Hello everyone! In today’s article, we’ll be talking about what is carbonated water, is it good or bad for your health, and why you should involve it in your diet!
I’ve been very curious about why I feel so much better when I drink carbonated water versus regular water, and I didn’t know the answer until very recently. So, I’m going to share this with you as well as some other fascinating things related to CO2 carbon dioxide.
01_ Carbonated Water!
Whether you’re drinking soda water, club water, seltzer water, lacroix or any type of carbonated water this relates to CO2 because the way they carbonate It is by adding this gas CO2 into the water which does make it slightly acidic because it turns into carbonic acid unless it’s stored a little bit differently as these bicarbonates in water. But regardless of that when I drink carbon and water I just feel more hydrated, my digestion is better
and I just I feel better, I feel more relaxed when I drink carbonated water.
02_ Carbon Dioxide!
If you happen to read some other articles related to carbon dioxide, I mentioned this one effect called the “bohr effect”, it is a condition that relates to CO2, in other words or oxygen to be absorbed into your cells into the tissues takes CO2 which is very counterintuitive. You would think logically if you got more air and less CO2, you would have more oxygen, but that’s not true. It takes that CO2 to slightly adjust the ph. and
drop it a little bit and make it slightly more acidic to allow the oxygen to be released.
This is why if you hyperventilate in a panic attack you’re getting too much O2 and not enough CO2 and you can’t breathe, and then you start breathing in a paper bag and you get more CO2 and now you can breathe, in fact, you can actually create a hypoxic state, that is a state of lowered oxygen, by depriving the tissues of CO2 which is very interesting because normally you would think hypoxia low oxygen means too much CO2 which can occur, but you can also create that same situation with not enough CO2. So, CO2 is really essential in the homeostasis of oxygen absorption.
In Europe, they actually have these sauna baths that are carbonated they call them carbonated spas or baths where they pump the CO2 into this water and apparently, it’s great for all sorts of circulatory problems like problems with your vascular system especially something called peripheral vascular disorders, they even use it for diabetic wounds and to decrease the rate of getting an amputation where they cut off the feet. I mean it can actually improve that by increasing microvascular circulation.
So basically, CO2 increases blood flow it’s even used as the therapy after someone gets a stroke and they have this hypoxic low oxygen state because the CO2 helps that oxygen go deep into the cells.
02_ Benefits Of CO2!
I could not find any research on drinking carbonated water in that relating to an improved health. But I have found parallel research on one state where there was a
significant increase in the parasympathetic nervous system activation by increasing CO2, that’s the system that counters the flutter fight mode, it’s the system that helps your healing and your digestion and your
ability to sleep, and the device they use to measure the parasympathetic is what I used in my practice, which is technology called heart rate variability.
Let’s take a look at some other things that I found related to this. If you take a normal cell inside and then you take a cancer cell, and we look at the pH of each one a cancer cell actually is more alkaline now the outside of the cell more acidic because of all the byproducts from lactic acid things like that but the inside of the cell is more alkaline than a normal cell which is very interesting especially as it relates to CO2, and I couldn’t find any information on this but think about this when you deprive a tissue of CO2, you actually can develop alkalosis, that is a state of being too alkaline. So, without that CO2 turning into carbonic acid you can develop an overly alkaline state.
I also wanted to figure out is there any relationship or any significant Improvement in shrinking tumors or stopping the spread of cancer by increasing CO2 and I found a bunch of research which is also very interesting. Apparently, CO2 is a significant potent anti-tumor gas it has the ability to inhibit metastasis which is interesting as well as inducing apoptosis which causes the cancer cells to commit suicide, it also inhibits this very interesting Gene that’s involved in this switching mechanism between a normal cell and it turning into cancer that gene is called “H.I.F Dash Alpha” which is involved in hypoxia.
Now, this probably doesn’t make sense unless you understand that CO2 allows oxygen to go into the tissues. And as bad as hypoxia is, it can be created by a lowered amount of CO2 as well as lowered oxygen levels.
Also, there’s this CO2 connection that is very interesting, I had this thing in my mind where if we just flood the body with oxygen, we’ll be able to kill the cancer and we can prevent cancer but apparently the CO2 is another key factor that we cannot ignore like even in a thunderstorm you can probably breathe better, and if you ever wanted to know why, well, apparently there’s a lot more CO2 in the air after a thunderstorm than there is when there’s not a thunderstorm going on.
Also you’ll actually get more oxygen into your tissues if you breathe through your nose not your mouth when you’re sleeping as well as when you exercise. There’s another interesting natural bath like the springs if you go to the hot springs, and at first we might think there’s a lot of minerals involved that are helping us but guess what there’s a significant amount of CO2 in hot springs which could be the reason why you feel better and you’re more relaxed now they’re even using CO2 in various creams for hydration to your skin and better circulation and blood flow which is another interesting piece of this puzzle.
The last point about the CO2 is that CO2 apparently is a potent anti-inflammatory so I just wanted to increase your awareness on the CO2 this carbon dioxide thing as well as carbonated water and this could be the reason which I think it is of why you may feel better if you consume more carbonated water, and what I have is I have a little carbonated machine that makes my water carbonated so I take my spring water and I carbonate it and that’s what I drink.
03_ Learn More About The Water You Drink!
Since we’re on the topic of water, if you haven’t read my other article on “The Water You Drink”, I think you should read it as it contains definitely more important information to be known about water. Check it out!