Most degenerative diseases involve the body being too acidic, allowing viruses and bacteria to proliferate. Diseases such as arthritis, gout and reflux acid syndrome, and rheumatic disorders such as fibromyalgia, are all characteristic of an acid / alkaline imbalance.
An increased level of lactic acid lowers the intracellular pH. In modern societies, most of the population already suffers from acidic conditions such as heartburn, arthritis, gout, chronic bowel syndrome disease, fibromyalgia, etc. Calcium is drawn from the blood in an attempt to neutralize this acidity. Symptoms of lactic acidosis are: shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the gut. At a later stage, it can lead to a general depletion of energy, hyperventilation, an enlarged liver, arrhythmia and eventually even to organ failure.
The body should be slightly alkaline and receive alkaline-forming foods such as fruits, vegetables, salt (in a moderate amount), micro-algae, sprouts, herbs etc.
Chlorella has been shown to neutralize acid by raising the pH level and alkanalizing the body. These helpers lead to increased levels of lactic acid and, according to numerous studies, to the alleviation of heartburns, arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia,etc. Also vital are the corrections of any deficiencies in vitamins and minerals and of problems with digestion and assimilation.