Sodium bicarbonate IV therapy
Sodium bicarbonate IV therapy
Benefits of sodium bicarbonate
Sodium bicarbonate (more commonly known as baking soda) is not just for baking and cleaning – it can also benefit your health.
When mixed with fluid, sodium bicarbonate breaks down into sodium carbonate and carbon dioxide, creating an alkaline solution. It is a natural antacid, which is why sodium bicarbonate is found in many treatments for heartburn and indigestion.
Besides combating stomach acid, sodium bicarb has been shown to produce other specific health benefits.
Boosts athletic performance
Intense exercise causes your muscles to produce lactic acid. If you have ever felt a burning sensation while working out, that’s the lactic acid. It also lowers the pH of muscle cells, which can make you feel tired.
Sodium bicarb has a higher pH which can help you train at peak levels for longer.
Good for your kidneys
Kidneys filter the blood: removing waste, balancing key minerals, and sending excess water to the bladder.
People with chronic kidney disease slowly lose function and can suffer kidney failure. Research has shown people with CKD who took sodium bicarbonate supplements had a reduced risk of kidney failure.
Poor kidney function can cause metabolic acidosis, meaning blood is too acidic (has a low pH). Sodium bicarbonate helps correct this imbalance and slows the progression of kidney disease.
Might treat inflammatory autoimmune diseases
Autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis cause harmful inflammation in the body, which can manifest as redness, swelling, pain and higher temperatures. Most treatments for autoimmune disease center around reducing inflammation.
A pioneering study has shown that sodium bicarbonate prevents an overactive immune response, resulting in less inflammation.
May complement chemotherapy treatment
Preliminary research indicates sodium bicarbonate might make chemotherapy more effective. Cancer cells grow faster (metastasize) in an acidic environment. Sodium bicarbonate could lead to a less acidic environment, allowing chemotherapy to work more effectively.
Studies have been done on in vitro cells and animals, but more research using human subjects is needed before any definitive conclusions can be made.
IV treatments with sodium bicarbonate
Sodium bicarbonate therapy can help correct overly acidic pH and provide other health benefits. Alkaline IV therapy raises the pH level of the blood and quickly circulates to every cell in your body.
Consuming sodium bicarbonate without a doctor’s supervision can lead to unpleasant or even dangerous side effects. Every Boost IV treatment has been designed and approved by Dr. Nadir, using pharmaceutical grade sodium bicarbonate and other beneficial substances.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of sodium bicarbonate in IV drips or request a custom IV therapy, please contact our medical staff to discuss your health concerns.
- National Institutes of Health. [Sodium bicarbonate intake improves high-intensity intermittent exercise performance in trained young men] 2015
- Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [Bicarbonate Supplementation Slows Progression of CKD and Improves Nutritional Status] 2009
- National Institutes of Health. [Bicarbonate Increases Tumor pH and Inhibits Spontaneous Metastases] 2009
- National Institutes of Health. [The chemistry, physiology and pathology of pH in cancer] 2014
- MedlinePlus. [Autoimmune Diseases] Retrieved May 2020
- 6 Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. (2018, April 25). Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease. ScienceDaily
Accepted Payments for IV Therapy
We accept cash and most credit cards, including VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Our services are HSA (Health Savings Account) approved, so you can also pay that way. We do not accept insurance, but our costs are typically less than what you can expect to pay for an ER copay, without having to sit in a waiting room.