Baking soda is quite famous all around the world and many people use it as a home therapy. It can bring numerous kinds of benefits and can help you treat different conditions, even arthritis.
Scientifically speaking, baking soda it is known as sodium bicarbonate, and it is often used for cooking as a raising agent.
With the help of baking soda, you can prevent or treat heartburn or acid reflux. Also, it can be quite helpful for teeth whitening.
According to a study published in The Journal of Immunology, the scientists of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University explain how much you can benefit by drinking a baking soda solution.
Paul O’Connor is a renal physiologist that works at this university and he completed numerous experiments using baking soda. He claims that the baking soda sends a signal to a cell known as a mesothelial cell, and it tells that the body is completely fine, which terminates the immune system. This means that harmful autoimmune responses are averted.
These mesothelial cells can prevent organs and tissues from sticking next to each other. With the help of baking soda, the stomach improves the production of gastric acid which is really helpful when it comes to digesting food.
‘From inflammatory to anti-inflammatory’
People who drink baking soda experience a shift in the kinds of immune cells that are activated in the spleen. Also, pro-inflammatory macrophages (M1) dwindled in number, while the levels of anti-inflammatory cells (M2) rose.
This is quite helpful when treating a chronic kidney disease. By drinking a solution of baking soda, you can significantly boost your rental function.
When doing an experiment on rats with a kidney disease, and then on healthy rats, the levels of M1 cells dropped, and the levels of M2 were boosted. This means that the baking soda has an impact on the inflammatory response at cellular levels.
Also, an experiment was committed to healthy medical students. They were consuming baking soda and in the analysis, they noticed that the anti-inflammatory effect occurred in the spleen and blood.
All in all, the experiment proved that baking soda is powerful against treating autoimmune conditions and diseases, especially arthritis. The researchers concluded that this is among the safest ways to treat an inflammatory disease. It is highly recommended by doctors and it is proven that it can significantly help.