Sodium Bicarbonate is a multi talented miracle worker. Hospitals use sodium bicarbonate solution in vital situations including heart surgery and other emergency events when a patient’s blood is too acidic, which can lead to coma and death if left unchecked. “I can’t imagine, being a former pharmacy director, not having access to sodium bicarbonate,” said Chris Jones, director of pharmacy automation and technology for the group purchasing organization Premier. “There is no other substitute that can work as well and quickly as that can. It truly is a life-and-death kind of drug.” Providers often stock the drug on emergency crash carts for critical-care settings during advanced cardiac life support and as an antidote to some poisons. It is also used in some types of chemotherapy.
-American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Sodium Bicarbonate Benefits:
Sodium Bicarbonate is most commonly used as a natural antacid and alkalising agent. It can help to improve the body’s pH balance by acting as a buffer which has the effect of stabilising the blood’s pH. Maintaining a healthy blood pH depends on both the production of CO2 and its elimination. Proper breathing is essential for this process to work and unless we regularly practice deep breathing techniques, a deficiency of oxygen and CO2 can result. Correct usage of Sodium Bicarbonate can help to correct any imbalances and maintain healthy CO2 levels. Combining Sodium Bicarbonate and Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) releases sodium to neutralise the acidity of the ascorbate. This effectively “buffers” the vitamin C which makes it easier on the stomach.
Use with care as this is a very powerful material. Do not exceed stated dose without guidance of a health professional. Please read the full instructions.