To explain the acid-alkaline balance we have to quickly visit at a little chemistry :-)

Here is a brief introduction:

*The pH scale, that you may remember from high school, indicates the acidity of a solution.

* Alkaline solutions have pH>7 and acidic solutions pH<7

*The pH is associated with hydrogen concentrations in a solution.

*Acidic solutions have a high concentration of H+ and alkaline have a low concentration of H+.

*Acidity affects the chemical reactions in the body. Normally the blood has a pH of about 7.4 and is slightly alkaline. If the value falls or rises beyond the limits, the condition can be serious.

*The pH in the blood is used as a measure of acidity in the body.

*The pH is different on different places inside the body. The digestive juice from the pancreas has the highest pH, around 8, and stomach acid has the lowest at around 2-3. Distilled water has a pH of 7, which is considered neutral.

*Since the pH scale is logarithmic, each pH unit indicates a change of ten times the H+ concentration.


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