The acid-base balance
A good acidity level, or in other words a balanced acid-base ratio of a harmonious body, is one of the most critical factors for good health. During the metabolism acidic end products are continuously formed. Small fluctuations in the pH of the blood and cells can result in drastic changes in the metabolism of the cells, which can cause disturbances. Click here to read how to measure your pH value.
All our cells bathe in extracellular fluid that, like the blood, is lightly alkaline (pH 7.35 – 7.45). The extreme pH values for the blood and the extracellular fluid, in which life is still possible, is between 6.8 and 7.8. A low pH value (acid) can more often lead to life threatening situations than a high pH value (alkaline). A reduced pH value (more acidic) led to a thickening of the blood. When the blood has a thicker composition, the heart must pump harder to direct it to the organs.