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Why is the acid-base balance actually so important?

The acid-base balance has been a true classic of advice for many years. It is all the more regrettable that either very superficial information is often circulated on this subject or it is tersely waved off. A pity, we think! Because too much acid can lead to serious health problems and the possibilities to counteract this are not only easy to accomplish, but also very effective. With our article we give you today a small basic roundup.

Completely out of balance

The famous alchemist, physician and astrologer Paracelsus already knew in the Middle Ages that “the dose alone makes the poison”. However, it is highly doubtful whether he was thinking about the acid-base balance – because at that time, people’s daily diet was considerably different than it is today. Of course, the diet was extremely dependent on the social class to which one belonged, but all in all, people at that time ate a much more alkaline diet than we do today. It is therefore not surprising that exactly this circumstance is the number one reason why the so-called acid-base balance is so out of sync in many of us. Before we tell you how you can change this yourself and why you should do it, we would like to give you some background knowledge.

The acid-base balance

The acid-base balance is not only a very complex, but also a very intelligent regulatory system of the body. One of the central tasks is to ensure that the pH value of the blood is slightly alkaline and constantly between 7.35 – 7.40. The pH value of the blood is also kept constant. Ensuring that the pH of other areas of the body remains at the required level is also clearly the responsibility of the acid-base system. If everything is in balance, your immune system can rejoice and you will most likely feel vital and “pumperlgsund”. However, if there is an imbalance, your body will certainly make itself known in one way or another and send you signals. Regardless of whether you have too many acids or too many bases in you – the general rule is: acids and bases are neither good nor bad – the balance is crucial!

“Bringing everything into balance is good, bringing everything into harmony is better.”

Victor Hugo

What is alkaline? What is acidic?

While acids are free, positive hydrogen ions (H+), bases consist of one hydrogen and one oxygen atom (OH-). To measure the value of acids and bases, the concentration of hydrogen ions is analyzed and represented in the form of the so-called pH value. This can be between 0 and 14 and is at home at 0-7 in the acidic range and from 7-14 in the basic range. If the pH value is 7, the positive and negatively charged hydrogen ions are in equilibrium!

Most of us are pretty acidic

Stress, environmental toxins, nutrient-poor foods, an unbalanced diet with acid-forming foods and the intake of medications can nowadays frequently promote the formation of excess acids in the body. If a so-called overacidification (acidosis) then exists for the first time, harmful bacteria and also microorganisms may rejoice, because an acidic body environment is the key for numerous health problems such as:

  • Tiredness, sleep problems
  • Bad, oily skin, pimples and impurities
  • Dental problems, tooth decay
  • Overweight, water retention, lymphatic congestion
  • Muscle tension
  • Increased sweating
  • Cellulite, hair loss
  • Circulatory problems, e.g. in the brain, legs
  • Chronic renal insufficiency
  • Metabolic diseases such as diabetes

The insidious thing about such hyperacidity is that one is often not even aware of it and many orthodox doctors do not really take it seriously. Often only one symptom is considered in isolation and this is treated with medication. This approach ultimately means that the body often struggles with hyperacidity for years and the condition steadily worsens. A vicious circle from which, however, there is definitely an escape.

Out of the vicious circle

Once you have chronic acidosis, it is of course important to know how long it has existed and how severe it is. To determine this exactly, a laboratory test will help you, because pH urine test strips are unfortunately not very meaningful. They do not determine the acidity of your tissue, but are merely a snapshot of your urine on the day of the test. Since urine tends to be acidic to slightly alkaline, acidic urine does not necessarily indicate acidosis.

If acidosis is established, you are sure that your diet is too acidic, or you simply want to take preventive action, there are a few things you can do.

  1. Alkaline-surplus diet:
    This consists of 70-80% alkaline foods and 20-30% acid-forming foods. You can find a nutritional table here.
  2. Sufficient fluids:
    Best you rely on good purified water or drink unsweetened also alkaline teas – of course enough.
  3. Alkaline minerals (such as VitalBASE®):
    You provide your body with alkaline minerals, so that all incoming acids can be neutralized – in addition, your body’s own depots are replenished.
  4. Elimination of waste products:
    So-called slags are former acids that the body has neutralized by means of minerals and stored in the form of salts (slags). These stored slags can lead from a certain amount then also in the consequence to different health problems and diseases. Exercise, sauna sessions, massages or alkaline baths (1-2 times per week for about 45 to 60 minutes) and wraps can help you to get rid of existing slags.

As you can see, it is not that difficult to break out of the acid cycle. In case of doubt, however, we always advise you to ask your alternative practitioner or therapist. But we are also happy to be there for you when it comes to alkaline support with our products. First and foremost, we would like to recommend our VitalBASE® with apple pectin, because it provides you with valuable alkaline minerals and trace elements and also contains important fiber.

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