Symptoms of Acidosis
Due to fast paced daily lifestyles, eating on the run, people have to face a constantly growing endangerment: the over-acidification (Acidosis) of the body cells, which will interrupt cellular activities and functions. It is a major root of sickness and disease. Having our cells constantly exposed to an acidic environment leads to acidosis!
Studies have shown that an acidic, anaerobic (which is also the lack of oxygen) body environment encourages the breeding of fungus, mold, bacteria, and viruses. As a result, our inner biological terrain shifts from a healthy oxygenated, alkaline environment to an unhealthy acidic one.
When our body pH becomes more and more acidic it starts to set up defense mechanisms to keep the damaging acid from entering our vital organs. In fact. it is a lot of hard work for our body to neutralize and detoxify these acids before they can act as poisons in and around the cells, ultimately changing the environment of each cell.
Unhealthy conditions which can be caused directly by Over-Acidification and are Symptoms of Acidosis are:
It is known that acid gets stored in fat cells. As a defense mechanism, your body may actually produce fat cells to protect you from your overly acidic condition. To protect itself from potentially serious damage, the body creates these fat cells to store the acids and carry them away from vital organs. Those fat cells and cellulite deposits may actually keep acid wastes at a safe distance from your vital organs. Many people have found that a return to a healthy alkaline inner biological terrain helps them losing excess fat*.
Joint Pain and Arthritis
All substances left by the metabolizing process are acidic and toxic; therefore these have to be neutralized by alkalizing elements, e.g. calcium ions, sodium ions, and lithium ions, among which calcium is the most important. Calcium ions are positively charged ions which are constantly looking for acid, to form calcium carbonate in our body. Calcium carbonate is harmless and will be moved out of the body, providing our body fluid pH is alkaline. Otherwise, it is being deposited around body joints. If the calcium ion level is low in the blood and body, excess acid will remain in our body and will lead to numerous health problems, like Join Pain or Arthritis.
Many people think they can eliminate osteoporosis by increasing their consumption of milk and dairy products. But in fact the instances of osteoporosis are rare in countries where the consumption of dairy products is very low. So osteoporosis is a clear acidosis symptom. As the body becomes more acidic, our body tries to remain healthy to protect us against heart attacks, illness, strokes or even cancer. In doing so, it takes calcium from the teeth, bones and tissues, making them weak and brittle.
Yeast and fungus produced in an acidic environment can feed on our nutrients and thus reduce the absorption of everything we eat by as much as 50%. Without protein the body can't produce enzymes, hormones or other chemical components necessary for cell energy and organ activity. This causes people to become very thin, which is not healthier than being overweight. As alkalizing and oxygenating takes place, the body naturally begins to seek its own ideal weight*.
Low Energy and Chronic Fatigue
When having our cells constantly exposed to an overly acidic environment our biological terrain's oxygen level drops, leaving us tired and fatigued. This will allow parasites, fungus, bacteria, mold and viral infections to flourish and gain a hold throughout the body.
If our internal biological terrain is exposed to excessive acidity, bacteria and/or fungi and/or viruses can attach themselves to the inner walls of arteries. This can attract white blood cells, causing proteins and cells to clot. In this way a plaque forms in the artery, thus narrowing the artery and restricting the flow of blood, nutrients and oxygen to the tissues supplied by that artery. Should that happen to the coronary artery, a heart attack may occur.
Allergies are distinct symptoms of acidosis as the toxins produced within an acidic, oxygen deprived environment as well as the absorption of undigested proteins is major cause of allergy conditions. When the digestive system is weakened, a wide range of allergic reactions can occur, e.g. food allergies, and the overall susceptibility to allergens is increased.
There are many different forms of acne, and not few are linked to an unhealthy diet. Especially foods that are highly acidic tend to cause acne.
Frequent Colds, Bronchitis, Infections, Headaches
Only when our pH level is fairly balanced, the binding of oxygen to the hemoglobin protein of our red blood cells in the lungs operates. If the pH is too acidic, microbes in our respiratory systems can grow much more easily, and in that way cause bronchitis, pneumonia and sinusitis, and invade our cell system. This can result in cough, bronchial spasms (asthma), colds, infections and headaches.
Acidosis is an increased acidity (i.e. an increased hydrogen ion concentration). If not further qualified, it refers to acidity of the blood plasma. Generally, acidosis is said to occur when arterial pH falls below 7.35, while its counterpart (alkalosis) occurs at a pH over 7.45. Arterial blood gas analysis and other tests are required to separate the main causes.
Indicated for conditions and symptoms related to dysregulation of the normal ph - acid alkaline balance.
aches and pains
Memory and concentration difficulties-
Greasy, oily skin
Profuse sweating (for little effort)
Early morning bad breath
Waking up numerous times throughout the night-
Joint pain and arthritis
Candida and bacterial vaginosis
Osteoporosis (1) (3)
Since most of us tend toward an acidic pH level as a result of the acid/acid-forming foods and beverages featured in our diets such as meats, dairy, coffee and alcohol, help re-balance our pH levels by eliminating acidic toxins from our bodies.
Our natural physiological blood pH sits at about 7.2-7.4 and is carefully regulated by a range of intricate mechanisms in our body. The collective efforts of buffering agents such as hemoglobin in our blood system (an important transport protein that binds and carries oxygen through the blood to the lungs and tissues) and our powerful buffer systems (carbon dioxide-bicarbonate-carbonic acid buffer system and phosphate) help ensure that the desirable pH level is preserved in our bloodstream. Blood, the communicating agent governing our circulatory systems directly influences cellular processes in the body. Accordingly, the health of our blood is fundamental to a healthy body system and is regulated by and large by our pH level.
Acids, Bases and pH levels at the Atomic Level Important chemists such as Bronsted, Lowry and Lewis contributed to the development of working definitions for acids and bases that feature the processes of hydrogen ion/ proton (H+) transfer and electron transfer. Collectively, their interpretations suggest that acids are substances able to gain electrons and are equipped with a positively charged proton to donate to an accepting base, should conditions permit/ be conducive to the transfer. Conversely, bases are proton (H+) acceptors/ hydroxide (OH-) donors and electron donors.
Simply put, acids and bases act as chemical opposites. The strength of acids and bases play out in their ability to perform their respective roles in electron/ proton donation and acceptance. So, a strong acid (with a weaker affinity for its proton/H+) is more likely to donate this proton/ receive electrons than a weak acid. Similarly, strong bases have a stronger tendency to accept protons/ donate electrons than their weaker counterparts.