Alkabase is a blend of alkaline salts that is used to correct the pH in the digestive tract, and by extension, eventually the entire terrain, by alkalizing the duodenum. It is necessary to see the secretory cells of the stomach as cells that preferentially secrete the alkaline salts necessary for the digestive organs to produce their secretions. The secretion of hydrochloric acid is a by-product of this synthesis. Digestive troubles resulting from heartburn are actually due to a deficiency of the production of basic salts rather than a hydrochloric acid deficiency.
Acid secretions of the stomach come from the epithelial cells and are made from sodium (Na+) and chloride (Cl-) ions from the blood. During this process, an equivalent quantity of bicarbonates are simultaneously synthesized. The chloride radical of NaCl is hydrogenated to produce HCl. The Na residue is combined with carbonic acid and water to make NaHCO3. The two products are of equal importance to the organism, but the alkaline product is more important for digestion because of the primary function of the intestine for digestion and absorption. Thus the HCl is evacuated in the gastric lumen and the basic salt is taken away in the blood to the secretory organs that need alkalinity for producing their secretions: the liver, the pancreas and the intestinal glands.
One could consider the stomach as the storage and overflow organ of the pancreas and duodenum, the receptacle of the acidity the pancreas does not need for its exocrine secretions. It is because the stomach secretions are acid that the pancreas can maintain an alkaline pH. One could say that the stomach has the same relationship to the pancreas and duodenum that the gall bladder has to the liver and the urinary bladder has to the kidneys. Therefore, to prescribe acid orally, one decreases the normal secretions of the stomach and deprives the alkalo-secretory organs of the digestive tube of an adequate supply of alkaline salts.
In the severely immune compromised patient with severe achlorhydria, it may not always be wise to dilute what hydrochloric acid is available. Bicarbonates can also be administered parenterally, and other strategies for rebuilding a mineral reserve can be undertaken. Alkabase should not be used with patients who are required to restrict sodium intake.
Alkabase Indications: Alkabase can be used to create a symbiotic terrain in which natural remedies can work more effectively. Gastric hyperacidity, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, addictive disorders.
Indications for Alkabase:
Acute: Gastric hyperacidity, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, diarrhea.
Chronic: Autoimmune diseases, leaky gut syndrome, fibromyalgia, addictive disorders, arthritic and rheumatic disorders.
Directions for use: 1/2 to 1 tsp mixed in warm water after meals for chronic digestive problems. Same dose after meals or when cravings for tobacco, etc. are experienced. For changing the general acid-base balance of the body, Alkabase should be taken at 11 AM and 5 PM on an empty stomach. After meals will suffice if this is not convenient or possible.