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pH (Acid-Alkaline) TESTING

Significance of your first morning urine pH and its proper measurement

Your first morning urine pH gives a good indicator of the body’s mineral reserve and its acid/alkaline state. The body routinely uses overnight rest time to excrete excess acids. This capacity varies based on toxin load and individual ability to make energy, to make toxins inactive, and to excrete them.
How does one monitor the pH?
To test your pH follow these simple steps:
Obtain a packet or roll of pH Hydrion test paper with a test range of 5.5 to 8 from Thinking of You 1-800-806 8671 ($12.50 per roll including shipping ~ 60 tests)
First thing in the morning, just before your first urination, open the test tape packet and cut off 2”-3” of the paper tape. Now wet the test tape with urine. For best results, a six to eight hour period of rest prior to pH testing is needed.
As the tape is moistened with urine it will change color. The color relates to the urine’s acid or alkaline state and ranges from yellow to dark blue. Match the color of your test strip with the color chart on back of the test tape packet. Do not wait 10 or more minutes to match the results, just read it when it is moistened.
Jot down the number for your records that corresponds to the color of the urine moistened tape has taken on to monitor over time. This can be done daily or periodically based on your needs, as recommended by your physician.

How do I know if I’m Acidic or Alkaline?
Any number below 7.0 means that your urine is on the acid side. The lower the number the more acid the condition. For example, a number of 5.0 indicates 10 times more acidity than 6.0. A number of 7.0 indicates the neutral state, neither acid nor alkaline. Ideally, your first morning urine pH should be in a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5. When your first morning urine is neutral or just slightly acidic this indicates that your overall cellular pH is appropriately alkaline and that the small amounts of acids built up from normal metabolism have been easily concentrated for excretion. The cells of your body function best in an alkaline state.

What if my urine pH is below 6.5?
If your readings fall below 6.5, then you should begin changes aimed at alkalinizing your diet, as shown on the “Food and Chemical Effects on Acid/Alkaline Body Chemical Balance” chart supplied with your purchase of pH Hydrion papers from Thinking of You.

In the beginning, because of the acid forming tendency of the standard American diet, you may well have low pH readings. Occasionally, you may find a 7.5 to 8.0; this is acceptable. If you pH readings are consistently greater than 7.5, this occurrence represents a “false alkalinity” and indicates a catabolic state involving tissue breakdown. If so, you may wish to discuss this with your health practitioner.

Additional resources: The Acid/Alkaline Food Chart

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