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    Hi, Folks: here's a sincere question that may make some of you laugh.

    I have some white powder in a big jar, from quite a while back. No label.

    I think it's baking soda. But how do I test to see if it really is?

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    Default Re: All about baking soda

    Hello Bill, by tasting it.
    It should give you a slight salty taste with some kind of little sparkling
    Sorry, forgot to mention - dissolved in water of course
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    Default Re: All about baking soda

    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Hi, Folks: here's a sincere question that may make some of you laugh.

    I have some white powder in a big jar, from quite a while back. No label.

    I think it's baking soda. But how do I test to see if it really is?
    If you have some Cider Vinegar mix a tea spoon of this with same amount baking soda, if its the real deal it will froth up.
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    Default Re: All about baking soda

    Find a recipe that includes baking soda, make it, if it turns out good, it's baking soda if not, well I hope it wasn't rat poisoning.....Just kidding....

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    Default Re: All about baking soda

    I just went out to the kitchen to taste some, and I agree with Michel, a littele salty and some not sparkling, but in lack of a better word for it , ok,

    "Add baking soda(NaHCO3) in water. Dissolve it properly. Then take red litmus paper and dip a part of it in the solution. You will observe that the red colour changes to blue."
    Last edited by Rawhide68; 15th March 2020 at 16:33.

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    Default Re: All about baking soda

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Hi, Folks: here's a sincere question that may make some of you laugh.

    I have some white powder in a big jar, from quite a while back. No label.

    I think it's baking soda. But how do I test to see if it really is?
    If you have some Cider Vinegar mix a tea spoon of this with same amount baking soda, if its the real deal it will froth up.
    Chris
    Agreed. Did you ever make volcanoes as a child, with the "eruption" from pouring baking soda into vinegar? That's what you're looking for.

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    hmmm - wonder how baking soda can be distinguished from baking powder, though? (Baking powder has aluminum added, I think) And Borax would probably react to acids too.
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    Default Re: All about baking soda

    Baking powder contains starch, which is insoluble.

    Baking soda is completely soluble

    Take a small bowl, and put 1/8 tsp of the substance in the bottom.

    Add water.

    If the substance is bicarbonate of soda, the solution will be completely clear.

    If it is baking powder, a cloudy/powdery residue will remain.

    (You can also use excess vinegar which gives the same results.)

    If it tastes of:

    Soap: Soda
    Very faintly of soap and faintly of starch and slightly fizzes in your mouth: Baking powder

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    Default Re: All about baking soda

    I wouldn't taste it! It could be something toxic, you never know.

    Try the vinegar method, or any acid, really. Beyond that, I have no idea how else to identify it.

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    Default Re: All about baking soda

    Thank you, all! I have cider vinegar, and also litmus paper. (Doh! I forgot about that. )

    It just passed every test. I very much appreciate that.

    So I'll change my question! To ensure my body's healthily alkaline (but it probably is: I eat a lot of fruit), how much baking soda should I take (mixed with water) each day just as a supplement?

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    Default Re: All about baking soda

    Bill I am thinking a teaspoon in a half glass water.
    Once or twice a day.

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    It's so humid here that I keep mine in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Been through the taste test myself

    I take baking soda as well and use about 1/4 teaspoon in a half glass of water 2-3 times a day to space it out, it's pretty salty to me and that's as much as I can tolerate. Various bugs, including cancer, do well in a more acidic environment so it helps to alkalinize the body.

    When I had an ulcer a few years ago, it got me through rough times. I even carried it with me in a small container for emergencies.
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    I take 1 teaspoon of baking soda per half glass of water daily either 1 hour before meal or after a meal. According to this article, a 70 kg person could take 15 grams (which is almost 4 teaspoon) of sodium bicarbonate:

    Quote Moreover, if the optimum content of bicarbonate ingestion is close to 300 mg per kg of body, this means for a 70 kg sportsman a dose of about 15 g of bicarbonate. Accordingly, the ingestion of water alone will help reach an efficient dose of bicarbonate, if a large volume of water is taken several hours before exercising. It could contribute to lowering the bicarbonate load to be ingested and avoiding the possible gastrointestinal side-effects.
    According to the book, "Sodium Bicarbonate VS Cancer" (excerpt attached) sodium bicarbonate has these benefits:

    Acidosis:
    • Sodium bicarbonate cures metabolic acidosis
    Antibacterial:
    • Sodium bicarbonate inhibits bacterial growth
    • Sodium bicarbonate prevents growth of spoilage microbes on vegetables
    • Sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide have synergistic antimicrobial effects
    Antioxidant:
    • Sodium bicarbonate “is central to the treatment of many poisonings”
    • Sodium bicarbonate prevents damage caused by herbicide glyphosate, paraquat, amitriptyline, yew berry poisoning and uranium
    • Sodium bicarbonate (topically) reduces redness caused by jellyfish sting
    • Sodium bicarbonate effectively treats near-fatal flecainide overdose
    Antiviral:
    • Sodium bicarbonate inhibits calcivirus
    Arthritis:
    • Sodium bicarbonate and calcium gluconate solution effective for treating osteoarthritis
    Bone Health:
    • Sodium bicarbonate prevents bone demineralization caused by acidosis
    • Brain Health:
    • Sodium bicarbonate corrects mental status abnormalities (i.e. confusion, slurred speech) caused by acidosis
    Chronic Kidney Disease:
    • Sodium bicarbonate improves nutritional status and dramatically slows progression of CKD
    • Sodium bicarbonate preserves kidney function in patients with CKD
    • Sodium bicarbonate resolves abnormal heart rate in patients with CKD
    • Sodium bicarbonate mouth rinse restores function of taste buds and relieves other symptoms of CKD
    Dental Health:
    • Sodium bicarbonate toothpaste provides a clean mouth feel,‟ whitens teeth, enhances plaque removal, reduces bleeding and provides “statistically significant improvements in gingival
    • health”
    • Sodium bicarbonate mouthwash significantly reduces mineral loss from tooth enamel
    • Sodium bicarbonate chewing gum significantly removes dental plaque and reduces gingivitis
    Detoxification:
    • Sodium bicarbonate eliminates uranium from the body
    Diabetes:
    • Bicarbonate-rich mineral water increases insulin sensitivity in humans
    • Sodium bicarbonate treats diabetic acidosis in children
    Environmental Remediation:
    • Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes high aluminum concentrations in water
    • Sodium bicarbonate removes 92% of uranium from contaminated soil samples
    • Sodium bicarbonate removes chemical pollutant polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) from waterways
    • "Mixed with sodium bicarbonate, one metric ton of PCB-tainted soil can be cleansed per hour in a rotary reactor."
    Exercise:
    • Sodium bicarbonate increases back squat repetitions to failure
    • Sodium bicarbonate improves 200m swimming time
    • Sodium bicarbonate significantly increases punches landed during 4 rounds of
    boxing
    • Sodium bicarbonate improves cycling performance during repeated sprints
    Farming:
    • Sodium bicarbonate fed to black belly barbados lambs for 10 days significantly improves meat quality
    • Sodium bicarbonate corrects acidosis and improves hydration in diarrheal calves
    • Sodium bicarbonate improves calcium absorption and eggshell quality of laying hens
    • Sodium bicarbonate promotes growth, photosynthesis and biochemical composition of marine algae
    Healing:
    • Sodium bicarbonate prevents excessive inflammation and accelerates healing process
    • Bicarbonate-calcium-magnesium water improves skin regeneration
    • Heart Health:
    • Sodium bicarbonate restores abnormal heart rate caused by crack cocaine, bupropion and diphenhydramine
    • Sodium bicarbonate eliminates seizures and heart abnormalities caused by antidepressant overdose
    • Carbonated water with a meal reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
    Immune System:
    • Sodium bicarbonate enhances immune system
    • Sodium bicarbonate promotes antitumor immunity
    Inflammation:
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces inflammation
    Lifespan:
    • Sodium bicarbonate significantly increases lifespan of mice
    Metabolism:
    • Sodium bicarbonate stimulates oxidative metabolism
    • Sodium bicarbonate substantially decreases tissue calcification
    Obesity:
    • Sodium bicarbonate and albumin enhance weight loss effects of anti- obesity herb fenugreek
    Radiation:
    • Sodium bicarbonate prevents painful ulceration of the mouth caused by radiotherapy
    Reproduction:
    • Bicarbonate “plays critically important roles during virtually the entire process of reproduction in mammals”
    • Sodium bicarbonate effective for simulating embryonic environment during in vitro fertilization
    • Sodium bicarbonate improves growth of children
    Skin:
    • Sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid solution (topically) renews natural immune barrier of skin
    • Sodium bicarbonate baths dramatically improve psoriasis in humans
    Sleep:
    • Sodium bicarbonate improves sleep quality
    Thyroid:
    • Sodium bicarbonate improves thyroid function
    Tumor Microenvironment:
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces free radicals
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces tumor necrosis factor-alpha
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces interleukin-1beta
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces interleukin-
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces interleukin-
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces nuclear factor kappa-b
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces cortisol
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces prolactin
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces nitric oxide
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces lactic acid
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces prostaglandins
    • Sodium bicarbonate reduces histamine
    Other:
    • Sodium bicarbonate softens earwax and aids in its removal
    • Sodium bicarbonate dissolves uric acid stones and bladder stones
    • Sodium bicarbonate effective for treating cystic fibrosis
    • Sodium bicarbonate decreases mortality in patients treated for acute respiratory failure
    • Sodium bicarbonate increases return of spontaneous circulation during CPR

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Thank you, all! I have cider vinegar, and also litmus paper. (Doh! I forgot about that. )

    It just passed every test. I very much appreciate that.

    So I'll change my question! To ensure my body's healthily alkaline (but it probably is: I eat a lot of fruit), how much baking soda should I take (mixed with water) each day just as a supplement?
    If you are not sure what it is,throw it and buy a labeled baking soda for your own safety.

    Please don't drink that.
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    Quote Posted by Pam (here)
    Find a recipe that includes baking soda, make it, if it turns out good, it's baking soda if not, well I hope it wasn't rat poisoning.....Just kidding....
    no I think you mean baking POWDER in this case.

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Thank you, all! I have cider vinegar, and also litmus paper. (Doh! I forgot about that. )

    It just passed every test. I very much appreciate that.

    So I'll change my question! To ensure my body's healthily alkaline (but it probably is: I eat a lot of fruit), how much baking soda should I take (mixed with water) each day just as a supplement?
    From my (incomplete) research, our body is constantly checking and altering our blood's acidity/alkalinity, toward its 'own idea' of homeostasis. So, I would think that taking a 1/4 teaspoon at 4 different times of the day would work better than one dose of one teaspoon once a day.

    Another thought (several mentioned) is about timing, versus meal time. Our stomach acid is pretty extremely acidic, naturally and normally. So, I would think (and read something about) making sure our stomach acid is at its normal pH before we eat a meal. That would tell me to take the bicarb maybe near bedtime for a single daily dose, or at least a couple of hours after meals if taking several, smaller doses.

    I should be able to cite my own experiences with this (other than stupidly taking lots of "Tums", for a decade or two), but I have only taken bicarbonate of soda a few times. This is a good reminder to me to actually start making this a habit. So, thanks!


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    Hi, Mr.Ryan,
    I would suggest you to start wit 1/3 teaspoon in a glass, covered with boiling water, steering well just to "extinguish" the baking soda (not extinguished causes strong reaction with acids and sometimes a health problems), than add more room-temperature water from a bottle (presumably it is with a higher PH) and drink it twice (or more times) a day -morning and evening- before eating anything for 20-30 min. After couple of days you could drink 1/2 teaspoon, than 1 teaspoon and so on, as much as you want.
    I, personally, drink 1/2 teaspoon already almost a year! Benefits are real!
    Best regards
    lyubocanada

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Thank you, all! I have cider vinegar, and also litmus paper. (Doh! I forgot about that. )

    It just passed every test. I very much appreciate that.

    So I'll change my question! To ensure my body's healthily alkaline (but it probably is: I eat a lot of fruit), how much baking soda should I take (mixed with water) each day just as a supplement?
    Best way of keeping an alkaline body PH, and the easiest way, is with The jar from alkanatur. I use it for 4 years already and my PH is at 7,8 in the morning. the filtering jar is also eliminating heavy metals, chlorine, flouride, pesticides, and ionises and antioxides the water.
    As well a green vegetables diet is helping. with all that no Backing soda needed.
    But for a first treatment two times a teaspoon of backing soda morning and evening disolved in a glass of water

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    Bill, if you are going to consume any sort of product that is highly alkaline, get some ph strips and check your body acidity at least once a day by urinating on the strips, but twice (or more) is better if you are drinking a solution. You want to use consumption of vegetables and fruit, in the main, to alkalize your blood, but you should use the strips to make sure to do not get too alkaline or get too acidic if you are directly using a chemical to alkalize your body. You can get these on Amazon for about $8-9 for a bottle of strips that will last about 2-3 months depending on your usage of the strips.

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