7 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Baking Soda

By Brian Lemay 89 comments

7 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Baking Soda Baking soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate,
is a white, powdery substance used primarily as an ingredient in baking. Alternatively, if you happen to be a middle
school student, you might recognize baking soda as the stuff you mix with vinegar in
order to create an erupting science fair volcano. But what if we were to tell you that, outside
of these two more widely known used, baking soda can be used to fulfill a variety of other
needs as well? As it turns out, baking soda has a number
of potential benefits beyond creating baked goods and semi-realistic volcanic eruptions. Here are just a few of the ways in which you
can use baking soda in your everyday life to greatly improve your health. Before we continue, you should subscribe to
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content. Use Baking Soda To Treat Heartburn
Also known by the name of acid reflux, heartburn is a painful condition in which a burning
sensation rises up from your stomach and potentially as far as your throat. As the name “acid reflux” would imply,
this condition is caused by acid refluxing out of your stomach and into your esophagus,
and can be triggered as a result of a variety of factors including stress, overeating, and
eating certain foods that your body might not agree with. While this often leads to a painful and uncomfortable
sensation for people who commonly have to suffer through acid reflux, the good news
is that you may be able to stop the symptoms of heartburn with something as simple as household
baking soda. The next time you feel that burning sensation
in your chest and throat, try dissolving a spoonful of baking powder into a glass of
cold water and drinking it slowly. The baking soda will serve as a neutralizing
agent against your stomach acid, taking away the burning sensation and relieving you from
the symptoms of heartburn. 2. Use Baking Soda For Oral Hygiene
Hate that stinging sensation that mouthwash can sometimes cause? Why not try rinsing your mouth with baking
soda instead? Simply mix a spoonful of baking soda with
warm water and swish around as usual. Because of its granular nature, baking soda
does an excellent job reaching the nooks and crannies in and between your teeth that you
might have missed while brushing or flossing. Baking soda also contains antibacterial and
antimicrobial properties that can help eliminate bacteria in your mouth associated with bad
breath, and it’s mildly abrasive properties may also help remove plaque buildup and whiten
your teeth. Additionally, rinsing your mouth with baking
soda may also help to relieve pain from canker sores, as evidenced by a handful of studies. 3. Use Baking Soda To Soothe Your Skin
Nothing is more relaxing than taking a serene hike through nature in the summertime; that
is, until you get home and realize you’re covered in itchy mosquito bites. To relieve itching from bug bites, bee stings,
and other sources, try soaking the affected area in water mixed with a few cups of baking
soda in order to lessen the irritation. Baking soda may also help in order to relieve
itching and discomfort associated with sunburns as well, especially when combined with other
ingredients such as corn starch and oatmeal. Additionally, a mixture of water and baking
soda may also help to relieve pain and discomfort caused by callouses as well. According to some studies, soaking a callous
in water mixed with baking soda will cause the hard, scaly area of the callous to soften,
thus making it less uncomfortable and allowing it to heal faster. 4. Use Baking Soda To Exercise Better
When it comes to staying healthy, physical activity is one of the most important ways
to keep your body’s various systems running as efficiently as possible. People who are dedicated to workout results
often end up taking an extra step by purchasing supplements, protein powders, and other tools
to help them reach their goals faster; but what if we were to tell you that a useful
workout supplement might already be in your kitchen? As you might not have guessed, baking soda
may also help you perform better when exercising, to the point where many athletes and gym fanatics
tend to use baking soda as a natural supplement. Studies have indicated that sodium bicarbonate
is highly effective at extending your peak performance during exercise, especially when
it comes to high-intensity anaerobic activities. This is because baking soda contains a high
pH level which cancels out your body’s lactic acid, which is produced by your muscles during
exercise and causes you to feel tired and sore. By keeping your body’s pH in check, you
can exercise longer without getting fatigued, thus enabling you to make the most of your
valuable gym time. The benefits don’t stop there, either; once
your workout is done, you can always pat down your armpits with some extra baking soda to
serve as a natural deodorant. 5. Use Baking Soda To Help Your Kidneys
According to some research, baking soda may be able to improve your health by slowing
the progression of chronic kidney disease, a debilitating illness that, as the name implies,
targets your kidneys and causes them to slowly lose function over time. Because your kidneys play an important role
in filtering your blood and keeping it free of excess waste, it is essential to maintain
healthy kidneys in order to keep the rest of your body up and running. According to one particular study, adults
suffering from chronic kidney disease were found to have their risk of kidney failure
lowered by 36 percent while taking a baking soda-based supplement on a regular basis. 6. Use Baking Soda To Relieve Arthritis Pain
Based on recent studies, it would appear that baking soda may be effective when it comes
to treating rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune
disease which targets your body’s joints, resulting in joint pain, swelling, stiffness,
and potentially the loss of a joint’s ability to function altogether. According to a study published by the Journal
of Immunology in April 2018, drinking water mixed with baking soda may help treat rheumatoid
arthritis by reducing joint inflammation by promoting your body’s anti-inflammatory
response while reducing the effects of its autoimmune response. 7. Use Baking Soda To Fight Back Against Cancer
In addition to all of the other health benefits listed above, baking soda may also be able
to help people currently undergoing treatment for certain types of cancer. According to data collected from researchers,
baking soda might be able to benefit a cancer patient’s chemotherapy treatment by making
the environment for tumours less acidic, which in turn, allows the chemotherapy medicines
to slow the growth of cancer cells more effectively. However, this research is still in its preliminary
stages and testing was mainly performed from animal and cell studies; as a result, more
human-based research will be required before the true effectiveness of this hypothesis
can be confirmed. So there you have it. While you might only recognize baking soda
as the stuff that’s in the box at the back of your cupboard, it turns out that this innocuous
white powder has a variety of different uses, and may even be able to make a positive impact
on your health in various ways. From painful arthritis to body odour, it truly
seems as though the humble sodium bicarbonate can do no wrong. Did you find this video interesting or informative? Do you have any other uses for baking soda
that you’d like to share with the world? We always appreciate feedback from our viewers,
so let your voice be heard by scrolling down and leaving a comment below in order to help
us keep the conversation going.



Jul 7, 2019, 8:47 pm Reply

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Waseem Omar

Sep 9, 2019, 11:54 pm Reply

Can baking soda help with non bacterial prostatitis? Guess not

Lucky Boy

Sep 9, 2019, 3:50 am Reply

Thank you very much for sharing.. 🙏

Rhyzalina Quijano

Sep 9, 2019, 1:38 pm Reply

Baking soda can be use to asthmatic type of person

Gabriela Lopez

Sep 9, 2019, 11:41 pm Reply

I heared this one of the remedies for HPV
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Leila Tussing

Sep 9, 2019, 1:44 am Reply

Might want to go back to #1 and change baking powder to baking soda.


Sep 9, 2019, 4:17 am Reply


Byron .s

Sep 9, 2019, 2:56 pm Reply


Wesley Brandon

Sep 9, 2019, 8:31 pm Reply

I believe it works well for shingles also applied directly god bless you for this information beloved shalom

Gewigsverlies Dietilies

Sep 9, 2019, 1:00 am Reply

Good tips

Tressa Waters

Sep 9, 2019, 1:54 am Reply

What if I'm already A Kidney failure patient on Dialysis??? …

Rocio Melgoza

Sep 9, 2019, 2:54 pm Reply

Baking soda with 3 limon in a bucket of water takes smells away fron any shoes u get a bucket of water pore 1/2 cup of baking soda an 3 limons put peels to and u leave them one hole day and wash and dry rhem in sun

Baloch G

Sep 9, 2019, 6:31 pm Reply


Loretta Bond

Sep 9, 2019, 3:30 pm Reply

I use Baking soda as a laundry booster, as well as a cleaner for the coffee pot, sink, fridge!

Kuldeep Kaur Sharma

Sep 9, 2019, 9:53 pm Reply

Thanks for sharing


Sep 9, 2019, 3:40 am Reply

In series you're speaking about baking soda ,in your speech it was mentioned 1 spoon of baking powder. Is it baking powder or soda, there is a difference


Sep 9, 2019, 3:40 am Reply

Very informative

mars hutch

Sep 9, 2019, 6:14 am Reply

Great for chicken pox bath.

Carol Ramage

Sep 9, 2019, 6:38 pm Reply

Removes stains


Sep 9, 2019, 2:16 am Reply

Baking soda indeed is a miracle , it saves many people ..

R Alonzo

Sep 9, 2019, 1:24 pm Reply

Thanks for those info-i will use baking soda to lessen my painful arthritis.❤

Sue Roth

Sep 9, 2019, 12:31 am Reply

At 157/823 It says to dissolve a spoonful of baking powder in water, I think you meant to say baking soda..

Damieon Phillips

Sep 9, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

mix the baking soda with castor oil and apply paste to body warts and moles each day and apply a plaster…DONT put on dark moles as they maybe cancerous..however watch all your other body moles dissappear within 2 weeks

Sib S

Sep 9, 2019, 6:41 pm Reply

Good to know that soda has so much to it, great video, thank you

Hitesh Joshi

Sep 9, 2019, 10:28 pm Reply

Nothing New but just to add that BSoda is very useful bonding Agent to fill up in the cracks in plastic with super Glue and in Timber with its appropriate adhesive…

Monica pit

Sep 9, 2019, 1:28 am Reply

Hello admin
Is Same Baking powder & Bakibg Soda? May I know

Thanh Ho

Sep 9, 2019, 1:37 am Reply


Thanh Ho

Sep 9, 2019, 1:39 am Reply


Kavi Kavi

Sep 9, 2019, 4:40 pm Reply

Thank you so much sir….

Wei-Di Vee

Sep 9, 2019, 7:48 pm Reply

I throw a tablespoon of baking soda in my cats litter box. It extends the life of the crystals

Jeffery Johnson

Sep 9, 2019, 12:37 am Reply

Yes I can confirm all of this information is true I do commercial roofing very physical job I wanted to be a mythbuster I did baking soda for a whole year with lemon juice or natural lemons it will change your life but this is just my personal experience 😉😎


Sep 9, 2019, 1:52 am Reply

what quantity and how long it be used ?

Gurmeet Pandher

Sep 9, 2019, 8:47 pm Reply

😮wow that’s good because it’s very useful and it works well

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Sep 9, 2019, 3:44 pm Reply

i snort it

Linda Jjuukko

Sep 9, 2019, 6:29 pm Reply

Thank you doctor

Linda Jjuukko

Sep 9, 2019, 6:30 pm Reply

Its also helps to the yeast infection

Nadine Partridge

Sep 9, 2019, 6:42 pm Reply

Here are a few ideas.
You can also use to remove spilled liquid, including your pet piddling on the carpet. Just pour over the spot. Leave it for awhile, it will absorb the liquid and odor. Then vacuum. Also sprinkle baking soda on your mattress. Leave it for a couple hours then vacuum. It will freshen and eliminate dust mites and skin cells. If you do this in spring & fall you will increase the life of your mattress. It also helps remove pee. If your child wet the bed, apply a thick layer leave on the spot for awhile and then vacuum. Use on your stinky dog fur. Rub it all over. Leave it on for awhile then brush your pet. You'll definitely notice the difference. Baking soda is amazing.

Amanda Davis

Sep 9, 2019, 4:09 am Reply

Thank you❤

Monica Moreira

Sep 9, 2019, 1:57 am Reply

Baking Soda! 😮 WOW!

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Sep 9, 2019, 12:54 pm Reply

So good video

Cristy Curayag

Oct 10, 2019, 12:32 pm Reply

Would it be okay to drink baking soda while pregnant?

Cristy Curayag

Oct 10, 2019, 12:32 pm Reply

Would it be okay to drink baking soda while pregnant?

raja ibad

Oct 10, 2019, 4:14 pm Reply

nice info

Daljit Kumar

Oct 10, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

Very nice so many things you can do with baking soda

Edhor Physique

Oct 10, 2019, 11:50 am Reply

That picture on the video is weird. Why does she have a syringe in her but??

طم عل

Oct 10, 2019, 5:51 pm Reply

Thanks dear.what about ring worm any one knows about it for treatment all my back is full of ringworm


Oct 10, 2019, 6:46 pm Reply

Listen People I'm Not A Hater On Baking Soda. Baking Soda Had Alot Of Sodium Please Do Your Research Before Using Ok…

Andrea Di Fabrizio

Oct 10, 2019, 5:51 am Reply

Very Interesting

J. Matthews

Oct 10, 2019, 4:13 pm Reply

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Jeri Lyn

Oct 10, 2019, 1:50 pm Reply

im afraid to put it anywhere on my skin again. i once read a recipe to use it in place of deodarant, make a paste then rub it under my arms.. it burned soo bad, i was in tears, my skin was beat red and blistered, felt like 3rd degree burns

catherine peteros

Oct 10, 2019, 3:13 pm Reply

I like it


Oct 10, 2019, 7:43 am Reply

I've used baking soda for years as an antacid because it works quickly and efficiently, and the price is right.

Edwina Strauss

Oct 10, 2019, 10:19 am Reply

Does baking soda get rid of cellulite

Ellen Kelleher

Oct 10, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

~ For those of you who have used Zantac for GERD, Acid reflux, etc. STOP RIGHT NOW. IT WAS JUST RECALLED BIG TIME. It’s been “thought”.. for some time to cause brain plaque but now it may have something to do with cancer or something, didn’t really read it, BECAUSE I’ve used baking soma as described here for years, better than Zantac, RANITIDINE is the other name.

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Oct 10, 2019, 3:53 pm Reply


Chinyere Oli Uzozie

Oct 10, 2019, 4:38 pm Reply

Tnk u for d information, remain blessed

Deborah Hopper

Oct 10, 2019, 5:46 am Reply

Good tips, Ty.

Diamante Rivera

Oct 10, 2019, 2:37 am Reply

Thank you for the info

Nobody Slim

Oct 10, 2019, 7:15 pm Reply

What is the amt to drink for back pain??

Carol Fajardo

Oct 10, 2019, 12:08 am Reply

baking soda can also be use as deodorant when dissolved in water

Isla Reid

Oct 10, 2019, 1:55 am Reply

Click bait!

Angel Williams

Oct 10, 2019, 6:00 am Reply

Baking soda made into a paste over spider bites withdraws poison

Purna Bahadur Phagu Purna

Oct 10, 2019, 5:39 pm Reply

Thank for sagetion..Frm Malaysia

Samanta Jaundoo

Oct 10, 2019, 11:50 pm Reply

U can do pregnancy test with it too

Musarrat Nore

Oct 10, 2019, 1:09 am Reply

Thank u so much👌👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

Tawaunda Brown

Oct 10, 2019, 3:18 am Reply

Thank you!

Mara Sadi

Oct 10, 2019, 9:29 am Reply

I use half teaspoon of baking soda when I boil beans,chickpeas ,eliminates toxines in water,then rinse and change the boiling water.

Walter Thompson

Oct 10, 2019, 1:10 am Reply

He says baking powder in place of soda. It is supposed to be baking soda. Big difference. Get it right.

Jose Lopez

Oct 10, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

Bakin soda and Clorox to cure cuts

Gabrielle Budd

Oct 10, 2019, 11:43 pm Reply

baking soda has many wonderful Solutions but one thing though never brush your teeth with baking soda you can rinse your teeth with baking soda but don't brush it you will only brush your enamel down on your teeth preserve your teeth with enamel guard toothpaste

Kathleen Smith

Oct 10, 2019, 10:03 am Reply

Put a sprinkle of baking soda (bicarbonate soda, if you live in England) in your shoes to prevent odour.


Oct 10, 2019, 10:41 am Reply

can u use sodium bicarbonate as a teeth whitener

Poonam Simlot

Oct 10, 2019, 1:13 pm Reply

Very useful info. Thanks.

Jackie Just Blessed Arbuckle

Nov 11, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

Love this Thank you for sharing your video Thanks!!! Subbing

Casey Toivenon

Nov 11, 2019, 12:53 pm Reply

It's also good to use against athletes foot/toe nail fungi!

Angel Ganda

Nov 11, 2019, 12:10 am Reply

but some doctors say that this is not good for the face

Virginia Loer

Nov 11, 2019, 5:41 am Reply

How much baking soda is recommended when working out??


Nov 11, 2019, 9:38 am Reply

How much ? In quentity and when to consume and what is the BENIFITS ??? I know some how it is demaging bones calcium level.

june singh

Nov 11, 2019, 10:45 am Reply

Helpful useful and enlightening…God bless you for your efforts.


Nov 11, 2019, 5:18 pm Reply

4:42 / 8:23 ph scale is wrong (backwards )

Nadereh Naderee

Nov 11, 2019, 6:44 am Reply

Amazing 👌

Sandy Shelley

Nov 11, 2019, 3:42 pm Reply

Pour baking soda down the drain along with white vinegar and let it bubble out and clean all the waste stuck to your pipes. When its stoped all the bubbling pour boiling water down. Its the most natural way to clean and keep chemicals out of our water.

India Monet Melanin

Nov 11, 2019, 12:13 pm Reply

I wash my face with baking soda for my acne and blemishes and it’s been very effective

Sabrina King

Nov 11, 2019, 10:38 pm Reply

Could I mix baking soda to a drink that has apple cider vinegar ,lemon, Cayenne or just do water and baking soda

Didi Ali

Nov 11, 2019, 3:02 am Reply

I use baking soda as a natural deodorant and it really works.

Janet Ntibi

Nov 11, 2019, 7:05 am Reply

Is it advisable to take baking soda when you have stomach ulcer?

Wanda Carter

Nov 11, 2019, 3:11 am Reply

I love using baking soda to clean my bathroom, & with 🍋 I can clean my face.

Joshy Emmanuel

Nov 11, 2019, 12:04 am Reply

Also a best remedy for chronic sinusitis.

Rock Steady

Nov 11, 2019, 1:43 pm Reply

THe thumbnail looks like she’s checking her prostate..

Cheryl Kerr

Nov 11, 2019, 3:00 am Reply

Add Baking soda to your favorite shampoo and get the cleanest hair ever

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