Altering body pH claims discredited
Scientific literature dating back to 2009 has debunked the claims about pH balance in the body used by alternative medicine, but the trend continues to dominate the industry.
Studies into the importance of pH homeostasis in metabolic health and diseases have been used by multivitamin pushers to give credence to their claims that their health products can normalise the body’s pH, meaning prevent, treat or even cure diseases.
Responding to earlier claims that certain “health” products could change the pH in the blood stream, sports medicine doctor Gabe Mirkin wrote that while certain foods could change the acidity of urine, this was the only bodily fluid that’s pH could be changed by diet.
He said this was irrelevant to pH homeostasis, since urine was contained in the bladder and did not affect the pH of any other part of the body.
This essentially means that it isn’t possible to change the body’s pH level, since the lungs and kidneys regulate it, and even changes of just a few decimals in either direction would lead to death, disproving the claims of companies like Immunadue.