What is the pH of ION-MIN®?
ION-MIN® has a pH of 8.3 and is safe and relatively highly alkaline. The overall acidity of our environment and our bodies seems more compatible with alkaline than acid composition. High pH (anything over 7 is considered alkaline/ base) makes the mineral compound perform better and may help reduce the alkalinity of your body.
But moderation is advised here. Most living things depend on a proper pH level to sustain life. All human beings and animals rely on internal mechanisms to maintain the pH level of their blood. The blood flowing through our veins must have a pH between 7.35 and 7.45. Exceeding this range by as little as one-tenth of a pH unit could prove fatal. Note, this is your tissue pH, not saliva or urine
The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. It measures the acidity or basicity of a solution. A pH of 7 means it is a neutral solution. Pure water has a pH of 7. A pH of less than 7 means the solution is acidic. A pH of more than 7 means the solution is basic
Many people think that by ingesting high-pH substances their body pH will increase and their "acidosis" will be resolved. This is a misunderstanding and a gross oversimplification of biochemistry. Even the most alkalizing foods are only 8.5 to 9.0 in pH. Most are neutral or acidic. Clearly, we were not intended to ingest highly alkaline substances on a regular basis. PH approaching 10 is caustic and may not digest well. Highly alkaline silicates my not release minerals as well as moderately alkaline silicates
The better goal is to ingest a balance of viable amounts of electrolytes and trace minerals, and to avoid acid-causing foods. This allows your normal body pH homeostatic processes to achieve pH without going to extreme, taxing measures. That being said, with all the acid-forming foods we eat, taking alkaline substances...anything over 8 is beneficial. But the key is what causes the high pH of a supplement? Is it natural? Is it due to a heavy metal that you shouldn’t be overexposed to? Find sources you trust
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