There is a lot of talks these days about pH, and the importance of water being alkaline versus acidic, but what is pH anyways and does it really matter? This article is written to answer that question. Let’s start with the basics. it stands for the Potential of Hydrogen, and is the scale from 0-14 that ranks the basic alkalinity or acidity of a solution. It is a logarithmic scale, meaning that a pH of 6 is 10 times more acidic than a pH of 7, a pH of 5 is a hundred times more acidic than a pH of 7.
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What pH really has to do on a biochemical level, is with the concentration of ions (protons or electrons) in a solution. For example, 7 is a neutral pH, meaning the water has equal concentrations of H+ (Positively Charged Hydrogen Ions) and OH- ions (Negatively Charged Hydroxide Ion). When water molecules split, they create either a postively charge Hydrogen, or a negatively charged Hydroxide.
A substance with a pH below 7 is acidic, meaning that it contains a higher concentration of H+ ions. This means the substance, in the case of water, is proton-rich. Protons are positively charged ions, that create oxidative stress. So this water is more oxidative to the body. A substance with a pH below 7 is considered alkaline, this means that it contains a higher concentration of OH- ions. OH- ions are antioxidant, meaning they are electron rich, therefore can absorb and neutralize the oxidative effect of a proton.
The pH of the various fluids in the body is regulated within a tightly controlled range via a process called acid-base homeostasis.
The pH of blood is usually slightly basic with a value of pH 7.4. This value is often referred to as physiological pH in biology and medicine. As we can see the it is different in different parts of the body but overall the blood, fluid and tissues require a slightly Alkaline pH. The body will do everything it can to maintain this balance, whether that means through controlling our breathing, or by pulling alkaline buffers from the reserves of the body (tissues, bones) or by accelerating the removal of acids through the channels of elimination, kidneys, urine, colon, and skin.
If one is operating in a mostly acidic condition, the body will do its best to compensate, but over time will result in depletion of minerals and accumulation of acid buildup. General symptoms of acidosis are listed in the following articles,[ 1]  and are the result of a decrease in body pH. For example, plaque can create a local acidic environment that can result in tooth decay by demineralization. Enzymes and other proteins have an optimum pH range and can become inactivated or denatured outside this range. The most common disorder in acid-base homeostasis is acidosis, which means an acid overload in the body, generally defined by pH falling below 7.35.
Stress and poor nutrition is a major cause of pH imbalance in the body. Most interior living matter (excluding the cell nucleus) has a pH of about 6.8. Blood plasma and other fluids that surround the cells in the body have a pH of 7.2 to 7.45. A blood pH of 6.9 can induce coma and death, cancer patient saliva is around pH of 4.5~5.7 That is why all bodily systems are secondary in importance to the system of balancing pH.
This poor nutrition and stress on the body affect digestion and body temperature, robbing our bones of calcium, affecting our pancreas and kidneys ability to maintain adequate alkaline fluid buffers. The accumulated acids tend to be pushed out to the connective tissue, settling in fatty tissue around vital organs.
This is why it’s important to have water that is clean from all impurities, filtered, mineralized, alkalized, ionized and micro-clustered. This is the exact kind of water that is created by Chanson technology.
1. Boron, Walter, F.; Boulpaep, E.L. (2004). Medical Physiology: A Cellular And Molecular Approaoch. Elsevier/Saunders.
2. Answers.com Medical Encyclopedia: Metabolic Acidosis: Causes and symptoms By Altha Roberts Edgren. Retrieved
on April 13, 2009
3. Symptoms mentioned in both metabolic and respiratory acidosis from the following two references: – Wrongdiagnosis.
com> Symptoms of Metabolic Acidosis Retrieved on April 13, 2009 – Wrongdiagnosis.com > Symptoms of Respiratory
acidosis Retrieved on April 13, 2009