Are Ketones Acidic Or Alkaline

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Acid-base Balance And Blood Ph

Acid-base Balance and pH Blood pH The term pH means potentials of Hydrogen. Acidity and alkalinity are expressed on the pH scale, which ranges from 0 (strongly acidic) to 14 (strongly basic, or alkaline). A pH of 7.0, in the middle of this scale, is neutral. Blood is normally slightly basic, alkaline, with a pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. To function properly, the body maintains the pH of blood close to 7.40. An important property of blood is its degree of acidity and alkalinity, and this is referred to as acid-base balance. The acidity or alkalinity of the blood is indicated on the pH scale. - The acidity level increases when the level of acidic compounds in the blood rises or when the level of alkaline compounds in the blood falls. Alkalinity levels increases with the reverse process. - The level of acidic or alkaline compounds in the body rises through increased intake, production, or decreased elimination and falls through decreased intake, production, or increased elimination. The Importance of Blood pH Blood pH and Cell Health; we live and die at a cellular level. The blood pH has a serious effect on all of the body’s systems and the body uses different mechanisms to control the Continue reading >>

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  1. toeman

    Hello all,
    concerning "Ketostix", or LTS strips for testing keytone existance....don't these simply test for acid vs PH in urine and therefore wouldn't a simple PH test suffice? What would be a target PH level to demonstrate I am in a fat burning mode?
    Thank you all in advance

  2. CindySue48

    no...ketones are different...it's a by product of fat metabolism. Not sure if the PH would be changed by ketones, but having a high or low ph wouldn't indicate ketosis.
    Ketosticks are not necessary....and may say to avoid them as they can be very frustrating. If you do use them, positive is positive....not the degree of positive (trace, moderate, etc). And if you're following the plan you will be in ketosis, even if the strips don't say you are.

  3. Rosebud

    Hi there Toe,
    No, pH has nothing to do with ketosis - they are two different things.
    And as Cindy says, once you're in ketosis, you're in. In fact the lightest shade of the pink is best, because it means you are drinking plenty of water.
    And the best way to demonstrate that you are burning fat is loss of inches and/or weight!
    Happy low carbing!

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