Change Water pH Easily - Just ADD Salt! - Page 2

To determine whether a salt was added to particular water, you simply need to take into account the pH of the water you seek to put the salt in. While water will not react in the exact nature as solution pH, one could expect similar results as mentioned above. Acidic salts make water more acidic and basic salts make water more alkaline.

How important is pH?

Changes in the pH can prove harmful or even fatal to aquatic life or even humans. For example as pH rises it increases the toxicity of chemicals such as ammonia. These changes are particularly harmful to young or sick fish. In a number of fish, breeding only occurs at a specific pH range. This means that without the proper pH fish populations will decrease over time. For instance, Koi thrive in water that has a pH of 7.5 to 8.2. Oscar fish prefer water with a pH of 6.5 or 7. For pet owners it is extremely important to know the pH of your water source so you know before hand if it is compatible for your pet.

For humans: When your saliva is in between 6.5 to 7.5 it indicates your body is in the healthy alkaline function. When that pH falls below 6.5 it is a sign that your body is overwhelmed and acids are not being adequately excreted through the urine. Your saliva reflects digestive enzymes and your urinary pH indicates your mineral and electrolyte balance. A healthy range for morning urine is 6.0 to 6.5, and 6.5 to 7.0 for evening urine pH. A urine pH below a 6.5 is an indication that your body is overwhelmed and is not cleansing as properly as it should. Urine pH is also a value of the efforts of your kidneys, adrenals and lungs and gonads by the use of the buffering elements and hormones.

When your body is too acidic, the body will rob your organs and bones of the vital minerals of potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium to maintain the body’s pH and also to remove acidic waste. You can help your body neutralize acids in the blood and maintain a balanced pH by taking some simple steps like eating the right foods, exercising, and drinking plenty of water to give your body the proper fluids to excrete any toxins. Drinking lots of water is essential for cutting down the acidic side affects of coffee, soft drinks, alcohol, and tea, and it also aids in flushing the kidneys. By maintaining a healthy diet we can help balance our bodies, prevent diseases and live a longer, healthier and more energetic life!

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