Detoxes have become increasingly popular as people seek ways to cleanse their bodies and promote overall health. Among the various methods recommended, baking soda has gained attention for its perceived antiseptic and antacid properties. Advocates claim that baking soda can alkalize urine, creating an environment that may inhibit the growth of certain diseases and reduce the risk of conditions like gout and kidney stones.
Additionally, some suggest that baking soda can clean blood vessels and help lower cholesterol levels. However, caution should be exercised as excessive or improper use of baking soda can lead to side effects, and it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating it into a detoxification regimen or using it for specific health concerns.
However, it must be said that drinking baking soda can be extremely toxic. MedlinePlus warns of the very real dangers of a baking soda overdose. Symptoms include constipation, convulsions, diarrhea, frequent urination, muscle spasms and vomiting. If you suspect you are experiencing a baking soda overdose, call the Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) from anywhere in the United States.
When consumed in small amounts, however, baking soda can have a profound effect on the blood vessels and cholesterol levels.
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