Contemporary diets can be high in protein and fat, which can cause the body to become slightly acidic. Research has shown that a more alkaline state promotes general health and well-being. Source Naturals Alka-Balance is specifically designed to aid the body in maintaining alkalinity. It contains coral calcium, alkaline mineral citrates as well as a proprietary blend of herbs and green food powders that are included to round out the overall health benefits of this product. Research has shown that citrate has an alkalinizing effect on the body.