Acidify, Don't Alkalize Your Body

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Is it better to acidify or alkalize the body? Here’s what you need to know. 


0:00 Is it healthy to alkalize the body? 

0:25 Understanding the body’s pH 

3:35 What happens when you alkalize the body

4:38 Symptoms of low stomach acid 

5:10 Do I need to take an acidifier? 

6:16 Share your success story! 

I believe it’s better to acidify the body than to alkalize the body. Different parts of the body need different pH levels. The stomach is especially significant, and it should be extremely acidic. 

The stomach is the main organ at the beginning of the digestive cycle. If the stomach doesn’t work right, nothing else will work right with the cycle. There are various enzymes that are activated by pH. Enzymes, which help with your digestion, are controlled by an optimum pH. 

If you start to alkalize the body, you could create dysfunction throughout the entire digestive system. But, if you were to acidify the stomach, that may help you activate enzymes that help you break down proteins, which will give you a more complete digestive chain of events. 

Symptoms of low stomach acid: 

• Heartburn 

• Gas 

• Bloating 

• Food allergies 

• Mineral deficiency 

• Hair loss 


• Gut infection  

• Anemia 

• Malabsorption 

• Decreased vitamin B12 

• Increased risk of stomach cancer 

To have a strong acid stomach, you don’t always need to take an acidifier. You often just need raw materials like chloride (sea salt), sodium, potassium, zinc, and iodine. But, many people see improvement from taking apple cider vinegar and hydrochloric acid to acidify the stomach. 

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