Time course of blood bicarbonate and pH three hours after sodium bicarbonate ingestion

Michael J. Price, Malkit Singh

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    This study examined the increase in blood pH and bicarbonate concentration after ingestion of a standard sodium bicarbonate solution. Peak blood pH and bicarbonate concentration occurred between 60 and 90 minutes. Values decreased over the remainder of the ingestion period although still elevated above preingestion levels.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)240-242
    Number of pages3
    JournalInternational Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008



    • Ingestion time
    • Optimization
    • Sodium bicarbonate

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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