What is bicarbonate? Where does it come from?


This might be a dumb question for some of you but, I would like to know what is bicarbonate? Where does it come from? I know you can buy sodium bicarb., potassium bicarb. and sparking water but, what is it and and where do they get it from? Is it in food natually? If so which ones?

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  1. lol, I knew it wouldn't get answered.

  2. Thanks, Claudine. I've read that also.

  3. Baking soda from the grocery aisle is sodium bicarbonate. Mix a little in water and drink it. You could also add it to a juice. Be sure to stir it. Many here make mag water which when completed makes mag bicarbonate. Recipe in files.

  4. I read that to Chris, I forgot about the natural spring water, which brings me to ask is bicarb in minerlal salt? (Himalayan, celtic, etc) Is this our only way of getting it without having to supplement?

  5. I do not think bicarbonate is found in mineral salt. It is a naturally occurring chemical reaction between carbonate found in rocks and I think rain water. Positive ions meet negative ions and form bicarbonate. Don't quote me as I am not a science geek.

  6. Yes , chemical reaction not in mineral salt

  7. Great question I have often wondered myself. Thanks for posting.

  8. Neither am I Chris, that's why I ask.

  9. Our pH of our bodies (blood) is 7.35-7.45. Respiratory or metabolic /acidosis or alkalosis. People drink baking soda in water to reduce stomach acid (old school remedy I.e. tums, alka seltzer). People with poor breathing don't exhale enough carbon dioxide….acid goes up I.e. blood gases. Respiratory acidosis. Copd, asthma, etc. The pH of your body is affected by many processes/ homeostasis. Example, wheat grass juice makes you more alkaline/ reduces acidity. Another example of acidity is when people have high blood sugar/ diabetes…. Its called diabetic ketoacidosis and causes damage to the organs in your body. I.e. kidneys, eyes. That's an example of very high metabolic acidosis. That's why its important to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Plant foods and our diets have an effect on the 'acidity/ alkalinity" of our bodies as well as our breathing. Bicarb/ alkaline is measured in blood gases along with o2 and co2…..our bodies are very versatile at maintaining homeostasis…..our bodies have processes that compensate to keep the balance. (I'm a novice in regards to chemistry/biology but it can be interesting……)

  10. Baking soda…..neutralizes acid. Sodium bicarb…..lol

  11. Great video. Thank you for posting.

  12. I too make and drink Mag Water. My recipe is both in the FILES here as well as on my simple Mg site.

  13. I enjoyed the video. I wish I had their beautiful skin! ha But, I'm not wanting to alkalize. I was wanting to know about bicarbs because on here it says it's important for magnesium uptake. And If so,I wanted to get more naturally so I can build my reserves. Ima just keep doing what I'm doing. Ms. Hamp did you watch the video? Did you catch the part about MOM?

  14. No dumb questions here. And lots of patient people here to answer any questions. 😀

  15. If we want to provide bicarb for our bodies via baking soda how much is recommended per day? I do take baking soda in water but not regularly but if I knew it was actually good for me I would take it regularly. I use it for deodorant, toothpaste, cleaning, so it is always around my house and in my travel bag.

  16. Arm and Hammer Baking Soda is natural bicarbonate. 1 tsp daily in glass of water. Cream of Tarter is potassium. Put one eighth tsp in same water every day along with a tiny pinch of 20 Mule Team Borax for Boron. These above are cofactors that cause you to absorb magnesium. Epson salts =magnesium. Absorb in hot bath or dissove a bit in warm water. Celtic sea salt rounds out all the above to set up a perfect environment for all the minerals and electrlytes needed for perfect health!♡

  17. Bicarbonate is a negatively charged compound that helps the body buffer (acid-alkaline balance) properly. The chemical formula is HCO3. The body converts CO2 (carbon dioxide) into H2CO3 (carbonic acid) and that can then turn into bicarbonate. Without this mechanism, the body might not be able to maintain the narrow acid-alkaline balance in the blood, tissues and nervous system. Bicarbonate is an important compound when released by the pancreas to dilute acids from the stomach before entering the small intestine. I hope this helps.

  18. Linda Lou sounds good – think I would want a squirt of lemon with that as well 😉

  19. If you add baking soda to an Epsom salt bath will it be absorbed also?

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