Scientists have proven what athletes have been claiming for years bicarbonate of soda(baking soda), can enhance performance, and decrease muscle fatigue. Olympic athletes call it “Soda-doping’. It can have a significant effect on endurance and speed. Baking soda appears to work best to enhance speed by reducing lactic acid in the muscles during intense physical activities.
A study at Loughborough University found that of nine swimmers who took baking soda before an event, eight reduced their times, the Times reports. “Essentially, sodium bicarbonate is an alkali substance that increases the pH of the blood.” said Jonathan Folland- head of study “This seems to reduce and offset the acidity produced in the muscles during intense, anaerobic exercise that produces lactic acid most quickly, such as fast running or swimming.”
This is how it works, since sodium bicarbonate is an alkaline salt that appears naturally in the blood and has the role of buffering lactic acid (as well as many other important roles), loading the system by ingesting large amounts of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in advance of the event should increase the amount of sodium bicarbonate in the blood, making it more alkaline and therefore increasing anaerobic endurance by limiting lactic acid buildup and/or hydrogen ions. The accumulation of both of these is believed to inhibit muscle contraction and metabolic processes, resulting in fatigue and the inability to continue working at the same intensity.
The preffered dose is: 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 16 oz. of water, 30 minutess prior to intense activity.
“Super Juice”- Lemon/Lime Alkaline water
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda (non-aliminum)
- 16 oz. of water
- juice of half lemon
- juice of half a lime
mix the baking soda with the water FIRST until almost clear and dissolved. SECOND mix in lemon and lime juice-pouring SLOWLY!
***Tip: when mixing lemon and lime juice(acid) direct with baking soda(base)you usually get a volcanic reaction. (remember science class) so use a larger cup and follow steps carefully***
Sodium bicarbonate was used back in the 30′s as a Cure-all tonic. The cause of most common ailments are due to too much acid in the body, headaches, colds, upset stomach, heartburn. Even cancers are known to thrive in an acidic environment. So Alkalizing the body with baking soda balances you PH levels to a neutral state thus eliminating most ailments caused by acidosis ( too much acid in the body). In 1931 Alka-Seltzer was introduced to the world. the main ingredients of Alka-Seltzer tablets are aspirin, citric acid, and sodium bicarbonate.
If you are an athlete, weightlifter, or just into being healthy and fit, try drinking my “Super Juice” to decrease the acid in your body and start living healthier. It helps with endurance and speed, and cures many common ailments and just may be the cure to cancer! take it from me a 13 year CANCER SURVIVOR!
Yours in Health,
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