The geek wrote:
There is a history of bicarb use in endurance sport. Even research to back it up. Look into some of the sports nutrition conferences/seminars that Biotest has detailed/reviewed in the articles section. (SOmething i havnt seen here in ages, what the hell happened? ) Its effects on endurance, and power output over time have been measured.
The only problem is the runs, and cramps. Potassium carbonate might be a better alternative. To be taken along with creatine and beta-alanine.
However, i would be curious to see how much effect it has on your stomach acid levels, and if that is a problem nutritionally. Some people are supplementing to raise their hcl levels. seems counterproductive. maybe just use it on a comp day.
how would it raise HCL levels? i would think the base would neutralize it. i had some cramping saturday with creatine but i dont think it was related to the baking soda since i’ve been taking it for a few weeks without issues[/quote]
It wouldn’t raise your HCL levels, you are just reading his post wrong.