Sodium Free Bs As Good or Better?

Posted by Carolynne (Cordova, Tennessee, USA) on 09/05/2007

I have a question about sodium free baking soda. Does it work as well as regular baking soda to bring your body to an alkaline balance? I don't want the extra salt from regular baking soda, especially at night when I'm going to bed. I like to drink the acv and baking soda with water, but feel that there's to much sodium in the regular baking soda. The sodium free is Calcium Carbonate. Thanks

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

I'wouldn't use the sodium free baking soda, calcium carbonate is poorly absorbed since they don't dissolve in a glass of water as readily. Also calcium carbonate is problematic, you also need magnesium to balance out the critical magnesium: calcium ratio. Since calcium carbonate is poorly absorbed, it won't alkalize the body and the pH would not budge. Actually sodium citrate are a more superior form of alkalizing as it chelates out the calcium. In certain kidney diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease, the use calcium carbonate is dangerous and can destroy the kidneys.