I tried a couple teaspoons of baking soda mixed in about one-half to three-quarters cup of water to relieve debilitating gas pains. Within about five minutes, the relief was setting in. After about 15 minutes, the gas pains were gone. It did cause me to expel some gas, too, which I was unable to do beforehand.
be careful when buying Arm Hammer baking soda. The box got recently, same orange color as before, said for household use, refrigerator etc but could not find ingredients listed on it. Small print said not for cooking on it. I kept turning the box over and over and in a very inconspicuous area, it said conditioner added for easy flow!!!! Now how much harder is the flow in regular, untainted Baking Soda - Sodium Bicarbonate? I am appalled at Arm & Hammer for pulling this stunt. Seriously? please EC, post this conspicuously so our community will know to buy another brand, like me. thanks.
Bill from San Fernando, can you clarify this statement on E/C. Maybe this is for legal purpose to protect E/C from lawsuit. I know B/S is needed by everyone, is there any reason or under what health condition one should not take baking soda ? As you have mentioned table salt is much more deadly.
*** BAKING SODA CAN DEPLETE THE BODY OF ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS, ESPECIALLY B VITAMINS, FOLIC ACID AND CHROMIUM!
(San Fernando, Philippines)
I can't find a doctor or therapist in Houston Texas to administer sodium/baking soda iv.
(Ten Mile, Tn Usa)
Hi Ted, I've been taking 1 tbsp baking soda in 8 oz of distilled or spring water every morning for at least 6 months. It's help clear me out in the morning and I read about in online for a cancer cure. I don't have cancer but developed adult onset asthma about 14 mths ago and then candida for over 6 mths now due to 3 weeks of antibiotics for a severe sinus infection from advair that I was on for one month last Feb. I have never been sick like this before in my entire life. I'm 54, had chronic hives for 7 years like 15 years ago but that went away. though I need claritin occasionally for itchiness I've had generally very good health til a year ago when I developed the asthma. Last night I started a 6th or 7th round of 5 days of Prednisone for severe asthma attack.
My question is if you could please tell me if taking the baking soda every morning like that okay long term??? I also take it occsionally 1/2 tspn with juice from one lemon or lime for the candida (which really helps it) is okay. I know the prednisone is very dangerous and am hoping to go to a chiropractor I know soon to do an adjustment since I read how that can cure asthma and the one I've gone to is really superb.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
"Bill from San Fernando, can you clarify this. What if I go to bed before 12 PM, when should I take the B/S since Ted's post does not recommend taken before 12 pm. Thanks Bill.
Per Ted's Post
Baking soda is ideally taken before bedtime, but also ideally after lunch one to two hours, and after dinner one hours. It is never to be taken before 12 pm or early morning, although it can be used as a toothpaste substitute for most fluoridated toothpastes. Ted""
(San Fernando, Philippines)
(White Mountains, Nh, USA)
(San Fernando, Philippines)
After reading these posts and not having health insurance, I tried the baking soda and it's no less than amazing! Thank you folks.
I have high blood pressure and am avoiding salt . On tasting a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water it tastes like salt. Is there a high salt content in it?
(Richardson, Tx, USA)
Hello, I've heard that using too much bicarbonate of soda can affect bones. Any views on this please? Eve
I called the makers of Arm & Hammer So Clean! Super Washing Soda. They gave me a list of ingredients:
They couldn't give me an exact percentage for the sodium carbonate but said it is very high (over 90%) and it has a pH of 11. Is this safe to ingest?
Couldn't find a cheap source until I was helping a buddy get ready for his daughter's wedding. We were at his dad's vet supply warehouse picking up flowers and I noticed pallets of baking soda; 50 pound bags of it. He said oh sure just grab one. I threw it in the trunk and asked him how much and he said oh, 3, 4 dollars....
I looked the bag over carefully. The soda comes from a mine in Rifle, Colorado. The color and consistency is the same as A&H and other brands I have seen.
It is used in veterinary medicine to mitigate rumin problems in animals. This is food grade, so I figure if it's good enough for goats and sheep and what have you, it's good enough for me and my laundry. The bag will likely last me a year.
I just want you to know I tried taking small amounts of this to see if I would have any benefits. I took it and every time which is probably 4 or 5 times I wake up the next day extremely depressed. It is enough so that I feel more than blue more than yucky. I feel depressed. I dont use this anymore. Also, I dont have a need as drinking lemonade helps my stomach. Just wanted to let ya know this cuz feeling that depressed is not good. I know it was from the baking soda.
Better But With Side Effects
I have eaten way too much sugar for too long. Coke, candy, takeout food during the day.. Beer, wine, or liquor with juice at night (i understand these are essentially sugar) Well for obvious reasons I have been feeling like.. Well.. Poop. It got to the point were I felt I needed an alcahoiic drink to feel better at night (essentially a sugar craving). Well the past couple days the alcoholic drink, far from making me feel any better as it has in the past, has made me feel much worse. I realized it's gotta be too much acid in my stomach from the unhealthy eating habits I developed mostly a result of just not having fresh healthy food in the house and plenty of delicious but very unhealthy snack foods, sugar foods, alcahol, and juices (often sugary).
The other night I was feeling terrible and decided to drink some baking soda (sodium bicarbonate food grade). It most certainly worked and amazingly so. However the quantities stated in this thread were far far far lower than the quantity I took (also many times in the past). I would estimate my dose at 8 tablespoons. Now don't get me wrong I'm not encouraging this dosage, cause one thing for sure is I would expect some kind of a blowout (lol). Not like a Super Sale where you get good deals on stuff, but the kind that may give you quite a stomachache followed by amazing relief (hopefully - I understand this could be potentially dangerous and I'm only telling a truthful experience) Well as good as it worked for me most of the times I've tried this, there was once when I woke up with very bad stomach pain which went away after the obvious need. I have only taken this remedy on occasion and realize too much of anything can be bad. I have a feeling that taking larger doses regularly would be a bad idea, but I have to say that personally I think a higher dose is for me when its really bad like the other night (perhaps 1 or 2 tablespoons - 8 was admittedly a bit too much)Is it possible that 1 or 2 tablespoons is beneficial in cases where the cause is certainly known (high level of acidity from sugar) as in my case. I am absolutely not a doctor though and I'm sure there will be people who say what I did was very dangerous and would be happy to hear your thoughts.
Although I fully endorse getting bicarbonate into the body and increasing the blood level of bicarbonates, I seek clarification about the advice of mixing bicarbonates with acids, eg: citric acid, as I have thought that the result would simply be that the alkalising bicarbonates would be removed as CO2.
For example: Sodium Bicarbonate mixed with Citric Acid
3NaHCO3 C6H8O7 --> C6H5Na3O7 3CO2 3H2O
(sodium bicarbonate) (citric acid) --> (sodium citrate) (carbon dioxide) (water)
So the way I see it, if mixed in a glass prior to drinking, it would result in just sodium citrate entering the body. Similarly, what would happen if just sodium bicarbonate and water were taken? Once it hits the stomach acids, wouldn't the resulting CO2 just result in the bicarbonates being removed, probably in a bit of a belch?
What would therefore be the ideal way of getting bicarbonates into the system for increasing ph and for lactic acid buffering?
Thanks in advance for any insights
This is actually a question, not a comment. Someone online here said, "Due to my corn allergy I had to pull out the baking powder and do the baking soda/apple cider vinegar substitution... also had to skip the honey, good news is - I just don't think you can mess this one up." I'm sorry, but I don't have any idea who it was that said this. My question is: I too am trying to eliminate baking powder completely from all my bread recipes and elsewhere, as I am allergic to both corn and wheat. This person did not say how she used the baking soda/apple cider vinegar substitution in place of baking powder. If she or anyone who remembers or knows could post this information for me, I would be very grateful indeed.
Also, I did find something about using either cornstarch and baking soda or cornstarch, baking soda, and arrowroot as a substitute for baking powder, but I did not find either one of these satisfactory. They seemed to me to just not work out satisfactorily at all and, in addition, arrowroot is really expensive to buy - certainly enough to break my budget.
EC: Did you search kitchen sites, like these?