Studies show that the ideal blood chemistry is slightly alkaline. The kidneys monitor and control the acidity or "acid-base" (pH) balance of the blood. If the blood is too acidic, the kidney makes bicarbonate to restore the bloods pH balance. If the blood is too alkaline, then the kidney excretes bicarbonate into the urine to restore the balance.

Water, is an ionizing solvent, which means that an acid-base chemistry is permitted and as an result a much wider range of reactions can take place within the human body as part of the body chemistry. (Acid-base chemistry is fundamental to Earth life) Unfortunately, most people are overly acidic due to poor diet.

The good news is that you can achieve a more alkaline pH using small amounts of seaweed.

To determine your pH level, you can purchase a pH test at your local health food store. The ideal is a neutral score of 6.8 to 7.1. Anything below 7 is acidic, above 7 alkaline. Use your saliva or urine: the test is relatively easy and accurate.

Alkalinise Your Diet for Enhanced Health.

There is no need to try to eliminate acid-forming foods just to achieve optimum health. Balance (buffer) by using seaweed, eating more raw food or other alkaline type foods.

A diet rich in alkalinising plant foods has been shown to help preserve muscle mass in older men and women.