Could Sodium or Potassium Bicarbonate save your life? Low levels of bicarbonate ‘are linked to a 24 % higher risk of early death!
- Compound in baking soda – bicarbonate – reduces early death, study found
- Baking soda – or sodium bicarbonate – helps regulate pH levels
- People with low bicarbonate levels have 24% higher risk of early death
- People should ingest fruit and green vegetables to get more bicarbonate!
Many of us think of baking soda as little more than a vital part of the recipe to making a cake or baking cookies.
But two new studies have found that the ingredients of sodium and/or potassium bicarbonate plays a far more important role in human health: It can help save lives.
Older people with low levels of sodium and/or potassiumbicarbonate – which is found in baking soda – have a 24 per cent higher risk of dying an early death!
The findings suggest increasing bicarbonate levels can prolong a person’s life.
Study author Dr Kalani Raphael, of the University of Utah, said: ‘What we found was that generally healthy older people with low levels of bicarbonate had a higher risk of death.’
Sodium bicarbonate, a main component of baking powder, reduces the risk of premature death, scientists revealed. Older people with low bicarbonate levels are 24 per cent more likely to die young, a study found
The kidneys and lungs work together by varying the levels of sodium and/or potassium bicarbonate – a base or alkaline compound – and carbon dioxide – an acid – in the blood, interstitial fluids and intracellular fluids.
Sodium and potassium bicarbonate helps keep the body’s pH in a healthy range (7.365), which allows the body cells that make up our organs to work properly.
Critically ill patients with severe acid-base abnormalities have very low levels of sodium and/or potassium bicarbonate and are very unlikely of surviving their illness, according to the study.
- Using Sodium and Potassium Bicarbonate in the Prevention and Treatment of ALL Sickness and Disease – Dr. Robert O. Young – www.phoreveryoung.com
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Yet, it has been unclear whether more subtle changes to the body’s acid-base status affect the longevity of relatively healthy older people.
A team of scientists investigated how measurements of pH, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate are associated with long-term survival in healthy older people.
They analyzed data from 2,287 participants in the health, aging and body composition study.
That data focused on well-functioning black and white adults between the ages of 70 and 79.
Data started being collected in 1997 – with collection efforts extending through February 2014.
Each of the participants were followed for an average of 10.3 years.
Scientists recommend people with low levels of sodium and/or potassium bicarbonate should increase their intake of foods that produce it in the body, including fruit and green vegetables.
Because of the study’s results, blood bicarbonate concentrations – which are already commonly measured – may allow clinicians to better identify people with a higher risk of premature death.
Those with low sodium and potassium bicarbonate levels may benefit from increasing their intake of foods that produce bicarbonate in the body – including fruit and vegetables, according to the scientists.
The study was published in the Clinical Journal of American Nephrology. The study by Dr. Robert O. Young has been approved for publication in The International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
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