Baking Soda Treatment for Gout

Jun 08, 2017

Baking Soda for Gout

Old fashioned baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is an effective natural treatment for gout. This simple and inexpensive home remedy can alleviate gout pain quickly as it balances and alkalizes pH.

How Much Baking Soda do I Take for Gout?

A typical dose of baking soda for gout is 1/2 teaspoon in an 8 ounce glass a water, taken 1-3 times a day. The baking soda will help to increase pH levels, which are low in many gout sufferers. Sometimes a decrease in pain is noticed in a matter of hours of drinking the tonic. A smaller person may need as little as 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in an 8 ounce glass of water.

Increasing your water intake is very important for gout. Water helps to flush out toxins and the uric acid crystals. Pain is worse when the body is dehydrated, so keeping well hydrated will reduce pain.

Baking Soda Baths

If you are unable to use baking soda internally, adding a cup of baking soda to a bath and soaking for 20 minutes is another way to use baking soda for gout. If you don't want a full tub bath, try 1/4 cup of baking soda in a foot soak for 30 minutes a few times a day.

Cautions: When Not to Take Baking Soda

Baking soda in water is best taken on an empty stomach and should not be taken on a very full stomach. It is extremely rare, but there are reports of stomach rupture from taking baking soda on a very full stomach.

Baking soda may be contraindicated with certain health conditions or medications. If you have a chronic health problem or take medications, check with your doctor before taking baking soda for medicinal purposes.

Doesn't Baking Soda Contain Aluminum?

Because baking powder, which contains baking soda, has been found to contain aluminum in many brands, there is confusion on the internet about whether or not baking soda has aluminum in it. Baking soda does NOT have aluminum in it. False and deceptive claims about baking soda containing aluminum proliferates on the internet health forums and should be ignored.

Have you tried baking soda for gout? Please share your story with us! Continue reading to see how our readers cured their gout with simply baking soda!



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Posted by Joe (Nottingham Uk) on 05/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Baking Soda cures Gout. Really yes really

I'll keep this brief, but a couple of years ago I came down with what must surely be the most painful affliction I have ever experienced namely gout in my big toe, I can only compare the pain to being stabbed with red hot pokers by members of the Devil's own horde. I was about to spend a prolonged summer with my lady travelling in Europe when the gout occured, managed to see my GP (MD) before we left and was prescribed Naproxen - turned out to be a big mistake. These were the tablets from hell - side effects included palpitations, stomach cramps, nausea, hallucinations, fitful sleep, unpleasant vivid dreams but most disturbingly they altered my mood/personality, I literally became a different person a monster very short tempered and aggressive, anyway the summer could have been better, on our return I didn't know if I still had a lady, didn't know if she would ever trust me again, even questioned my sanity. The the only thing I did know for certain was I still had this soddin gout.

I was determined to research gout and its causes and thanks to Dr Google I came across Earth Clinic, and whilst taking Baking Soda on the surface seems preposterous I was desperate to try anything - but surprisingly it works - many thanks EC you have probably saved my relationship you've certainly saved my mobility.

My regimen - start the day by drinking three large glasses of spring water (in total about 1 litre) one of which has a teaspoon of Baking Soda.

Take Ibuprofen as required

Take a glass of water with Baking Soda once or twice more during the day.

I was aware that taking Baking Soda was an unknown and I wasn't sure how much to take so I acquired ph strips, each morning I tested my urine and if acidic took the BS and if alkaline didn't bother of course.

Two days later the gout had miraculously disappeared.

This worked for me - and this is what I have learned

MY gout is caused by physical stress ie. stubbing, hitting knocking my foot - NOT diet I still eat meat, fish vegetables fruit all the usual food I have always eaten (I have to say I don't eat junk tho) I still drink alcohol (probably too much according to the UK health police) and I still start the day with my usual three glasses of spring water and should there be even the slightest hint or suspicion of gout then the Baking Soda reappears.

That's it - it worked for me hope it helps you. This crazy world has ordained that when you see your GP and you need medicine you're likely to be prescribed some chemical that is not working in harmony with your body. I'ts nice to know that sometimes you can take responsibility for your own well being. Take care now.


Posted by Paloma (South Carolina) on 06/03/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Gout *** Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda in 1 cup of water and drink in the morning and at night. This will change your PH balance. I hurt from gout for 3 days straight. Terrible pain and I could hardly walk. Looked up natural remedies for gout and found what I mentioned above. It worked WONDERS!!! So much relief in maybe 2 hrs tops:) Time varies with each person. I have shared this with many of my patients, family, and friends ...anyone that will listen and is open to try it. It's the simple things, praise the Lord!!


Posted by Bman (Paducah, Ky) on 03/01/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I cannot believe I found this website. I first experienced gout at age 41. Standard symptom - right large toe knuckle. Thought it was broke when I woke up. Took Colchicine .6 3x a day until you know what started. Problem gone. Then occasional flare over last 6 years until this last year. Several flares, with the last one going on for three weeks. Started in my left foot arch(top). Went and got a shot (steroid), took Colchicine. Went away for a week, came back in my right foot toe knuckle. went back to doctor after taking pills for a few days, got another steroid shot. Foot better next day. Next day same foot, same spot, took Colchicine 3x day till flushing began. Foot somewhat better for couple of days, joint very stiff.

After 3-4 days, again started Colchicine and indomethacin 3x a day. Day 1, no real relief and that evening foot swelled bad, no rest. Second day same, until tonight I found this website. I literally could not bend the joint at all.

It took 4 oz of water mixed with baking soda completely dissolved. About an hour later, I have almost full motion!!! I'm amazed!!! Thanks for this website!


Posted by Shan (Usa) on 04/05/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Had gout for a week, found this web site, used baking soda, 1 teaspoon in a glass of water. Next day jumped out of bed no pain gout gone and did not have to spend a heap of money on doctor appointments and medication that did not work, thanks earth clinic you are the best.

Replied by Shane
Australia
05/12/2014

That last post about 1 teaspoon of baking soda and water was not from Shan in the USA , it was from shane in Australia.

Replied by Dan
Ubon, Thailand
01/21/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I have had Gout for two months now. Seems to stay with me even though I have quit drinking any alcohol, sodas, now I just drink water. I am trying to figure out what foods triggers it with no results. Yesterday I came on your website and started the Baking Soda Remedy since I cannot find the products for the other Remedies here in Thailand. Started with one half teaspoon last night and Ibuprofen (2 tabs of Advil) and the same this morning. I am about 25% better and will take another one half teaspoon tonight. I am interested in any reports of side effects of the baking soda! Have any been reported on this website? Thanks-More later.

Respectfully, Dan


Posted by Michel (Manila) on 07/09/2013

For gout, take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water - every 4 hours.

Replied by Lisa
Cleveland, Georgia
08/11/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I've had muscle/joint stiffness in my right big toe for 10 days now and it has just gotten worse. I have been trying toe flexing exercises and massaging my foot. It felt good but didn't help. It took three days for me to remember this sites name! I have it book marked now. Every other website didn't even mention Gout nor baking soda. I had been taking ACV for four days now (with the mother). Not much of a difference, if any. I wasn't even going to try the baking soda at first. But, after reading that it only took a day I decided to give it a try. I had a glass of water sitting in front of me and the baking soda was just a few feet away. Within 2 hours, I barely noticed any pain in my foot. I'm only 44 years young. I eat well and I am a yoga and zumba instructor. I run, bike and hike when I'm not doing my first two hobbies. Gout be gone!

Replied by Shesgg
Nw Ohio
01/20/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I was also taking Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother for days and not much improvement in fact, I was in agony, crying, frustrated with the pain...

I have High Blood Pressure so I was reluctant to try baking soda but I decided to eliminate all other salt just to try this. I have heard nothing but good results. My pain didn't subside until the next day but it did subside. In fact, I'm sitting here practically pain free today because of the baking soda, I'm convinced. Just yesterday, I was sitting here crying.

There is still some stiffness but gosh, it is so good to be pain free.

Replied by Steven
Virginia
01/12/2016

The sodium in baking soda is not a salt compound.


Posted by Carly (Pnw, Usa) on 07/08/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Alkalize! If you catch gout early and take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of water three to four times a day.... You can knock it out in a day or two. My husband used to get gout every few months. He drinks beer and eats a lot of red meat. No dietary restrictions for him! Anyway, his last attack he was amazed that I got it to go away literally overnight! He thought it was magic. He has not had another attact in over six months, which is a record for him. Not sure what is up there, but knocking on wood. He would get gout in his big toe or ankle. One time his ankle got so big, they thought it might be cellulitis! Anyway, gout is nasty. As for eating soy.... From what I have read - men should not eat soy, as it promotes estrogen. I would research it more before eating it if I were you. Good luck!


Posted by Body Magic (Chicago, Il Usa) on 05/07/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I had gout for about 5 years before I finally realized what to do. I have been gout free for about a year. The key is water alkalized water, a little baking soda in your water every day. The gout cannot survive in an alkaline body so drink water and eat lots of fruit. The cherries are good and exercise- try to walk or light jog 3 - 4 days a week at least 30 minutes. You'll be good to go.


Posted by Jim (Athabasca, Alberta Canada) on 04/24/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Gout is caused by uric acid. I found using baking soda (a small amount under the tongue) 4-5 times a day rapidly reduces the gout. simply neutralizes the acid by absorbing directly into the blood.


Posted by John (Lowell, Mass) on 04/07/2012
5 out of 5 stars

To who ever suffers from gout listen to this. My mechanic is 38 years old. He unlike his father had never suffered from an attack of gout. He had an attack of gout in his right foot. Severe pain followed. He tried ice. It helped the pain but he had to keep the ice applied to the foot. He had gone to the doctor twice, putting him on two types of medication for the gout. Nothing worked. His father had been on medication for it. When paul asked the doctor for the same meds his father was taking the doctor said he didn't want him to use it. No reason was given why. The doctor gave him a prescription for a third medication. It had no effect.

After 3 and a half months of limping around his shop, an older man came to deliver some auto parts. When he saw Paul was limping around he asked what was wrong. Paul told him gout. He told the gentleman that he had been to the doctor, been given meds and nothing was working. The man told him to get baking soda, warm water and take it 3 times a day. Paul just blew it off and when the pain persisted he tried it with little faith.

He took 3 teaspoons a day with warm water. His gout was gone in two days. He was incredulous.


Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa - Usa) on 02/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hello Fellow Earth Clinic Followers -

Well, this was our second time since finding the baking soda cure that gout has reared its ugly head in our house.

I wrote in on it last time, but since it happened again, and we had just as AMAZINGLY AWESOME results - I wanted to write in again to revalidate the effect it had on my husband.

On Monday my husband started out with a pain in his foot. He was gimping about, but went to work - not telling me. He came home early, knowing it was the dreaded gout.

I started him on the 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda in 8 oz. of water immediately. One dose that afternoon, and one more before bed.

Gave him another dose the next morning, and then noon.... by evening his symptoms were receding.

Amazing! Normally this would be over a week long battle... And we now have it down to well under three days. It never did turn into the complete HELL it usually does either.

I believe that the trick is to catch it IMMEDIATELY. We could have caught it a few hours earlier than we did, but still, it was before a complete explosion of redness, heat and swelling. We know the warning signs now.

When in doubt, down a glass of water with 1/2 tsp of baking soda in it - do NOT wait for it to get ugly!

Best,

Carly


Posted by Dj (Calgary, Alberta) on 09/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

1 for BS. Got my first run-in with gout 2 days ago (left big toe joint). I have had a couple of bouts with tendonitis in the upper arm and shoulder (rotator) in the past so after taking two 8-year-old naproxin pills over approx 8 hours, I settled in for about a week of slow recovery. However just before hobbling into the sack I borrowed some old baking soda from a friend's fridge and downed about 3/4 tsp in a glass of water. Slept good, and as I sit here writing this the following morning, I have just finished cleaning out the storerroom in my apartment. Swelling/redness 90% gone and 100% no pain.


Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa Usa) on 08/08/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My husband gets gout about 1-2x a year for the past decade. He started getting it again last week in his big toe, and going up to his ankle. We know the signs (sigh) and he was limping.

I got the crutches out, and started reading up on it on the internet yet again.

I read something interesting about baking soda on a site called icuredmygout(. )org - so I figured it couldn't hurt and it might help.

So, I gave him 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 10 oz of water - and then gave hime another drink of the same directly before he went to sleep.

I should note that earlier that evening I made him a v-8 drink with a full teaspoon of turmeric, and pinch of black pepper in it.

I woke up the next morning, and he was out of bed, walking around like NORMAL! (Not limping or using the dreaded crutches). I asked him how his foot felt, and he said he didn't know what magic was in those drinks I gave him, but something sure worked. Lol. This was the fastest gout episode ever. The regular routine would have included at least another week to ten days of even more extreame pain. Mind you, he said he was still a bit sore, but it was 80% better over night! I kept giving him the BS in water 3x a day for two more days, and then he stopped. All done.

It is not recommended to take BS that much, that often long term, as it can mess up your electrolytes. (From what I have read anyway).

Gout is a horrible monster, and the next time (and there is always a next time once you have had it) he will be hitting the BS first thing.

Good luck if you are reading this because you have it, as it really sucks!

Carly :)


Posted by Findzamzuu (Long Beach, Ca. Usa) on 07/21/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I once caught gout after eating sea food and it hurt like hell in my right big toe. I could barely walk it hurt so bad. I did an internet research and found that gout was caused by the build up of an excessive amount of uric acid in the joints. Men and Women-How do you get rid of too much acid on your car battery? You neutralize the acid by adding an ALKALIZING substance: Baking soda and water. For gout suffers, start drinking alkaline water and a 1/2 tsp. of baking soda to the water and you'll start flushing out the uric acid from your joints. You can also go to a local health food store and get yourself some celery seed extract. This will also help get rid of the excessive uric acid build up. Your body is 70% water, start drinking alkaline water and watch and feel your health improve.


Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 02/13/2011 1249 posts

The easiest and simplest remedy for gout is simply 1/2 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in half a glass of water 2 or 3 times a day outside mealtimes. This will alkalize the blood and quickly dissolve the offending uric acid crystals in his body.

Another remedy which works also is Chanca Piedra -- 1000 mgs twice daily. This herb is an alkalizer and also a gentle diuretic which also spruces up both the liver and kidneys. I gave this remedy to a friend to help with his diabetes problems and it also cured his gout pain completely as well. Best to also take 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt or fulvic acid per day to help replenish and minerals lost through the diuretic effect.


Posted by Cassidyok (Fresno, Ca) on 02/12/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter just called me to confirm that in 12 hours, 1 tsp. of baking soda to a 1/4 cup of water REMOVED (completely) horrible gout pain... So bad they "wanted to cut their foot off" last night. She said she probably put too little of water in the mix, but it worked for them. Shocked, they said there was NO PAIN this morning. Not sure if it took away the pain last night but I think so! I just sent her the link on gout remedies and ACV! That's the one that is really supposed to work. Thank you for this website.



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