Baking soda, used by Olympic athletes as a performance drug...It works for me.

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    Oct 06, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
    I have been using baking soda for 2 weeks as a workout boost, and wow. I was able to work out for 7 hours doing hand stands, jumping, weight lifting, yoga, kicking. I wonder if any one else has the same 'benefits'?

    As this article from the online Times says, baking soda alkalizes the body so lactic acid does not build up. Interestingly, many MDs are using baking soda to treat cancers by over oxygenating them.

    http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/body_and_soul/article4539000.ece
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    Oct 06, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    how do you take it? how does this work?
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    Oct 06, 2010 9:48 PM GMT
    DanceNFightR saidhow do you take it? how does this work?


    1) ingest one-quarter cup of baking soda
    2) chug one-half cup of vinegar with two drops of red food coloring
    3) immediately begin jumping up and down for approximately 20 seconds

    I recommend doing this in the gym, and recording it so that we can all watch the incredible results.
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    Oct 06, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
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    DanceNFightR saidhow do you take it? how does this work?


    1) ingest one-quarter cup of baking soda
    2) chug one-half cup of vinegar with two drops of red food coloring
    3) immediately begin jumping up and down for approximately 20 seconds

    I recommend doing this in the gym, and recording it so that we can all watch the incredible results.
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    Oct 06, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
    reppaT said
    DanceNFightR saidhow do you take it? how does this work?


    1) ingest one-quarter cup of baking soda
    2) chug one-half cup of vinegar with two drops of red food coloring
    3) immediately begin jumping up and down for approximately 20 seconds

    I recommend doing this in the gym, and recording it so that we can all watch the incredible results.


    you forgot to add,

    prior to 1)

    0) call 9-1-1


    lol

    btw, this is the same recipe for cleaning clogged pipes, wahaha!

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    Oct 06, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    I know this is used for cleaning stuff, but there indeed is a reason it is called BAKING soda, it is harmless to the human body, but also happens to clean well.
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    Oct 06, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    so could this be used as a douche! I wonder if it will make a bottom last longer in bed too!
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    Oct 06, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    precurser4t saidI have been using baking soda for 2 weeks as a workout boost, and wow. I was able to work out for 7 hours doing hand stands, jumping, weight lifting, yoga, kicking. I wonder if any one else has the same 'benefits'?


    I think you mistook cocaine for baking soda.
  • jperfit

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    Oct 07, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    Research has found if you take 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a half of glass of water each morning, it may be able to repair damage to kidneys and prevent people from going on dialysis whom might otherwise be a candidate so its not to far fetch that it can increase stamina in the gym.
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    Oct 07, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
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    precurser4t saidI have been using baking soda for 2 weeks as a workout boost, and wow. I was able to work out for 7 hours doing hand stands, jumping, weight lifting, yoga, kicking. I wonder if any one else has the same 'benefits'?

    As this article from the online Times says, baking soda alkalizes the body so lactic acid does not build up. Interestingly, many MDs are using baking soda to treat cancers by over oxygenating them.

    http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/body_and_soul/article4539000.ece

    yeah.. i don't know about that.. i don't know how my kidneys would feel if they had to digest baking soda.. i don't care what athlete took what if it aint working for my body, i aint trying it and ingesting some weird shit that's supposed to bring my acid release back to balance, don't sound like it belongs there as im sure all that would eventually go through my heart.. sounds a little dangerous man.


    Oh young one, I don't think the debate is about rather baking soda is safe to ingest, I think it is about rather it works as a performance enhancer. People have been taking baking soda for many years. Long before Prilosec or Zantac, people were safely using baking soda as an antacid. Unless you are pregnant, nursing, taking another antacid, or on a sodium restricted diet, it is safe. Believe me, your grandmother and your great grandmother were using baking soda.
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    Oct 07, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    How do u take it? Is baking soda really work? tell me Im extremely interested
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    Oct 07, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
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    heartrobb said
    LOVALOT said
    precurser4t saidI have been using baking soda for 2 weeks as a workout boost, and wow. I was able to work out for 7 hours doing hand stands, jumping, weight lifting, yoga, kicking. I wonder if any one else has the same 'benefits'?

    As this article from the online Times says, baking soda alkalizes the body so lactic acid does not build up. Interestingly, many MDs are using baking soda to treat cancers by over oxygenating them.

    http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/body_and_soul/article4539000.ece

    yeah.. i don't know about that.. i don't know how my kidneys would feel if they had to digest baking soda.. i don't care what athlete took what if it aint working for my body, i aint trying it and ingesting some weird shit that's supposed to bring my acid release back to balance, don't sound like it belongs there as im sure all that would eventually go through my heart.. sounds a little dangerous man.


    Oh young one, I don't think the debate is about rather baking soda is safe to ingest, I think it is about rather it works as a performance enhancer. People have been taking baking soda for many years. Long before Prilosec or Zantac, people were safely using baking soda as an antacid. Unless you are pregnant, nursing, taking another antacid, or on a sodium restricted diet, it is safe. Believe me, your grandmother and your great grandmother were using baking soda.


    believe me, it's not a debate and my grandma doesn't even know what it is let alone has she ever used it. i was speaking in reference to me.. me and my kidneys and my body, as i have mitral valve prolapse syndrome and the last thing i really wanna do is irritate it so, yeah.



    Do you know what baking soda is? I know your grandmother does. She might have called it Arm and Hammer. Probably been in 99.9% of homes in the U.S.

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    Oct 07, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    While it's true that baking soda might delay dialysis, it's only been proven for patients with metabolic acidosis (decreased serum bicarbonate)--you cannot generalize its benefits to patients who have normal kidney function.
    The mechanism is unclear but might be due to metabolic acidosis' effect on promoting muscle breakdown.

    The dangerous thing about this practice is the well known milk-alkali syndrome--i.e. dangerously high calcium levels due to absorption of calcium from the milk enhanced by alkali. It can lead to kidney failure. Unfortunately there's been a resurgence of milk-alkali syndrome recently due to overzealous over-the-counter use of baking soda.

    I would like to keep drinking my milk, so no alkali for me.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk-alkali_syndrome
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2219730/?tool=pmcentrez
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    Oct 07, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    I read in some fitness publication that taking baking soda can have somewhat similar effects to creatine. Not sure exactly how it works but that may explain the effect the OP described.
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    Oct 07, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    LOVALOT said
    heartrobb said
    LOVALOT said
    precurser4t said


    believe me, it's not a debate and my grandma doesn't even know what it is let alone has she ever used it. i was speaking in reference to me.. me and my kidneys and my body, as i have mitral valve prolapse syndrome and the last thing i really wanna do is irritate it so, yeah.


    Look into doing Tai Chi & Regular Cardio (not heavy duty) to strengthen it. Remember, the heart is a muscle.
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    Oct 07, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    Does anybody have any links to sources that will corroborate this?

    I am interested in how this gets into the blood stream without being broken down.

    And side effects:

    effects on digestion when so much antiacid is dumped into the stomach/gut

    medical problems such as:
    metabolic alkalosis
    edema due to sodium overload
    congestive heart failure
    hyperosmolar syndrome
    hypervolemic hypernatremiahypertension due to increased sodium
    metastatic calcification
    kidney stones
    kidney failure
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicarbonate_of_soda

    effect on muscle growth (I think lactic acid is important trigger to signal growth hormone production necessary for muscle growth)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactic_acid
    During power exercises such as sprinting, when the rate of demand for energy is high, lactate is produced faster than the ability of the tissues to remove it, so lactate concentration begins to rise. This is a beneficial process, since the regeneration of NAD+ ensures that energy production is maintained and exercise can continue. The increased lactate produced can be removed in a number of ways, including:

    Oxidation to pyruvate by well-oxygenated muscle cells, which is then directly used to fuel the Krebs cycle
    Conversion to glucose via gluconeogenesis in the liver and release back into the circulation; see the Cori cycle.
    Contrary to popular belief, this increased concentration of lactate does not directly cause acidosis, nor is it responsible for delayed onset muscle soreness.[5] ....

    During intense exercise, aerobic metabolism cannot produce ATP quickly enough to supply the demands of the muscle. As a result, anaerobic metabolism becomes the dominant energy-producing pathway, as it can form ATP at high rates. Due to the large amounts of ATP being produced and hydrolysed in a short period of time, the buffering systems of the tissues are overcome, causing pH to fall and creating a state of acidosis, a natural process that facilitates the easier dissociation of oxyhaemoglobin and allows easier transfer of oxygen from the blood.[7]
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    Oct 07, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    I saw an article about baking soda and performance enhancement years ago. It mainly benefits sprinters or other sports that require short term "burst" movements. It's not ideal for endurance athletes for the reasons Caslon stated above. But also because it really fucks up your stomach, in the sense that it creates a lot of gas. Gas cramps during long duration exercise/sport ain't too fun. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 07, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    as an antacid, i take about 1/4 teaspoon with 3 to 4 ounces of water .
    And it's plenty!
    wouldn't dream of taking more !

    it's great as soap replacement though. Even when taking a bath. Dermatologists will recommend taking a bath in baking soda ( 1 cup for the whole tub) if you have a rash .

    and i thought everyone kept a box in the fridge as a deodorizer.
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    Oct 07, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
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    precurser4t saidI have been using baking soda for 2 weeks as a workout boost, and wow. I was able to work out for 7 hours doing hand stands, jumping, weight lifting, yoga, kicking. I wonder if any one else has the same 'benefits'?

    As this article from the online Times says, baking soda alkalizes the body so lactic acid does not build up. Interestingly, many MDs are using baking soda to treat cancers by over oxygenating them.

    http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/body_and_soul/article4539000.ece

    yeah.. i don't know about that.. i don't know how my kidneys would feel if they had to digest baking soda.. i don't care what athlete took what if it aint working for my body, i aint trying it and ingesting some weird shit that's supposed to bring my acid release back to balance, don't sound like it belongs there as im sure all that would eventually go through my heart.. sounds a little dangerous man.


    Oh young one, I don't think the debate is about rather baking soda is safe to ingest, I think it is about rather it works as a performance enhancer. People have been taking baking soda for many years. Long before Prilosec or Zantac, people were safely using baking soda as an antacid. Unless you are pregnant, nursing, taking another antacid, or on a sodium restricted diet, it is safe. Believe me, your grandmother and your great grandmother were using baking soda.


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    I researched the usage of baking soda after eating tons of saltless pretzel (baking soda is a coating). Baking soda was used since ancient Egypt .... known as Natron for as a health tonic. There are a number of books by MDs on using baking soda for successful cancer treatment:
    http://www.whale.to/cancer/sodium.html

    If your body is overly acidic, it may takes longer for it to work.

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    Oct 07, 2010 4:44 AM GMT
    jperfit saidResearch has found if you take 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a half of glass of water each morning, it may be able to repair damage to kidneys and prevent people from going on dialysis whom might otherwise be a candidate so its not to far fetch that it can increase stamina in the gym.


    Thx, was this research published?
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    Oct 07, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI saw an article about baking soda and performance enhancement years ago. It mainly benefits sprinters or other sports that require short term "burst" movements. It's not ideal for endurance athletes for the reasons Caslon stated above. But also because it really fucks up your stomach, in the sense that it creates a lot of gas. Gas cramps during long duration exercise/sport ain't too fun. icon_lol.gif


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    That was what I thought too, about gas. So I increase the dosage from 1/4 teaspoon to full teaspoon fully dissolved in a large glass of water. No gas at all.
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    Oct 07, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
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    DanceNFightR saidhow do you take it? how does this work?


    1) ingest one-quarter cup of baking soda
    2) chug one-half cup of vinegar with two drops of red food coloring
    3) immediately begin jumping up and down for approximately 20 seconds

    I recommend doing this in the gym, and recording it so that we can all watch the incredible results.


    I laughed so hard I cried! I'm not kidding. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 07, 2010 5:23 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidWhile it's true that baking soda might delay dialysis, it's only been proven for patients with metabolic acidosis (decreased serum bicarbonate)--you cannot generalize its benefits to patients who have normal kidney function.
    The mechanism is unclear but might be due to metabolic acidosis' effect on promoting muscle breakdown.

    The dangerous thing about this practice is the well known milk-alkali syndrome--i.e. dangerously high calcium levels due to absorption of calcium from the milk enhanced by alkali. It can lead to kidney failure. Unfortunately there's been a resurgence of milk-alkali syndrome recently due to overzealous over-the-counter use of baking soda.

    I would like to keep drinking my milk, so no alkali for me.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk-alkali_syndrome
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2219730/?tool=pmcentrez


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    Thx for the links. So for people who don't consume milk, consuming baking soda is not a problem.
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    Oct 07, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    str8hardbody9 saidHow do u take it? Is baking soda really work? tell me Im extremely interested


    In my first post, there is a link to the article (online Times), which tells you how it's being taken by athletes.