3 Ways to Drink Baking Soda for Better Health

Today’s blog is republished from my friends at TheAlternativeDaily, a leading publisher of daily alternative health tips that I personally read every day…

Many of you may have been using baking soda around your home for years without ever even knowing what it is. We did a little digging to uncover the mystery.

It turns out that sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is a chemical salt that, in its natural form, is the mineral nahcolite. Baking soda can react as both an acid and a base, although in an aqueous solution it is a bit on the alkaline side.

Pure nahcolite is found in abundance in the Green River Basin, which cuts through several states in the central part of our country.

Sodium bicarbonate helps to regulate pH and keep it steady – a process known as buffering. It keeps substances from being too acidic or too alkaline. Its ability to neutralize the pH of any substance it comes in contact with makes it highly effective for so many things.

Now, you may know about all the amazing ways you can use baking soda around your home such as:

Cleaning coffee makers
– Cleaning drains
– Ridding hair of buildup
– Polishing silver
– Septic care
Making toothpaste
– Making deodorant
– Cleaning brushes and combs
Refreshing your fridge
Easing itching and swelling
– Putting out a grease fire
– Breaking down ice on a sidewalk or driveway

But… did you know that drinking baking soda can be very healthy for you? Yes, it’s true, drinking something as simple as baking soda can drastically improve your health. What is even more amazing is that when you combine baking soda with other powerful ingredients, the healing powers are supercharged.

The only caution we have is that you stick to an aluminum-free brand of baking soda whenever possible.


Here are three of our favorite healthy baking soda tonics:

Ultimate energy booster and electrolyte replacer

Do you know that nagging, dragging feeling you get when you are about halfway through your 5-run, or partway through that spin class? The feeling like you can’t push your body one bit more?

Well, we have great news for you: this ultimate energy booster tonic will not only help motivate you to get moving, it will also help you go harder for longer no matter what physical activity you are doing.

This is because strenuous exercise leads to a buildup of lactic acid – which can cause muscle pain and fatigue. Baking soda has been found to boost performance in athletes due to its ability to neutralize lactic acid buildup.


– ½ teaspoon unprocessed sea salt
– ¼ teaspoon baking soda
– 7 cups coconut water
– ½ cup lemon juice
– ¼ cup raw honey


1. Heat the coconut water on low and mix in baking soda until it is dissolved.
2. Add other ingredients and pour mixture into glass jar.
3. Shake well before use.
4. This will keep for a week in the refrigerator.

Coconut water: Although coconut water has a deceptively light consistency, it has higher levels of minerals such as iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium and zinc than many fruits, including the famously healthy orange. Additionally, coconut water has high amounts of B-vitamins, such as niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and pyridoxine.

One of the best benefits of coconut water is that it is extremely high in potassium. As your body sweats during exercise or vigorous physical activity, your level of potassium drops. Coconut water has approximately 250 milligrams of potassium and 105 milligrams of sodium in every 100 milliliter serving.

Raw honey: One of the substantial benefits of choosing raw organic honey from your area is that it contains immune stimulating properties from the area where the bees collected pollen. This means that it can actually help to desensitize you to local allergens, potentially lessening your allergy symptoms.

The supercharged acid reflux reliever

Because acid reflux typically results from having too little acid in your stomach, you can help improve this by mixing 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered, apple cider vinegar into a 6 to 8 ounce glass of water.

Adding ¼ teaspoon of baking soda to this mixture will further help neutralize your internal fire. Be prepared, however: this mixture will foam – so wait for it to slow down before you drink it.

Green tea and baking soda metabolism booster

A recent study out of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences found that drinking green tea regularly can boost the effects of exercise to aid weight loss efforts. The study was conducted on mice that were fed a diet with high amounts of fat, exercised regularly, and given green tea extract. The mice showed an average body mass reduction of 27.1 percent and an average abdominal mass reduction of 36.6 percent.


There are three compounds in green tea that are thought to help promote weight loss: catechins, theanine and caffeine. These substances work together to block enzymes that are responsible for fat storage in the body.

When you combine the super-metabolizing powers of green tea with baking soda, you rev up your fat burning power while encouraging optimal pH ( 7.2) in the body. This is necessary for balance.

A pH factor that is not optimal will cause excess acid to be stored in fat cells. An acidic person can’t burn fat well, because doing so would release the acid that is stored in body fat – and this would throw the blood pH out of whack. If your pH is not balanced, you may also feel fatigued and ill.

Choose organic green tea and add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda to an 8 ounce cup before drinking. Enjoy daily.

(The original article source is here)

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Mike Geary has been a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer for over 15 years now. He has been studying nutrition and exercise for almost 25 years, ever since being a young teenager. Mike is originally from Pennsylvania, but has fallen in love with mountain life and now resides in the picturesque mountains of Utah. Mike is an avid adventurist and when he’s not spending his time skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or paddleboarding on the lake, he has enjoyed skydiving, whitewater rafting, piloting an Italian fighter plane (seriously), scuba diving, heli-skiing, and traveling all around the world, enjoying learning about different cultures. At the age of 40, Mike now feels healthier, stronger, and more energetic than when he was 20... All because of a healthy lifestyle and great nutrition!

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  1. Hi, lots of people know a few things that Baking Soda can do, another one that most people have never heard of was suggested to me about 5 years ago, before my retirement, I was a university history professor, and at that time I had 3 * 80 minute classes per day, 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon, unfortunately they were all at the same level, and were learning the same knowledge, and I was having trouble remembering what I had told each class, I mentioned this problem to the vice principle, he suggested half a teaspoon of Baking Soda in water each morning, about a week later I realized the problem was gone. I retired over a year ago, but still take the Baking Soda every morning

    • Just what l needed to hear for my brain-fog.
      Shall commence this first thing in the morning
      in my usual glass of warm water.
      Thanks Rod your a gem!

    • i thouth that baking soda would eat your stomach liner up that is what i have been told all my life

    • Hi, I do a half teaspoon of baking soda in a warm four ounce glass of water every morning before eating or drinking anything.

      I take the last coffee pod out of my Keurig and do a four ounce of water to rinse out the system. Then I do another that I pour into a glass with the baking soda and one ice cube. I stir the water mix to dissolve the cube and drink it.

      I didn’t notice an improvement in cognitive ability but my sinuses when I first started months ago immediately started draining and they are clear at night like never before. Reduces snoring!

      Nice to see I wasn’t crazy drinking that! Or at least the only one who enjoyed the obvious benefits.

    • I researched, after a friend bought an expensive machine to make alkaline water. Found a recipe using 2 t of baking soda, (again, be sure it is the kind strictly for baking w/OUT aluminum!)and the juice of 1 lemon, to 1 gal of water-will do the same thing. I tried it, and not only did it stop my acid reflux, it made me want NOTHING ELSE to drink during the day. Having had a husband who had been on a water board for over 20 years, I KNEW what was in our local drinking water AND in “purified” water. I wont drink any kind except “Natural Spring Water”!

    • Thanking you very much for this tip as my memory as of short term is not good, I am going to try this with breadsoda and water in the mornings God bless you.

    • If one is allergic to coconut, and most nuts, what is a good alternative?

  2. This is what I have been wanting to try .

    • Me too……
      Good luck!

    • My dad has been doing this for a very long time, but developed a GIST. Beware of excessive use of sodium bicarb. It’s used only for emergencies for a reason. Talk to a Dr before using it to know your dosage. NEVER OVERUSE IT!

  3. Thanks for keeping all this simple

    • I saw the remark about putting baking soda in warm water in the morning. What is the ratio of the baking soda to the water?

      • Hi Gary, it is 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda in 4 oz of water. First thing in the morning. I also do a green tea and honey 2-3 times a day. A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar once a day and slowly work your way up to 3 times.

    • Well as usual you are like others, you won’t write down everything that you need to know so people can read it
      So you make people watch a video so you can boost your ego, and sell things to people
      If you truly want to help people out of the goodness of your heart instead of building you ego and being greedy, then you would do it like I was talking about, but you won’t due to the fact your ego and greed is too big compared to your heart which gets smaller and smaller as your ego and you get richer
      Let’s see what you say
      I bet you will ignore this comment, or not even bother to read it

  4. What about the sodium content of sodium bi-carb? Sodium is not heart-healthy and should be limited to about 2,500 mg/day. I use KCl as a salt substitute instead of ordinary NaCl table salt. Even by totally avoiding processed foods and eating healthy breads and crackers ‘s still quite a bit of Na in my diet. I do add some Na bi-carb to my coffee to neutralize the acidity that can upset my stomach.

    • sodium is not heart healthy! based on what?
      Sodium is a necessary part of human nutrition. so you can forget dogma coming from heart orgaisations, they dont do science or the periodic table.

      • Salt is necessary. Real sat is necessary because it is full of minerals. Not table salt with anti-caking agents which cause problems. Fake salt is chemicals. Sodium and potassium are an essential partnership. Real the book “The Salt Fix” written by a cardiovascular doctor. Don’t buy into the sodium junk. The problem salt is wrapped up in processed foods and cheap salt. Get good, healthy mineral salt, pink, Celtic, or Himalayan, or one called “Real Salt.”

    • Salt is not the problem. DEXTROSE (sugar) in regular table salt, is the problem and “anti-caking agents” contain cyanide! If you don’t have a balance of other minerals and vitamins, salt can become a problem. Deep mine raw salt is the best. Sea salt from pristine waters and no additives, is next. Pink salt is loaded with minerals but high in lead and mercury; i would stay completely away from it. If you are eating too much salt, it’s because you are not eating a balance of other “salts” and other herbal nutrients, which would otherwise, curb your desire to over-eat salt! Your body is 90 percent water. That water is 33 percent salt, the same as sea water. If your salt was too low, you would die. Nerves could no chemically talk to your cells, like pulling the plug, EVERYTHING would immediately shut down.

    • I disagree. Unless you have high blood pressure, active and drink lots of water, it’s okay. Listen to your body because it’s the best indicator of what you need. Pay attention to cravings, etc. 😊

    • According to the research I found, the lemon juice turns to alkaline, once it hits your stomach.

  5. Just what l needed to hear… for my brain-fog!
    Shall commence this first thing in the morning
    in my usual glass of warm water.
    Thanks Rod, you’re a gem!

  6. Are used to make toothpaste

  7. How about using baking soda straight for a laxative

  8. One question I have is: Does the first recipe for drinking baking soda in the morning REALLY use 7 cups of coconut water?
    And, only 1/4 tsp. of baking soda?

  9. Be very careful with baking soda! People have died from taking too much and having the expansion explode inside of them. This is not a joke.

    • Yes, many years ago, I rapidly drank a glass of water with two Tablespoons of baking soda as an antacid for heartburn. My stomach swelled up and I had a very forceful vomit a minute later. I only drink much smaller amounts much more slowly since then.

    • If you suffer from chronic constipation, I’d speak to a specialist or certified herbalist. Oh, your doctor too of course. Any stomach issue is hard to get the answers we need. A high fiber diet, plenty of water, green tea and honey, apple cider vinegar, mag. Citrate, so many options.

      Also remember to eat slowly, chew your food very well so it can digest properly. Sorry, just trying to inform my 15 years of studying this to hopefully help others (:

  10. Baking soda does not contain aluminum. Baking powder may contain aluminum. Baking powder and baking soda are not the same.

    • They do make one w/aluminum, but it is for household cleaning, thus the warning to get the one for baking, not cleaning/neutraliizing the fridge, etc.

  11. Is Baking soda good for Osteoarthritis?

  12. I use to live with my grand mother when i was a little girl, she taught me ALL the old ways & another thing you can use baking soda for, is to clean out & around your toilet with baking soda & hydrogen peroxide, shard to clean spots in & around toilet, a little lemon juice, down your bathroom sink, kitchen sink, bathtub, but to to the OLD WAY’S, Stop polluting our WATER & SEWERAGE SYSTEM PLZ?? Teeth use both, only once or twice a week with the peroxide, put in coffee, stop stomach acid build up, from night stomach acid for digestion of food, HELPS A GREAT DEAL, so many Natural cleaning NEEDS TO COME BACK, To stop pollute our WATER system, drinking baking soda in the morning, along with coconut oil, good for coating you insides helps with bowel movements, cleans out you system, great for skin also, magnesium salt in your bath water with peroxide & Baking soda, Oh how smooth & soft your skin will be for day’s 🙂 Vit D on your skin too Vit E Vit C, all great for skin & women if you have ever had a bladder infection, NO MAN MADE PILLS NEEDED!! Drink that Baking soda & water, then drink water all day long & b4 you got to bed, drink that baking soda & water, & drink water all night, keep it on you night stand & infection GONE,. I guess i could go on for HOURS about my Grand Mothers teaching to me, but if you need some kind of Home remines Just Ask & if I can Help, be happy to, but PLZ REMEMBER, Go back to the old way’s to help our water system

    • I am very interested about natural remedies. Can I ask you questions about other remedies through email or other ways?

      Thank you!!!

      • There’s an Italian doctor who has been saying for the last twenty years that cancer is a fungus and that you can cure it with baking soda. In the last few years, I have told twelve people who had cancer about this home remedy. The four people who have tried it are now cancer-free. seven are dead who listened to their doctors and one is still hanging on. If you have cancer and the thought of surgery, Chemo or radiation scares you then go with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass water three times a day for a least a week and say goodbye to your cancer.

    • Thank you. Such a good reminder that it is truly best to return to the old way. Nowadays, we are so much poisoned by the medicines we take. We are helping our nature regenerate as well.

    • In reply to Toinet it is interesting to read about old remedies but you may want to be careful about Hydrogen peroxide. Recently saw an article about 3 women scientists (dont have the link) that tested the safety of H2O2 and found that a solution of water and Hydrogen peroxide used to wash floors caused fumes that strongly irritated the lungs and could cause damage to lung cells. They found these fumes lingering even after the floors were dry! I have since stopped using H2O2 for anything and don’t have any in my house. Hope you can find the article I am searching 4 it as I thought I saved it.

      • Hi Elizabeth,your reaction is maybe a little exaggerate. Did the researches compare their findings with the use of other cleaning materials? As always, the dose makes the poison.H2o2 is nothing but water with an extra Oxygen, that easily oxidizes other present free radicals. Depending on the chemicals in your floor surface like PVC or tiles and the polish you used prior to the treatment with H2O2 different chemicals will be ready to bind with the free Oxygen. Too much oxygen can crack other chemical bindings and heat will augment the reaction. If you open the window and air a room nothing different happens jut to a lower intensity, because fresh air has more oxygen. H2O2 is the best to fight fungus, much less poisonous than the chlorine-containing cleaners, you can buy. So always consider circumstances before deciding

    • Your Grand mother was a very knowledgeable woman. I love hearing stories like these. My passion to help people over 15 years ago was due to copay after copay. No doctor found the problem. I did! I thank God and whomever I got this passion from 😉

    • Drinking water and baking soda really helps for losing weight?

  13. i also read that bajking soda gives you an alkaline system ..especially if you don’t drink coffee .or neutralize it someqwhat by adding a half teaspoon of baking soda to your cup of morning coffee. Cancer can not thrive or live in an alkaline system..specially if you cut way down on sugar,

  14. I would like to try this . I’m 84 yr’s old .

  15. Is baking soda use for burn?

    • My husband got kidney stones all his adult life. Finally found a dr to solve the problem. Was told to take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 8 oz of water every morning , his system was too acidic. Never got another kidney stone after that.

    • When I was about 14 (1954) I was staying with my grandmother She accidentally poured boiling soup in my lap I quickly took off jeans and she started putting on a paste of baking soda and water She kept putting it on as it would dry out until finally there was not a red spot left I did same thing to my 10 year old daughter Did the same thing immediately before it blistered My 6 year old son burned his bare back on a wood stove It took a couple of hours but there wasn’t a red spot in sight I did the same thing to my mother Spilled boiling tea in her lap She was during of colon cancer so her skin was so tender Used the same miracle formula on her Not a red spot in sight I think the secret is not to let it blister I have read so many uses for baking soda but never for the best one BURNS

  16. Thanks Everyone I Remembered About Using Baking Soda For Toothpaste, Hangovers, And Deodorant But I Didn’t Know About The Other Great Things That It Can Be Used For That’s Music To My Ears

  17. Constance A Fishman

    I’ve been seeing notes about this lately and thank you for describing what every one is talking about.

  18. Constance A Fishman

    Thanks, interesting reading.

  19. Surayya Umar Naabba

    Thanks so much, will use it for my acid reflux

  20. Well I tried the recipe. I immediate started to see better . I was in a fog for the last few weeks. the fog went away . The system works. On my third day . thankyou future results will be posted > I suffer from diabetes . I also was constipated it also worked on that .

  21. I have used baking and water in the evening for reflux. My grandmother drank a small glass of baking soda and water every evening I do this many evenings and some evenings I drink a small glass of soy milk and that seems to help. Much cheaper and safer that the pills from the drug store. I’m 83 yrs old and do not have to take any prescription medicine!!

  22. baking soda contains salt, what about people that are on salt reduced diets because of high blood pressure.

    • Soda (NaHCo3) gives also a salty taste and converts the HCL in the stomach to NaCl. ,so you might replace some of your daily allowance of Na Cl with Soda. In nature Salt is a mixture of Na, Mg,K, and Ca-Salts which are all needed for the proper function of cells, but they clog easily. The salt from the store contains an extract of NaCl, often with other additives to prevent clogging, The excess Na thickens the blood, without Mg,K and Ca it throws the cell-blood communication off balance and disturbs the relaxation of blood-vessels (lack of Mg).

    • Baking soda does not contain salt – salt is nacl which means that sodium is compounded with chloride

  23. There is no aluminum in any brand of baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)

    In other words, all baking soda is “Aluminum Free.”

    There is no need to search for a brand that labels its baking soda as “Aluminum Free.”

  24. I’ve been reading about baking soda, vinegar and warm water at bedtime to loose weight. Every time I think I’ve found the exact recipe, my computer blocks it saying that the website is unsafe. Does anyone know the ratio of soda and vinegar to water ?

  25. I keep reading to mix baking soda, vinegar and warm water at bedtime to loose weight. BUT, no one gives the exact recipe. Every time I click on a link that I think is the recipe, my computer blocks the website, saying it is unsafe. Would someone please give the exact recipe ?

  26. I want to read more about the weight loss and what it does to your body to lose weight. Would like a better explanation then what I have read here which isn’t much. Thanks for any feed back on this subject/

  27. Will baking soda help with high enzymes in liver

  28. i use vicks vapor rub on bleeding cuts and burns it will stop the burn sting in about 5 minutes and it get rid of the swelling seams to be healed in a couple of days

  29. As far as I know, baking soda never had aluminum. Baking powder does but you can buy it free of it.

  30. Eileen McLoughlin. AAS, MA

    Lowering your PH with baking soda is good for your whole body! That is why they are selling higher pH waters with minerals in them. Very healthy. I have worked in the medical field for over 30 years and have turned to natural things that work WITH your body not against them. So, more benefits for using baking soda to raise your bodyies ph are: Cancer has a hard time liveing in an akaline body, it really does help cleaning teeth and other things around your home. Especially pots and pans. Never use aluminum pots and pans as it is not healthy for your body. I cook mainly on cast iron pans. If you have constipation problems try a few prunes instead or prune juice as it is natural and works gently with your body. If you have constipation a lot see your doctor about other causes.

    • Why do Dr. offices and hospitals keep artificial sweetners and hospitals give their patients drinks w/aspertame and high fructose in them? Is that to make sure the patients keep coming back??? Ask your Dr. and or hospital and you get that deer in the headlights stare,,,

  31. Can i use cranberry juice with baking soda as I vomit if I can taste baking soda or if it fizzes. Unable to drink water with baking soda.

    • hi Betti,
      yes you can. try to make it warm and stirr well, because baking soda desolves slowly.

    • I agree that warm baking soda water is hard to get down , but if you mix up the water and add lots of ice cubes so that the solution is really cold , it doesn’t taste to bad !

  32. Jeanette Corpening

    What are the baking soda ingredients

  33. Prenell Ferguson

    I have had a bad case of acid reflux, I take the baking soda that I found in walmart and it works wonders, I do not take it every morning and evening, only when I have a flare up, and it has calm down quite alot.

  34. Will baking soda help my vertigo dizzy spells tight muscles nerve damage

  35. I find the comments I have just read very interesting,my problems are at the age of 82 I have started arthritis and allso suffer with constipation would baking soda help

    • Well the baking soda has not helped my arth. but oil of thyme will,,, You all should chk out Dr Sircus there is a lot of info on the use of peroxide!!!

    • I actually read this morning Eileen that aloe vera juice is good for constipation and a study showed 48% reduction in arthritis. May be worth looking into for you. You can purchase Aloe Vera juice in bottles. Organic is best as with all things. All the best

    • Eileen I do about two 16 oz of water every day the first with lemon juice about a tablespoon next glass one heaping teaspoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of brags apple cider vinegar slowly as it will fizzle that’s first thing in the morning this works for me depending on the person add more or less baking for your personal preference this works me and friends I have conveyed this to Been a life saver for me I hope this helps you Good luck

  36. do you tried this and did it work for you? how long did you use it?

    • I read years ago that drinking baking soda and lemon water will help keep your system alkaline! Viruses and cancer can only survive in an acidic environment, by keeping alkaline, you can prevent and/or kill off these cells! My best description. I’ll take a quart of water, squeeze 1/2 Lemon and 1/2 tsp of baking soda and drink at least one of these a day. Can’t tell you the last time I got sick!!

      Btw if anyone remembers Brioschi, it’s main ingredient is “sodium bicarbonate”, baking soda!!!!!

  37. Nancy P. Skipper

    Sounds interesting!!

  38. Gabrielle Paras Richards

    Fascinating comments; I occasionally use bicarbonate of soda (UK name) to buffer ordinary Sodium Ascorbate – Vitamin C – which can be a bit rough on the intestines by itself. I use about half and half.

    Recently I am noticing visual disturbances of clouding and floaters, more than normally acceptable. Does anyone havens remedies?

  39. I would like more info on weight loss associated with baking soda. Belly fat is my problem.

  40. You need to see your Dr as it could be broken blood vessels bleeding at the back of eye, I had to get shots in my eye to rectify it or you can go blind.

  41. Used it many time many ways sicknesses alkalining for cancer cures ,etc

  42. How much Baking Soda should I take every day with water?

  43. This is very interesting. I’d been successfully using using baking soda for years to cure my acid reflux until my Dr. said that it would strip the calcium from my bones. He promptly put me on a prescription drug ….. hmmmmmm.

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