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Baking Soda and alkalinity

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 17, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Hi all, my question is whether baking soda would be a good substance to include in small amounts as a dietary supplement to reduce acidity of the blood. Is it not the case that the body is the best regulator of internal fluid PH(blood, interstitial fluid, etc.). Would there be any benefit to including baking soda, say after a workout to assist in buffering lactic acid build-up?

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on March 18, 2011
at 06:51 PM

no Lee. I think that was just an extra throw-in, given all the other elements. bsunde brings up good points. who cares about punctuation. PersonMan asks a lot of questions, some of them quite odd, which is fine, but "what is beef juice called?" seriously? and asking if butter is good, then asking how much. asking if vinegar is good, then asking how much. and the only question he's 'answered' was with another question. and no votes at all. 26 questions, and no votes, up or down. I ain't pickin. I'm just sayin.

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on March 18, 2011
at 03:37 PM

Dear God. We're jumping on people for punctuation now?

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on March 17, 2011
at 11:02 PM

+1 for linking to me! :) Thanks,

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on March 17, 2011
at 08:05 PM

What's even better than an answer is providing links to good answers. Nice job guys (and girls?)

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on March 17, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Thanks Dana. So, probably the old creed that baking soda use is beneficial is a myth? Thanks for the link

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on March 17, 2011
at 06:57 PM

And there are links there to further threads as well. E.g., early question from Melissa: http://paleohacks.com/questions/1368/is-the-acid-base-balance-theory-important

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 17, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Rubbish, Filth, Slim, Muck.... boooo, booo, boooooooo.

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on March 17, 2011
at 05:32 PM

Personally, I think that if you are going to expect people to do work and answer questions for you (which has amounted to a lot lately), then you should at least do a little bit of upfront work yourself.

25ed4acfb632d928507f8673bcb0923a

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on March 17, 2011
at 05:32 PM

I am the one who downvoted this question. I did so for the following reasons. First, it is not clear whether the second sentence is a question or a statement. If it is a question, then the correct punctuation would be appreciated. Second, there are two questions about two completely different topics. Third, using the word "and" as a tag for the question is just ludicrous. Fourth, just because one can ask a question on PaleoHacks doesn't mean that one should. Some of your questions could be answered yourself or even rephrased to be better by just a tiny bit of extra research and reading.

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on March 17, 2011
at 05:25 PM

Bow to the Queen of Filth.. booooo, booooo

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on March 17, 2011
at 04:44 PM

In your second sentence, you hit upon the crux of the matter. I don't think you want to mess around with the acidity of your blood. (Ok, that's me being understated...please! don't!) If it's soreness you need to work out, I think you'll find that this comes along with time. (Assuming you're relatively new at this.)

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 17, 2011
at 05:03 PM

PersonMan, you've asked some good questions, but what about participating in some other ways too? like answering some.

I was trying to figure out why someone would downvote your question (which wasn't me btw) and I suspect that what I say above might be why. Also, I've seen on several question that you seem frustrated by some of the answers people give you and you challenge them directly in the comments. Then people sorta snap back at you. I only tell you this to help.

You took the time to fill out your profile and description about yourself and you seem a decent fellow, I hate to killayou... oh oops sorry. Princess Bride moment. I mean... you seem a decent fellow with some really diverse interests.

Good luck PM,

Jack

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on March 17, 2011
at 05:25 PM

Bow to the Queen of Filth.. booooo, booooo

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on March 17, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Rubbish, Filth, Slim, Muck.... boooo, booo, boooooooo.

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on March 17, 2011
at 06:50 PM

The question of pH balance is answered very nicely by Ed here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/14192/is-urine-ph-useful-as-a-measure-of-acid-base-balance .

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on March 17, 2011
at 06:57 PM

And there are links there to further threads as well. E.g., early question from Melissa: http://paleohacks.com/questions/1368/is-the-acid-base-balance-theory-important

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on March 17, 2011
at 11:02 PM

+1 for linking to me! :) Thanks,

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on March 17, 2011
at 08:05 PM

What's even better than an answer is providing links to good answers. Nice job guys (and girls?)

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F9a0b72f38860d7601afd5a45bb53394

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on March 17, 2011
at 04:56 PM

You already have a couple devices that reduce acidity in the blood. Also known as kidneys. As long as you get enough glutamine in your diet to go along with the protein you eat, you are good to go, no need to worry about your calcium stores. (If you run short on glutamine, which is really hard to do when you're healthy because you make some of your own conditionally, you have your calcium stores as a backup. Also known as bones.) Happily, meat comes with its own glutamine.

Oh my goodness. I was just going to pass on what they taught me in the Army, that if you breathe properly during exercise you get less lactic acid buildup. What do you know, that's not true! Also, it's a fuel, not a waste product! Read this. It's recent, from about five years ago. I should have known. This was another issue where the experts guessed instead of conducting studies. Shame, shame... So I'm going to guess, based on that information, that the better-trained you get, the more efficiently your muscles use the lactic acid, the better you'll feel after a workout.

I love this site. I learn new stuff all the time. :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 17, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Thanks Dana. So, probably the old creed that baking soda use is beneficial is a myth? Thanks for the link

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