The research literature suggests that doses below 200 mg may cause elevations in blood bicarbonate but do not improve anaerobic performance.
48, increases resting blood bicarbonate levels to 32-36 mM and maintains anaerobic glycolysis at a rate which results in plasma post exercise lactate concentrations of 22-28 mM (Gaul et al.
Furthermore, evidence in favor of beneficial effects of sodium bicarbonate intake include, significantly elevated blood bicarbonates and higher blood pH in the postingestion state, (Figure 2, 3) as well as elevated plasma lactate concentration after exercise.
35 with acidemia being a blood bicarbonate of less than 19 mEq/dL (19 mmol/L) (Oh, 1992).
Admission temperature, serum glucose level, blood bicarbonate, and oxygen requirement were recorded.