by Dr. Mark Sircus
Carbon dioxide is both an essential a nutrient and a product of respiration.
Bicarbonate is a miracle medicine based on solid physiology.
It is extremely important to note that CO2 is bicarbonate's twin sister.
They are two forms of the same thing.
To understand bicarbonate medicine and why it is as powerful and important as it is, one must appreciate CO2 physiology.
In the 19th century, Zuntz, in Berlin, recognized that carbon dioxide, unlike oxygen, is not carried by hemoglobin. He showed that carbon dioxide is combined with bases, chiefly as sodium bicarbonate, which plays a part in acid-alkaline balance in the blood.
Most of the carbon
dioxide is dissolved in the plasma, both in simple solution and that
combined with alkali into the bicarbonates.
Bicarbonate represents the largest fraction of the CO2 in the blood (~88%).
The bicarbonate buffer system is an acid-base homeostatic mechanism involving the balance of carbonic acid (H2CO3), bicarbonate ion (HCO−), and carbon dioxide (CO2) to maintain pH in the blood and duodenum, among other tissues, to support proper metabolic function.
Carbon dioxide is one of the most important gases for life.
It is healthy and extremely necessary...
CO2 is good, and without enough of it, we get sick.
CO2, the waste product of cell metabolism, is not waste at all.
Dr. Konstantin Buteyko said,
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Human life requires a tightly controlled pH level in the serum of about 7.4 (a slightly alkaline range of 7.35 to 7.45) to survive.
Drs. Jeffrey Kraut and Nicolaos Madias write,
Drs. Sandra Sabatini and Neil A. Kurtzman say,
So it is more than sad that bicarbonate administration's utility to patients with severe metabolic acidosis remains controversial even though that is exactly what bicarbonates do, neutralize acids.
Since our body is about 80 to 99% water (depending on how you count), consuming bicarbonates and magnesium will directly affect the vast majority of our bodies.
Dr. Gerald Pollack is a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington.
He says that the previous 60 to 70 percent estimate of the human body's water content was based on the volume of water in the body as a percentage of the body's total volume.
Pollack made his revised estimate based on the percentage of individual water molecules in the body, compared to the total number of molecules.
By the molecule method of calculation, the human body's water percentage becomes a whopping 99%.
Pollack's assertion that water is more important to the human body than previously realized supports Sharon Kleyne's theory that the lack of adequate water in the body, known as "dehydration," is ultimately responsible for most disease processes.
Kleyne and Pollack agreed that it makes little sense to study disease and body functioning without water in the equation. 5
So treating water makes sense and the absolute best way is to drink magnesium bicarbonate water.
The second best way is with an inexpensive product called pH Adjust, which is a combination of sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, and magnesium carbonate.
Ingesting bicarbonates and magnesium with water is the simplest way to achieve an ideal pH balance in the body.
It is important to note that adding these minerals will make your water alkaline in a far better way than any alkaline water machine will that create high pH water with little alkalinity.
When we take bicarbonates
Drinking high alkaline magnesium/bicarbonate water increases digestion, nutrient absorption, and energy levels and detoxifies the cells.
One of the main functions of water is to carry harmful acidic waste products,
It is one of the greatest sins of modern medicine, and even alternative medicine, which ignores carbon dioxide and bicarbonate physiology.
Seem like the last thing anyone wants to know is that bicarbonate is one of the primary medicines to treat severe or mild COVID infections and is also an outstanding preventative because viruses are pH-sensitive...
And God forbid you get COVID and a yeast or fungal infection, sodium bicarbonate will come to the rescue.
A perfect example of the insanity is Twitter slapping an "unsafe link" warning on a study from the American Heart Association, which found that,
The new Twitter CEO should be slapped with practicing medicine without a license warrant.
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That goes too, for the top staff of Facebook and most politicians.
The world of appropriate medicine does not exist anymore, and perhaps it never did since the lovely people from the Rockefeller family took over medical education almost 120 years ago.
Bicarbonates are the right way to go.
With their complete medical training, they know better than the rest of us.