Yes, but be careful (as usual. . . sigh). There are also drawbacks. For example, regular original alka seltzer is high in sodium, and lacks any potassium to offset it. So, if you have blood pressure issues or any kind of issues involving having too much sodium in your system, take note. Also, regular alka seltzer contains aspirin, and if you have leaky gut, it can make that worse. It did to me. Now, there is another formula called Alka Seltzer Gold that does add in potassium, and I "think" it does not contain aspirin, BUT they had the brilliant idea to add a sweetener (huh???) called maltitol, which some think is ok for candida, but others do not, and I personally have issues with maltitol sometimes. So, what I did was, I looked at the forumula of alka seltzer. It is bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and citric acid
, and then whatever crap they decide to add (like the maltitol and aspirin). I went and bought NATURAL baking soda (Bob's Red Mill Brand) as commercial baking soda has aluminum and we don't want that, and bought a tub of NOW brand citric acid
at Amazon.com, and make my own. I put in a teaspoon of the baking soda and 1/2 teaspooon of the citric acid into 8 oz
of water. Sip slowly over 1/2 hour for maximum benefits. For the potassium to offset the sodium, I just take a potassium supplement. This saved me from having to stop working due to toxicity, back when I was really sick.