Better Balance with pH Concentrated Minerals
As you may recall from your high school chemistry class, pH stands for “potential of hydrogen.” Simply put, it’s a measure of the relative acidity and alkalinity of a solution.
Without getting too scientific, here’s what pH means for you and your body:
The pH scale goes from 0 (acid) to 14 (alkaline), with 7.0 as neutral. There is a vast range of normal pH levels in the body, depending on which fluid you measure. We recommend measuring pH via urinalysis for its accuracy, convenience and low cost to perform and analyze. For the SHAPE Program, it is also the most diagnostic for determining how you are responding to the program.
The optimal range for urine pH is 6.40-6.80 (most urinalysis strips test in increments of 0.5, so 6.5 would be optimal). This is where your body functions at its best.
What happens if your pH level is outside the optimal range?
Nine out of ten patients with imbalanced pH are acidic (their urine pH tests below 6.40). Acidity can manifest in a variety of ways:
· Increased pain, muscle issues
· Less tranquility
· Sleep problems
· Decreased bone density, leading to osteoporosis
· Water retention (inability to remove rings at the end of the day, difficulty making a fist after a walk, sock impressions around the ankles, inability to lose weight)
· Excess mucus production (increased congestion in the nose, sinuses and throat)
· Digestive complaints, such as gas and bloating
· Fibromyalgia symptoms, such as body aches, stiffness, headaches and fatigue
Adding minerals to your diet is one of the best ways to improve body pH, but it can be challenging to get enough minerals through diet alone. Fruits and vegetables have fewer nutrients than they did many years ago, so it is often necessary to add mineral supplements. Our pH Concentrated Minerals give you a daily mineral boost and are designed to promote healthy pH levels.