pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14 – the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7 which is neutral.
Water is the most abundant compound in the human body, comprising 70% of the body. The body has an acid-alkaline (or acid-base) ratio called the pH which is a balance between positively charged ions (acid-forming) and negatively charged ions (alkaline-forming.)
The body continually strives to balance pH. When this balance is compromised many problems can occur.
It is important to understand that we are not talking about stomach acid or the pH of the stomach. We are talking about the pH of the body’s fluids and tissues which is an entirely different matter.
Symptoms of Acidosis
Due to fast paced daily lifestyles, eating on the run, people have to face a constantly growing endangerment: the over-acidification (Acidosis) of the body cells, which will interrupt cellular activities and functions. It is a major root of sickness and disease. Having our cells constantly exposed to an acidic environment leads to Acidosis!
Studies have shown that an acidic, anaerobic (which is also the lack of oxygen) body environment encourages the breeding of fungus, mold, bacteria, and viruses. As a result, our inner biological terrain shifts from a healthy oxygenated, alkaline environment to an unhealthy acidic one (acidic pH scale).
It is a lot of “hard work” for our body to neutralize and detoxify these acids before they can act as poisons in and around the cells, ultimately changing the environment of each cell.
When our body pH becomes more and more acidic it starts to set up defense mechanisms to keep the damaging acid from entering our vital organs. Unhealthy conditions which can be caused directly by Over-Acidification / Acidosis are:
- Joint Pain and Arthritis
- Low Energy and Chronic Fatigue
- Heart attack
- Frequent Colds, Bronchitis, Infections, Headaches
To get effective, healthy relief from high acid levels in the body, follow a diet with predominantly alkaline foods (download the Manna Acid/Alkaline e-book) and take the Manna pH balance supplement, which can help to excrete excess uric acid from the body.