Library pH Levels
What is "pH"?
The term pH means Potentials of Hydrogen and is measured by a graduated scale from 1 to 14 where a 7.0 is considered neutral. The lower the pH number (those under 7.0), the greater the acidity, and the higher the pH number (those over 7.0), the greater the alkalinity.
Why are your pH levels important?
Since most of the body is water-based (50-60% of our total body weight), the pH level has profound effects on all our body systems. Extended pH imbalances (those which are too acidic or alkaline for long periods) are not well tolerated by the body. If the pH deviates too far to in either direction, cells become poisoned by their own toxic waste and die. An imbalanced pH can cause serious health problems and can lead to the progression of most degenerative disease including excessive systemic weight gain. Balancing your pH is widely considered to be the single most important thing you can do for your health.
How Can I Find my Body pH?
It is recommended that your urine pH be checked first thing in the morning. Remove one pH test strip from the package without touching the colored area. Insert pH test strip into urine stream and remove. Promptly compare the color with the pH Color Match Guide found in the pH test strip package. Compare your results with the values and times of the day on the chart. When urinary pH is continuously between 6.5 in the A.M. and 7.5 by evening, you are functioning in a healthy range.
VÄXA's Litmus Paper / pH Test Strips includes: Individual urinary strips, Two color matched, pH scale charts, Calibrated for urinary pH only