Metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces excessive quantities of acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. If unchecked, metabolic acidosis leads to acidemia, i.e., blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of hydrogen ions by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3) in the kidney. Its causes are diverse, and its consequences can be serious.

Lactic acidosis is a medical condition characterized by the buildup of lactacte (especially L-lactate) in the body, with as a result an excessively low pH. It is a subtype of metabolic acidosis, where there is excessive acid due to a problem with the body’s metabolism.

Why should you be concerned with Lactic Acidosis? Because a lot of people can have a form of it and it causes symptoms in the area where the lactic acidosis occurs, so symptoms can be wide ranging. Too much lactic acid causes a relative deficiency in oxygen.

If the localized lactic acidosis is in the nerves and muscles some symptoms can be extreme fatigue, muscle aches, soreness, numbness or tingling in hands or arms, ankles swell up, deep ache in calves. If the localized lactic acidosis is in the stomach and abdomen it can be diagnosed as acid reflux, underactive thyroid or if you have loss of hydrochloric acid in stomach. In the heart, chest and lungs?…a variety of symptoms. Brain?…bad thoughts, fears, dizziness.

Solutions to decrease your lactic acid?

  1. Increase all the Vitamin B’s, all together is best since they work with each other. There are a total of 22-24 B vitamins.
  2. Eat organic, grass fed animal liver regularly. If you can’t  stand the taste of it, try using a good quality desiccated liver capsules or powder.
  3. Drink apple cider vinegar to decrease lactic acid.

Antagonists to B vitamins?

  1. Tannins in coffee and tea
  2. Alcohol, sulfites
  3. Sugar
  4. White processed food
  5. Most pharmaceutical drugs including Naproxen, Antibiotics, NSAIDs, Steroids, Antacids