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11 reasonnnsss 1050x603 Consider just one factor: pH.

According to the official pH scale, water has a pH of 7.0. But in real life, that’s not always the case. Water only has a pH of 7.0 when the hydrogen (H+) and hydroxide (OH-) ions are present in equal quantities. If there are more hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions, the water is alkaline.1 If there are more hydrogen ions than hydroxide ions, the water is acidic.

Minerals & Water is life

One billionth of a gram (nanogram) of metal contains 2.5 billion atoms. One to ten atoms are all that is needed to activate an enzyme. Therefore, even a minute but consistent supply of organic “live” trace minerals has the ability to restore the balance lost from nutrient deficient foods.The synergistic matrix of crystalloid minerals found within the extra-cellular fluids plays an integral role in determining the health of the biological terrain and therefore the health of the person.

And, the quality of the minerals and water found within the extra-cellular fluid determines the quality of the communications that take place between cells.René Quinton himself summarized it best when he asserted that: "marine plasma tends to maintain its characteristic biological activity and the molecular balance of a living medium. The entirety of trace elements contained in marine plasma are to be found in the solution in their active states.” Unfortunately, eating dried sea salt provides a potent inorganic trace mineral complex, but fails to provide the biological information stored within marine plasma.

PHYSIOLOGY OF ACID-ALKALINE BALANCE

From a physiological perspective, the body has compartmentalized organ systems operating within specific pH ranges. The “potential of hydrogen,” or “pH,” is based on a logarithmic scale, meaning that there is a 10-fold difference between each number going from 1 to 14.

The lower numbers (1-6.99) represent the acid (or H+ donating) range, and the higher numbers (7.01-14) represent the alkaline (or H+ accepting) range. For the most part, body tissues remain within the neutral pH of 7. Some body systems such as the blood (7.35-7.45) are more tightly regulated than others (e.g., urine pH ranges from 4.5-8.0), and any extended disturbance in acid-alkaline balance may upset cell functioning via its transport and signalling processes.

The human body has several means whereby it is able to regulate acid-alkaline balance, including the following:
1) at the cellular level via chemical reactions generating or consuming H+;
2) in the blood with the assistance of bicarbonate, amino acids, albumin, globulin, and haemoglobin; and
3) systemically through the release of carbon dioxide from the lungs and hydrogen ions from the kidney.