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What Supplements Would Alkalize the Body?

author image Michelle Schoffro Cook, Ph.D.
Michelle Schoffro Cook is a bestselling book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine. Her books include "60 Seconds to Slim," "The Ultimate pH Solution," "The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan" and "The Phytozyme Cure." Schoffro Cook is a registered nutritional consulting practitioner, and holds degrees in nutrition, health and natural medicine.
What Supplements Would Alkalize the Body?
A high-sugar diet can cause an imbalance in your body chemistry. Photo Credit Sugar on Sticks image by Vanessa van Rensburg from <a href="http://www.fotolia.com">Fotolia.com</a>

Beginning a healthier lifestyle can be as simple as alkalizing your body. Acid and alkaline are opposite sides of the biochemical spectrum. Ideally, your body should be slightly alkaline, but most people's bodies are excessively acidic due to high stress levels, a diet high in meat, sugar consumption and other acid-forming habits. While supplements are not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle, they can assist you in making your body more alkaline. Of course, you should always consult a qualified health professional before beginning any supplements.

Green Food Powder

What Supplements Would Alkalize the Body?
Green food powders are available in most health food stores. Photo Credit solution and powder image by Radu Razvan from Fotolia.com

There are many different kinds of green powders, primarily made from spirulina or chlorella algae and the juices of various types of grasses: barley, wheat, or alfalfa. These ingredients might seem like a recipe for swamp water but add a teaspoon or two to water, juice diluted with water, or a smoothie and you'll be surprised how good they can taste. More importantly, they help to alkalize your body, thereby promoting greater energy, improved resistance to illness, and less pain.


What Supplements Would Alkalize the Body?
Calcium is naturally alkaline and helps to balance your body chemistry. Photo Credit manny white drugs image by Rose from Fotolia.com

To cope with acidity, your body may withdraw calcium from your bones, since it is a natural anti-acid mineral. Like a bank account from which regular withdrawals are made, your bones can become vulnerable to excessive calcium losses. To help to restore the amount of calcium in your body, you can supplement with this critical mineral.

pH Drops or Powder

What Supplements Would Alkalize the Body?
You can purchase liquid or powder formulations that restore alkalinity to the body. Photo Credit Green Phials image by Werg from Fotolia.com

There are special formulations on the market designed specifically for balancing your body chemistry. They are usually named "pH drops" or "pH powder" or something similar. Usually they contain a solution of chlorine dioxide or hydrogen peroxide, which releases oxygen in your body, helping to restore biochemical balance. Sometimes, the powders contain a variety of alkaline mineral salts such as potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and iron. Follow package instructions for use.

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