You may know about the pH level of your skin from the products you use or have learned about it in science class in school but did you know that your body maintains its own pH Balance too? A pH level measures how acid or alkaline something is. A pH level of seven is neutral while a pH of zero is completely acidic and a pH of 14 is completely alkaline. When it comes to your body your blood is very slightly alkaline and usually has a pH level of between 7.35 and 7.45. Different parts of the body have different pH levels. The stomach is very acidic so that it can break down our food, it usually has a pH of 3.5 or lower and our urine changes its level depending on what we eat – that’s how the levels in our blood are kept level.
In recent years low acid diets have become more popular, especially among sports enthusiasts and athletes, to support their wellbeing. It is a very clean diet that focuses mainly on eating fruit, vegetables and legumes, and things like meat, dairy, alcohol and processed foods are off the menu. If you’re looking to contribute to the normal acid base metabolism in your body but don’t want to follow a strict diet, there is a supplement you can take.
Ocean-pH by One Nutrition has been specially formulated to support a low acid diet and is ideal for those who exercise regularly. It is formulated to contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system and is a mineral rich powder made with just red marine algae and zinc citrate. Ethically harvested at the end of its five-year life, the red marine algae simply calcifies and falls to the sea floor where it is washed, dried, and powdered.
Ocean pH also contains calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium and iodine, which support a range of functions in the body. Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism while magnesium contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and calcium contributes to normal neurotransmission. All you need to take is just half a teaspoon daily, dissolved in water.