Relief for indigestion
Known as an antacid, sodium bicarbonate neutralizes acid in the stomach.
Bicarbonate of Soda is an antacid
Known as an antacid, sodium bicarbonate neutralizes acid in the stomach. If you suffer from acid reflux, you know just how annoying and painful it can be. Acid splashes from the stomach up into the oesophagus and can even go up as far as the back of the throat. Drinking baking soda dissolved in water helps to neutralize the hydrochloric acid and eliminates the pain of heartburn. Also, the effervescence (bubbling) that happens when sodium bicarbonate is mixed with water promotes burping that can relieve gas and bloating.
Natural relief for heartburn, indigestion and ulcer pain
Most over-the-counter antacids contain some form of bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate works by immediately neutralizing stomach acid, helping to relieve heartburn, indigestion and even ulcer pain.