PH is the unit of measurement of the degree of alkalinity or acidity of a particular liquid. In our body, the normal pH has a value of 7. Above this value it has an excess of acidity, below, instead, an excess of alkalinity.
The human biochemical processes function properly only if the pH is at a stable value of 7.
The pH of urine reflects the renal ability to maintain a normal concentration of hydrogen ions in plasma and extracellular fluid. This result is mainly obtained through the reabsorption of sodium and secretion of hydrogen and ammonium ions by the renal tubules.
The pH of urine can vary within a rather broad normal range. Unlike blood for which oscillations of ± 0.4 points are in itself an indicator of extremely serious diseases, the pH of urine is normally between 4.6 and 8, in relation to the diet and to the health of the body.
In our bodies, there are buffer systems that regulate our pH. It is however noted that improper feeding, deficient trace elements and vitamins often leads to a metabolic acidosis; in particular in a body that presents pathologies, it is a true acid generator. This is because, due to the deficiency of these nutrients, which are important catalysts of enzymatic reactions, some chains of the chemical metabolism are blocked, resulting in the accumulation of acids. Urinary pH allows us to identify the excess of acidification in the organism due to deficiency of trace elements and vitamins. Therefore, it is necessary to supplement your diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and supplement with alkalizing products.