How to Use Alkalizing pH drops in Psoriasis

Actually, you are buying just an expensive mineral water and hope it will cure your psoriasis. What causes low blood pH? Of course that it’s the endotoxins and inflammatory processes.

pH balancing drops

There is so much misinformation about the all pH thing: take mineral supplements, drink lemon water, don’t eat acidic foods, … and mostly buy those overpriced pH boosting supplements.

Selling the trace minerals and alkalizing solutions is a great business idea. But check the bottles of those products and you will see that there is actually nothing meaningful stated on many of them.

You won’t find out how much minerals is in them. And if there is a detailed information about the mineral content you will find out that you are going to buy like 5 grams of dissolved magnesium for 20 dollars.

Now just do some math, if there is about 200 servings (according to label on the supplement bottle) then you will get 25 mg of elemental magnesium in one serving. Many people put that one serving to 1 liter (32 fl. oz.) of water and feel good with themselves because they are drinking the alkalizing water.

25 mg/L of magnesium is the amount you can find in many bottled mineral waters on the market or even in the tap water.[2]

And what do you think, why it doesn’t work? Why those pH boosters do not help to increase the pH?

Because inflammation is the common cause of low pH…

Everything is nothing compared to the effects of endotoxins on blood pH levels.

It is useless to measure your urine or saliva pH levels just because you hope the pH boosting supplement will do some miracle. Unfortunately, it won’t…

Endotoxins cause low blood pH

7.bacteria_bloodThe study from 1982 on dogs proved that endotoxins cause decrease in blood pH levels.

Dogs were injected with 2 mg/kg of Escherichia coli endotoxins and compared to dogs which received the endotoxins and the ibuprofen at dosage of 25 mg/kg.

The results were significant when arterial blood pH dropped in endotoxin treated dogs to 7.18 by 120 minutes. The animals who received also the ibuprofen maintained their blood pH levels at 7.36.

The researchers measured also the other effects of administration of the endotoxins and ibuprofen (Advil) and concluded that the anti-inflammatory drug protected the animals against the hypotension (low blood pressure), lactic acidosis (low blood pH) and depression of cardiac index (the performance of the heart).[1]

“Ibuprofen in canine endotoxin shock” study abstract[1]:

“The participation of prostaglandins in the physiologic alterations of endotoxin shock has been well established with the aid of prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors. Our study was designed to investigate the potential of ibuprofen, a highly specific cyclooxygenase inhibitor, to reverse the hemodynamic and acid base abnormalities of canine endotoxin shock. Mean blood pressure fell to 49.8 +/- 6.6 mm Hg in dogs given endotoxin by 5 min after injection, and remained below 83 mm Hg for the duration of the 120-min observation period. In animals given endotoxin followed by ibuprofen, a similar initial drop of systemic blood pressure was seen, but it subsequently recovered to 150.2 +/- 4.1 mm Hg by 120 min (P less than 0.001). Cardiac index increased in animals given ibuprofen (2.3 +/- 0.28 liter/m2 per min) compared with animals given endotoxin alone (1.0 +/- 0.09 liter/m2 per min) by termination of the experiment. The arterial pH dropped in endotoxin treated animals to 7.18 +/- 0.03 by 120 min. Ibuprofen prevented the acidosis, the final pH in ibuprofen and endotoxin treated animals measuring 7.36 +/- 0.01. We conclude that ibuprofen protects against the hypotension, acidosis, and depression of cardiac index of canine endotoxin shock.”

To buy, or not to buy

If you want to buy the magnesium and potassium water for 30x the price of some magnesium salt then go for it. However, if you want to spend your money more wisely then better buy some magnesium malate or magnesium chloride supplement.

All those marketing bells and whistles about the content of all the trace minerals are probably true but you know what? All those trace minerals can be found in any lake, river or sea in trace amounts.

Those pH boosting products don’t state the actual content of those minerals because the content per serving is so very low, way below the RDI levels even for the most important trace minerals.

 

References:

1) Jacobs ER, Soulsby ME, Bone RC, Wilson FJ Jr, Hiller FC. Ibuprofen in canine endotoxin shock. J Clin Invest. 1982 Sep;70(3):536-41.

2) Arik Azoulay, MSc, BComm, Philippe Garzon, BSc, and Mark J Eisenberg, MD, MPH. Comparison of the Mineral Content of Tap Water and Bottled Waters. J Gen Intern Med. 2001 Mar; 16(3): 168–175.



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