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Bicarb vs. Bone Mineral Density
 

Bicarb vs. Bone Mineral Density

Lower serum bicarbonate levels are associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) in US adults.

According to an American Journal of Kidney Diseases' article, over 9,700 adults 20 years or older were studied.This study revealed that chronic metabolic acidosis leads to bone mineral loss and results in lower (BMD), which is a major risk factor for osteoporosis and related fractures. At highest risk for low BMD were post menopausal women. Serum bicarbonate levels may be incorporated in determining an increase risk for low BMD. (Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Feb;65(2):240-8)

pHAlo™ offers what your body needs to raise serum bicarb levels and, therefore, strengthen bones and keep your body in optimal health.

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Bicarb vs. Chronic Kidney Disease
 

Bicarb vs. Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidney plays the major role in maintaining serum bicarbonate and acid-base balance. As kidney function declines, a decrease in serum bicarbonate level is common. It is associated with increased muscle wasting, development or worsening of bone disease, progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD),and increased mortality. Administering base to individuals with bicarbonates has been recommended.

American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) in a recent study, Dobre et al1 explored the association of serum bicarbonate level with the progression of CKD, development of cardiovascular events, and mortality in almost 4,000 patients with CKD in 2003-2008. The authors found that individuals with low sodium bicarbonate levels were more likely to manifest a 50% reduction in kidney function or end stage renal disease than those with higher bicarbonate levels.

1Dobre, M.,Yang,W.,Chen, J.et al. Association of serum bicarbonate with risk of renal and cardiovascular outcomes in CKD:A report from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study.

pHAlo™ has the bicarbonates your body needs along with minerals and aloe vera to help your body replenish what it loses with age.

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Bicarb vs. Insulin Resistance
 

Bicarb vs. Insulin Resistance

pHAlo™ was created for pH balance and optimal health. It can be used for people who are at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus, diabetes or other chronic diseases.

Insulin resistance leads to uncontrolled blood sugar levels which may lead to type 2 diabetes. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey studied 1,496 adults without diabetes or other chronic diseases and found that lower bicarbonate levels and higher anion gap (acidosis) are independently associated with insulin resistance.

A low saliva pH (too much acid) has been shown to be a predictor in insulin resistance and obesity that may result in metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a number of interrelated clinical disorders that include obesity, high blood sugar, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, inflammation, and increased bad cholesterol levels. Especially at risk for metabolic syndrome are perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.

In another study by CMAJ.2012 Sep 18;184{13);E719-725 plasma bicarbonate and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus was studied. 630 women who did not have type 2 diabetes mellitus at the time of the study were examined. The results of this study revealed higher plasma bicarbonate levels (less acid) were associated with decreased incidence of type 2 diabetes among these women.

Resistance to insulin is central to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Several mechanisms may lead to insulin resistance and thereby contribute to the development of type 2 DM, including fatty acid metabolism, mitochondrial dyfunction and systemic inflammation. Metabolic acidosis may also contribute to insulin resistance. Mild metabolic acidosis reduces tissue insulin sensitivity. Finally, metabolic acidosis may also increase cortisol production, which in turn is implicated in the development of insulin resistance.

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Bicarb vs. Joint Pain
 

Bicarb vs. Joint Pain

One (1) out of four (4) adults over the age of 50 have low serum bicarbonate levels.

According to a study by D. Travis Thomas (Division of Clinical Nutrition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA), the "western" diet is thought to contribute to mild metabolic acidosis via the supply of acid precursors from foods. This is important to note because aged adults are less able to excrete H+ ions and are more prone to develop mild, but slowly increasing metabolic acidosis with negative functional outcomes including reduced torque and lower gait speed.

Lower serum bicarbonate levels are associated with slower gait speed and reduced quadriceps strength in older adults. According to a study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (2011 July:58(1):29-38) 2,675 adults 50 years and older were studied and it was revealed that (1) Older age is associated with low serum pH and bicarbonate levels; (2) Alkali supplementation in older persons has demonstrated beneficial effects on nitrogen balance and skeletal metabolism; (3) low levels of serum bicarbonate leads to metabolic acidosis and associated with reduced muscle strength and gait speed in the general population.

pHAlo™ helps your body stay young by replacing what your body loses as we age.

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Bicarb vs. Performance
 

Bicarb vs. Performance

Too much acid in the body has been associated with increased insulin resistance and hypertension and is associated with lower cardiorespiratory fitness in young adults. The study also found that those who are acidic have less muscle mass than those who are not acidic. Kidney International (2012 May:81(10);1033-1042)

Another study found that sodium bicarbonate improves high-intensity intermittent exercise performance by 14% in trained young men. The bicarbonate decreases the amount of acid in the body and improves the body's response to the build up of lactic acid. pHAlo™ contains the same type of bicarbonate used in the study that improved exercise performance. Improve your workouts by taking pHAlo™ 15 minutes before exercise. (J Int Sports Nutr. 2015;12:25)

pHAlo™ is intended for everyone who is interested in achieving and maintaining optimal health.

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Effects of Having an Aloe+pH Balanced Life
 

Effects of Having an Aloe+pH Balanced Life


Acid Reflux

Osteoporosis

Diabetes

Tendonitis

Joint Pain

Acne
pH vs. Kidney Stones
 

pH vs. Kidney Stones

Low urine pH leads to an increase in uric acid stone formation leading to nephrolithiasis (kidney stones).

Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for nephrolithiasis in general and has been associated with uric acid stones in particular. Obesity and type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic proportions worldwide and have been implicated as risk factors for nephrolithiasis.

According to the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN May 2006 Vol 17 No. 5 1422-1428), a study was conducted of 91 people to examine the pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the strong association between type 2 diabetes and uric acid nephrolithiasis. A low urine pH is the predominant metabolic abnormality in uric acid stone disease. The primary risk factor identified in patients with type 2 diabetes was a low urine pH. In addition, both uric acid stone formers (UASF) and patients with type 2 diabetes demonstrated obesity and elevated blood sugar, which are characteristics of insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome. Again, a low urine pH was the single most important and invariant finding in patients prone to form uric acid stones. Also, this study found that low urine pH correlates with a higher rate of obesity in patients prone to have nephrolithiasis. The study concludes that in patients with type 2 diabetes, the main risk factor for uric acid nephrolithiasis is a low urine pH.

It is easy to test your urine pH because testing strips are included with every purchase of pHAlo™. Order a bottle and raise your body's pH for the best chance to live a more active and stone free life!

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