Genuine Health pH paper. The term “pH” stands for “potential of hydrogen” and measures hydrogen high in concentration of a solution. It is a measure of the relative acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The pH level indicates the body’s acid/alkaline balance and tells the health of an individual.
Did you know your pH level impacts your overall health – including your bones, skin, digestion, and body weight too?
Studies show our pH level should be more alkaline, however most people are acidic due to diet and lifestyle choices.
Could you be acidic? Here are some warning signs to look for:
Feeling tired often
Digestive problems including acid reflux
Excess body fat
Bone spurs, gallbladder and kidney stones
Constipation and frequent bloating
Brittle nails, dull skin tone and hair
How to use Genuine Health’s pH paper
Tear off a small piece of pH paper from the roll, about 2.5 cm (1 inch).
Both saliva and urine are equally effective. Choose the one that you are most comfortable with. Place the pH paper in contact with a sample of your saliva (do not place the pH paper directly into your mouth). Alternatively, you may use a passage of your urine, collected mid-stream into a paper cup.
Once the saliva/urine makes contact with the pH paper, immediately compare the paper`s colour to the colour code provided on the pH dispenser.
To get an accurate measure of your state of health, it is recommended that pH levels be recorded three times a day – morning, afternoon and night – for 30 days. Any measurement of saliva or urine is acceptable, as long as you perform your pH test at the approximately same time each day.
pH Paper Ideal Ranges
An ideal range for pH should be 6.2 to 7.4, typically fluctuating as follows:
– 6.2 to 7.0 at 7:00 a.m.
– 6.6 to 7.2 at 3:00 p.m.
– 7.0 to 7.4 at 9:00 p.m.
Acidosis: if your pH level ranges between 4.5 and 5.5.
In initial stages of acidosis, energy may still be excellent. However, over time, the
body will go into “burn-out” mode as the aging process accelerates.
Alkalosis: if your pH level ranges between 6.8 and 8.0. In this state, sluggishness and lethargy are common – the “fires of life” are cooling down. If your pH is 7.5 to 8 or more at each testing, this could be a sign that your kidneys are secreting ammonia into your system to try to counterbalance the effects of an acid-producing diet or situation. This situation is serious, and should be addressed immediately. A dramatically fluctuating pH level, from high acid to high alkaline, could be responsible for mood swings and sudden energy drops.
Do not place the pH paper directly in your mouth.