Taking Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide to Buffer Lactic Acid

Posted by Josh on 08/07/2010

Ted:

Before my strength training workouts, I should take some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mixed in water, to buffer lactic acid, right?

Thanks!
Josh

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
08/07/2010
384 posts

Yes, baking soda and peroxide is fine, but you should also take vitamin c sodium ascorbate 500 mg to reduce oxidative peroxide.

Ted

Replied by Josh
08/08/2010

1. Lemon water is alkalizing to the body too, correct? Even though lemon has acidic pH, it alkalizes the body once ingested, right?

2. So before my workouts for the BEST WAY to buffer lactic acid in order to keep working out hard, you would reccommend the baking soda and h2o2 in water before and during my workout, right? Or would just one of the ingredients in water be better?

and also 500 mg Vit. C sodium ascorbate if available.

Ted, you're the best!

Josh

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
08/10/2010
384 posts

To buffer, baking soda, or baking soda and peroxide has same buffering while the latter has more oxygen content. For lemon to work best, add baking soda more to neutralize the citric acid in lemon AND lactic acid. As far as lemon being alkaline has to do with citric acid reacts with excess calcium in your blood to get calcium citrate. So if you have excess calcium to do that it is alkalizing but adding baking soda will ensure it is always alkaline.

Ted

Replied by Elly
Topeka, Kansas
06/12/2011

Hi Josh, I don't know know if your still here but take the hydrogen peroxide and vitamin C at different times or they can cancel each other out. HP is an oxidant and vit C is an antioxidant as I recollect.


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