Have you ever tested your urine/saliva for pH balance? Or, have you ever wondered about the significant reason why you should always check your pH level? If so, this article is a must-read!
Understanding What pH Is
pH stands for the potential of Hydrogen. pH levels measure the alkalinity or acidity in a solution. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7.0 is the normal level. Blood has a normal pH range of about 7.35 to 7.45. Usually, the body retains the pH of blood close to 7.40.1 Hence, balancing your pH and making sure that it is in a normal state must be one of your priorities to optimize your health and well-being.
Check Your pH Regularly
Studies show the more acid is in your body, the weaker it will carry out its tasks. Based on scientific studies, it’s been proven that some of the most common health problems of over-acidity are fatigue, allergies, overweight & mood disorders.1 Thus, testing your body’s pH habitually is a speedy and convenient way to see how alkaline or acid you are.
pHresh Products have made it easier for you to know your pH level. Our pHresh strips pH Test Strips are known to be the most accurate and trusted strips among other strips in the online market! These strips are the first and only world’s narrow range pH testing strip making them the most accurate pH test strip solely calibrated for the human body, not for water or pools.
Not only that, pHresh strips pH Test Strips are the handiest means to test your pH. Want to know why? Well, simply because — the result shows a narrow range of 4.5-9.0. 0.25 pH unit increments. No bleeding, no mess. Plus, tests can be done by urine or saliva. It is super sensitive and accurate. These strips show fast results too. Imagine, it only takes 15 seconds — yeah, you read it right! — to know the results. Perfect for your hectic schedule!
How to Check Your pH Level
As above mentioned, you can use pHresh strips pH Test Strips to check your pH state either way: URINE or SALIVA.
Here are some tips for you:
For urine testing:
Your body normally undertakes different procedures to eradicate acid waste from your body all day long. However, this depends on your daily routine, activity, stress levels, and, of course, diet. This may lead to fluctuations in the readings throughout the day. Therefore, we recommend you take note of the test results over a longer time, ideally one month.
The first urine of the day is usually slightly more acidic than normal, therefore test the first & second urine of the day. Please note, that some would recommend not using the first urine of the day at all because your first urine will be overly acidic as it dumps the wastes from the night before. So, we recommend tracking both over time to see changes.
- To test, place pHresh strips pH Test Strips in the urine stream.
- Shake off any excess fluid and wait 15 seconds;
- Compare color change to the color chart provided.
For saliva testing:
Wait 2 hours after eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth — you can also do the test two hours before. Try to fill your mouth with saliva and then swallow. This helps eradicate any acidic bacteria that might be lurking. Avoid rinsing your mouth with anything else as you will just get the pH of the liquid you have just used. Here are the things you need to do:
- Put some saliva on a spoon and then test the pH by dipping the strip into it. ***Non-bubble saliva works best.
- Make sure pHresh strips are sufficiently covered in liquid, remove and then wait 15 seconds.
- Match the color reading against the indicator chart.
If you’ve reached this far, it only means you have fully understood the importance of knowing your body’s pH levels. Note that testing your body’s pH level is just the first step and that there are many aspects that you have to look into to improve your pH level.
One of those is your diet! Consuming a substantial amount of green superfoods is the best way to maintain your pH and alkalize your body. You can add pHresh greens® raw alkalizing superfood to your diet. Or, you can also have pHresh Greens Gummies — the easiest way to alkalize your body!
These green superfood powder and gummies offer amazing health benefits since it’s packed with 16 nutrient-dense, raw vegetables, cereal grasses, and algae that were carefully selected for their highly alkalizing properties!