Ketones are water-soluble fats that aid in tissue healing.
They are also very helpful in cases of viral infections as they re-establish cellular homeostasis, provide rapid energy, recharge your antioxidants and control oxidation within the cell.
Ketones provide cells with an immediate source of energy, allowing them to produce more ATP.
Ketones increase nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate hydrogen (NADPH), an agent that improves your body’s ability to use antioxidants.
Ketones also suppress inflammatory pathways present as a result of an infection.
Sodium Bicarbonate and Alka-Seltzer Gold help squelch excessive inflammation by immediately neutralizing damaging free radicals.
The key to using bicarb effectively is to pick up some litmus pH paper and regularly monitor your urine. Ideally, your pH should be about 7. Without the bicarb it will likely be 6 or even lower, so adding bicarb to your diet will help to neutralise this acidity.
Keeping your urine pH around 7 with bicarb will allow you to avoid having to neutralize the acidity with either amino acids from your muscles, or calcium and other minerals from your bones.
Bicarb works synergistically with ketones to preserve bone and prevent the loss of muscle. This is a simple inexpensive habit that can go a long way to improving your health.