The pH of a liquid determines its acidity. By measuring how many protons, or hydrogen atoms, a chemical releases into a solution, you can determine how acidic the solution is. Acidity is measured on a pH scale, ranging from 0-highly acidic-to 14-highly alkaline or basic.
Pure water is neutral, with a pH of 7.
Organisms such as yeast require a specific pH range for optimal growth. If the pH balance of a part of your body is upset, you may be prone to a yeast infection.
Candida is the fungus responsible for yeast infections. A yeast infection may occur not only on your genitals but also in your mouth, on your throat, on your skin or throughout your body as a whole. Infection in the vagina or on the vulva is the most common, with 75 percent of women experiencing at least one occurrence.
Candida grows in and on your body, but the presence of beneficial bacteria keeps the fungal growth in check. When the fungus overgrows, due to factors including a change in pH or antibiotic treatment that kills off your beneficial bacteria, you may suffer a yeast infection.
Your body maintains an overall blood pH between 7.35 and 7.45. This pH is critical for optimal health and remains constant, with your body making physiological adjustments as needed to keep your blood pH within this range.
If your body is unable to maintain its correct blood pH, such as with kidney failure, serious health consequences may result. Certain parts of your body, however, may be sensitive to external factors that affect pH.
Yeast and pH
Candida prefers to grow in a neutral or slightly acidic environment.
Keep the PH balance of your body as close to normal as possible, by eliminating foods which can cause acidity in the body. Download the free Acid/Alkaline book and learn which foods cause acidity and which foods help to alkalinise your body. By taking a supplement such as the Manna PH balance, it can help to excrete excess uric acid to prevent the acidosis.
If you have Candida, we recommend following a strict no-carb diet (cutting out all starches and sugars and alcohol) and taking the Manna Candida Support to help kill the Candida fungus in the body.