Acidic Blood and Health Problems

| February 10, 2010 | 6 Replies

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The human circulatory system contains three main components, the heart, the blood and the blood vessels. This system is crucial for keeping your body health, because it is the system that transports cells, oxygen and nutrients. When your plasma becomes too acidic, it disrupts the functions of your circulatory system. It does this by causing chemical imbalances within cells.

High levels of acid in blood are toxic to cells

Acidic blood is toxic to your cells and can reduce their abilities to function properly. When your cells are impaired, they have a hard time fighting bacterias and virus. In addition, they carry less oxygen and cannot effectively utilize nutrients. As a result, you will get sick more and have less energy.

The human body works similar to an alkaline battery. Thus, when its overall pH is too acidic, it does not function properly. Your normal blood pH should be slightly higher than 7.3. If your normal blood pH level is lower than 7.0, you are at a high risk of having too much acid in your plasma.

How to prevent acidic blood

To prevent your plasma from becoming too acidic, avoid eating junk food and stay away from soda (pop) and other carbonated beverages, because they are some of the major contributors to acidic blood. To bring your plasma pH level back to its normal level, you need to eat more alkaline food, such as fresh organic fruits and vegetables. You should also drink more alkaline water. A great and affordable alkaline water filter system is the Tyent TYgo portable water alkalizer. The things I like about this alkaline water filter system are that it is portable and has the ability to remineralize drinking water.

Side effects of acidic blood

  • Robs your body of nutrients
  • Increases your risk of cancer and heart disease
  • Increases your risk of bacterial and fungal infections
  • Lowers your metabolism
  • Decreases your oxygen levels
  • Suppresses your immune system
  • Increases your risk of arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Disrupts your hormones
  • reduces your energy levels

For more information about acidic blood, I recommend reading this article, because it goes into great details about the symptoms of acidosis, a health condition that produces too much acid in the blood.

How to test blood pH levels

Two convenient ways to test your blood pH levels are the saliva pH test and urine pH test. These two tests are convenient but they are not as accurate as the blood pH test. However, they are accurate enough to give you an idea of where your blood pH is at. To test your saliva or urine pH level, you will need to purchase pH paper test strips, which are available at this online store. You can also purchase them at your local drug stores.

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  1. Phrenism says:

    Great post, I wrote an article on wheatgrass which restores blood alkalinity. It’s the website I included under my name

  2. chris says:

    Simple and true. Consuming toxic junk but also having a clogged liver that can’t even detoxify adds more to the problem….great post!

  3. Kelvin says:

    Hi PL. Chang,

    A great sharing about Acidic Blood and Health Problems. Recently in market those Alkaline Water salesperson claimed that Alkaline Water can neutralize the acidic level of human body. Is it true?

    • PL Chang says:

      Hello Kelvin,

      Alkaline water do work to a certain point and may work better at neutralizing acidic blood than tap water, but it usually does not work as good as claimed by sellers of alkaline water.

      Alkaline water is achieved through a process called electrolysis. This process separates water into alkaline and acidic water. The problem with electrolysis is that if the water is distilled water or has been filtered using reverse osmosis, electrolysis cannot occur. If it does occur, it is usually minimal. In order for electrolysis to work, the water must have mineral ions.

      Your body does a great job keeping your blood pH level balance. As long as you do not consume fast food, junk food, processed food and drink soda all the time, you should not have major problems with acidic blood.

      If you find out that your blood is acidic, I suggest drinking 8-10 glass of filtered water or more on a daily basis. Make sure the water is filtered by a water filter system that uses activated alumina filters or reverse osmosis. These two filtration methods will dramatically reduce toxins in tap water, such as fluoride and heavy metals. Also, eat more alkaline food. Taking these actions should help bring your blood pH level back into balance.

      • Kelvin says:

        Alright, Thanks for the info. taking mineral water would be good enough right?

        • PL Chang says:

          The benefits of mineral water is also misleading. Mineral water usually contains synthetic vitamins. One of the reasons is because natural vitamins extracted from natural food sources are less stable.

          Natural B-vitamins and natural vitamin C are water soluble; therefore, when they are added to liquid, they dissolve quickly and become almost useless. For this reason, mineral water are usually added with synthetic B-vitamins and synthetic vitamin C.

          Some vitamin experts believe that natural vitamins and synthetic vitamins are the same but they are not.

          Below is a short excerpt from drheise.com that does a great job explaining what synthetic vitamin is.

          Vitamin B1, Thiamin The free vitamin B1 (called thiamin) is a base. When it is synthesized it becomes a solid salt such as thiamin hydrochloride or thiamin mononitrate. Synthetically thiamin is usually marketed as thiamin hydrochloride or thiamin mononitrate and is a made from Grewe diamine (a coal tar derivative) processed with ammonia and other chemicals. No thiamin hydrochloride (often listed as thiamin HCL) or thiamin mononitrate is naturally found in food or the body (thiamin pyrophosphate is the predominant form in the body. Yeast and legumes are excellent food sources of natural thiamin.

          Drinking mineral water is not that much better than tap water. It all depends on the quality of the water and the methods its manufacturer used for filtering the water. For information about natural and synthetic vitamins and why natural vitamins are more superior, please read my early article below.

          Vitamins: How to Tell Natural From Synthetic

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