I will try to find the first article I read on this topic that inspired this experiment, one that focused on baking soda's potential to reduce excessive immune reaction to reduce inflammation-related health problems by reprogramming the spleen, I think it was.
He used to use it when he'd get leg cramps, but it often gave him the runs. Diarrhea/urgent stools might be a side effect for some
I imagine that this water is highly mineralized.
We drink Icelandic, glacial water, pH of 8.4 or 8.8, this helps to reduce any acidity that we might ingest during the day.
I agree that that is best.
I don't like distilled water for drinking, I prefer some mineralization in my water for taste.
I would start with even less, but that's probably because I find baking soda to have a pretty strong and somewhat unpleasant taste.
Probably something like a half tea spoon per liter and you might be fine going up to a half tablespoon per liter.
The concentrations of salt in seawater vary globally, the average being 35grams of salt per Kg of water. I don't know what it's PH is, but it is certainly alkaline, but varying, as noted. Many people do take sea salt in their water as a mineral supplement, and to alkalize otherwise neutral or acid water. Whether it has been studied to address those specific ailments I can not make any claim to know. What I do know is that a proper balance of trace minerals is required to meet our dietary needs, and that too much of any one element, or the lack of certain elements in adequate levels in conjunction with an over abundance of others will wreak havoc on the absorption of others over time. I wasn't speaking of worrying about NPK ratios in the soil, per se, but of using 20 20 20 fertilizer over an extended period of time, and it's relationship to the other elements, particularly trace elements, and to the possible detriment of the microbiome; sorry if that wasn't clear in the last post.
What is the pH of seawater, Roberto?
Roberto pokachinni wrote: I wasn't speaking of worrying about NPK ratios in the soil, per se, but of using 20 20 20 fertilizer over an extended period of time, and it's relationship to the other elements, particularly trace elements, and to the possible detriment of the microbiome; sorry if that wasn't clear in the last post.
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