Baking soda or also known as sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound that has an alkaline and salty taste.
Baking soda has many uses, from cooking to cleaning, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and even medicinal practices.
Some of the medical uses include:
- Mixed with water make a very effective antacid and can treat allergic reactions from poison ivy/sumac
- It raises pH levels
- Can help with splinters removal
- People with kidney failure that are treated with the addition of sodium bicarbonate show an improvement
- Even our bodies create sodium bicarbonate. The pancreas and kidneys are producing it to protect the kidneys. And this is how you can use the sodium bicarbonate to help your kidneys
People that suffer from kidney disease often have low bicarbonate levels, a medical condition called metabolic acidosis. Proper administration includes:
The first day:
Put 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to dissolve it under your tongue.
The second day:
In 1.5 liters of water combine 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and drink this every day for 2-3 days.
Since sodium bicarbonate is not a drug, a survey conducted at the Whitechapel hospital in Royal London was the first controlled test in a clinical setting. It involved 134 test subject and some of them were given tablet that in its content had sodium bicarbonate. The study showed that sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the effects of kidney disease.
Professor Magdi Yaqoob that took part in the study said:
‘This study shows baking soda can be useful for people with kidney failure. That is, as long as the dose is regulated and under supervision.’
‘What happens is the inflammation of kidney is prevented by baking soda because a chemical reaction takes place limiting ammonia production in the kidney.’
‘This cheap and simple strategy also improves patients’ nutritional well-being and has the potential to improve the quality of life and of course a clinical outcome that can remove the need for dialysis.’
‘Baking soda is not classed as a drug so this study has never been tried before.’