AlkaWay Diagnostic pH Test Strips
AlkaWay Diagnostic pH Test Strips are unlike most pH papers or test strips available. Designed and calibrated specifically to accurately test your body’s urine or saliva.
The reagent pads are affixed to a plastic strip, there’s no paper, no color bleeding, and no mess. Far more accurate than old-fashioned Litmus Paper tests. In fact, AlkaWay Diagnostic pH Test Strips are the only test strips on the market that can pass through a urine stream without having the reagent color running, making them exceptionally easy to read.
Each pad uses a combination of three different pH reagents. The first reagent is more sensitive to higher pH ranges, the middle pad, mid-range pH and the third pad to lower pH ranges. This combination gives you an ideal reading of your pH level.
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Your urine and saliva hold the key to your health
How do you measure what’s going on inside of your body? By analyzing what it’s secreting: urine and saliva.
Thanks to the kidneys, your body is constantly trying to get rid of excess acids through the urine, which can range in pH anywhere from 4.5 to 8.5. The pH of your urine is a good reflection of the pH of your internal environment. If your urine tests high in acids (below 6.75), then you know your body is high in acids too (Not good!). If your urine tests low in acids (above 6.75), then your stores of alkaline minerals are doing a good job of buffering the acids in your body (Awesome!).
Another way to find out the overall pH balance (or imbalance) of your body is to test the pH of your saliva. Saliva pH can range anywhere from 5.5 to 7.5 or more. If you have enough alkaline minerals, your saliva test should register a nice 7.0 to 7.5. But if your mineral reserves are too low, the acids will overwhelm your system, and you’ll test under 7.0.
Some people even test as low as 4.5 – 5.75, which is not where you want your pH to be. In fact, if your pH tests that low, we recommend you take immediate action to correct this acidity. Remember, because the pH scale works like the Richter scale – i.e. logarithmically – a pH of 5.0 is 100 times too acidic!
Ph Strips vs Litmus paper
pH strips change color when they come in contact with a solution. The color must be compared with a chart to get a number and determine if the liquid is acidic, basic or neutral. For example, if you are testing a citrus juice, the color change would happen around the 1 or 2 pH level (acidic) whereas water would change color around 7 (neutral). pH strips are considered to be more sensitive than Litmus paper because Litmus paper cannot give quantitative results.
Measuring Body’s pH
We have our cholesterol and blood pressure tested. Why not our body’s pH? With the pH test strips you can test your own pH simply, accurately, and within the comfort of your own home.
Just like your cholesterol and blood pressure, your pH indicates a lot about the state of your health. It tells you how acidic or alkaline your tissues and fluids are – and that can affect all aspects of your well-being.
If you are overly acidic, you may be feeling low in energy… you may find it difficult to lose weight… experience poor digestion… suffer from aches and pains. Overly acidic bodies can potentially fall victim to more serious disorders.
In fact, since acid is naturally corrosive and inflammatory, it irritates the organs it comes in contact with. That is why, too much acid can contribute to the demineralization of your bones, teeth and joints, and have a negative impact on your urinary and gastrointestinal tracts.
Plus, an acidic environment makes the perfect breeding ground for microforms, which can further compromise your health.
Our Bodies pH
In general, the pH of the human body should be slightly alkaline — about 7.4. A pH reading in the Optimal Zone tells you that your insides are happy, while a pH reading in the Danger Zone may mean you’re putting yourself at risk for serious disorders. Even a slight pH imbalance can make you feel tired, cause you to gain weight, give you trouble digesting food, and create aches and pains in your body.
Most parts of the body have a pH range they can tolerate. The skin can vary from 4.5 to 7.0, for example. Stomach acid ranges from 1.0 to 3.0. And pancreatic secretions go from 8.0 to 8.3. But the blood is not so flexible. It has a very narrow pH range: 7.35 to 7.45. If the pH of your blood moves outside that range even just a little, then the functioning of your organs may be compromised. If the pH of your blood strays too far from that acceptable range for too long, your body will go into shock… then potential go into a coma. This kind of severe metabolic acidosis is rare, but mild acidosis is now thought to be strikingly common and potentially affects at least half of the population.
Don’t trust your body to regular litmus paper
If you care enough about your body to test your pH, then please, do it the right way. Litmus paper (the kind that comes in a roll) won’t give you a truly accurate pH reading. The color can run when it gets wet and makes it quite a challenge to determine the final color. Better alternatives exist, but they’re not separated into small 0.25 unit increments, which leave you guessing as to what your actual pH reading is. AlkaWay pH Diagnostic Test Strips are the most accurate way to test your body’s pH.
This is what Dr. Ted Baroody, author of Alkalize or Die, has to say about AlkaWay Diagnostic pH Test Strips:
“I get hundreds of calls for pH testing materials. pH testing is very complex. There are individual pH testing substances for everything, but they are very expensive. This particular strip is reasonably priced too. I have looked a long time and through many companies to find these quality pH strips. My experience with litmus pH paper strips has not been good. I do not recommend them.”
What is the pH Scale
The pH scale ranges from 0-14, where 0 is very acidic (think battery acid) and 14 is very alkaline (think lye water).
pH doesn’t work like regular numbers do, where 6.0 is “one point less” than 7.0. It works logarithmically, just like the Richter scale for earthquakes.
That means for each point you drop away from the ideal of 7.0, you’re actually experiencing a 10-fold decrease in your pH! For example, someone with a pH of 6.0 is ten times more acidic than someone with a pH of 7.0. Someone with a pH of 5.0 is 100 times more acidic than someone with a pH of 7.0
Fortunately, AlkaWay Diagnostic pH Test Strips provide an easy, accurate, and affordable way to find out exactly where you stand.
Test your body regularly to make sure you’re living the Alkaline Life!
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