Hve, The acid stimulates a bicarbonate release to prevent the blood from coming too acidic... Where is this bicarbonate release? Is it by the pancreas to the small intestine or where?
The pancreas stores bicarbonate formed from the breakdown of sodium chloride salt. The sodium becomes sodium bicarbonate, which is stroed and released by the pancreas, and the chloride becomes stomach acid (hydrogen chloride). But this bicarbonate is used to neutralize stomach acid after digestion in the stomach. The rest of the bicarbonate is formed by the breakdown of carbonic acid in the blood forming bicarbonate and hydrogen ion.