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Your pH balance is the most important factor in good health.

What is “pH”?

pH is the acronym for "potential hydrogen – the standard scientific measure for levels of acidity in organic material. For example, gardeners and farmers often need to know the pH of soil. Aquarium owners continually check the pH of water. And, in human health and medicine, the pH of our bodily fluids is a key general indicator of our general state of health.

How is pH measured?

The pH range is from 0 to 14 – with pH of 7.0 being neutral. Any measurement of 7.0 or above is alkaline. Anything below 7.0 is acidic. The higher the pH reading – i.e. the higher the number above 7 – the more the fluid being measured is alkaline and oxygen-rich. The lower the pH reading, the more the fluid is acidic and oxygen deprived.

Alkaline – good. Acidic – bad!

Healthy human bodily fluids (blood, saliva, etc) normally register in a very narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. Readings below this range indicate symptoms and disease. If our blood pH drops much below a reading of 6.8, some of our body cells cease to function. So, if you have a health problem, it is highly likely that you have become acidic. Research has shown that the body cannot heal itself unless our pH level is slightly alkaline. This, in turn, indicates that you will not gain the full effectiveness of any remedial treatments until your pH level is returned to its normal healthy reading.

What are the health implications of acidic pH?

As with most living organisms, the human body does not function correctly without balanced pH. Research has established that disease and illness cannot survive in an alkaline state – yet they thrive in an acidic environment.

Acidic pH balance decreases your body's ability to absorb vitamins, minerals, food supplements and other nutrients… decreases cellular energy production… inhibits the natural process for repairing damaged cells… decreases your ability to detoxify heavy metals… allows tumor cells to thrive… and makes you more susceptible to fatigue and illness.

What can cause acidic pH?

You can become acidic from an acids-rich diet, from toxic overload, from emotional stress, and/or from immune reactions or any process that starves your body cells of oxygen and other nutrients. Your body will try to compensate by using alkaline minerals; but if your present diet does not contain sufficient minerals to compensate, acidic build-up takes place in your body’s cells.

High-purity HerbaCoral calcium and minerals supplement is not a cure for disease. But, by keeping your pH level in proper alkaline balance, it enables your body to maintain good health and heal itself the way it was designed to do – naturally.

Self-test your pH

This simple pH self-test (using inexpensive litmus paper, available from health food or drug stores) can quickly tell you whether or not you are acidic or alkaline. This will give you an indicator for your state of health. But please understand that this test is only an indicator, and only reflects the moment in time that it was performed.

Your body is constantly regulating (or attempting to regulate) your pH levels. So do not assume you are unhealthy just because a pH paper test shows acidic. It may simply reflect your last meal. However, if you perform this simple home test carefully several times over several days, and get consistently acidic readings, we strongly recommend consulting your physician to determine whether there are hidden health issues.

How to test.

  • Perform first thing after waking, or two hours after eating or drinking.
  • Swallow the saliva in your mouth, and then produce new. Repeat this twice.
  • Transfer saliva to Litmus paper (Do not put the litmus paper in your mouth).
  • Wait 20 seconds as the litmus paper changes colour… then compare the result to the pH color chart provided with your litmus kit with the appropriate ph categories below.

pH 7.5

You are in the healthy range. At the time of this test, you are not mineral deficient.

pH 6.5 to 6.0

You are becoming acidic and may be developing one or more degenerative diseases.

pH below 6.0

You are highly acidic, probably very mineral deficient, and may have developed at least one degenerative disease.