What is pH? What should our body pH be? How does body pH affect our health? What are the signs of poor pH balance in the body?
Well, pH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered to be neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. Our ideal pH is slightly alkaline - 7.30 to 7.45. A poor pH balance in the body can cause many health problems. Acidosis is a level of high acidity in the body. According to Medline Plus, high acid level in the blood is associated with the body’s uric acid level. When there is too much uric acid in your body, your pH balance moves to the “acidic” side of the scale and develops problems like gout, arthritis, kidney stones, and general joint pain.
Besides, lower pH levels cause lower oxygenation. This lack of oxygen negatively affects the functioning of the digestive tract causing the digestive process to slow down. The longer food takes to digest the more acids build up causing a greater risk of heartburn, as well as acid reflux due to the pressure of stomach contents on the lower esophageal sphincter. Being slightly alkaline allows for proper oxygenation making for a more efficient digestive process.
Thus, maintaining a proper pH balance can make a huge difference in your overall health including the elimination of uric acid, stomach acid and other illnesses. Let’s say goodbye to acidic body with TGC today! A sachet of TGC a day, keeps the doctors away!