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Blood PH

Discussion in 'Ask Jack' started by Stephen W, May 13, 2021.

  1. Stephen W

    Stephen W Silver


    Hi @Jack Kruse

    Is the attached blood test results enough to determine my blood PH is fine?

    I was interested in my blood PH however these results I already have are probably all I need
  2. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    The anion gap test tells you how much acid is in your blood.
    Anion gap = Na⁺ + K⁺ – (Cl⁻ + HCO₃⁻)
    Anion Gap = Sodium - (Chloride + Bicarbonate)
    Normal AG = 8-16 mEq/L

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  3. Stephen W

    Stephen W Silver

    Upon researching JanZs, my PH is not so good then?!
  4. Stephen W

    Stephen W Silver

    From further research... normal range is 8-16 mmol/L (4-13 mmol/L if K not included).

    So I’m good?
  5. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    if K is not included
    On one date you have 8 on the other 7.
    My questions
    If Anion Gap vary between 7 and 8
    I would like to figure out what ph range that represents.
    How to figure and evaluate Anion Gap situation (and GERD) knowing serum ph or urine ph?

    Actually, in my case other than GERD I am concerned with (mostly) nightly muscle cramps and rarely daily.
    But that goes into magnesium, I think.
    A high percentage of the population has it, and it is treated wrongly.
    It is told that they have too high stomach acid, when in fact their acid is too low (their stomach fluid ph is too high).
    Sphincter on the end of the esophagus on the entrance to the stomach senses to high ph and stays open.
    Charles R. Poliquin (RIP) who was a Canadian strength coach, years ago figured that out and was advising peoples with GEARD (or just most people older than 20 yo to eat stomach acid pills (BetaineHydrochloride).
    When I learned about it, that stopped my GERD for over 20 years.
    But that is not the end of the story.
    I think (have a suspicion) that one can do better than that (better than Betaine HCL).
    I got that after @DrEttinger posted his table and story about potassium.
    Eating (Potassium Bicarbonate) raises (regulates) stomach acid.
    Some of my searches you can find here:

    I do not want to guess.
    I am not a doctor, plus I have similar questioning myself about my body.
    I think (as usual) there is a common misconception in interpreting the results by trained MD (who are trained to make money first and helping people incidentally).
    Last edited: May 15, 2021
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