Discover how the right acid-alkaline balance contributes to better health
The impact of our acidifying diets and activities can impact our long-term health - as our Life By Equipe moto is 'Live Well, Live Full, Live Long', we thought this topic would be a useful one to investigate.
The “pH value” indicates how acidic or alkaline something is, and given a value between 0 and 14.
All pH values of liquids from 0 to 7 are called acid (the lower the value the more acidic). All pH values from 7 to 14 are called alkaline (the higher the value the more alkaline). A pH value of 7 is neutral, so not too acidic or too alkaline. An acidic substance is neutralised when it comes in contact with an alkaline substance.
Nutrition (sugars, animal proteins, alcohol etc.), stress, medication, smoking, radiation & air pollution, and excessive muscle strain through sports produce acid waste. To keep a constant acid ratio in the blood, acid waste (uric acid, lactic acid, fatty acids, acetic acids and tannins) are released in the blood, however the amount released is too high to leave the body by our regular excretory system (kidneys, lungs and skin).
If the amount of acid waste is too large to be excreted or neutralised by the normal alkaline sodium bicarbonate buffer, our body transforms the liquid harmful acids into 'non-harmful' solid crystals, using alkaline minerals like calcium and magnesium from our bones and binding it with the excessive harmful acids.
These newly formed "acid salts" have a neutral pH but are deposited in the tissue and joints, and as we age our body becomes increasingly acidic, resulting in health issues like fatigue, stiffness, aches and pains + the following health problems:
lack of energy, insomnia, constipation, heartburn, inflammation, cellulitis, coated tongue, caries, susceptibility to infection, hair loss, skin problems, muscle cramps, joint pain, vaginal fungus, fungal nails, depression, loss of libido, allergies and prolonged acidification can lead to gout, osteoarthritis, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney stones.
For the proper functioning of your organs, and to feel more energetic, it is important to add more alkalising foods to your diet, create a less stressful lifestyle and actively balance the acidity levels on your body (through drinking herbal extracts, taking mineralising baths, nourishing your body with alkaline nutrients & increasing your alkaline buffer).
Already suffering from the above health problems? You can combine Alka® products using this handy guide
Alka® products help people to de-acidify the body on a daily basis in a pleasant and comfortable way. Their products are specialised for:
People who are working on a renewed health and vitality by de-acidifying
People who are healthy, but realise the risks of acidification and want to remain healthy now and in the longer term
AlkaVitae® delivers patented products that have been used all over the world since 1996.
Alka® products can be taken on their own daily or can be combined with one another.
De-acidifying with Alka® is about enjoying an active life in a responsible way.
Alka® Drops, Alka® Tabs and Alka® Calcium Tabs are alkalising products that increase the alkaline buffer of sodium bicarbonate in the body. If you already experience problems due to acidification, it is advisable to use these products.
To further intensify the de-acidification process you can use
Alka® Tea, Alka® Bath and Alka® Greens.
Alka® Tea contains the full spectrum of elements which effectively de-acidifies the body. Its balanced herbal composition means you can enjoy Alka® Tea every day.
Adding Alka® Bath to your bathwater gives it a pH value of 8.5. The pressure of osmosis through the skin draws acid waste out from the body. It neutralises and renews old, acidic layers of skin.
A glass of Alka® Greens every day protects your body from acidification. Alkaline nutrient supplements neutralise acid waste without the body depleting minerals from the bones and skin. With Alka® Greens, you will no longer need your current vitamin and mineral supplements. Start your day with a serving of Alka® Greens to ensure your body has all the alkaline nutrients that it needs to stay healthy.
Examples of how to use Alka® products daily / weekly:
After waking up, take a glass of water with 3 drops of Alka® Drops.
Just before breakfast take a glass of Alka® Greens. Followed by a (light) breakfast.
After breakfast, 1 tablet of Alka® Tabs Original, Alka® Tabs Magnesium, or Alka® Tabs Calcium.
During the day, 2 to 4 cups of Alka® Tea.
During the day 2 to 5 glasses of water with Alka® Drops (on an as empty stomach).
After dinner, a tablet of Alka® Tabs Original or Alka® Tabs Magnesium, or Alka® Tabs Calcium.
During the evening 1 cup of Alka® Tea with 4 drops of Alka® Drops.
2 or 3 times a week, make a footbath with Alka® Bath.
1 or 2 times a week, treat yourself to a relaxing full bath with Alka® Bath.
Before going to bed, sip a glass of water with 3 drops of Alka® Drops.
If you use different Alka® products daily, you can modify the amounts to de-acidify.
Examples of combinations are:
3 glasses of water with Alka® Drops, 2 Alka® Tabs*
3 glasses of water with Alka® Drops, 1 glass of Alka® Greens, 3 cups of Alka® Tea
2 glasses of water with Alka® Drops, 1 glass of Alka® Greens, 1 Alka® Tabs*, 4 cups of Alka® Tea
3 tablets Alka® Tabs*, 5 cups of Alka® Tea
2 glasses of Alka® Greens, 2 Alka® Tabs*
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