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While a balanced diet is what we should always seek, the reality is that most of our diets are skewed towards being acidic – between the processed foods, the artificial sweeteners and the refined flour and sugar. For many of us, such food habits throw our body into low-grade acidosis – a state where the pH level in our body is more acidic than desirable. To correct this imbalance, here are some easy tips on how to restore the pH balance in the body by getting high alkaline foods into our system.
A growing body of research has now clearly documented clinical benefit through diet and alkalinizing supplements. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal protein and salt reduces acid load and is consistently associated with greater bone density.
Alkalization through supplementation with potassium and magnesium citrates decreases urinary excretion of calcium, increases bone density, and decreases fracture.
Equally important is the research on prevention and treatment of kidney stones. Prospective studies have now shown that supplementation with potassium and magnesium citrates, prevents recurrence of calcium oxalate stones. One study found that 5 of 8 patients completely dissolved their stones after 6 months’ supplementation with potassium citrate/bicarbonate.
Helps reduce the effects of acidosis, including hypertension and decreased bone mineralization. Remember to always balance calcium with magnesium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2.
This amino acid plays an important role in acid-base homeostasis. When ammonia levels are elevated, the body effectively removes ammonia from the blood by synthesizing glutamine. L-glutamine appears to play an indirect role in accelerating acid secretion through mechanistic changes in the kidneys.
Aids in the uptake of calcium and magnesium
They are a blended combination of calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate. These three alkaline minerals maintain a healthy acid/alkaline balance in your body by converting acid-residue build-ups into weak acids that can then be excreted in the urine.
Wish you happy alkalizing and vibrant health!