Info: 90 Veg. Capsules Plus 60 pH Test Strips
High acidity isn't just something that causes temporary heartburn after eating too rich of a meal, although this effective new product will certainly be of interest to those suffering from acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder). There are also many bodily systems in addition to digestion which depend on a healthy pH level, which can be put out of whack by several factors. pH-Pro addresses that not only by neutralizing excess acidity -- with about twice the capacity of pH-balancing tablets -- but also by promoting alkalinity. And it delivers those alkalizing (acid reducing) minerals in a base of all natural spirulina, so instead of getting artificial fillers, you're provided with a rich whole food many take as a supplement in its own right as a good source of phytonutrients, carotene and B vitamins.
These aren't chalky tablets you need to chomp on throughout the day: they're easy-to-swallow vegetable capsules, which are very easy on the stomach, and you can get an alkalizing effect with just 1 or 2 a day.
CanPrev has also included a wrapped packet of 60 pH test strips in each bottle (which they also sell separately, in booklets of 80), so you can monitor your own levels. Please see the related CanPrev - pH-Pro Test Strips page for information on how to use them.
pH is a chemical reference that indicates how acidic or alkaline a substance or a fluid is, with a scale ranging from 0 (for extremely high acidity) to 14 (for an extremely high level of alkalinity). A completely neutral pH environment hovers around 7, but our bodies try to maintain a slightly alkaline level -- from 7 to 7.4 -- since many functions such as our metabolic, enzymatic, immunologic, and repair mechanisms work best in that range.
In addition to nutritional needs, organisms can only survive and thrive in certain environments. Whether that's the whole surrounding environment (such as the water fish live in or the soil plants grow in), or even the internal environments an individual organism's parts or subsystems function in (such as the bodily fluids in our organs), there needs to be a pH level that's correct for its healthy operation.
There are over 200 enzymes and hormones working within the tissues of our bodies, and a very delicate balance of acidity and alkalinity is required to keep them and our cells and organs functioning properly. If we become too acidic (or in rare cases, too alkaline), a number of systems (such as digestive health, bone health, or our immune system) can be adversely impacted, and there are many ways this can happen....
Diet is the obvious one: diets high in sugar, grains and animal products can dramatically influence the body's acid-base regulation, which is why many seek out antacids. But stress can do the same. And our bodies also produce various acids during the course of their own actions: (lactic) acid when we exercise; and acids when we eat (uric, carbonic and sulphur acids); and even when we breathe (carbon dioxide and carbonic acid).
Each capsule contains:
Sodium Bicarbonate: 350 mg
Spirulina platensis: 275 mg
Magnesium Carbonate (24% elemental): 250 mg
Potassium Citrate: 25 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetable-grade magnesium stearate, vegetable capsule.
Vegan, Dairy-Free, Corn-Free Soy-Free, and GMO-free.
Adults: Take one capsule 1 to 2 times per day away from food, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not take within 2 hours of another medicine because the effectiveness of the other medicine may be altered. Do not take continuously for more than 2 weeks unless directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if you are pregnant, or on a low salt diet. Also contraindicated for those with kidney disease, except on the advice of a healthcare practitioner.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80029857.