on, its oxygen. Cellular respiration is the process cells use to make energy. The mitochondria combine glucose and oxygen to make ATP and carbon dioxide. Hydrogen ions are flowing through ATP synthase to make ATP. The presence of CO2 is a measure of health in cells and that is one of the reasons why bicarbonates are so useful in the treatment of cancer.
As CO2 is a hallmark of health lactic acid is the hallmark of cancer. When we flood the body with bicarbonates it inhibits lactic acid production, reverses acidification, which fully rescues circadian oscillation. When the acidity of hypoxic patches deep in tumors is neutralized the worst hardest to treat cancer cells, difficult to defeat by even the most toxic means, become vulnerable.
This comes from the latest research from a Ludwig Cancer Research study. In my most recent essay on sodium bicarbonate I make the case why bicarbonate should be used in every case of cancer because deep inside tumors, where oxygen deprivation and acidic conditions go hand in hand, bicarbonate comes to the rescue. The evidence for a return to more normal conditions in these cells is marked by a return of CO2 and a diminishing of lactic acid.
Acid is produced as a response to hypoxia. Acidic conditions in tissues shut off a lot of things including circadian oscillation. The process of cancer starts in the mitochondria when normal oxidation and CO2 production shuts down in favor of fermentation and the creation of lactic acid instead of CO2. Reversing that reverses cancer though we never rely on only one substance to save a person of this frightening disease, as our human rocket fuel protocol suggests.