Effect of a novel dietary supplement on pH levels of healthy volunteers: a pilot study.
To examine the effects of a greens alkalizing dietary supplement on urinary pH levels in individuals with lower-than-average pH levels.
The present study investigated the effects of an alkalizing greens powder on four individuals who had average urinary pH levels below 6.0 for three consecutive days. Following the three-day, baseline period, participants received the alkalizing greens for four consecutive days and were instructed to continue to measure their urine pH levels. Paired samples t-tests were used to examine pH levels before and after a four-day treatment period with the alkalizing greens.
Compared to baseline, mean urine pH levels in all volunteers were significantly higher following the supplementation with an alkalizing greens powder (5.89 ± 0.20 vs 5.56 ± 0.23; P<0.01). Participants’ pH levels were also significantly higher than baseline on days 5, 6, and 7 of the treatment period (P < 0.05). Noteworthy, on day 7, participants’ mean pH levels were significantly higher than at the beginning of the treatment period (6.03 ± 0.15 at day 7 vs 5.65 ± 0.24 at day 4; P < 0.01).
The findings of this study suggest that supplementation with an organic superfood powder has an alkalizing effect on the body and can increase the urine pH levels in individuals with lower-than-average pH levels.
Author information: Anton SD1, Lu X, Bank G, Heekin K, Saha D, Dubyak PJ, Hausenblas HA.
- 1Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA; E-mail: [email protected]
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