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Old April 3rd, 2010, 08:56 PM
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Probiotics Acidic or Alkaline?

I'm getting conflicting food chart info.,One says acidic and the other alkalizing.
I would think probiotics are acidic to kill the bad bacteria.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:18 PM
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i thought probiotics helped balance good bacteria, rather than "kill" bad bacteria...?
That sounds right but,are they acidic or alkaline?
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:31 PM
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i'm guessing acidic because they create an acidic environment? i've heard of people getting heart burn after consuming too much of it.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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i'm guessing acidic because they create an acidic environment? i've heard of people getting heart burn after consuming too much of it.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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i'm guessing acidic because they create an acidic environment? i've heard of people getting heart burn after consuming too much of it.
That doesn't necessarily mean it affects the acid/alkaline balance of the bloodstream in the same way, though.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:35 PM
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That doesn't necessarily mean it affects the acid/alkaline balance of the bloodstream in the same way, though.
Well, I'm kinda wondering why my morning ph strips come up highly acidic after testing.

I eat alot of spinach broccolli cauliflower and carrots I'd say a cup of each except the carrots mabey a half cup.

My protein is about 5-6oz with 1TBS flax oil.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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I'm getting conflicting food chart info.,One says acidic and the other alkalizing.
I would think probiotics are acidic to kill the bad bacteria.
I believe you're overthinking the problem in regards to acid/base balance. In general, probiotics = good.

Also, acid doesn't automatically kill bacteria. There are lots of bacteria in the stomach, and that's all hydrochloric acid in there! Some bacteria thrive on it. If probiotics "kill" bad bacteria, it's probably because the probiotics overwhelm and starve out the bad bacteria. Of course, if you already have bad bacteria/yeast/fungus, those bad boys already have a foothold which probiotics might not be able to break. You need other things to reduce the bad boys down, like an anti-Candida regimen of potent herbals. (Candistroy, Candi-Gone, etc.) But that's a whole different thread and people better informed than I could help there.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 07:57 PM
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I believe you're overthinking the problem in regards to acid/base balance. In general, probiotics = good.

Also, acid doesn't automatically kill bacteria. There are lots of bacteria in the stomach, and that's all hydrochloric acid in there! Some bacteria thrive on it. If probiotics "kill" bad bacteria, it's probably because the probiotics overwhelm and starve out the bad bacteria. Of course, if you already have bad bacteria/yeast/fungus, those bad boys already have a foothold which probiotics might not be able to break. You need other things to reduce the bad boys down, like an anti-Candida regimen of potent herbals. (Candistroy, Candi-Gone, etc.) But that's a whole different thread and people better informed than I could help there.
I guess my question should have really been.
"Why am I so acidic?"
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Old May 8th, 2010, 05:40 PM
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Why would one check their urine in order to determine the acid-base balance of their bloodstream?

If your urine has a lower pH that means your kidneys are not excreting as much bicarbonate and thus your blood is likely more alkaline.
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