Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "There are several formulations that you can consider if you want to alkalize. Each will have advantages and disadvantages.
1. ACID DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS AND EXTREME ACIDITY FORMULA
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 glass of water taken after every meal. I am assuming you take three meals a day. So this would mean you take it twice a day. This will help the digestion and stop the constipation.
2. ALKALIZING THE BLOOD FORMULA
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda added to only 1/2 glass of water. This is taken once in the morning and once before bedtime.
3. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA FORMULA
Two tablespoon of ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Take this two to three times a day on an empty stomach. It is supposed to give you more energy. The pH of this formula is about 7.
4. LEMON BICARBONATE FORMULA
This simple formula will normalized many biological parameters, pH, ORP, phosphates, bicarbonates and antioxidants of vitamin C. A potential miracle water. One whole lemon freshly squeezed. Keep adding baking soda slowly bit by bit until the fizz stops. Then you will add water to one half glass. This is often taken twice a day. To be taken once in the morning and once before bedtime on an empty stomach.
5. LIME BICARBONATE FORMULA
Same as above, but I use lime instead. The lime formula is the one I actually used in Bangkok and all measurements that normalized many biological parameters were based on lime formula. The reason is simple: lemon is non-existent in Bangkok. We use only lime. One whole lime freshly squeezed. Keep adding baking soda slowly bit by bit until the fizz stops. Then you will add water to one half glass. This is often taken either twice a day on an empty stomach, once in the morning and once before bedtime.
Note: Basically, lemon/lime juice idea is also good for people who fear some sodium retention issues. Since the lemon is already high on potassium, adding the sodium to neutralize the acid along the way will also create a sodium potassium balance.
6. FOR PEOPLE WITH SODIUM ISSUES
a) 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda 1/16 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid. Add water to 1/2 glass of water. Take this twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening on an empty stomach. This is done to avoid diarrhea problems, if taken along with food.
b) One whole freshly squeezed lemon (or lime) and keep adding the bicarbonate until the fizz stops. The bicarbonate is made of 50/50, sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. Sorry, sodium must always be there to achieve somewhat of a sodium/potassium balance. Take this twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening on an empty stomach. This is done to avoid diarrhea problems, if taken along with food.
To make these alkalizing formulas work, it is necessary that you drink plenty of water while you are eating any food. The water you drink will allow the food to be properly pH neutralized so that there is no "pockets" of acid that exists. Chewing and eating slowly is another thing that helps.
To allow the foods to be properly digested without unnecessary acid/base interaction in foods. Make sure you eat just one kind of food category for one meal, and another kind of food a category for another meals. It tends to bring homogeneity and less upset for the stomach. So do not eat many kinds of food in one meal.
If you want just protein, then protein for morning meal. And maybe starch for lunch meal, then finally a vegetarian meal in the evening.
Make sure the last meal of the day is a light meal so the body doesn't need to do extra homework while it is resting during the night!
And to repeat again: drink plenty of water while you are eating. Do not try to conserve water to sacrifice pH imbalances. Water is a natural neutralizer. Ted"
A formula or any formulas can be stopped and started at any time. Often the best times to start can be in the morning, early afternoon, or late evening. However, the best times seems to be in the afternoon or evening because that is the time that the body's pH has the most problem. Morning is really never much a problem bcecause the body had enough rest.
But when people do get sick, certain problems of very specific nutrition had to be addressed first depending on the condition.
If the body's pH buffer is quite serious, such as an acid tongue, then it is very likely baking soda alone would do. In some cases of acid reflux, of course ACV and baking soda would work.
If you are having trouble getting your pH to normal despite efforts to take plenty of bicarbonates, then a lime baking soda formula would do best. But there are also a hidden problem of your diets, often it is the bread, vitamin B6 (usually in HCl form, instead of the correct pyridoxine 5 phosphate form, too much table salt instead of sea salt (too much halogens and not enough minerals on the left handed side of the periodic tables!), or drinking excess coke, and coffee.
One case had a love of pizzas and burgers which after I asked him to discontinue, his pH went to normal within one day, but he too had to take the bicarbonate still, from some of the meats he eat. This is unusually fast since he had trouble normalizing the pH for over a month, despite taking baking soda.
If your body is of low energy level, then an ACV and bicarbonate would do. In fact this issue becomes quite common in U.S. on low energy level, which is why ACV remains most popular so far. The problems often occurs when ACV is alone. The correct way of taking it is to use ACV and plenty of baking soda.