Last Updated on February 12, 2013 by Jimson Lee
It’s a well know fact that some 400 and 800 meter runners use baking soda and/or beta alanine to improve their performances.
Whether it’s science or placebo, it’s entirely up to you to decide the ethics of ergogenic aids.
In the past, I used to eat pancakes the morning of my races, and purposely add an extra scoop of baking soda, but this was several hours before the race.
The correct dose of baking soda (or sodium bicarbonate) is 0.3 grams per kilo bodyweight one hour before competition (good luck with your event being on time!). At 85 kg, that’s 25.5 grams or about 2.5 tablespoons of baking soda. (That’s over double a typical creatine serving) That’s a lot of baking soda!
If you are going to try sodium bicarbonate and/or beta alanine, please use a Time Trial setting with a toilet nearby!
Here are some primer articles to read from past articles:
- Bicarbonate Loading Raises Ethical Issues As Performance-Enhancing Aid
- Is Bicarbonate of Soda a Performance-Enhancing Drug?
- Acidosis, Acidic and Alkaline Diets
Baking Soda Shrinks Tumors?
Here’s another interesting use for baking soda other than cooking, cleaning refrigerators & carpets, and whitening teeth! Truth or Quack, read on!
Baking soda has been used throughout history for a variety of purposes such as removing odors from the fridge, freshening up carpets and whitening teeth. But what few people know is that is it also a successful alternative cure for cancer. The treatment primarily benefits cancers of the throat, colon, intestines and rectal area, and when compared with the exorbitant costs of chemo and radiation, the baking soda cure weighs in at around $3. In addition, it is humane and non-invasive, something one cannot say for traditional cancer treatments. With baking soda, the worst that can happen is nothing, no change. This is a far cry from the decimation caused by cancer drugs and surgeries, which damage the immune system and leave the body in a severe state of shock.
"I was healthy and happy that I didn’t have to go through the torture that other people were being subjected to by doing the chemo or radiation. I never lost my hair or anything," remarks 60-year-old cancer survivor Sondra Braun.
Cancer cells thrive in a low-oxygen environment. The body cannot retain oxygen cells if the blood pH is highly acidic, and this is the standard condition of those with tumors who eat a diet of refined sugars, flours, caffeine and other acidic foods. Baking soda, or Sodium Bicarbonate, is a substance that neutralizes acids. One teaspoon a week will reverse an acidic blood pH, as will switching to a diet high in alkaline-producing foods.
Because cancer cells are so hungry for sugars, when the baking soda is mixed with maple syrup, the mixture will go straight to the site of the tumor, like a Trojan Horse, where the bicarbonate will quickly work as a weapon against disease. A good recipe for this is to mix 3 parts organic maple syrup with 1 part baking soda, stir over very low heat for 5-10 minutes and take 3 tsp per day for 1 to 2 months.
"I found the article about Dr. Simoncini in Italy who injected baking soda directly into the tumors to kill them." Braun continues. "For some reason this idea struck a chord with me. Three weeks after taking a baking soda and maple syrup mixture, my tumor began to shrink and become softer. This was documented by my oncologist and the surgeon by physical exams and also measurements by ultrasound. The tumor shrank down to 1.7 centimeters then only to 1.4 centimeters 2 months later after the ultrasound. It stopped shrinking because it had died. "
Italian physician and researcher Dr. Tullio Simoncini determined that high levels of Candida were present in those individuals with cancerous tumors. His conclusions led him to declare cancer a type of fungus. The body does not quickly develop immunity to baking soda as an anti-fungal, so he was able to apply it directly to tumors and neutralize their acidity. He also found it is important to replenish the body with good bacteria, or probiotics, and to avoid exposure to chemicals and environmental toxins as much as possible.
North Carolina farmer Ian Roadhouse also experienced the healing power of this baking soda mixture when healer Jim Kelmun put him on the protocol.
"Those other doctors told me that I was a goner and had less then six months to live," says Roadhouse. "But the doc put me on his mixture and in a couple of months the cancer was gone. It did not even show up on the x-rays."
For maximum results, combine the baking soda treatment with other alternative cancer-healing protocols as recommended by your holistic health practitioner.
paul graham says
Powerful stuff! My mum would love to read this…. thanks jimson
Andy B says
In an endeavour to improve a few 100ths for an important 400m comp, I did some research into the baking soda being a pH buffer theory. Found a lot of literature which suggested 0.3g/kg/bodyweight (which is seriously heaps!), but not many of the studies actually found significant results. So it’s believed to work, but only very marginally.
Jimson Lee says
@Andy – A lot of it is psychological, so if it works, great. But please test :o)