An overacidified body is unhealthy and makes you sick in the long run. You hear that again and again. Alkaline baths are often recommended, and that's exactly what I tried. I noticed quite quickly that the effect of the baths was all the more intense, the more the body was overacidified. The reaction was so strong and the detoxification reactions so intense that I was only able to take one bath per week at the beginning. This allowed my body to adjust step by step and after a few weeks I was able to change the rhythm.
So from now on I took a bath every third day. Surely I could have increased the number of baths per week even more, but such a bath takes the body quite a bit. Already after the first baths I noticed that there was an influence on my psyche. My fears became less and that already after the very first bath. After less than a month I was able to drive a car or go shopping without any fears.
All things that were completely impossible for me before. So many things I've tried against that, but the alkaline baths have helped me the most with all my anxiety. If people had asked me before if a few baths would help with deep-seated anxiety, I probably would have flown them the bird. I was all the more thrilled with the effect. You probably have a hard time imagining what a relief it has been in my whole day-to-day life. In retrospect, I'm annoyed that I didn't start the baths much earlier, but better late than never, as they say.
This is my personal recommendation for alkaline baths against depression
It is very important that you follow the instructions on the packaging. There are certain warnings and safety instructions that you should read carefully. If you have a cardiovascular disease, then you should definitely talk to your doctor and clarify this before the first use.
Increase the baths slowly. Run a warm bath and add three heaped tablespoons of the alkaline bath. Then lie down in it for a few minutes and see how you feel. If you don't feel well, then it's best to get out of the bath again. Actually, an ideal alkaline bath should last between 30 and 45 minutes. This is because your body needs some time to eliminate the acid from the skin pores. But it doesn't have to take that long at the beginning, if you notice a strong reaction. This usually occurs when the body is very strongly overacidified.
The reactions can then last for a few days. Certainly not nice, but you just have to go through it. You can prevent these strong phenomena by starting very slowly with the baths.
If there is a very strong overacidification, then it can also be that you notice the change based on the PH value up to 10 baths later. However, you can see the succession of measurements if you create a daily profile. But I can tell you one thing: you will feel the result before it is displayed to you.
Alkaline baths and deacidification for depression: my conclusion
I have really tried a lot of things, but the alkaline baths were without a doubt one of the best and most effective ways to combat my depression. They have made my everyday life much easier and that just makes me grateful and happy. If you read my tips and advice carefully, I'm sure you too can benefit from the baths. Do me a favor though and check with your doctor if you have heart or circulatory disease!
Unfortunately, there are hardly any studies so far that establish a connection between the content of the alkaline baths, namely sodium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate, and the effect on depression. So far, the effect has been studied in Japanese calves, but of course these results cannot be transferred to the human organism. However, we can say that there are many indications that salt has antidepressant properties. This may have part of the explanation for the good effect of the baths, because for the most part they consist of sea salt. Additionally, researchers have found evidence that people near the salty sea suffer significantly less from depression. The Salt Institute itself recently published that salt can reduce depression and stress. However, this only applies to natural sea salt.
The National Health Service in England has looked at various studies on salt and concluded that salt does not have an antidepressant effect, as had been assumed. Nevertheless, numerous rehabilitation facilities around the world advertise bathing cures.
Depression is something very individual, so of course I can't promise you how such a bath will affect you. But it's worth a try, isn't it? Write me your experiences in the comments!