What Is Acidosis?
Whether playing sports or exercising, you are consuming more oxygen and metabolizing energy through muscle work. This process creates free radicals, lactic acid and a mild metabolic acidosis. Have you ever exercised and felt like you were going to puke? Your body goes into a process of trying to detox or rid itself of toxins stored in your body. Acidosis is an increased acidity in the blood and other body tissue. Acidosis is said to occur when arterial pH falls below 7.35. The pH level of our blood affects every cell in our body. Chronic acidosis corrodes body tissue, and if left unchecked, will interrupt all cellular activities and functions.
“Endurance and elite sports athletes should be concerned about maintaining a healthy pH balance,” says Dr. Robert Burns, PhD.
Acidosis is a tendency of the body to be over acid. This occurs when the body loses its alkaline reserve. When acid waste accumulated in the body, our cells are not able to function properly.
Persons who have diabetes often suffers from acidosis, and stomach ulcers are associated with this condition as well.
During Menopause, women can become extremely acidic. Our bodies use calcium and other minerals to buffer this acidity. That calcium loss can lead to osteoporosis.
The symptoms of acidosis are frequent :
* Water Retention
* Rheumatoid Arthritis
* Migraine Headaches
Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
* Dry Hard Stools
* Foul Smelling Stools Accompanied By A Burning Sensation In Anus
* Alternating Constipation and Diarrhea
* Difficulty Swallowing
* Burning In The Mouth / Under The Tongue
* Sensitivity Of Teeth To Vinegar And Acid Fruits
* Bumps On The Roof Of The Mouth / Tongue
Having read all the information given above, do you think that balancing of alkalinity is important ? Do you also believe that our bodies run on water but not on juices or soft drinks or beverages etc and that the quality of water matters ?
What Causes Acidosis?
Modern Day Athletes and Acid-Forming Foods
Unfortunately, Modern Day Athletes/Non-Athletes are at the all-time high of those suffering from “chronic acidosis” and, at the very least, “low chronic acidosis” due to eating High Acid-Forming Diets. High Acid-Forming Diets equate to acidifying body tissue on a cellular level. Acidified body tissue is poor, inferior quality body tissue, which will eventually rear its ugly head and deny every athlete the opportunity to attain optimum health and peak athletic power, strength and endurance. Yes, it may even lead to a career-ending injury that could have been prevented. An ounce of Prevention is worth more than a pound of flesh, so the expression goes.
What Are The First
HIGH ACID-FORMING FOODS and DIETS all lead to ACIDOSIS.
Living a fast-paced daily lifestyle, such as eating on the run and excessive over stimulation, will lead people to face a constant symptoms of indigestion and growing endangerment of over-acidification (Acidosis) of the body cells, which will interrupt cellular activities and functions. It is a major root of sickness and disease. Having our cells constantly exposed to an acidic environment leads to acidosis and then chronic acidosis and finally various forms of disease such as cancer and many more!
Studies have shown that an acidic, anaerobic (which is also the lack of oxygen) body environment encourages the breeding of fungus, mold, bacteria, and viruses. As a result, our inner biological terrain shifts from a healthy oxygenated, alkaline environment to an unhealthy acidic one (acidic pH scale).
Signs Of Acidosis?
Acidosis Symptoms are the first signs and effects of Acidosis. They are followed by more aggressive acidosis symptoms such as diabetic acidosis and lactic acidosis symptoms which lead to full blown lactic acidosis or renal tubular acidosis.
UNHEALTHY ACIDOSIS SYMPTOMS: more info
Do you have one or more of the following symptoms?
This self-test can help you get a good idea about how acidic your body is. The more symptoms, the more acidic the body, and the more urgent it is to start an alkalinizing process
Source: Alkalize or Die, Dr.Theodore A. Baroody, 2001
Maintaining Proper Hydration Is The Key of Good Health . . .
There is no question, water is the key to life. Water helps us absorb and digest our nutrients and eliminate toxins. Water lubricates our joints, helps protect our tissues, and gives flexibility to our muscles, tendons, cartilage, and bones. Each of our cells contains water. Like a fish tank, the better the condition of the water, the healthier the fish. Every chemical reaction in the body occurs in water.
We need to be sure we consume sufficient amounts of good water. The evidence is mounting that water with a higher pH and high levels of negative Oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) has been providing more stamina, less fatigue and better cellular hydration, flushing out metabolic toxins and helping the body operate at peak efficiency.
Most people drink lots of fluids, but not enough water. In fact a lot of us are consuming alarming amounts of processed foods, soft drinks, refined sugars and other convenience items in lieu of the fresh, whole foods that have been shown to provide a much richer source of nutrients. Unfortunately for a lot of people, about the only time they drink water is to swallow their medicine.
To be properly hydrated our cells need an ongoing supply of water to help
speed repair and help reduce the build up of lactic acid. If your body is not properly hydrated at the cellular level, not only will your health and well-being suffer, but your athletic performance will falter. Electrolyzed-Reduced and Hydrogen-Rich drinking water is an excellent source of improved hydration. Try it, see for yourself.
There are numerous effects that Electrolyzed-Reduced and Hydrogen-Rich drinking water can provide for muscular movement, performance and flexibility. Every breath you take, every time a muscle contracts, there are metabolic acids that are produced, such as lactic and pyruvic acid. The presence of these acids creates a burning sensation in the muscle, muscle fatigue and muscle weakness. This prevents further exertion of the muscle until recovery takes place.
The more water that you have available in the tissues, the easier it is for these acids to be removed from the muscle tissue. This can hasten recovery time and lessen micro scar tissue and weakness from the metabolic acids. When this Electrolyzed-Reduced and Hydrogen-Rich drinking water, then the higher alkalinity will reduce acidic residue even further and faster, with less possibility of injury.
Athletes and trainers know that even small changes in pH can really affect performance, because muscles do their best work in a very narrow pH range. This is why when metabolites lower pH muscle function is reduced and the production of ATP energy is also reduced. So the more acidity that is present, the less muscles can contract. Even the electrical stimulus necessary for peak performance drops significantly.
Fitness and Health
The important thing to know is that just because an athlete is fit, doesn’t mean he or she is healthy. In fact, many athletes suffer from chronic injury, inflammatory disorders, even early cancer. The high level of metabolic acids chronically present in muscle tissue could be a strong factor.
Combining Electrolyzed-Reduced and Hydrogen-Rich drinking water with an alkaline-dense diet is the answer. By increasing alkalinity and reducing acidic by-products, the body’s buffering systems can work more efficiently and effectively.
Getting away from a pattern of eating high carb foods, energy bars, sports drinks and low fat products in favour of a diet rich in natural proteins, fats, whole-grains, vegetables, nuts, seeds and moderate fruit is imperative.
Hydration and Electrolytes
• What coach isn’t concerned about hydration and sufficient electrolytes these days? So what to do?
• There are many sports drinks used to replenish electrolytes, such as Lucozade, Gatorade and Powerade. Although the electrolytes are replenished in the fluids outside the cells, the electrolytes themselves do not necessarily get enough where you need them: inside the cells!
•Electrolyzed-Reduced and Hydrogen-Rich drinking water provides natural electrolytes, but most importantly, because of its micro clustering, Electrolyzed-Reduced and Hydrogen-Rich drinking water transports electrolytes into the cells six times more efficiently than Lucozade
• Lucozade and most other sports drinks are acidic. Acid deprives the body of necessary nutrients needed for cell rejuvenation, hydration and stamina.
• Electrolyzed-Reduced and Hydrogen-Rich drinking water — better than any other water or drink — goes deeply into the fluid surrounding the cells and bathes and feeds those cells thus giving them more hydration that allows for quicker recovery, increased stamina and extended energy.
Athletic Performance and Endurance Studies
In PubMed studies on the effect of pH on Athletic Performance describe how alkalizing your body improves performance and endurance and reduces electrolyte loss. Quick recap:
• Study 1: Increasing alkalinity resulted in 50% increase in sprint endurance (2.98 minutes vs. 2.00 minutes) at 95% maximum oxygen intake (VO2 max).
• Study 2: Sprint endurance at the highest power output (95%) was increased 62% (438 seconds vs. 270 seconds for control) if the body is relatively alkaline, and is 175% greater than an acidic (typical athlete) body (160 seconds).
• Study 3: Sprint endurance at the highest power output (95%) was 135% greater (5.44 minutes versus 3.13 minutes) if the body is relatively alkaline versus acidic. Blood plasma in an acidic body has less lactic acid (to flush from the body through the kidneys) because the lactic acid appears to be remaining in the muscle tissue and glycolysis (metabolic release of high energy compounds) is inhibited.
• Study 4: Carbon Dioxide exhalation efficiency was 8.7% higher in an alkaline(1,867) versus acid (1,717) body. The acid subjects had lower peak oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output.
• Study 5: Alkalinity enhances exercise performance and reduces electrolyte loss. Time to fatigue is increased substantially. Electrolyte flows into muscle tissue more efficiently and lactic acid was flushed out more efficiently.
TRAINERS & Athletics LOVE Electrolyzed Reduced Water ( ERW )
Injury prevention and inflammation reduction
Top athletes today suffer regularly from injuries, broken bones, torn muscles and ligaments and even cancer. This can all be due to acidosis in the muscles and tissue. A poor diet and bad drinks (such as sport drinks) that lack anti-oxidants and alkaline minerals cause a weakening of the body. The acidification of the muscles manifests as inflammation, causing joint and muscle pain. After about one week of drinking Electrolyzed reduced water , the inflammations begin to reduce, waste products are reduced and the acidosis in the muscles diminishes.
Hydration and performance with micro-clustering
Each time you fully hydrate, your sport performance improves. During workouts you lose lots of fluids. A fluid loss of at least 2% causes a heavy reduction of muscle power. The problem with regular water is that it cannot replace your fluid loss fast enough. The reason is that the water molecules occur in large clusters that are too big to be rapidly absorbed by the body. Electrolyzed reduced water is ionized water that consists of micro-clusters which can be quickly and effectively absorbed by the cells, leading to a deep hydration during your workout. Through the micro-clusters, nutrients and supplements can be more completely transported to and taken in by the cells and the water can more effectively cleanse the cells of acidic waste products.
Your fitness level can be measured by the quantity of oxygen that you can use while training at maximum capacity. VO2 Max is the maximum level of oxygen expressed in milliliters. Physically fit people have a higher VO2 Max value and can endure higher intensity levels in sports than less fit people. It is long known that through high intensity training, the VO2 Max value can be raised. Studies have now shown that by drinking Electrolyzed reduced water, the VO2 Max can also be raised and thus endurance increased. Electrolyzed reduced water is loaded with enormous amounts of oxygen and thus perfectly gives your muscles what they need to have better performance.
Electrolyzed reduced water (ERW)
Electrolyzed reduced water is oxygen-rich, ionized, anti-oxidizing, highly absorbable and alkaline water that has enormous benefits for the athletic body. Because of these properties, Electrolyzed reduced water works against acidosis of the muscles so that they become alkaline; it provides great amounts of oxygen so that recovery periods are shorter – completely naturally! Through this you can train harder more often and achieve stronger results. Anti-oxidants in the water slow down the oxidation process, and through the micro-clustering of the water molecules, Electrolyzed reduced Water gets absorbed super-fast by the cells. In this way your endurance and fitness will strengthen drastically!
How Electrolyzed-Reduced and Hydrogen-Rich drinking water Benefits Athletes…
• Improved recovery time
• Increased ability to exercise
• Increased oxygen uptake
• Quicker reaction time
• Higher energy levels
• Better mental clarity
•Raises the pH balance
•Retards the aging and oxidation process
•Improves transport of nutrients to the cells
•Increases the effects of supplements
•Faster and deeper cell hydration
•Improves power and endurance
•Quicker recovery of the body
• Increase in lean muscle
• Reduction in body fat
• Less fatigue – greater endurance
• Better immune function
• Plus much much more…