The importance of pH
It is essential to keep a balanced pH in your body wich is directly correlated with electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals (sodium, potasium, chloride, calcium, phospate & lithium) which are capable of conducting electricity and are involved in every bio-chemical process in our bodies.
Over acidification in our diet produces a depletion of minerals which are essential to buffer acids in our body. If the body becomes de-mineralized its capacity of conducting bio-chemical processes becomes compromised and we cannot be healthy.
What is the normal pH of blood, urine & saliva?
- Arterial Blood: 7.4
- Venuos Blood: 7.35
- Interstitial fluid: 7.35
- Intracellular fluid: 6.0-7.4
- Urine: 4.5-8.0
Testing your pH:
In order to test your pH use a pH paper. You want to test the mid-stream of your first morning urine.
The optimal range is between 6.4~7.2. If you are acidic (lower that 6.4), take the recommended supplements (below) and continue to test your pH daily until back in balance.
We recommend to not start any cleanse until your pH is between 6.4-7.2 to minimize cleansing reactions. When we're cleansing there is an unusual amount of toxicity been dumped into the blood stream and detox organs (kidney, liver and large intestine) which can, in turn, make our body very acidic and give detox symptoms.
Improving your pH:
If your pH is below 6.4 here is what you can add to your diet: