Should the Saliva be Acid or Alkaline?

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What should your saliva pH level be? Here’s what you need to know.

0:00 Should the saliva be acidic or alkaline?
0:12 The normal pH of saliva
1:01 How bacteria affect pH levels
3:42 Alkalinity isn’t always good
4:48 Key takeaways
5:54 Need keto consulting?

In this video, we’re going to talk about the pH of saliva—should it be acidic or alkaline?

The normal pH range of saliva is between 6.2 and 7.6. A pH level of 7 is neutral. Anything above 7 is on the alkaline side, and anything below 7 is on the acidic side.

This means that your saliva is slightly acidic or slightly alkaline—it’s near the neutral mark.

If your saliva is too alkaline, you may develop tartar. If your saliva is too acidic, you can develop cavities and infections.

Bacteria in your mouth can use sugar to create acids. On a keto diet, you may be more acidic. However, on a healthy keto diet, you won’t run into problems because you’re consuming 7-10 cups of vegetables a day. This helps provide a lot of alkalinities to balance out the acidity.

Candida can cause ammonia to build up in your mouth. Ammonia is alkaline. Chronic stress can also cause you to become very alkaline.

Being highly alkaline isn’t always a good thing—it depends on the fluid in your body. For instance, stomach acid should be very acidic.

The key to normal pH levels is to be on a healthy diet. Focus on a healthy keto diet, and your pH levels will normalize.

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Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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Thanks for watching. I hope this helped clear up the right pH level of your saliva and why you shouldn’t be overly concerned about your saliva being too acidic or alkaline. I’ll see you in the next video.
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