The body is largely made up of water, a medium which is
biologically useful in allowing nutrients, oxygen and biochemicals
to be transported from place to place. This water-based medium can
have either acid or alkaline properties which are measured by a
graduated scale called pH (for "potential hydrogen"), wherein 1.0
to 6.9 is considered acidic, 7.0 is neutral, and 7.1 to 14.0 is
alkaline. The lower the pH number, the greater the acidity, and
the higher the pH number, the greater the alkalinity.
Should I Be Concerned About My pH Levels?
Since most of the body is water-based (making up 50-60% of our
total body weight), the pH level has
profound effects on all body chemistry, health and disease. An
imbalanced pH describes the pH level of the body when it becomes
too acidic or too alkaline for long periods of time. Extended pH
imbalances of any kind are not well tolerated by the body. Indeed,
the management of "pH" is so important that the body has developed
strict accounting procedures to monitor acid-alkaline balances in
every cell. Fundamentally, all regulatory mechanisms (including
breathing, circulation, digestion, hormonal production, etc.)
serve the purpose of balancing pH, by removing caustic metabolized
acid residues from body tissues without damaging living cells. If
the pH deviates too far to the acid side or too far to the
alkaline side, cells become poisoned by their own toxic waste and
Imbalanced Body pH Really That Dangerous?
Yes, indeed it is! Nothing does well in an overly acidic or
alkaline pH medium, least of all the human body! Just as acid rain
can destroy a forest and alkaline wastes can pollute a lake, an
imbalanced pH continuously corrodes all body tissue, slowly eating
into the 60,000 miles of our veins and arteries like corrosives
eating into marble. If left unchecked, an imbalanced pH will
interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating
of your heart to the neural firing of your brain... An imbalanced
pH interferes with all life itself!
Imbalanced pH Cause Serious Problems?
Yes, especially as a person grows older! Although it may
generally go unnoticed and undetected for years, an imbalanced pH
(either consistently too acid or alkaline) leads to the
progression of most, if not all, degenerative diseases including
Cardiovascular Disease (the #1 killer in the U.S.), Cancer (the #2
Killer in the U.S.), and Diabetes, as well as the never ending
frustration of excessive systemic weight gain. The U.S. National
Center for Health Statistics estimates that if Cardiovascular
Disease alone could be eliminated, it would add an average of 9.78
years to our life span! That's almost 10 years of additional life
Causes pH to Become Imbalanced?
Most diets cause an unhealthy Acid pH. In fact, diet appears
to be the major influence in maintaining appropriate pH levels
throughout the body. Research demonstrates that when food is
metabolized and broken down, it leaves certain chemical and
metallic residues, a noncombustible "ash" which, when combined
with our body fluids, yields either acid or alkali potentials of
pH. Certain foods are "acid-forming" in nature, whereas others are
known to be "alkali-forming."
How Can I
Find Out My Body pH?
By testing your pH with Växa's Medical pH-Test Strips, you can determine quickly and
easily, in the privacy of your own home, what your pH is. Växa
Medical pH-Test Strips determine your urinary pH, which is
generally a good indicator of how acid or alkaline your total body
pH is. When urinary pH is continuously between 6.5 in the A.M. and
7.5 by evening, you're functioning in a healthy range; When
continuously above this range you're too alkaline, and when
continuously below it, you're too acid.
How Do I
Rebalance My pH?
Watching your diet can help. If you're too acid, increase the
number of fruits and vegetables you eat. If you're too alkaline,
increase the amounts of acid-forming foods consumed. But an easier
way is to take Växa's Buffer-pH+ daily to help balance your system
while continuing to enjoy the foods you prefer!