Nutrition Myths

Tag - blood

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. Due to Merc Manual: 7.37-7.43 and due to MedlinePlus: 7.38-7.42. The human body has the ability to buffer the pH of the blood very...

Buffering system of blood pH

Buffer systems in the body function to maintain the blood at a steady and optimal pH of 7.40. Our system maintains the blood's pH balance using three regulatory mechanisms: bio-chemical buffering, respiratory regulation (removing carbon dioxide) and...

Alkalosis

If the blood pH rises above 7.45, the condition is defined as alkalosis. The causes of alkalosis are very serious and are not caused by diet. Some of the most common causes of metabolic alkalosis are: adrenal gland diseases (tumor, over-activity)...

Acidosis

If the blood pH falls below 7.35, the condition is defined as acidosis which may have serious consequences. The causes of acidosis are quite severe and are not caused by food or diet. Some of the most common causes of metabolic acidosis include:...