Alkalizing supplements, what they are and when to take them

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- alkalizing food supplements are useful for counteracting tissue acidosis, that is adjust the acid-base ratio, which is essential for well-being and prevention. Let's find out better.

> When a substance is acidic or alkaline

> Causes of acid-base imbalance

> What are acidifying foods

> Alkalizing foods

> Alkalizing supplements


Almonds among alkalizing foods


When a substance is acidic or alkaline

To measure how acidic or alkaline a substance is, a scale of values ​​is used which is given the name of "pH" (power of hydrogen) and the term dates back to the early 1900s and is linked to the chemist Soren Sorensen).

In the medical field, pH is used to measure body fluids and in particular blood, saliva and urine. 

These liquids are defined as:

  • acids, when the pH is between 0 and 7,06;
  • neutral, when the pH is equal to 7,07;
  • basic or alkaline, when the pH is between 7,08 and 14,14.

Therefore, the lower the pH, the more acidic the substance under exam. Counteract tissue acidosis and that is adjust the acid-base ratio it is indispensable for well-being and prevention: almost all diseases, in fact, are accompanied by a strong tissue acidity, which in the long term can generate chronic inflammatory states of the tissues, a lowering of the immune system and a deterioration of bone mass.


Causes and symptoms of acid-base imbalance

The causes of acid-base imbalance areaccumulation of toxins of various origins:

  • Excess of acidifying foods
  • Environmental pollution
  • Excess of drugs
  • Smoke
  • Excess of physical activity
  • Sedentary life
  • Stress 
  • Insufficient fluid intake

I symptoms linked to a state of metabolic acidosis: heartburn and gastric acidity, dyspepsia, gastritis, seborrhea, eczema, brittle nails and hair, irritability, anxiety, palpitations, frequent nocturnal awakenings, arthrosis, osteoporosis, muscle pain, premenstrual syndrome, candida, gout, hyperuricemia, immune deficiency, caries, periodontosis, constipation, coldness.

The human organism has gods elimination systems (liver, kidneys, lungs and skin) that continuously work trying to maintain an ideal environment, neutralizing and eliminating all the excess acids accumulated in the different organic tissues.


What are the main acidifying foods in our diet?  

  • Cheese and then milk
  • Cereals, especially refined ones
  • Nuts (walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts) 
  • beans
  • Nerve substances (tea, chocolate and coffee)
  • Eggs, fish, meat 
  • Fizzy drinks, fruit juices  
  • The refined sugar and salt

A constant ingestion of alkalizing foods is therefore necessary, suppliers of the indispensable alkaline bases, capable of neutralizing the acid tension of the tissues. 


Alkalizing foods 

  • All raw vegetables
  • Fresh fruit (possibly eaten raw or in centrifuged)  
  • Lemon juice (despite its sour taste)
  • Almonds 
  • The only alkalizing cereal is millet 
  • Honey is highly alkalizing.
  • The sprouts 


Alkalizing supplements

In addition to modifying the diet (thus favoring purely basic foods) it is possible to resort to supplementation with alkalizing powders to be dissolved in water, based on mineral salts such as Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, in the form of bicarbonates, carbonates and citrates. 

The best results are obtained with citrates and bicarbonates, due to the ease with which they are absorbed and made available for the buffering action on acids. 

For example, the intake of about 5-6 grams of citrates (one teaspoon) in a little warm water once a day can give good results and the absence of side effects.


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