Hydrogen carbonate is among the so-called buffering systems in the body and ensures that the pH-value in the body fluids remains constant and the acid-base balance is regulated.
Function & Details
In our world of indulgence, in which the human organism has to cope with very high amounts of acid on a daily basis which are generated by excessive consumption of protein, sugar, fat, coffee and alcohol, hydrogen carbonate is the natural regulator. Hydrogen carbonates are odourless substances. Hydrogen carbonate is medically used against heartburn in order to bind excess gastric acid. The alkaline effect also boosts excretion of uric acid, thus helping to prevent gout and urinary stones. Furthermore, hydrogen carbonate has an anti-inflammatory effect when combined with calcium und magnesium.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Markl (Institute for Medical Physiology at Vienna University) recommends regimens of drinking mineral water types containing hydrogen carbonate to support the treatment of diabetes type II, weight-loss programs and as a sports drink.
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- Long Life mineral water- 2,097.0 mg / l hydrogen carbonate
- Juvina mineral water- 1,686.0 mg / l hydrogen carbonate
- Frankenmarkter mineral water- 195.50 mg / l hydrogen carbonate