Nutrition Myths

pH of blood

Human ideal blood pH is 7.4 and must be between 7.35 – 7.45 (slightly alkaline) to avoid serious health complications. (1, 2, 3)

Due to MedlinePlus 7.38-7.42 (4)

The human body has the ability to buffer the pH of the blood very efficiently and maintain it within this very narrow safe range using three buffering systems: bio-chemical buffering, respiratory and kidneys regulation. (read more..)

NOTE: The measurement of the blood’s pH is not the same as the measurement of the urine’s pH. The pH of the urine is only an indicator that the kidneys do their job in maintaining the blood pH steady by removing acids from the body.

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