The pH is a scale from 0.0 to 14.0. Higher numbers mean a substance is more alkaline in nature and there is a greater potential for absorbing more hydrogen ions. Lower numbers indicate more acidity with less potential for absorbing hydrogen ions. Why is hydrogen important? Because of hydrogen, our cells are able to remain hydrated, toxins and waste are able to be eliminated from the body, nutrients are able to be transported to the cells, our joints are lubricated, and your body's immune system is able to fight off infection-causing fungus, bacteria and viruses. Hydrogen also plays a crucial role in energy production for the body. For our bodies to function, they must have energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Our body gains energy through consuming foods. Once ingested, the body uses enzymes to break down your food into more basic substances such as hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. The hydrogen ions are transported to the mitochondria (also known as the power-house) of the cells which then uses the hydrogen to create ATP. Hydrogen may also be the missing link in slowing down the aging process. The aging of tissues in the body is caused by substances called free radicals. Inside many of the tissues in the body is stored hydrogen. Hydrogen also protects us from free radical damage. Unfortunately, as we age, these hydrogen storages dry up.
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