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)Schwalfenberg GK. The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health? J Environ Public Health. 2012; 2012: 727630. Available here.
Due to Merc Manual 7.37-7.43. (2)Lewis JL. Acid-Base Regulation. Merck Manual. Professional Version. Available here.
Due to MedlinePlus 7.38-7.42 (3)Blood gases. U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Available here.

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.

References   [ + ]

1. Schwalfenberg GK. The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health? J Environ Public Health. 2012; 2012: 727630. Available here.
2. Lewis JL. Acid-Base Regulation. Merck Manual. Professional Version. Available here.
3. Blood gases. U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Available here.

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