To determine whether you are acidic use a saliva & urine pH test strip. Test your saliva or urine with litmus paper and note the changes in your pH. Keep yourself as close to 7.4 as you can for continued good health.
In order to function at optimum capacity, the internal body environment must remain as close to neutral as possible. It likes to measure in on the pH scale at 7.39. When the body takes in an excessive amount of acid, as it does so often as a result of making the wrong food choices, this excess must be brought back into balance.
Each of the elements inside the body, the vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, sugars and trace elements, can be categorised as either an acid or an alkaline. One interesting fact about acid and alkaline elements is that when they are mixed together, they are able to cancel each other out. The scientific term for what is created when an alkaline and an acid element are combined is a neutral salt.
Much in the same way as the neutral color gray results when black and white are combined, and when the neutral temperature of warm results when hot water is combined with cold, a neutral salt cancels out the inherent respective properties of the combined acid and alkaline elements. With no acid or alkaline properties, neutral salts have no impact on the cellular serums or blood in which they are present.
When excess acid is present, the body must go out and find alkaline elements to begin the process of neutralising this excess acid. Alkalines are usually present in the blood, but because the blood cannot tolerate much variation in its pH level, this is never a good source from which to borrow. A better source for alkaline elements is the internal organs and tissues. These areas can tolerate a greater degree of pH level fluctuation.
Alkaline has a purpose. It is crucial to the properly functioning of the internal organs and tissue. It is not present in the body so that it can be used to help neutralise excessive acid.
A shortage of alkaline inside the body occurs much more frequently than it should. The end result of this alkaline mineral loss can be any number of different illnesses and conditions and overall feeling of poor health.
Test yourself first thing in the morning. You get a more accurate reading if you test yourself as soon as you wake up. No eating, drinking or cleaning your teeth.
To Test Urine: Test the first urine of the day. To test, briefly place the pH strip in the urine stream, shake the excess fluid and wait 15 seconds to read your pH.
To Test Saliva: First thing in the morning or two hours after eating. Spit into a spoon, dip the pH strip into the fluid and wait 15 seconds to read your pH.
Results: A reading of pH 7.0+ is perfect, pH 6.5 is acidic and below 6.0 is very acidic. Test 2-3 times per week to get an average reading.
Close container immediately and tightly after use.
Do not touch the test areas.
Store in a cool, dry place.
For vitro use only.