How to Perform the Urine pH Test
To perform a urine test with the Alkaway test strips, The test strips use a pH-sensitive, colour-coded test strip to reveal your body pH balance status. Do NOT place tests strips in your mouth.
To perform a urine test;
- Start with the first urine in the morning before eating or drinking,
- After a steady stream has started, wet the test strips 3 colour pads for 1-2 seconds,
- Gently shake off any excess fluid on the test strip and wait 15 seconds,
- Compare/match the colour of your test strip with the colour chart provided on the bottle label,
- The number that corresponds to the colour matched pads is the pH reading.
The lower your pH value below 7.0, the greater your degree of acid stress. Continue testing and recording your pH for a few weeks – first thing in the morning, afternoon and at bedtime (This will show your body pH trend).
Urine pH test: The pH of the urine indicates how the body is working to maintain the proper pH of the blood. The urine reveals the alkaline building (anabolic) and acid tearing down (catabolic) cycles. The pH of urine indicates the efforts of the body via the kidneys, adrenals, lungs and gonads to regulate body pH balance through the buffer salts and hormones. Urine can provide a fairly accurate picture of body chemistry, because the kidneys filter out the buffer salts of pH regulation and provide values based on what the body is eliminating. Urine pH can vary from around 4.5 to 9.0 for its extremes, but the ideal range is 6.5 to 7.0+. Urinary pH tends to be lower in the morning and higher in the evening. The pH of the urine can vary widely. The pH of urine is also affected by the biochemicals that the body is eliminating. These include biochemicals such as excess minerals, vitamins, and products of metabolism and also include drugs and toxins being eliminated by the body.
The pH of the urine is not as affected by digestive enzymes as salivary pH. However, the pH of the urine can be affected by:
The Food you eat.
Preservatives you eat.
How much water you drink.
Pollutants you breathe.
Stress you encounter.
How much rest you get.
The amount of pathogens in your system.
All the biochemical activities going on in you body.