Vascular Brownout occurs when a hypoxic stress event causes inflammation in the vascular endothelium. This shrinks the inside size of the pipes that carry blood into a bottleneck. Each bottleneck, inhibits blood flow to choke off oxygen to downstream tissue. This choke has three adverse effects:
Tissue Brownout – tissue is locked into low energy from hypoxia;
Concentrates Toxins – because blood flow that would normally wash it out is limited;
Reduced Immunity – so the area is less protected from infection than normal tissue;
Accelerated Aging – Stressed cells don’t live as long so the body is forced to replace them.
Tissue brownouts trigger a triple pH dysfunction. First, anaerobic cells produce lactic acid; second anaerobic cells cease production of carbon dioxide, third the bottleneck that inhibits blood flow causes waste products to linger, creating an area prone to “acid” soreness as waste product irritate tissue. These areas are unable to perform because their energy is reduced to 1/19 normal.
Carbon dioxide executes uncountable functions in the human organism. Among them are: repair of alveoli in lungs, stability of the nerve cells, regulation of pulse, normal immunity, blood pressure maintenance, dilation of bronchi and bronchioles, regulation of blood pH, sleep control, relaxation of muscle cells, release of O2 in capillaries (the Bohr effect), weight monitoring and tens of other essential functions.
Hemoglobin helps to transport hydrogen ions and carbon dioxide in addition to transporting oxygen. However, transport by hemoglobin accounts for only about 14% of the total transport of these species; both hydrogen ions and carbon dioxide are also transported in the blood as bicarbonate (HCO3-) formed spontaneously or through the action of carbonic anhydrase.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is the stunning medicine it is because it puts doctors’ and patients’ fingers on the CO2 pulse of the body. Bicarbonate intake raises the CO2 levels in the blood. On top of everything is the fact that CO2 is a key regulator of inflammatory reactions due to control of cells oxygen supply. Bicarbonate also regulates inflammatory reactions due to rapid changes in tissue and fluid pH.
In all serious disease states we find a concomitant
low-oxygen state. Low oxygen in the body tissues is a sure
indicator for disease. Hypoxia, or lack of oxygen in the
tissues, is the fundamental cause for all degenerative disease.
Dr. Stephen Levine
The effect of bicarbonate is instant and can be intense, as an athlete might tell you when taking bicarbonate before an event. Refining this process we can jump up to a new level with a higher octane bicarbonate formula that yields the ultimate mitochondrial cocktail—which is magnesium bicarbonate with some potassium bicarbonate thrown in—in a lemon water spritz drink you just make up yourself.
In order to survive, the body must maintain proper acid/alkaline (pH) balance because when it does not do so, tissue oxygen levels suffer. The optimum (and required) pH of the blood is somewhat alkaline, between 7.35 and 7.45. Only in this range is the blood richly supplied with oxygen. (Realize that if your blood pH varies just a little bit, it can kill you.) The vast majority of terminal cancer patients are a thousand times more acidic than normal healthy people, meaning their tissues have a very low pH and very low levels of oxygen throughout their entire body.