Why alkalising is hot right now!

Posted by in Wholesale Supplements, Healthcare Industry Trends on October 14, 2013 . .

Whether you are a retailer or a qualified practitioner, you need to direct your attention to alkalising foods and supplements - NOW!

Although the natural health industry have expounded the benefits of an alkaline blood pH for years, it is only now that the idea is beginning to pervade the wider public consciousness. Why is this good news for you? Well, the fact that alkalising is "the next big thing", and shows no signs of abating, provides you with the perfect opportunity to:

Cash in on this growing awareness and help your clients to achieve their health goals by offering them alkalising products that they can't readily find on the high-street. We have a wide range of wholesale alkalising foods and supplements that contain a unique blend of natural ingredients, including green shakes, wheatgrass supplements and organic superfoods.

Why is alkalising important?

Over millions of years, the human body has evolved in line with nature and adjusted to it accordingly. What's more, the plant kingdom has supplied us with an abundance of vital vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients that we need for health, vitality and beauty.

There used to be few toxins in the environment to pollute the human body and the small amounts that entered it could quite easily be eliminated by the detoxification organs and systems. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. Harmful amounts of acids and toxins now accumulate in our bodies in high levels, due to a combination of environmental pollution, modern lifestyles and poor eating habits.

To help reduce our toxic loads, it is important to:

  • ensure that our metabolic processes avoid acids and toxins
  • seek out bases or alkalinity
  • support our bodies' natural cleanse and detox processes.

What is the acid / alkaline balance?

Dr W. H. Hay, the creator of the Hay Diet, noticed that sick people tended to have acidic blood. He therefore recommended a pH of 7.4 or 7.5 (a slightly alkaline range). A healthy bloodstream depends on maintenance of this acid / alkaline balance. He argued that only slight variations on either side of this range are compatible with good health.

Many things can affect the acid-alkaline balance of blood, but diet is a primary factor. An acid-forming food is one that produces an acid end-product once it is digested and assimilated. By contrast, an alkali-forming food is one that produces an alkaline end-product.

Whenever acids are produced as a result of metabolism, they have to be neutralised to prevent the body from becoming too acidic. This is done by the alkaline salts (carbonates) of calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium. These salts are found in most fruits and vegetables. By contrast, the acid mineral salts are sulphur, phosphorus, chlorine and nitrogen and are found in most animal products.

Alkaline-neutralising nutrients, in the form of natural, energy-rich minerals and trace elements are barely ever present in the processed, concentrated foods that make up the bulk of most peoples' diets today. Instead, they are replaced with concerning amounts of "empty" calories (and harmful synthetic chemicals, such as additives, preservatives and colourings etc).

The effects of being over-acidic

When the delicate acid / alkaline balance is disturbed, a condition known as acidosis can result (often a precursor of chronic disease). The acid / alkaline balance is the basis for all metabolic processes in the body (including hormones and enzymes), and our immune system can’t function in an overly acidic environment.

As such, an acidic person can feel irritable, tired, emotional and can have a tendency to experience aches and pains, headaches, trouble sleeping and indigestion. An excess of acids and toxins can also have a significant impact on our cells, tissues and organs (including joints and bones, often accompanied by inflammation). Without sufficient alkaline salts, acids and toxins actually consume the mineral reserves in our skin, hair, teeth, joints and bones.

Our neutralising organs (the kidneys, intestines and lungs) cannot eliminate an endless amount of acids and toxins. Each has a capacity that can’t be exceeded without deterioration and contamination. As the strain on these organs increases, the skin increasingly deals with elimination. However, the skin does not have a natural protection mechanism. Body odour, excessive sweating, acne and eczema can therefore result. Since the acids and toxins can only be eliminated to a certain extent, the body must store them as residue, bound to water and fat.

The link between high acidity levels and accumulated toxins is therefore easy to understand. Dehydration, lack of exercise, poor circulation and low body temperature also all contribute to the deposit and accumulation of impurities.

So our intake of alkaline mineral salts not only affects our acid / alkaline balance, it also affects our health - both physically and mentally. Where high acidity is suspected, a change in diet is often called for.

Private label alkalising supplements

We have a wide range of wholesale alkalising foods, supplements and powders, which are available for re-sale under your own label and branding. For example:

  • Montmorency cherry and beetroot capsules (CherryBeet)
  • a multi-fibres blend in capsules, derived from fig fruit, prunes, psyllium husk, sugar beet fibre - for bulk - and other foods and herbs (Dietary Fibre Complex)
  • a high-fibre organic immunity foods blend, with 35 ingredients including green foods, vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs, mushrooms and seeds PLUS bio-active enzymes (GreeNourish Complete)
  • liver detoxification support capsules, with choline, biotin and active herbals (including artichoke, turmeric, garlic, dandelion root and more) (Liver Clear)
  • an organic multi-nutrient blend of superfoods, in capsules (MaxNourish)
  • a multi-mushroom and herbal organic blend in capsules, with Maitake, Reishi, Shiitake, Lion's Mane, Chaga PLUS Astragalus root, Acerola fruit and black pepper (Multi-Mushroom Organic Complex)
  • food form vitamin C in capsules (NaturaC)
  • an organic alkalising, nourishing, cleanse and detox formula in capsules, with food-approved seaweed and herbs such as organic ashwagandha root (Sea & Soil)
  • and more.

All of these private label alkalising supplements are available for dropshipping too - so what are you waiting for? Grab your piece of the alkalising market now!