Alkalinity vs Acidity
The body’s acid-alkaline balance is vital for overall health. Although the stomach needs to be highly acidic to be able to break down foods, the rest of the body functions best when in a slightly alkaline state.
The body has protective mechanisms in place to maintain the correct pH. One of these methods is to draw calcium out of the bones and into the blood stream. Calcium is an alkalising mineral, and alkalises the blood back to where it needs to be in an acidic situation, however this may leave the bones susceptible to excessive calcium loss and osteoporosis.