Body fluids like saliva, urine and blood are crucial to fundamental processes, such as transporting oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, digestion, and overall lubrication and protection of the body.
The acid levels in the body must fall under a certain range to avoid harm to the body.
pH is a term you have probably heard in relation to your body and health. It stands for “potential hydrogen”. The pH of your body measures the hydrogen-ion concentration of your body fluids.
The pH scale of your body runs from 0 to 14. The higher the pH level of your body fluids, the more oxygen-rich and alkaline they will be.
The lower the pH level of your body fluids, the less oxygenated and acidic they will be. A pH of 7.0 is considered neutral.
The pH levels of your body fluids should fall in the following ranges to be considered healthy: