Info: 80 Test Strips, for PH range of 5.5 to 9.0
The pH scale indicates how acidic (for the lower numbers) or alkaline (for the higher ones) a substance (whether a soil, or a chemical or household solution, or a bodily fluid) is. While a completely neutral pH environment would be 7.0 (the scale ranges from 0 to 14), our bodies try to operate at a slightly alkaline level, in the low 7's (from 7 to 7.4), since many functions such as enzymatic, immunologic, metabolic and repair mechanisms work best in that range. If you would like to know how well your own body is doing on that score, this booklet of 80 individual pH test strips sensitive between the values of 5.5 to 9.0 can be used to test either your saliva or your urine several times a day, to provide a good indication of how acidic or alkaline your total body pH is.
Ingredients:80 pH test strips, a pH colour chart to interpret the results, and instructions for testing urine or saliva.
It's important to be consistent when you measure pH, since your levels fluctuate during the day. The easiest way is to test your urine's pH, first thing in the morning. Note, though, that a morning measurement may be slightly more acidic because metabolic acids in the kidneys build up overnight. For a more accurate reading try to take several measurements throughout the day, and then calculate your daily average.
Testing several times a day (ideally 4: first thing in the morning, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and in the evening) for three days in a row will give a very reasonable idea of whether the body is functioning within a healthy pH range. In healthy bodies, there's a natural circadian shift between acidity and alkalinity over the course of a day: we're all more acidic in the morning; and become more alkaline by mid-afternoon; and return to a more acidic state in the evening.