pH test strips are ideal to check the pH of both urine and saliva so as to give you an indication of the pH of your body and be able to monitor changes as you move to a better body acid alkaline balance through dietary and lifestyle changes. Our pH test strips are optimized for the measurement of your internal pH balance and, because they benefit from a dual-pad layout, they're incredibly easy to read. They also provide much more accurate results than the standard pH papers you'll find in your local pharmacy.
These pH test strips are calibrated from pH 4.5 to pH9.0, and they can provide you with an accurate measure of your body's internal pH balance within 10 seconds of you dipping them into either urine or saliva. Each pack contains 80 strips.
Note: pH test strips are specifically optimized for measuring the pH balance of your body's internal systems. If you are looking to measure the pH of your drinking water, you would be well advised to take a look at our colourmetric reagent instead.
Our pH test strips are ideally suited to the measurement of your body's internal pH balance. They are designed to be used with either your urine or your saliva as follows:
Conducting a Saliva pH Test:
Just wet the pH test strip with saliva approx 2 hours after a meal and match it against the colour chart. This will give you a reflection of the state of your health. Although saliva is more acidic than blood it gives a fair indicator of your state of health. It tells you what your body retains. Salivary pH is understood to be a good indicator of your extra-cellular fluids and your alkaline mineral reserves. The optimal pH of saliva is 6.5 to 7.0. A reading lower than 6.5 means you have insufficient alkaline reserves. After meals the saliva should rise to 7.8 or even higher. If there is no increase it implies that the body has a deficiency in alkaline minerals particularly calcium and magnesium. If your saliva pH deviates from the ideal range for an extended period of time then this will likely lead to illness.
Conducting a Urinary pH Test:
Your urine pH is an indication of how well your body is working to maintain a proper pH of your blood. By taking urine samples you can get a fairly accurate picture of your body pH as our kidneys filter out the buffer salts of pH regulation. Your pH test strips can give an estimate as to blood pH based on what your body is eliminating. Your urine pH can vary from pH 4.0 to pH 9.0, however the ideal range is between 6.5 and 7.0. Note blood pH should be 7.36. An ideal time to check urine pH is first thing in the morning taking readings from first and second urination and averaging these figures.
For step-by-step instruction on the proper use of these pH strips, please refer to the usage tab above.
To Test Urine:
Test the first and second urine of the day and record the average reading. To test, briefly place the pH strip in the urine stream, shake the excess fluid and wait 15 seconds to read your pH.
To Test Saliva
Wait two hours after eating. Spit saliva into spoon, dip the pH strip into the fluid and wait 15 seconds to read your pH.
In both cases, you are looking for a healthy pH that falls somewhere between 6.5 and 7. A low pH can be a cause for concern, as it indicates that your internal systems are becoming slightly acidic. For more information on the importance of a healthy acid-alkaline balance, see our acid-alkaline balance articles.
Note: Once you have recorded your results we recommend you consult with a trained practitioner.
Packing: 100 pH test strips