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Would Alkaclear encourage yeast growth?

by Kelly

I have been taking Higher Nature Alkaclear which has potassium and sodium bicarbonate - I have problems with persistent UTI and have been using it to alkalize the urine and also find it helpful to calm mast cell reactions (MCAS). Having read your information I am wondering whether taking an alkaline agent could create a more alkaline environment and make candida worse? I also take a prescribed H2 antihistamine for mast cell activation syndrome.

Thank you for all the information on your website it is well researched and the most science based approach I have found with new ideas for me to try.

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May 23, 2023

by: Dan

Blood pH is typically 7.4 and the body will do everything it can to maintain that number. If it drops to low it will use minerals from food and from within the body to raise pH. If it's to high, it will dump minerals to lower pH.

The stomach is normally 1.5 to 3.5 because of the acidity required to begin digestion.

The small intestine will run from 6 to 7.4. The large intestine runs from 5.7 to 6.7.

Normally the urine runs from 6.0 to 7.5 although anywhere from 4.5 to 8.0 is considered normal and usually doesn't cause problems.

Candida yeasts can live in a pH range of 2.5 to 8.0 without any problems. If you could get your pH to 8.2 it would die, but the chances of you getting your pH that high are slim because the body will dump minerals to keep a constant blood pH of 7.4.

However, studies suggests a pH over 4.5 in the vagina can lead to yeast and bacterial infections. The pH in the vagina is generally controlled by the bacteria that reside there so I doubt Alkaclear is going to have an effect on this body part.

Alkaclear might raise your pH in these other areas I mentioned but because all these pH ranges fall within Candida's survival range, I doubt it's going to have any effect.

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