The term "pH" is an acronym for the "potential of Hydrogen” or the hydrion ion exponent. This potential of Hydrogen, sometimes called power Hydrogen is the acid to alkaline ratio existing in all matter. Our blood pH is most vital to our well-being, either a fraction of a point too high or too low can cause death. And this is what would happen if it weren’t for our body’s store of buffers. Organic buffers such as calcium, magnesium and potassium along with other minerals are found in abundance in our bones, teeth, organs and tissues. Think of it this way, the food you eat and the beverages you drink can either deposit alkalizing buffers or remove them from your store. If this were your bank account, it wouldn’t take long to deplete your savings if you only took withdrawals. Conversely, only making deposits and never taking money out would make you quite rich. The same can be said for your health. No one on their deathbed ever wished for more riches, all most dying people want is more time.