Last Modified on Apr 12, 2015
Treating an acidic pH requires the alkalization of the body. Many common substances can be used to achieve this process and maintain an appropriate pH in the body. Apple cider vinegar as well as several other tonics is effective buffering agents for balancing the body’s pH.
What is Acidic pH?
Characterized by the presence of too much acid in the body fluids, acidic pH or acidosis occurs as the kidneys and lungs are unable to keep the body’s pH in balance. The common symptoms associated with the condition include fatigue, confusion, shortness of breath, sleepiness, rapid breathing, headache, lack of appetite and fruity smelling breath. Several factors contribute to the onset of the condition including chronic airway conditions, injury, obesity, nervous system issues, heart failure, cancer, seizures and others.
Natural Buffers for Balancing pH
A buffer is any agent that is able to regulate the pH and prevent further imbalance. A variety of natural tonics serve as buffers and regulate the pH. Apple cider vinegar, baking soda and magnesium hydroxide are appropriate options for treating acidic pH.
Apple Cider Vinegar
While acidic itself, apple cider vinegar has an alkaline effect on the body. When taken as a tonic, apple cider vinegar causes the body’s pH level to become more alkaline. This tonic also eradicates toxins and other infection causing substances from the body.
Baking soda is another alkalizing component. Baking soda works to alkalize the body and naturally balance the system. The compound also soaks up and neutralizes the overabundance of acids in the system.
Magnesium hydroxide is another chemical known as a neutralizing acid. Also known as milk of magnesia, the compound is safe and nontoxic and helps in treating over acidity of the system. This compound is typically taken as a slurry.
When the bodily fluids contain too much acid, the result is an acidic pH, which can cause a number of issues. Several natural treatments can safely neutralize the system and prevent further imbalance and symptoms.
Hi, I'm very interested in knowing if testing the urine or saliva for the PH of the body is more accurate. In the past, I only tested the urine, but recently began testing both and find that often they don't match with the saliva often being far more alkaline. Isn't it normal for the urine to be slightly acidic to avoid UT infections too?
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