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5 Things You Need to Know About Maintaining Alkalinity in the Body

March 11, 2011

1. Balancing your pH

The balance between acid and alkaline is key to maintaining a healthy inner environment. pH is the way we talk about levels of acidity and alkalinity, where a below 7 score indicates acidity and above 7 indicates alkalinity. The amount of free hydrogen determines pH. If the pH is balanced correctly, acids will be neutralized and appropriate buffers will activate to resist changes in the pH balance. These buffers are made up of bicarbonates, albumin, globulin and hemoglobin and are there to maintain balanced digestive secretions. A pH of 7.4 is ideal for optimum body function.

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