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
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