Alkalife pH Balance is a combination of potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate in a tablet form with a time-release compound. pH Balance is enteric coated, dissolving slowly in the intestine to allow maximum absorption of bicarbonate into the bloodstream. It is designed to neutralize acids in the body. Bicarbonate is the key to neutralizing acid in the body. Acids like uric acid, lactic acid cause gout, kidney stones, arthritis, type 2 diabetes and many other chronic diseases.