What Are Alkaline Supplements?

Posted March 31st, 2016 by in Health Articles

Alkaline supplements are supplements you can take to lower the amount of acid in your body. Acids in the body are the cause of sluggishness, infections, indigestion, illness and disease. You can bring down acid levels by taking alkaline supplements or changing your diet. Most people choose to take supplements because changing your diet is typically more difficult. There are a number of different alkaline supplements available, with different strengths to help deal with acidity problems.

The potenz hydrogen (pH) level of the body needs to be slightly alkaline. The ideal pH level for a human is 7.37. If the pH level falls below this it can lead to health problems.

drink-water-alkalineA badly balanced pH level is often the result of having too much acid in your body. Too much acid causes your body to leech important minerals away from your vital organs. It can also lead to chronic degenerative diseases. It’s recommended by nutritional experts that you eat a diet consisting of 80% alkalizing foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and 20% more acidic foods such as fats and proteins.

You need to determine how bad your symptoms are before buying alkaline supplements. Supplements come in different strengths for initial, intermediate, and advanced symptoms. It’s believed that taking the right strength supplement is just as important as eating a healthy diet.

The initial symptoms of over-acidity are problems such as aches and pains, a white-coated tongue, cold hands, constipation and heartburn. You may also experience hyperactivity, low sex drive, and low levels of energy. The more intermediate symptoms include bacterial and fungal infections, earaches, flue and depression. Other intermediate symptoms are insomnia, migraine headaches, psoriasis, and sinusitis.

The more advanced symptoms can include conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, Hodgkin’s disease, multiple sclerosis and even cancer.

If you’re experiencing only initial symptoms getting started with a supplement that provides alkalizing enzymes is a good choice. The body ends up becoming more acidic when it becomes unable to produce enough alkalizing enzymes. If you don’t get the results you need after six weeks then this is a sign that your body is already producing enough enzymes. In this case you should switch to a different type of supplement.

If you don’t get the results you want from an enzyme supplement then switch to a supplement containing alkalizing greens. These kinds of supplements contain vegetables to help your body absorb minerals, vitamins, fiber, chlorophyll and phytonutrients. These will help to neutralise the acid in your blood and tissue.

If you’re experiencing intermediate symptoms of acidosis then you need a supplement containing alkalizing minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and manganese. These minerals buffer the acids in your tissue. Intermediate symptoms are also a sign that the body doesn’t get enough healthy bacteria. If you suffer from bad indigestion or infection then pick up an alkaline supplement that is filled with probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics is the name given to healthy bacteria the body needs, while prebiotics are necessary to help these healthy bacteria thrive.

If you suffer from advanced acidosis then it’s recommended that you take a supplement that drains the acid or has “superfruits” inside such as NUYU Superfood. These superfruits are powerful antioxidant fruits that cleanse and heal the body. While many fruits are acidic in nature they provide more of an alkaline effect once they have been digested.

Acid-Alkaline Food Chart

All foods have a pH value and are either acid-forming, alkaline-forming or have neutral pH. Diets that stress high acid-forming foods can lead to chronic acidosis that will weaken health and ultimately create a breeding ground for adult degenerative disease. The Acid-Alkaline Food and Drink Chart below is designed to help guide you to make better dietary choices based on the pH value of foods.

ACID-ALKALINE FOOD & DRINK CHART

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