Why? Because if your blood pH were to vary 1 or 2 points in either direction, it would change the electrical
chemistry in your body, there would be no electrical power and in short order you would drop dead. As
you can see, maintaining the right pH level in your blood is pretty important!!
With this in mind a good way to avoid upsetting this delicate bio chemical balance would be to take a look
at those things that can compromise the maintenance of the ideal pH level in your body. And what is the
main culprit in this case? The answer is the creation of acid in your body.
Before we look at what causes acid, here's a graphic example to give you an idea of what can happen in
the blood when your pH drops to less than ideal. Red blood cells are how oxygen is transported to all the
cells in your body.
As red blood cells move into the tiny, little, capillaries, the space they have to move through gets pretty
small. In fact, the diameter of the capillaries gets so small that the red blood cells sometimes have to pass
through these capillaries one red blood cell at a time!
Because of this, and because it's important for the red blood cells to be able to flow easily and quickly
through your body, they have a mechanism that allows them to remain separate from each other. This
mechanism comes in the form of the outside of healthy red blood cells having a negative charge. This
causes them to stay apart from each other, sort of like when you try to push the negative ends of two
magnets together. They resist each other and stay apart.
Unfortunately, acid interferes with this very important mechanism in a pretty frightening way. Acid
actually strips away the negative charge from red blood cells. The result is that your red blood cells then
tend to clump together and not flow as easily. This makes it much more difficult for them to flow easily
through the bloodstream.
What Causes Acids in the Body?
The primary cause of an acidic condition in your body is from what you put in your mouth. In
other words, what you eat and what you drink. And it isn't how "acid" something may seem
when you eat or drink it. It has to do with what is left over when you digest it.