Clinical Trial: Baking Soda Rinse a COVID Gamechanger?

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What if a pinch of a common pantry staple could dramatically shorten viral clearance time for COVID-19 infections?

A new trial found that simply rinsing the nose and gargling with basic baking soda solution significantly sped up viral clearance in COVID-19 patients compared to standard care alone.  

The study divided 55 infected adults with mild or moderate symptoms into two groups. One group gently rinsed their nasal passages and gargled using a diluted baking soda solution at home. This easy routine was performed for under a minute several times a day.[1]

After less than 2 days, the baking soda group tested negative for the virus on average, meaning they were likely no longer contagious. Meanwhile the control group took over 12 days to clear the virus, consistent with typical recovery times.[2]

The study authors concluded as follows: 

"The results of this pilot study demonstrated that nasal irrigation and oral rinse with 5% sodium bicarbonate solution was effective in reducing the viral load for COVID-19 patients. "

They described the plausible reasons for this result as follows: 

"We proposed three possible reasons for this: (1) the main infection area of coronavirus is the upper respiratory tract. Most coronaviruses were washed away during nasal irrigation and oral rinse (), resulting in a lower viral load. (2) Coronaviruses are unstable under alkaline conditions. The coronaviruses remaining in the nasopharynx and oropharynx were not stable due to the presence of sodium bicarbonate, which can be easily eliminated by the human immune system (). (3) The entry of coronaviruses into host cells is pH-dependent (). The number of coronaviruses entering the host cells decreased since the host cells were under alkaline conditions. All these factors contribute to the elimination of viruses."

Given baking soda's safety, low cost and availability, these results highlight the potential for simple, natural supplements to meaningfully impact infection outcomes.[3],[4] Many traditional practices remain underutilized in modern medicine. As research continues affirming certain natural solutions, integrating them as complementary treatments could provide affordable and accessible care options globally.

Learn more about the potential therapeutic application of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in over 30 conditions here.

Learn about natural approaches to Coronavirus infection here.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON 'GERM THEORY' AND COVID-19: Discussion of COVID-19 and infectious disease often comes with a wide range of unexamined assumptions, including the presumed lethality of viral particles, or even that viruses per se exist as classically defined by virologists. This is not something that should go without discussion and debate, as the topic deserves a much deeper exploration than is presently being conducted by the mainstream media and conventional medical authorities. In order to rectify this conspicuous lacunae, Sayer Ji has presented an alternative perspective which calls into question conventional models of infectious disease and contagion attributed to viruses, replacing it with what he calls the Xenogen Hypothesis. Learn more by watching his two presentations on the topic. 1) Covid-19: is it really about a virus? And 2) A New Biophysical Paradigm: Viruses, Exosomes, & Infection with Sayer Ji.


[1]: Wang T, Zhang Y, Zhang R, Mao Y, Yan J, Long Y, Chen Q, Li X, Wang H, Huang S, Zhu C, Teng B, Wang X. Efficacy of nasal irrigation and oral rinse with sodium bicarbonate solution on virus clearance for COVID-19 patients. Front Public Health. 2023 Mar 15;11:1145669. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1145669. PMID: 37006571; PMCID: PMC10053493.

[2]: Ibid



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