5 Signs Your Body's pH Levels Are Too Low

September 12, 2022 12 min read

5 Signs Your Body's pH Levels Are Too Low

People rarely consider the acid/alkaline (or pH) balance of their blood when it comes to their overall health. And yet, it’s something that can mean the difference between optimal health and a disease-ridden body. Doctors across the globe are stressing the importance of increasing alkalinity and reducing acidity, and A-list athletes and celebrities like Tom Brady and Jennifer Aniston are singing the praises of an alkaline diet. If you don’t know what phenomenal global fascination with “pH balance” is about, this guide will provide you with knowledgeable insights.

What is pH Balance?

What is pH level? And how do I know I have low pH levels in my body? Well, the measurement that determines the level of alkalinity or acidity in your body is known as pH. Or, to get into the chemistry of it all: pH is the measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The term pH stands for “power of hydrogen”, wherep is short for “potenz” (the German word for power) and H is the element symbol for hydrogen. 

On a scale of 1 to 14, 1 is the most acidic and 14 is highly alkaline. A pH of 7 is considered neutral. For good health, our bodies need to be slightly alkaline, and the pH of our blood and other vital cellular fluids is designed to be at a pH of 7.365 to 7.45. But please note that the pH value varies a lot within the body. Some organs are more alkaline, and others are more acidic; there is no set level.

For example, the stomach is loaded with hydrochloric acid, giving it a pH value between 2 and 3.5 (highly acidic), which is required to break down the foods we eat and to kill harmful bacteria. Saliva, on the other hand, ranges from a pH of 6.8 to 7.4. Your skin is acidic (pH 4 to 6.5) to act as a protective barrier to the environment. Urine has a variable pH from acidic to alkaline, depending on your body’s need to balance your internal environment as a result of what you eat.

Your body does a good job of maintaining a proper balance between acidity and alkalinity. But if your diet is high in acidic foods or you’re regularly exposed to stress, pollution, and other external factors, this pH balance can go out of whack.

And what happens when your pH levels are off? It leads to unchecked growth of harmful microbes and bacteria, depletion of minerals, cellular damage in the organs, and a compromised immune system.

Eating alkaline foods or taking a pH balancing supplement like the alkaline pH Booster Drops from Alkalife® can help restore proper pH levels, resulting in benefits such as:

  • Reduced inflammation*
  • Protection from heart disease*
  • Prevention of kidney disease, stones and other damage*
  • Prevention of calcium accumulating in urine*
  • Reduced diabetes risk*
  • Reduction in muscle spasms*
  • Maintaining stronger bones/better bone mineral density*
  • Improvement in lower back pain*
  • Better protection against vitamin D deficiency and related consequences*

What Does Low pH in My Body Mean?

A lower body pH means that your blood is more acidic. This condition of having too much acid in your bodily fluids is known as “acidosis”. Your blood pH should be around 7.4. Acidosis is when the pH is 7.35 or lower. Alkalosis is defined by a pH level of 7.45 or higher.  

To further explain acidosis, it can be an excessive loss of sodium bicarbonate from the blood (metabolic acidosis) or excess acid production in the blood, or accumulation of carbon dioxide in the blood that occurs due to depressed breathing (respiratory acidosis) or poor lung function.

Your body is capable of keeping your pH levels balanced but how hard your body must work to achieve this balance depends on you.  

Too much acid in the body overwhelms its acid-base control systems, causing several adverse reactions. The kidneys begin to excrete more minerals out of the body via the urine, gradually robbing minerals from the tissues, organs, cells, and bones. This means cells no longer have enough minerals to properly oxygenate the body or dispose of waste. As a result of mineral loss, vitamin absorption is also compromised. Pathogens and toxins may also start to build up in the body, suppressing the immune system.

To put it simply, your body is forced to work overtime to keep your blood pH levels neutral while destroying the nutrients your body needs to accomplish the task. These disruptions also include reduction in magnesium, wrecking the potassium:sodium ratio, early loss of kidney function, and a dangerously low level of fiber.

As you can see, low pH or a pH imbalance can lead to all kinds of health conditions. But exactly what causes your body’s pH scale to go out of tune? Here are some common factors:

  • Overuse of antibiotics
  • Alcohol and drug use (including aspirin, sedatives, opioids, and acetazolamide)
  • Poor digestion and gut health
  • Kidney disease or kidney malfunction
  • Chronic stress
  • Low intake of calcium, potassium, and other minerals
  • Eating too much processed and refined foods that are high in preservatives, added sugar, and sodium
  • Consumption of herbicides and pesticides that can remain on non-organic foods
  • Poor sleep and sleep-related disorders, such as sleep apnea
  • Exposure to pollution
  • Over-exercising 
  • Exposure to radiation and chemicals from household cleansers, microwaves, cell phones, computers, building materials, etc.
  • Excess hormones from processed foods, plastics, and health and beauty products
  • Excess animal meats in the diet, especially from non-grass fed sources
  • A sedentary lifestyle or lack of exercise
  • Lack of sufficient fiber in the diet
  • Declining nutrient levels in foods due to poor quality topsoil and industrial farming
  • Lung diseases, like asthma, pulmonary edema, severe pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema

Signs Your pH Levels Might Be Off

When your body’s pH levels are in balance everything – your mood, energy, and digestion – runs like clockwork. But when these levels are unbalanced, you might feel a little “off”. You may notice your digestion isn’t working properly and you may feel stressed out or fatigued. 

Your blood needs the right balance of alkaline (basic) and acidic compounds to function properly – this is known as the acid-base balance.  Your lungs and kidneys work to maintain this balance. Even a little variation from the normal range can significantly affect your vital organs.

Here are 5 indications that you need to pay attention to your pH levels:

  1. You Have Weak Bones

Being prone to falls and injuries may also signify an imbalance in pH scale. With too much acid, the human body tries to compensate by leeching alkalizing minerals like magnesium and calcium from the bones, making them weaker over time. 

  1. You Feel Constantly Fatigued

Do you feel tired and listless even though you just woke up after a long night of sleep? Or maybe you feel fatigued out of nowhere, even though you’re not doing anything physically strenuous. Excessive acidity might be the culprit. As mentioned earlier, when your body is in a constant acidic state, it becomes tough for it to absorb essential minerals and other nutrients. And these are the compounds that your body needs to create energy. 

  1. You Have Digestion Troubles

If you are eating a diet full of overly processed foods, refined flours, added sugars, and preservatives, you are likely to suffer from an upset stomach on a frequent basis. But here’s an interesting fact: seemingly healthy foods like citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, and garlic are also high in acid, which means too much of them can lead to gastrointestinal distress like acid reflux. 

  1. You Have Dental Issues

According to a study published in the International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, enamel degradation and poor dental health can be a sign that there's too much acidity in the body. If your teeth feel super sensitive to cold or hot foods, or you’re getting cavities, it could mean that your body is exposed to excessive acid.

  1. You Have Irregular Sleep

A lower pH can impact your health at the cellular level, leaving you susceptible to poor sleep and insomnia. Your body needs a healthy amount of magnesium and calcium for uninterrupted sleep, and both of these nutrients get depleted when your pH levels are imbalanced.   

If you are noticing any of these issues in your body, it might be time to look at your diet and lifestyle habits. To make sure your health and wellbeing are not further compromised, keep your blood pH neutral to slightly alkaline.

Not sure whether you have an unhealthy pH level? You can test your pH easily by purchasing strips at your local pharmacy or health foods store. These strips are design to measure body’s pH with urine or saliva. Your second urination after waking up in the morning will give you the most accurate results.

The easiest and most cost-effective way to alkalize your body is by taking a daily alkaline supplement like pH Booster Drops or Tablets from Alkalife® in combination with a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables.*

How Can I Increase My Body's pH Balance?

It’s easy to think that popping a couple of antacids will turn your acidic body pH into alkaline. With that said, unless you’re suffering from a rapid loss of sodium bicarbonate due to, say, severe diarrhea, and you’ve received a prescription from your doctor, taking antacids is not a good idea. For a healthier, long-term solution to alkalize your body, you’re going to have to make bigger changes:

Reduce Your Intake of Acidic Foods

Did you know that the majority of foods that we consider quintessentially America are high in acidic content? If you want to reduce the amount of acid in your body, limiting or eliminating these foods from your diet should be step #1:

  • Refined grains (breakfast cereals, pasta, white bread, white rice, refined flour, etc.)
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Conventional meats (pork, chicken, and beef)
  • Processed cereal grains (wheat, corn, rye, millet, sorghum, and barley)
  • Processed meats (salami, hot dogs, cold cuts, deli meats, cured meats, etc.)
  • Fried foods
  • Added sugar
  • Foods high in sodium  
  • Peanuts
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine

There are some healthy foods that can also contribute to acid base, but you don’t need to completely avoid them: whole grain bread, brown rice, oats, lentils and legumes, grass-fed meat, free-range eggs, and walnuts. 

Eat a High-Alkaline Diet

If you’re looking for a pH balance diet, it’s one that includes lots of healthy fats, leafy green vegetables, and most fruits. It’s also recommended to buy as much organic food as possible since produce grown in organic, mineral-rich soil tend to be more alkalizing. Here are foods that you should include in your diet for healthy pH levels:

  • Leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale, beet greens, chard, alfalfa grass, wheat grass, etc.)
  • Non-starchy vegetables (green beans, broccoli, cucumber, radishes, avocado, asparagus, zucchini, celery, cabbage, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Superfoods (like spirulina, maca root, chlorophyll, and bone broth)
  • Raw foods (fresh juices, smoothies, and salads)
  • Fruits (oranges, pineapples, lemons, bananas, coconut, apples, watermelon, papaya, and pears)
  • Healthy fats (virgin olive oil, MCT oil, coconut oil, organic grass-fed butter, and fats found in nuts, seeds, grass-fed beef, and wild-caught fish)
  • Apple cider vinegar

Depending on your current state of health and your fitness goals, you might have even better success with reversing acidity by supplementing your diet with pH Booster Drops or Tablets from Alkalife®.* Whether you choose to take these pH booster tablets or add the drops to your water every day, the optimized dosage of potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide will offer noticeable results in the form of increased energy and a stronger immune system.*

Drink Alkaline Water

The normal range for pH in groundwater systems is between 6 and 8.5 and for surface water systems is between 6.5 and 8.5. So, when it comes to pH levels between different sources of water, there are a lot of variations. 

If the water you’re drinking has a pH level less than 6.5, it could be considered acidic and corrosive. It simply means that the water may potentially leach metal ions (zinc, lead, copper, manganese, and iron) from piping, plumbing fixtures, and water purifiers, plus contain certain toxic metals.

The best way to treat this problem of acidic or low pH water is to add a pH booster, like Alkalife® pH Booster Drops, to raise the pH.*

Alkalife® Alkalinity Formula: Your Go-To Alkalizing Supplements  

Are you suffering from health problems related to an underlying acidity issue? Is work- or life-related stress wreaking havoc on your digestion and immune system? Or maybe just want to enhance your overall body pH.

Then look no further than Alkalife® pH supplements in the form of pH Booster® Drops and pH Balance® Tablets. Both contain two of the most beneficial mineral salts – sodium and potassium – designed to support pH balance in the body.*

Alkalife® pH Booster Drops

A large portion of your body is made up of water. Water is a crucial nutrient that not only acts as a cellular building material in the body but also functions as the maintenance agent for the life of every cell. So can you imagine the incredible effect on your health if you could just enhance the nutrient density of your water?

With the alkaline pH Booster® Drops from Alkalife®, you can boost your drinking water’s pH level and transform the way water nourishes your body.* The alkalinizing substances in these drops –sodium hydroxideand potassium hydroxide – help increase your energy and hydration levels without having to drink gallons of expensive water throughout the day.

Just look at what some of our customers have to say:

“I was told about the Alkalife® pH Booster® Drops many years ago by my Chinese herbalist, who swears that this brand is the best. These drops are definitely the gold standard, plus there is no aftertaste!”

 “I was pretty shocked when I tried Alkalife® pH Booster® Drops for the first time. I’ve had GERD symptoms for a long time and considered switching to alkaline water but it is way too expensive! These drops are definitely helping me manage the symptoms.”

“I have to say these drops have been a godsend. My father spent his life chewing on antacids but I didn’t want to do that. So glad I found these. I was suffering from severe heartburn, so much so that it would interrupt my sleep frequently. Alkalife® pH Booster® Drops are stronger than any other brand I’ve ever tried and you just need a few drops to see the difference.”

One bottle of Alkalife® pH Booster® Drops is enough to make 22.5 gallons of pH 10 alkaline water and can easily last up to 2 months. If want to tackle the excess acid buildup caused by an unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, or vigorous training, give these drops a try.*

Here are some of the notable benefits of adding pH Booster® Drops to your daily drinking water:

  • Feel More Energized: With regular use, these drops may optimize your body’s energy production levels, allowing you to fully utilize your muscles.*
  • Maximum Hydration: Water infused with pH Booster® Drops helps you stay sufficiently hydrated by helping your body maintain the fluid balance both outside and within the cells.*
  • Delay Effects of Aging: Accumulation of acidic waste and toxins in the body is one of the biggest causes of accelerated aging of the body as well as the brain. Our pH Booster® Drops can solve this problem by supporting elimination of these unwanted guests from your body and promoting cellular function.*
  • Maintain Homeostasis: The powerful alkaline formula in these drops helps minerals reach your bloodstream, allowing your organs to maintain homeostasis (a state of balance among all bodily systems).*
  • Strengthen Your Immune System: You may find yourself less prone to infections and muscle fatigue after workouts with continuous use of Alkalife® pH Booster® Drops.*

Alkalife® pH Balance® Tablets

Alkalife® pH Balance® tablets are the only alkalinizing tablets in the world to have received a US patent.

This formula combines the power ofpotassium bicarbonate andsodium bicarbonate in one tiny tablet, but that’s not what makes it so effective – each tablet is designed with a time-release coating to ensure it doesn’t get damaged from the stomach acid. Instead, the pH Balance® tablet dissolves slowly in the intestines to make sure each ingredient is absorbed fully into the bloodstream.

 

Think of taking Alkalife® pH Balance® tablets every day as recharging your body’s batteries for robust health and wellness. *

We know how hard it can be to try to depend on your diet alone to maintain the delicate pH balance in your body. By creating pH Balance® tablets with precisely measured ingredients, we have done the work for you. Research has shown that using alkaline tablets may offer multiple health benefits, including:

  • Improved athletic performance*
  • Anti-aging effects*
  • Reduced inflammation*
  • Improved resistance to diseases and infections*

The two potent ingredients in Alkalife® pH Balance® tablets are well-recognized for their health benefits:

Sodium Bicarbonate: It is commonly used as a medication to alleviate high acidity levels in the stomach and combat stomach ulcers. Sodium bicarbonate supplements are also used by pro athletes for their ability to reduce lactic acid levels in the body and increase endurance.*

Potassium Bicarbonate: This micronutrient is considered critical for muscles, bones, and heart health. It also aids in reducing the accumulation of uric acid in the body, thus preventing or minimizing the risk of gout and arthritis.*

Balance Your Body's pH the Alkalife® Way!

Ingredients used in Alkalife® pH supplements, such as potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate, are the most alkalizing compounds backed by the widest body of clinical research. While the importance of a nutrient-dense diet, exercise, and good sleep can’t be stressed enough, our pH Balance® tablets and pH Booster® Drops are a convenient and affordable way to support your lifestyle. For more information, feel free to send us a message online.


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