Proper pH balance is essential for the body to function efficiently. Because our bodies carry a natural balance of alkaline and acid, it is important to maintaining that balance. If our alkaline and acid levels lean too heavily in either direction, we can experience poor circulation, reduced energy levels, muscle aches and pains and loss of concentration, to name a few. The body must maintain a slightly alkaline pH level between 7.36 and 7.44 in order to function properly. When you have an alkaline pH, your body can build and repair itself. At a body fluid pH of 7+ you can maintain the proper mineral level for good health. When you have an acidic pH, your body begins tearing down and becomes vulnerable to degenerative diseases, including cardiovascular disease (the #1 killer in the U.S.), cancer (the #2 killer in the U.S.) and diabetes, as well as the never-ending frustration of excessive, systemic weight gain. The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics estimates that if cardiovascular disease alone could be eliminated, it would add an average of 9.78 years to our life span. pH Balance is an important support for promoting a healthy pH and electrolyte balance in the body.