If you ask someone what their pH level is most of them won’t be able to tell you. Actually, some of them might not even know what a pH level is.
Knowing your pH level is very important and can give you insight on things going on in your life. Maybe you are chronically tired, have weight issues, or joint pain. These things can occur when your pH level is not where it is supposed to be. Luckily, though, pH testing is inexpensive and can be done at home with immediate results.
What is pH?
pH stands for the potential of hydrogen. pH measures the amount of hydrogen ions in a solution. The higher the amount of ions present the higher the acidity level. The fewer that are present the more alkaline the solution is. Zero represents the most acidic and fourteen the most alkaline. Seven is a neutral point.
How to test your urine/saliva pH levels
- pH strips (drugstore, online, pharmacy.)
These strips change color when they come in contact with alkaline or acidic substances.
Place the stick in the flow of urine for at least two seconds. The acidity or alkalinity of your urine will change the color of the stick. You will then compare it to the chart. In order to get an average on this level you will need to test a couple times a day.
If doing this test with saliva you will need to spit into a clear container and dip the test strip into it. Let it sit for a couple seconds and you will see the strip change colors. Compare to the chart.
Normal urine pH averages range from 6.5 to 7.25 and normal saliva pH averages range from 7.0 to 7.5.