The primary component of baking soda that makes it an effective remedy for acid reflux is sodium bicarbonate. This is a highly alkaline compound, which counteracts the excess acid that may be present in your stomach, effectively neutralizing the burning sensation and settling the stomach. Baking soda can be mixed with a glass of water and drunk directly before or after a meal for prevention, or as a remedy when the symptoms of acid reflux begin. The taste of baking soda is somewhat unpleasant, so it is recommended that you drink it quickly.
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