Baking Soda is 100 percent sodium bicarbonate. When mixed with an acid, baking soda reacts, making bubbles and giving off carbon dioxide gas. It does this when it hits stomach acid, it does it when you squeeze a lemon into it when still in the glass, and it does this when you use Bath bombs in the bathtub when you mix bicarbonate with citric acid. Bicarbonate works so well as a medicine exactly because it turns into carbon dioxide. It has always been my contention that combining oral with transdermal treatments is better that intravenous method of administration unless it is an emergency.
The Journal of Nutrition conducted a study of sparkling and still mineral water. The study participants were asked to drink 1 liter of either the sparkling or still each day for two months, followed by two months on the other water. It was found that drinking sparkling water brought about significant reductions in the level of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (generally regarded as a risk factor for heart disease), as well as a significant increase in levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (generally taken to reduce heart disease risk). These and other biochemical changes induced by drinking sparkling water were estimated to reduce the women’s risk of developing heart disease over the next decade by about a third.
You can purchase a box of baking soda for under $1, making it the least expensive home remedy and one that is used extensively in intensive care wards and emergency rooms when the blood pH gets out of hand. Sparkling water (full of bicarbonates/CO2) easily replaces all the statin drugs and many other pharmaceuticals but your doctor does not want you to know this.
Gas bubbles in carbonated water are created by adding carbon dioxide to plain water. Carbonated water does not contain phosphoric acid, which strips bones of calcium and causes blood acidity. Carbonated water has one ingredient that soft drinks lack: bicarbonate. Bicarbonate minimizes calcium loss from the bones. Since blood acidity is not excessive when consuming carbonated water due to bicarbonate, more calcium stays in the bones.
We are talking about serious medicine when we talk about sodium bicarbonate. Earlier and more frequent use of sodium bicarbonate is associated with higher early resuscitability rates and with better long-term neurological outcomes in emergency units. Sodium bicarbonate is very beneficial during CPR.