|pH State - Acid or Alkali|
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It is important to know that true health lives in an alkaline state.
What is pH?
pH is the potential of Hydorgen or concentration of Hydrogen ions and is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is
measured on a scale of 0-14. The lower the pH the more acidic the solution is and the higher the more alkaline (or base) the solution is.
When a solution is neither acidic or alkaline, it has a pH 7 which is neutral. See image below
Examples of solutions on the pH Scale compared to distilled water are set out below:
- pH = 0 => Battery Acid which is very strong Hydroflouric Acid
- pH = 1 => Hydrochloric Acid secreted by stomach lining
- pH = 2 => Lemon Juice, Gastric Acid, Vinegar
- pH = 3 => Grapefruit Juice, Orange Juice, Soda
- pH = 4 => Tomato Juice, Acid Rain
- pH = 5 => Soft Drinking Water, Black Coffee
- pH = 6 => Urine, Saliva
- pH = 7 => "Pure" Water
- pH = 8 => Sea Water
- pH = 9 => Baking Soda
- pH = 10 => Great Salt Lake, Milk of Magnesia
- pH = 11 => Amonia Solution
- pH = 12 => Soapy Water
- pH = 13 => Bleach, Oven Cleaner
- pH = 14 => Liquid Drain Cleaner such as "Draino"
pH Scale Numbers
This scale is logarithmic. It means that each number is 10 times stronger than the preceding number. For example, a pH of 2 is ten times
more acidic than a pH of 3 and one hundred times more acidic than a pH of 4. It is important to monitor pH because live depends on it. For
instance, human blood is basic with a pH between 7.3 and 7.5. If the pH of blood drops below 7.3, acidosis occurs. If the blood pH rises
above 7.5, alkalosis occurs. Death will occur if blood pH goes below 7.0 or above 7.8. Our human existence depends upon a balanced and
buffered blood pH.
Osumex pH Indicators - see below
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It is recommended that you test at least once a week, if your pH is 6.0 or lower, until it is brought back up to at least 6.5. Thereafter,
you should check once a month to make sure your pH is alkaline
The above information is provided for general
educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace competent
health care advice received from a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
You are urged to seek healthcare advice for the treatment of any
illness or disease.
The Food Standard Agency UK has not evaluated these
statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent