The researchers found that the pancreas and liver extract bicarbonate ions mostly from the blood.
Duodenal acidity primarily depends on a lesser amount of bicarbonate in the pancreatic juice and bile.
There is also a direct connection between the bicarbonate concentration and pancreatic juice flow and the elimination of enzymes.
McClave believed that while healthy people have a high bicarbonate concentration in the duodenum, patients with chronic pancreatitis have low bicarbonate concentrations.
The importance of plasma bicarbonate is also illustrated by in vivo experiments in which pancreatic secretion was studied under conditions of metabolic acidosis.
further demonstrate that the failure of pancreatic ductal bicarbonate secretion (i.
1999) Sodium bicarbonate can be used as an ergogenic aid in high intensity, competitive cycle ergometry of 1h duration.
1986) The effects of sodium bicarbonate and sodium citrate ingestion on anaerobic power during intermittent exercise.
2004) Effects of ingestion of bicarbonate, citrate, lactate and chloride on sprint running.
Effect of ingested sodium bicarbonate on muscle force, fatigue, and recovery.
Studies with bicarbonate loading have employed various exercise protocols, different doses and times of ingestion.
Since no data is available on the effects of bicarbonate ingestion in youth athletes, we decided to investigate whether the ingestion of sodium bicarbonate brought beneficial effects on buffering capacity and swim performance in youth swimmers.