Water into soda: Best Carbonated Sparkling Water Makers

The 7 Best Soda Makers of 2023, Tested & Reviewed


Donna Currie

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Donna Currie is a food writer and blogger specializing in recipes and kitchen gadgets. She covers kitchen tools and gadgets for The Spruce Eats and is the author of Make Ahead Bread.

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Being able to make seltzers and soft drinks at home saves you a lot of money in the long run, puts you in control of the ingredients, and is an eco-friendly choice that eliminates bottle and can waste. Soda makers create soft drinks in seconds by injecting carbon dioxide from a replaceable cartridge into plain water, and some can even be used to add fizz to other beverages, like fresh juices and teas.

To help you sift through all the options out there, we tested and rated different soda makers on the following attributes: ease of use, carbonation performance, and ease of cleaning. For machines that carbonate more than water, we made effervescent apple juice, natural wine, and even cocktail syrup. Lots of bubbly drinks were made, but not every maker passed our standards.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall:

Drinkmate Sparkling Water and Soda Maker at Amazon

Runner-Up, Best Overall:

SodaStream Fizzi One Touch at Amazon

Best Splurge:

Aarke Carbonator III Sparkling & Seltzer Water Maker at Amazon

Best Traditional Siphon:

iSi Soda Siphon at Amazon

Best Design:

MySoda Woody Sparkling Water Maker at Finnishdesignshop.com

Best Ease of Use:

SodaStream Art Sparkling Water Maker at Amazon

Best Single-Serve:

Carbon8 One Touch Sparkling Water Maker and Dispenser at Walmart

In This Article

  • Our Picks

  • How We Tested

  • Other Options We Tested

  • What to Look For

  • FAQs

  • Why Trust The Spruce Eats?


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Our Ratings

What We Like

  • Carbonates any beverage beautifully

  • Sleek design 

  • Compatible with any brand’s carbonation cartridges

  • No batteries or electricity needed

What We Don’t Like

The DrinkMate Home Carbonation System Is Versatile and Affordable

One of the biggest draws of this soda maker is that it can be used to carbonate any liquid. You can make fizzy orange juice in the morning, sparkling tea in the afternoon, and carbonated cocktails for happy hour. (Most carbonators are designed to only work with water.) The sparkling wine we made came out beautifully carbonated, like Prosecco, and the carbonation lasted even after it had been sitting out for a while. The carbonation distributed evenly for all beverages, too, with tiny bubbles and a great mouthfeel. It performed well across all the tests we put it through.

We liked this machine’s small countertop footprint, which makes it a great option for small spaces, and that it doesn’t require electricity (or batteries for that matter). The included bottle has a clearly marked fill line, plus low and high bubble levels that let you easily eyeball if you need more or less carbonation. The manual lists how many seconds you’ll need to carbonate different drinks.

The Drinkmate can accept standard 60-liter carbonation cylinders from any brand. To help keep things cost-effective, the manufacturer has a trade-in program with which you’ll score discounted CO2 cylinders when you send back your empties.

Price at time of publish: $120

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Power Source: Manual | Bottle Material: BPA-free plastic | Bottle Capacity: 1 liter | Carbonator Included: No | Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 16 inches | Weight: 4.55 pounds


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What We Like

  • Easy to clean

  • Very even carbonation

  • Three carbonation levels

  • Includes full-size CO2 cartridge

What We Don’t Like

SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Maker Review

This machine is incredibly easy to use; you can select from three levels of carbonation, and the machine will automatically add just the right amount of bubbles to your water. Although its electrical needs are small, you will need access to an electrical outlet to use this soda maker. A full CO2 canister comes with it, which makes up to 60 liters, so you won’t need to buy anything extra to get started.

During testing, we found that the small, tingly, effervescent bubbles distributed well and made the water deliciously drinkable—the carbonation even lasted longer than many other soda makers. We especially loved the way it drew out the flavor of a bubbly chardonnay. The automation made the machine very consistent, unlike manual carbonators. It was also very easy to clean. The design is straightforward and sturdy.

Carbonating anything besides water will void the warranty, but you can add flavor drops or homemade flavored syrups after you’ve added carbonation. We used it to carbonate wine anyway and found that the carbonation brought out the flavor nuances. Try at your own risk?

Price at time of publish: $130

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Power Source: Electric | Bottle Material: BPA-free plastic | Bottle Capacity: 1 liter and 0. 5 liter | Carbonator Included: Yes | Dimensions: 5.63 x 8.0 x 16.8 inches | Weight: 7.49 pounds


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What We Like

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Aarke Carbonator II Review

This beautifully designed stainless steel carbonator’s previous model (the Aarke Carbonator II, detailed in our full review, above) looks gorgeous on the countertop. Don’t let the luxe design intimidate you, though—it is very simple to use. We tested the current model (pictured below) and were pleased with how ergonomic the lever was, which can be good for users with mobility limitations. We also found that the carbonation was strong and lasted a long time, and we appreciated that the lever releases excess carbonation to avoid messes. There was even a mix of large and small bubbles, which we really enjoyed.

This soda maker includes one carbonating bottle with a sturdy stainless steel cap and is compatible with standard 60-liter carbonation canisters that are widely available in stores and online. It’s cordless and doesn’t take up much space, which makes it easy to fit anywhere in your kitchen. Just be aware this model does not include a canister, so you’ll need to pick one up separately to get started.

This machine is pricey, but if you’re in the market for a sleek and high-end option that will look elegant in your kitchen, it’s a great choice.

Price at time of publish: $230

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Power Source: Manual | Bottle Material: BPA-free plastic | Bottle Capacity: 800 milliliters | Carbonator Included: No | Dimensions: 6 x 10.2 x 16.3 inches | Weight: 3.2 pounds


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What We Like

What We Don’t Like

iSi Stainless Steel 1-Quart Soda Siphon Review

If you’re looking for a soda maker that can be stashed on your bar cart, a traditional soda siphon is your best choice. Used by professional bartenders, a siphon’s canister carbonates the water and shoots it into your glass, which feels and looks impressive when making fancy cocktails.

We have to admit, this carbonator is tricky to put together and takes quite a few tedious steps to use, but we found the end carbonation level was strong and lasted a long time, so the initial struggle was worth it. The results were also crisp but smooth, with no burn, which is definitely a plus.

The bottle can hold 1 quart of water, and a measuring tube helps you add just the right amount of liquid so you don’t overfill it. There’s also a pressure control valve that prevents over-pressurizing the unit. This uses small CO2 chargers, but they’re one-time-use only, so you’ll need to keep plenty on hand.

Price at time of publish: $86

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Power Source: Manual | Bottle Material: Stainless steel | Bottle Capacity: 1 quart | Carbonator Included: No | Dimensions: 3. 5 x 3.5 x 12.25 inches | Weight: 1.68 pounds

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Our Ratings

What We Like

  • Made from sustainable materials

  • Easy to set up and use

  • Consistently great carbonation performance

What We Don’t Like

We loved this machine’s design, which is similar to the Drinkmate. It comes from a sustainability focused company in Finland, which means higher shipping prices, but the price is still comparable to SodaStream even with the international shipping cost. We love that this model is made of a sustainable material called biocomposite and doesn’t require electricity, which makes it the most eco-friendly option on our list.

We found this carbonator to be very easy to set up, use and clean, even though it isn’t dishwasher-safe. It only carbonates water, though, unlike the Drinkmate. We loved the carbonation each time and found it to be really consistent. The end result was so refreshing—crispy and really drinkable with small bubbles.

This machine does not come with a CO2 cylinder, but it is compatible with all standard cylinder brands. The Mysoda even comes in several different colors to match your kitchen.

Price at time of publish: $70

Power Source: None | Bottle Material: Plastic | Bottle Capacity: 1 liter | Carbonator Included: No | Dimensions: 9.6 x 5.1 x 16.1 inches | Weight: 4.9 pounds


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SodaStream Art Review

SodaStream’s Art Sparkling Water Maker is both sleek and simple: a winning combination. Setup is easy as can be, thanks to the SodaStream’s quick connect system. Snap the bottle in place and you’re ready to go. Just be sure you’re purchasing the correct bottle and cylinder types, since the machine only uses that quick connect system. The design marries retro vibes with modern convenience in a tall soda maker that won’t dominate your counter space.

Another must-have quality? Versatility. The SodaStream Art offers total control over the fizziness levels of the drink, creating long-lasting bubbles that can withstand a few days in the fridge. The more you crank the lever, the more bubbly the results will be.

Though the machine only carbonates water, SodaStream offers a host of flavors that you can add to the sparkling water after it’s carbonated. There are classic soda flavors, such as root beer or cola, fruity options, including pineapple and lemon, and even kombucha concentrate. We enjoyed trying a suite of flavors and even mixed and matched some to create fun combinations.

We also found that the SodaStream Art was easy to clean since it had few moving parts and only carbonates water. A simple wipe-down of the exterior and the carbonation needle is all you need to do to keep things nice and tidy.

Price at time of publish: $150

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Power Source: Manual | Bottle Material: Plastic | Bottle Capacity: 1 liter | Carbonator Included: Yes | Dimensions: 9.64 x 6.81 x 16.93 inches | Weight: 3.8 pounds

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What We Like

What We Don’t Like

My Fizzy Water Always Went Flat—This Soda Maker Changed All That

The Carbon8 One Touch Sparkling Water Maker and Dispenser is dedicated to water (as its name implies) and isn’t meant to carbonate other liquids such as wine or juice. Don’t let that deter you: You can use the sparkling water to make your own cocktails or sodas after you dispense it. We were impressed with the water’s fizziness and long-lasting bubbles. The unit is tall and sleek but does require a nearby outlet for power.

Unlike most other models on this list, the Carbon8 does not come with a bottle. Instead, the carbonator has a water tank that carbonates water as it dispenses into the container of your choice. It’s a single-serve, at-the-ready machine that’s ideal for single people or families who all want a different flavor of drink. No need to carbonate and flavor an entire bottle that will go to waste if you only want a few sips. As far as carbonating tanks go, this model uses the same standard ones that are used by other brands.

Price at time of publish: $300

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Power Source: Plug-in | Reservoir Material: Plastic | Reservoir Capacity: 68 ounces | Carbonator Included: No | Dimensions: 13.1 x 5.6 x 16.7 | Weight: 9.9 pounds

Final Verdict

Our top pick is the sleek Drinkmate Beverage Carbonation Maker because it can carbonate any liquid and doesn’t require any electricity or batteries. It’s also consistent, affordable, and compatible with other brands’ CO2 cartridges. If you want to be able to control the level of precise carbonation through automation, the SodaStream Fizzi One Touch (our second-favorite option) is a great product.

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How We Tested

We tested 11 soda makers side-by-side to see how well they carbonated water. For the machines that could carbonate liquids other than water, we tested them on apple juice, natural wine, and cocktail syrup, as well. If a machine had multiple settings, we used all settings, and if a machine only had one setting, we made three different bottles to assess consistency. We used the same water source for each test and made sure the water temperature was consistent. We gathered data on the machines’ ease of use, carbonation performance, and ease of cleaning.

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Other Options We Tested

  • Twenty39 Qarbo – Sparkling Water Maker: We loved the ease of assembly and ease of use on this machine, but the carbonation performance was mediocre and many of the beverages we made lost their fizz quickly. The wine we carbonated tasted like wine after the ice has melted, and the bottle was so tall that it was difficult to store in the fridge.
  • Soda Stream Aqua Fizz: This machine is quite loud and screechy, and we found that the carbonation was highly inconsistent, underwhelming, and not at all long-lasting. It was hard to know how much to push down the lever to get enough carbonation yet also avoid spills. We also felt that the glass was poorly designed and bulky, albeit sturdy.
  • Sparkel Beverage System: This machine uses citric acid and baking soda to produce carbon dioxide in lieu of gas canisters, which we found innovative despite the extra step of having to add the citric acid packet. However, it was leaky and far less easy to use than other options; it required a great deal of effort and wasted water for carbonation that didn’t last long.

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What to Look for in a Soda Maker


Many soda makers, including the popular SodaStream models, are designed for carbonating only water. Flavor in the form of fresh fruit, herbs, or flavoring drops can be added to the water after the carbonation process.

Other soda makers can be used to carbonate any liquid you like, including juice, tea, cocktails, and wine. You can also use these machines to add bubbles back to drinks that have gone flat.

If you just want carbonated water, you probably don’t need a model that’s able to carbonate your iced tea. If you entertain or like trying new recipes, the added versatility may be worth it.

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Carbonation Style

Most soda makers on the market use a carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinder to carbonate your beverages. Before buying, check to see if your model includes a CO2 cylinder to get started. Not all do, so you may need to purchase one separately.

Alternatively, you may find soda makers bundled into starter kits that include a couple CO2 cylinders and/or additional bottles. If you plan to carbonate a lot of liquids or have a large household where everyone enjoys fizzy drinks, a bundled starter kit might make sense.

Bottle Material

Most soda maker water bottles or carafes are made from plastic. If you’d like to avoid plastic, look for a soda maker that comes with a glass bottle. Just be aware that models with glass bottles tend to cost more than their plastic counterparts. Most manufacturers offer additional bottles, whether plastic or glass, so you can make sure you always have a clean bottle ready to go.


Countertop units are usually able to accommodate larger CO2 tanks—so you won’t need to replace them as often—while smaller models, like a classic soda siphon, are perfectly sized for stashing on a small bar cart, tucking into a picnic basket, or taking to a party.

Power Source

You’ll find both electric and manual countertop soda makers. Manual models are more portable and can be used anywhere without needing access to an electrical outlet.

The electric models on this list have settings for various fizz levels and a carbonation process that’s hands-free, while manual models require you to push a lever to achieve your preferred amount of carbonation.

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How long does a CO2 cylinder last?

The exact length of time a cylinder will last depends on how often you use it. Most of the soda makers on this list work with a 60-liter CO2 cylinder, which has enough gas to carbonate 60 liters. If you carbonate a liter of water each day, your cylinder should last about two months.

How do you know when your cylinder is out of gas?

You’ll know it’s time to replace your CO2 cylinder when you notice the gas going into your water sputters or seems to be less powerful than usual. If the carbonation button(s) on your soda maker don’t work, seem less forceful, or make an unusual noise, it’s probably because the cylinder is running low.

What do you do with empty CO2 cylinders?

Cylinders should not be thrown away and are not accepted by residential recycling programs.

Most soda maker companies offer a cylinder exchange program. Cylinders can be returned to some retailers who sell soda makers for recycling or mailed back directly to the company.

SodaStream offers discounted refill cylinders as part of their mail-in exchange program. Drinkmate offers cash rebates for cylinders returned to them that can be used to purchase more cylinders. The details for these exchange programs can be found on the companies’ websites.

Can you recarbonate flat drinks with a soda maker?

Yes, if your soda maker is designed to carbonate liquids other than water, it can also be used to add bubbles back into flat soda or beer. Not all soda makers are designed to carbonate beverages other than water, though, so be sure to check your product manual first.

SodaStream soda makers, in particular, are not designed to be used to carbonate any liquid other than water; any flavors should be added after the water is fizzy. However, if you browse the internet, you’ll notice customers have experimented with carbonating other liquids (like The Spruce Eats tried out in the video below) with mixed success (it can get very messy!). Just note that the money-back guarantee and warranty will be invalid if you do choose to carbonate anything other than water.

The SodaStream Fizzi One Touch

Why Trust The Spruce Eats?

Donna Currie is a cookbook author, writer, and product tester for The Spruce Eats. In addition to reviewing more than 90 products for the brand, Donna has also written numerous roundups on all manner of small appliances, including the best blenders, snow cone makers, and pasta makers.

This roundup was updated by Katya Weiss-Andersson, a writer and editor with almost a decade of experience as a professional chef, and Allison Wignall, who may or may not be slightly obsessed with flavored sparkling water. She primarily writes about kitchen products and food gifts, and her work has been featured in publications including Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and Southern Living.

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Best Soda Water Maker for 2023

One thing is certain: Whether you’re a hardcore La Croix fan or more of a Liquid Death drinker, sparkling water has never been more popular than it is right now. According to Grand View Research, it’s estimated that the soda water market was worth around $30 billion in 2020, and it’s only continuing to grow. But all those cans and bottles can add up and put a dent in your budget. If you’re looking to save some cash but don’t want to give up your seltzer addiction, a great option is to look at soda machines to make your favorite drinks at home. We’ve tested the best sparkling water makers from popular brands to bring you the top available options. 

SodaStream is the best-known brand in the category, but there are several other great sparkling water makers to choose from. To find the best sparkling water maker for 2023, I hauled in a few popular models, including three of SodaStream’s key offerings. While most are fairly simple machines that pump carbon dioxide into water, there are some distinctions between various models that might make one better for you than another.

While there are more elegant options, the SodaStream Terra is probably the best soda water maker for most people. 


Despite its many competitors, SodaStream’s $90 Terra is still the overall best soda water maker for most people. But there are others worthy of consideration including a sparkling beverage system that makes extremely precise and consistent bubbles without a CO2 canister. Another model I like, the fancied-up Aarke III Carbonator, is big on design but will cost you a pretty penny.

Here are the four best soda water makers in 2023.

How I tested soda water makers

In testing to find the best soda water makers, it mostly came down to general performance, ease of use and overall value. I made at least 10 full bottles of sparkling water using each, noting how proficiently and consistently a machine executed its most vital duty of imparting CO2 into water. I also carbonated other liquids including fruit juice and wine, but found that there was really no difference in performance based on the type of liquid being carbonated. If a machine carbonated water well, it did so across all liquids.

Some of the machines took more muscling and pumps of the lever to get CO2 emitted into the bottles. Of the manual machines, the SodaStream models were the most consistent. But with five unique settings, the Spärkel electric seltzer maker made the most precise soda water.

The stylish Aarke III carbonator comes in five finishes and has a vintage malt shop look.


I also took note of the sturdiness and build of each soda water maker. The Aarke III is by far the most stylish soda water maker and is built solidly out of stainless steel with five finishes to choose from. While aesthetics are nice, it’s also by far the priciest model with a $230 list price, which keeps it from being the best model for most people.

Other soda water makers to consider

DrinkMate OmniFizz: This $120 sparkling water maker did a fine job carbonating water, wine and juice. I don’t have much bad to say about the machine other than that the hinge at the top that connects the bottle connects to the machine seems like it could loosen or break over time.

SodaStream Fizzi One Touch: This is SodaStream’s electronic sparkling water maker and lists for $130. It also performed well and has three presets to get whatever level of carbonation you seek. This is another model I don’t have any major issues with, but I just don’t think it’s worth the extra $30 over its manual counterpart, the Terra.  

Soda Sensei: This $100 model looks nice, but it struggled a bit more than the SodaStream Terra to make consistently bubbly water.

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Doctor Juzup explained what happens to the body if you drink water with soda

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In social networks, you can often see the recommendations of “couch doctors” about how useful it is to drink water with soda. Does this drink really have miraculous properties and is it possible to prescribe it to yourself and your loved ones uncontrollably, the doctor explained.

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Proper acid-base balance (pH) in the body is important for metabolic processes to run smoothly. But stress, serious physical exertion, poor nutrition, kidney and intestinal diseases, metabolic disorders – all this leads to a deviation of pH up or down.

There is an opinion that soda helps to normalize the acid-base balance in the body. In social networks, you can see stories about how water with soda can cleanse the body, can reduce pressure in a hypertensive patient with experience, cope with excess weight and reduce the stomach.

Is it true? Let’s figure it out.

The benefits of soda

“There is an opinion that soda not only helps restore acid-base balance by reducing acidity, but also cleanses the body, prevents the retention of harmful substances, accelerates the elimination of toxins, has a positive effect on the nervous system, improves attention and memory, reduces headaches,” explains doctor Irina Yuzup. Baking soda is also an excellent antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory properties. Baking soda is known to be used as a gargle to relieve sore throats.

Normal blood pH is 7.35-7.45. Its shift towards an acidic environment leads to a decrease in immunity, a deterioration in the delivery of nutrients to cells, and a slowdown in metabolism.

If you dissolve soda in water, it will turn the aqueous medium into slightly alkaline . Such a solution can help neutralize the acidic environment in the body due to alkalization, the doctor explains.

“Professor I.P. Neumyvakin calls the intake of water with soda a universal way to treat and prevent many diseases, Irina Yuzup admits. – When taken properly, soda thins and renews the structure of the blood, helps fight kidney stones, salt deposits, and cholesterol plaques. With the normalization of the acid-base balance, the purification and renewal of blood cells occurs.

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How soda harms the body

“Take water with soda with great care,” the doctor warns. – The esophagus, which normally has an alkaline environment, is the first to suffer from the effects of soda. Often, those who take soda by mouth suffer from candidiasis, because the constant alkalization of the esophagus is a direct path to the growth of fungi . Further from the esophagus, soda enters the stomach, which has an acidic environment, which ensures the digestion of food. But with the systemic intake of soda, the absorption of nutrients worsens. Long-term use of soda also affects the intestines , which gets used to the fact that its environment is constantly influenced from the outside, and ceases to regulate it.

With excessive intake of soda, the intestinal microflora is quickly washed out.

Soda and heartburn – a side effect

“Soda is a natural antacid, when it is dissolved in water, an alkaline solution is formed that can neutralize the acid of gastric secretions. Literally extinguish stomach acid,” explains Irina Yuzup. But this does not eliminate the problem, but masks it , which can lead to even more intense production of acid, provoke an exacerbation of gastritis, reflux, or even the appearance of an ulcer.

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“Those who are addicted to water with soda may experience an accumulation of alkaline substances in the blood,” the doctor warns. – And this can lead to life-threatening conditions, for example, to the development of alkalosis . This is a violation of the acid-base balance in the body, an increase in the pH of the blood and other tissues of the body due to the accumulation of alkaline substances.

Symptoms of alkalosis

  • depression of the respiratory center;

  • increased muscle tone up to convulsions;

  • pressure reduction;

  • fainting;

  • inhibition of intestinal motility;

  • thirst and swelling;

  • palpitations;

  • dizziness and headaches.

Seek immediate medical attention if these symptoms occur.

Who shouldn’t drink soda

“Contraindications for taking soda are gastric and duodenal ulcers, diabetes, gastrointestinal and kidney diseases, pregnancy and breastfeeding,” the expert says and reminds you to control acid-base balance can be done using special pH tests (litmus papers). They determine the pH level of any liquid, including saliva or urine.

Text author: Anna Maiskaya

The benefits and harms of soda for the human body: why it is advised to drink it

As one famous artist said, a person becomes an adult when he buys not chips and cola in the store, but soda, salt and bread. But if you think about whether soda is good for you, it means that you want to stay young and healthy as long as possible. We are happy to help you in this wonderful endeavor and today we will tell you a lot of interesting things!


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Only the lazy have not heard about the benefits of baking soda for humans. It is believed that this miracle remedy can eliminate many unpleasant symptoms – not to mention the fact that soda is supposedly able to fight excess weight and a number of diseases.

Do not self-medicate! In our articles, we collect the latest scientific data and the opinions of authoritative health experts. But remember: only a doctor can diagnose and prescribe treatment.

Indeed, there are many factors that soda is useful for. However, judging by the results of many studies, it is not worth relying on it to solve serious problems. And especially – to practice treatment with soda.

The benefits of baking soda for the human body

Most modern people suffer from increased acidity of the body. In a healthy person, blood pH should be at least 7.35. When the indicator is lower, this indicates a significant violation of the acid-base balance. In medicine, this pathology is called acidosis. And according to the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, a decrease in pH to less than 6.8 leads to death. But even a slight deviation from the norm – up to 7.25 – can provoke serious health problems and cause disturbances in the work of various organs and systems.

Baking soda treatment has become very popular recently. Baking soda has been proven to help regulate pH. That is why soda is found in heartburn remedies. It perfectly neutralizes the increased acidity of the body and, when used correctly, allows you to control the acid-base balance.


Learn more about the benefits of baking soda

Regular consumption of baking soda can help you get rid of many problems. Judging by the reviews, soda will be useful if you want:

  • get rid of alcoholism, smoking, substance abuse and drug addiction – taking soda inside, you can reduce the manifestation of withdrawal symptoms
  • dissolve deposits in the skeletal system, as well as kidney stones – for this it is useful to drink tea soda with water. It is believed that a soda solution can stop the growth of new formations and improve blood circulation;
  • cure sciatica, polyarthritis, rheumatism and osteochondrosis – with the help of soda compresses;
  • get rid of gout, urolithiasis and cholelithiasis – if you take water with soda as an additional remedy, and on the recommendation of a specialist;
  • increase the ability to learn, increase attention and academic performance in children;
  • to get rid of worms, roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms and other parasites – for this they make enemas with soda;
  • relieve migraines – it is believed that coffee or soda with water can temporarily improve the condition;
  • reduce the acidity of gastric juice;
  • cure a sore throat – the benefits of rinsing with soda and salt have long been known;
  • cure cough – with dry cough it is useful to drink milk with soda;
  • get rid of excess weight – baths with soda will be useful in this, but only as an aid, coupled with diet and exercise.

The harm of soda to the body

Some claims about the benefits of soda to humans have been refuted over time. For example, the Italian doctor Tulio Simoncini stated that oncology is of a fungal nature. In his opinion, normalizing the acid-base balance by taking baking soda allows you to eliminate the fungus, and therefore get rid of cancer.

Simoncini believed that he had helped one of his cancer patients get back on his feet with the soda treatment. However, a few years ago, the medical community officially refuted the Italian’s methods and deprived him of his professional license. Since 2018, a man has been serving a sentence for the fact that patients died due to his dubious treatment.

For baking soda to be beneficial, it must be taken correctly. The general rules are as follows:

  • it is useful to drink water with soda on an empty stomach – 30 minutes before meals or 1-2 hours after;
  • 1/5 teaspoon of soda should be added to a glass of warm water or milk – over time, the dose can be increased to half a teaspoon;
  • solution is taken 2-3 times a day, not more often.

It should be understood that soda brings both benefit and harm to the body. This substance cannot be called harmless. If you take it incorrectly or too often, your well-being may worsen – especially if you already have health features.

  • it is not recommended to take soda if you have a certain number of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract – it can cause indigestion;
  • Diabetes is another clear contraindication to taking baking soda. Due to soda, insulin may not be produced correctly;
  • Do not use soda for cosmetic purposes either – for example, making scrubs and masks based on it. Baking soda destroys the skin’s protective barrier, which can cause new breakouts.

As you can see, soda can be both a useful component of your daily routine and make you feel worse. That is why it is best to practice only proven methods of soda treatment: gargles for throats, compresses and baths. Inside soda should be taken only after consulting a specialist.