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Table 2 Carbondioxide, standardized bicarbonate and base excess in blood.

From: Effect of a supplement rich in alkaline minerals on acid-base balance in humans

Study Visit Time pCO2 (mmHg) Bicarbonate (mmol/l) Base Excess (mmol/l)
I 8:00 38,37 ± 0,81 23,63 ± 0,29 -0,95 ± 0,29
  9:00 38,48 ± 0.77 23,77 ± 0,29 -0,93 ± 0,28
  10:00 38,36 ± 0,78 23,69 ± 0,28 -0,96 ± 0,28
  11:00 38,52 ± 0,81 23,81 ± 0,31 -0,92 ± 0,27
II 8:00 38,36 ± 0,8 23,58 ± 0,31 -0,99 ± 0,23
  9:00 39,75 ± 0,75* 24,74 ± 0,29** 0,14 ± 0,22**
  10:00 39,45 ± 0,68* 24,58 ± 0,26** 0,1 ± 0,24**
  11:00 39,73 ± 0,66* 24,52 ± 0,26** -0,2 ± 0,23**
III 8:00 36,96 ± 0,63 23,21 ± 0,29 -1,02 ± 0,28
  9:00 38,34 ± 0,65 24,39 ± 0,28 0,11 ± 0,28
  10:00 39,84 ± 0,77* 24,62 ± 0,30 0,28 ± 0,26
  11:00 39,22 ± 0,61** 24,53 ± 0,31 0,14 ± 0,27
  1. Study Visit I: Without MMS; Study Visit II: MMS at 8:00 in the morning without prior 1 week supplement intake twice daily; Study Visit III: MMS at 8:00 with prior 1 week chronic supplement intake twice daily. Values are mean values ± SEM. * = p < .05; ** = p < .01 compared to baseline value.