Baking Soda, or otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, is a chemical compound in the form of a white solid crystalline, having the characteristics of a fine powder, with a salty taste, and alkaline features.
It is an ancient ingredient used by people for thousands of years. Namely, ancients Egyptians utilized baking soda to create paint for their hieroglyphics.
In 1846, in New York the first factory was opened which started to produce baking soda by two bakers, John Dwight and Austin Church. Baking soda has a variety of uses; it can be utilized as a cleaning agent, medicine, beauty care product, and so on.
Here are some of the medicinal benefits of using baking soda:
- Increases the pH levels,
- Once combined with water forms a paste which treats allergic reactions as a result of poison ivy/sumac,
- Baking soda efficiently removes splinters,
- Baking soda and water mixture is a potent antacid,
- Sodium bicarbonate use in kidney failure treatment lowers the disease progression.
Baking soda is crucial ingredient for the health, the body also produces it, and it is produced by the kidneys and pancreas to prevent kidney damage. If this production is lowered, then acid starts to accumulate and the body fiercely struggles to neutralize it. At this stage, a cellular deterioration starts, and the body has to remove the acid buildup and increase the levels of nutrients, water, and oxygen.
The way how to use baking soda so that the kidneys are repaired:
Dissolve half a teaspoon of baking soda under the tongue, then the following day, mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with half a teaspoon of salt into 6 cups of water. Consume this solution for two to three days.
People who are struggling with kidney diseases often have low bicarbonate levels, and this medical condition is known as metabolic acidosis.
According to Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy, quoting:
“Substituting a sodium bicarbonate solution for saline infusion prior to administration of radio contrast material seems to reduce the incidence of nephropathy.”
British statistics state the 3 million Brits struggle with chronic kidney disease, and around 37,800 of those patients need renal replacement therapy, which costs $45,165 (£30,000) per year.
Therefore, a team of researchers at the White Chapel Hospital in Royal London carried out the first monitored test in a clinical setting, and have come to a conclusion that baking soda can substantially lower the effects of kidney disease. The team leader of this research, Magdi Yaqoob, a professor of renal medicine, regarding this matter states:
“This is the first randomized controlled study of its kind. It’s amazing. A simple remedy like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), when used appropriately, can be very effective.”
This research included 134 test patients suffering from advanced kidney disease and metabolic acidosis. It was selected a small group to which at a random order was given a small daily dose of baking soda in a pill from for one year.
In the end of the surveyed period, their kidney function has returned to its normal rate and the need for dialysis was reduced.
Moreover, this group had a 2/3 slower health decline than the other involved participants. The group that received sodium bicarbonate on a daily basis showed only 9% of an enhanced progression of kidney disease, and the group which did not received the daily dose showed 45%.
In addition to this, Professor Magdi Yaqoob stated, quoting:
“This study shows baking soda can be useful for people with kidney failure. That is, as long as the dose is regulated and under supervision. What happens is the inflammation of kidney is prevented by baking soda because a chemical reaction takes place limiting ammonia production in the kidney.
This cheap and simple strategy also improves patients’ nutritional well-being and has the potential to improve quality of life and of course a clinical outcome that can remove the need for dialysis.”
‘Baking soda is not classed as a drug so this study has never been tried before.’
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