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4 Supplements that Alkalize Your Body

3. Magnesium
In the same way that the bones act as a reserve for alkaline calcium, your muscles are reservoirs for the mineral magnesium, which is also alkaline.  Most nutrition experts estimate that 80 percent of people are deficient in this important mineral.  If you’re prone to headaches or muscle tension, you may find that supplementing with magnesium is helpful.  Most people take between 400 to 800 mg of magnesium.

4.  pH Drops and Powders
There are special formulations on the market designed specifically for balancing your body chemistry.  And, as with anything, there is a huge variation in the quality of these products so it may take some experimentation to see which one works best for you.  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, namely:  potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and iron.  Follow package instructions for use.

This information is provided for educational purposes only and should not be construed as diagnostic or prescriptive. Always consult your physician prior to starting any new supplements.

Adapted with permission from The Ultimate pH Solution by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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8:10AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

I will be trying the magnesium & green juices... Calcium intake is normally high. Thanks a bunch!

12:03PM PDT on Jul 11, 2013


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2:25PM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

Good info, thanks for posting... :)

4:09AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013


4:06AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

Thank you.

8:51PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

I love alkaline water. My Nikken water purifier alkalinizes the water as it purifies it and then I use an optimizer to alkalinize it further. Normal pH is great for the skin and muscles.

8:45AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

Thanks 4 the great info!

5:46AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

Care2, you are promoting an expensive and dangerous scam. Readers, please educate yourselves:
"It's not true that the acidity of the body can be changed significantly by diet. Whatever food you eat passes through your stomach, which is highly acidic (pH between 1.5 and 3.5), making it an ideal environment for pepsin, the main digestive enzyme, to break down food. Stomach acid pH levels can be affected by the quantity of food you eat, infection, and stress. Eating foods designated acidic or alkaline is irrelevant to affecting pH in the stomach.* Eating acidic or alkaline foods is also irrelevant to affecting the pH of blood cells, despite what Robert O. Young claims. "Homeostatic mechanisms keep the acidity of the blood stream within a narrow range."* Different foods do, however, affect the pH of urine, which is confined to the bladder."

8:35PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Another step out of many, getting healthier is a lifelong pursuit!

Thanks for sharing!

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