Last Modified on Feb 16, 2015
A variety of health aids, personal hygiene products and household cleaners on the market today are laced with toxic cleaners and other concerning substances. Baking soda, on the other hand, is a natural chemical compound that restores health, cleanses the body and eradicates toxic substances. From its use as a medicinal substitute to a household cleaning product, baking soda is effective at restoring balance in the body and the home without harsh chemicals or toxins.
What Is Baking Soda?
Baking soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, is a natural substance that helps regulate pH. This regulation keeps a substance from becoming too acidic or too alkaline, which is important in maintaining health. As baking soda contacts another substance, it naturally neutralizes the pH of the substance and prevents further imbalance or buffers the pH. With this effect, baking soda is able to neutralize odors, remove stains, detox the body and eliminate infection.
While baking soda is a particularly effective health treatment, it should also be noted that the substance can deplete the body of essential vitamins and minerals, particularly B vitamins, folic acid and chromium. Baking soda is best used for short periods of time in conjunction with other nutritional supports to prevent nutritional imbalances.
Health Benefits of Sodium Bicarbonate
With its natural pH neutralizing effects, baking soda serves a variety of purposes. The compound is effective for reducing pain, eliminating infection and treating inflammation.
As such, sodium bicarbonate is used to treat a variety of conditions. Acne, allergies, canker sores and bacterial infections can successfully be treated using a baking soda regimen. Burns, bee stings, and cysts also respond well to treatment with the compound. Other conditions including fatigue, cough, congestion, flatulence, gout, gum disease and others can also be treated using baking soda.
While baking soda is a readily available product in most households, few individuals are aware of how many different ways the product can be used. Baking soda is an effective treatment for a variety of health conditions and can be used to detox the body and eliminate infection safely.
Details from the box of Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda:
Serving Size: 1/8 teaspoon (600mg) **
Total Fat: 0g
Sodium 150mg (6% Daily Value)
**Amount in a serving of baked food.
* acid indigestion
* sour stomach
* upset stomach due to these symptoms
Do not use if you are on a sodium restricted diect unless directed by a doctor.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.
Do not administer to children under age 5.
STOMACH WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, DO NOT TAKE UNTIL POWDER IS COMPLETELY DISSOLVED. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT WHEN OVERLY FULL FROM FOOD OR DRINK.
Consult a doctor if severe stomach pain occurs after taking this product.
Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms last more than 2 weeks.
Add 1/2 teaspoon to 1/2 glass of water every 2 hours or as directed by physician.
Dissolve completely in water.
Accurately measure 1/2 teaspoon.
Do not take more than the following amounts in 24 hours:
Seven 1/2 teaspoons
Three 1/2 teaspoons if you are over 60 years
Do not use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks.
Other Information: Each 1/2 teaspoon contains 616mg sodium
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