|pH State - Acid or Alkali|
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It is important to know that true health lives in an alkaline state.
What is pH?
pH (potential of Hydorgen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale
of 0-14. The lower the pH the more acidic the solution and the higher the more alkaline (or base). When a solution is neither acidic nor
alkaline, it has a pH 7 which is neutral
Water is the most abundant compound in the human body comprising of 70% of the body. The body has an acid-alkaline (or acid-base) ratio called
the pH which a balance between positively charged ions (acid-forming) and negatively charged ions (alkaline-forming). The body continually
strives to maintain a balanced pH. When the balance is compromised health issues arise.
It is also important to understand that we are not talking about stomach acid or the pH of the stomach which is always acidic since it uses
acid for proper digestion. Food in the stomach is acidic while food in the intestines is alkaline. We are talking about the pH of the body's
fluids and tissues which are entirely different matters. The human body has adapted to two types of digestion:
- alkaline for starches
- acid for proteins
pH Balance for Good Health
The body is able to assimilate minerals and nutrients properly only when its pH is balanced. It is therefore possible for a person to be
consuming nutrients and yet unable to absorb or use them. If you are not achieving expected results from a nutritional (including herbal)
program, it is possible that there is acid alkaline imbalance. No nutritional program would work if the body's pH is out of balance amongst
other issues. This acid alkaline state might in turn affect the microbiota (friendly bacteria) of the digestive system.
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It is recommended that you test at least once a week, if your pH is 6.0 or lower, until it is brought back up to at least 6.5. Thereafter,
you should check once a month to make sure your pH is alkaline
The above information is provided for general
educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace competent
health care advice received from a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
You are urged to seek healthcare advice for the treatment of any
illness or disease.
Health Canada and the FDA (USA) have not evaluated these
statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent