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Do You Know if You are pH Balanced?

Maintaining the correct pH balance in your body is critical to optimizing your overall health and wellbeing. pH balance plays a vital role in the defense against sickness and disease and to increasing health and vitality.

Unfortunately, most of what Americans eat and drink is highly acidic. Choosing high alkaline foods helps increase your body’s pH:

  • A pH of zero indicates a high level of acidity.

  • A pH of seven is neutral.

  • A pH of 14 is the most basic, or alkaline.

Your body lives and dies at a cellular level, and the cells must maintain alkalinity in order to function and stay alive. An acidic state causes lack of oxygen at a cellular level. A pH below seven is suboptimal, providing the perfect environment for bacteria, mold, and viruses to grow. A low or acidic pH also results in the body storing acid in your fat cells, resulting in the production of more fat cells. Returning your body to the correct pH level allows your body to lose unwanted fat cells.

top view of vegetables and fruits

To balance your pH and optimize your health, we recommend eating plenty of foods from the alkaline list and limiting the intake of acidic foods. Acidic foods are considered to have a pH below 4.6 and include things like soda, processed foods, sugar, and grains. Alkaline foods include fresh vegetables, forest fruits, beans, lentils, and unsweetened milk or yogurt.

If you are interested in finding out what your pH levels are, you can find a box of 30 test strips for $14.99 at the pharmacy. These strips are made for testing urinary or saliva pH and work with a simple color chart.

NaturalCare Buffer pH bottle

If you find that you have a high level of acidity, you may want to consider NaturalCare’s Buffer pH ($33.39, 120 capsules). The ingredients in this homeopathic formula have been shown to naturally help to:

  • Reduce acidic build-up and rebalance pH,

  • Promote cleansing and repair of tissues, and

  • Maintain proper insulin production and use.

Buffer pH helps balance your whole system and supports optimal weight. Take two capsules daily or as needed on an empty stomach until urinary pH balances.

*These statements are culmination of the knowledge and experience of the team at Norland Pharmacy. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare provider with questions concerning any medical condition or treatment. Compounded medications are not reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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