Why is body pH acidic?

1 Answer
Oct 8, 2016

It isn't universally so. Bodily fluids come with different pH levels, some acid, some alkaline.


http://bio.groups.et.byu.net/pH_Biological_fluids.phtml gives the following:

The pH of Some Biological Fluids

Fluid pH
Pancreatic Juice 7.8-8.0
Blood Plasma 7.4
Intracellular Fluids: Liver 6.9
Intracellular Fluids: Muscle 6.1
Saliva 6.35-6.85
Cow's Milk 6.6
Gastric Juice 1.25-3.0