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pH Paper

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Did you know your pH level impacts your overall health - including your bones, skin, digestion, and body weight?

Studies show our pH level should be more alkaline - but most people are acidic due to diet and lifestyle. Using our simple, at-home pH test, you can measure your pH using urine or saliva.

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  • Overview

    Experience the pH transformation for a healthier, more energized body.

    Our pH level impacts our overall health – including our bones, skin, digestion, and body weight.  Studies show our pH level should be more alkaline, however most people are acidic due to diet and lifestyle choices!

    Some symptoms of acidity can include 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.

    greens+ is proven to balance your pH by moving your body to an alkaline state in just 2 weeks! pH paper lets you track your body’s pH along the way.

    Use our simple, at-home pH paper kit to measure your pH level using urine or saliva. You can also become more alkaline – which means more energy for work and play – in just 14 days by including greens+ daily!

  • How to Measure Your pH

    How to Measure Your pH

    For best results, test your pH for 30 days, 3 times daily, approximately 2 hours away from meals. You can use your urine or saliva, however urine often provides a more accurate reading. The first reading should be done after 4 am, at the time of your first urination of the day. Here’s how to test:

    1. Tear off a strip of pH paper approximately 2.5 cm or 1 inch long.
    2. If using urine, place the pH paper in direct contact mid-stream or into a cup containing a urine sample. If you are using saliva, do not let the strip touch your mouth or tongue. Instead, collect a sample of your saliva in a spoon or cup and dip the pH paper in.
    3. Once the paper makes contact, immediately compare its colour to the colour-coded chart on the pH paper container.
    4. Write down your results each time. Continue this for 30 days.

    Colour-coded pH scale

    What does it mean?

    An ideal pH range is between 6.2 to 7.4, typically fluctuating as follows:

    Morning: 6.2 to 7.0
    Afternoon: 6.6 to 7.2
    Evening: 7.0 to 7.4

    Numbers below 7 are acidic, 7 is neutral, and numbers above 7 are alkaline.

    How to become more alkaline

    Diet and supplementation is the most efficient way to increase your alkalinity. To eat your way to alkalinity, increase your intake of alkaline-forming foods (vegetables, fruits, sprouted nuts, sprouted and sea vegetables, green and herbal teas), and decrease your intake of acid forming foods (most dairy, protein sources and fat sources). A good rule of thumb is to make alkaline-forming foods around 75% of your plate, and acid-forming foods 25% of your plate at each meal. Some other proven ways to become more alkaline include:

    • Reduce stress
    • Exercise regularly
    • Practice deep belly breathing throughout the day
  • Product Q&A

    How do I measure my pH?

    It’s easy! For best results, test your pH for 30 days, 3 times daily, approximately 2 hours away from meals. You can use your urine or saliva, however urine often provides a more accurate reading. The first reading should be done after 4 am, at the time of your first urination of the day. Here’s how to test:

    1. Tear off a strip of pH paper approximately 2.5 cm or 1 inch long.
    2. If using urine, place the pH paper in direct contact mid-stream or into a cup containing a urine sample. If you are using saliva, do not let the strip touch your mouth or tongue. Instead, collect a sample of your saliva in a spoon or cup and dip the pH paper in.
    3. Once the paper makes contact, immediately compare its colour to the colour-coded chart on the pH paper container.
    4. Write down your results each time. Continue this for 30 days.

    How many feet in a roll?

    There are 15 feet of pH strip in each roll.

    I am a new user of the pH paper. On a couple of occasions, I have tried using both my saliva and urine sample simultaneously to test my pH level and have found very differing results, wherein the urine shows me a level in the 5.5-6.0 range and the saliva is in the 7.2-7.4 range. What could be the reason for this?

    Although saliva is a simple means to record pH via test paper, it can be less reliable than urine. The problem with saliva is that microbial contamination, plaque build-up, salivary flow rate and salivary enzyme content can alter true pH readings. In particular, salivary flow rate and enzyme content are quite variable throughout the day! Urine represents a very reliable assessment of body-wide acid-alkaline balance. There are still slight fluctuations in the pH of the urine over the course of 24 hours, therefore, for best results, it is advised to test multiple times a day. You should test your first morning urine daily upon awakening, then 2 hours after breakfast, and one more time, 2 hours after lunch. You should record your results over the course of a month to get an accurate idea of your average pH level.  After establishing a reliable baseline, over time there should be (assuming the baseline is in a more acidic direction) changes in a more alkaline direction with interventions such as dietary changes and greens+ supplementation.

    How reliable is the pH reading?

    The pH paper is extremely reliable, each and every lot is calibrated for accuracy. If there is any doubt concerning the accuracy they can be compared to the much more expensive urine analysis sticks sold at Canadian pharmacies.

    Is it possible for an unhealthy individual to get an alkaline reading?

    Yes, it is absolutely possible for individuals with medical conditions (and taking multiple medications) to test in a less acidic (or put another way, a more alkaline range of normal pH). The “acid-alkaline theory” as it relates to health is not iron-clad – it remains a theory with more scientific unknowns than knowns.

    Can I use these test strips to test the pH of liquids other than human urine and saliva (i.e. drinking water)?

    It is generally not recommended to use pH strips by any manufacturer (including ours) for testing tap water or drinking water, as results are not 100% accurate. Solutions like drinking water are unbuffered (a low concentration of dissolved solids) and using pH strips to test unbuffered solutions tends to produce results that do not meet laboratory standards for accuracy. This is the same situation for testing soil, the results shown for testing soil will not meet laboratory standards for accuracy. Our pH strips are only recommended for external human use.

    What is the ideal pH range for saliva vs. urine? Saliva tests have been identified as less reliable, but is there an ideal range of daily fluctuations?

    A normal range of salivary pH has not been formally published but it is typically 6.3 or higher in a healthy adult. Salivary flow rates (high with meals) can cause spikes in an alkaline direction with consumption and for an hour or so after meals. These food related spikes make saliva less reliable than urine.

    What would provide the most accurate reading, saliva or urine?

    Although saliva is a simple means to record pH via test paper, it is far less reliable than urine. The problem with saliva is that microbial contamination, plaque build-up, salivary flow rate and salivary enzyme content can alter true pH readings. In particular, salivary flow rate and enzyme content are quite variable throughout the day.  Urine represents a very reliable assessment of body-wide acid-alkaline balance. There are still slight fluctuations in the pH of the urine over the course of 24 hours, therefore, for best results, consumers are advised to test their first morning urine daily upon awakening.

    Is there any proof that using Genuine Health's greens+ products will improve my pH reading?

    Yes there is. In a recent clinical trial greens+ was shown to significantly improve urinary pH. Researchers examined the influence of greens+ in 34 healthy Canadian adults. Morning urinary pH was measured for 7 days to establish a baseline, then measured daily again for 14 days after the introduction of greens+.

    Sixty-two percent of the participants were found to have a highly significant change in the direction of alkalinity (became more alkaline). More specifically, greens+ use for 14 days resulted in a two-fold difference overall in the alkalinity of the urine, confirming without doubt that greens+ is making a difference in improving human alkalinity.

     

    Berardi JB, Logan AC, Rao V. Plant-based dietary supplement increases urinary pH. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2008 Nov 6;5:20-7.

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  • Overview

    Experience the pH transformation for a healthier, more energized body.

    Our pH level impacts our overall health – including our bones, skin, digestion, and body weight.  Studies show our pH level should be more alkaline, however most people are acidic due to diet and lifestyle choices!

    Some symptoms of acidity can include 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.

    greens+ is proven to balance your pH by moving your body to an alkaline state in just 2 weeks! pH paper lets you track your body’s pH along the way.

    Use our simple, at-home pH paper kit to measure your pH level using urine or saliva. You can also become more alkaline – which means more energy for work and play – in just 14 days by including greens+ daily!

  • How to Measure Your pH

    How to Measure Your pH

    For best results, test your pH for 30 days, 3 times daily, approximately 2 hours away from meals. You can use your urine or saliva, however urine often provides a more accurate reading. The first reading should be done after 4 am, at the time of your first urination of the day. Here’s how to test:

    1. Tear off a strip of pH paper approximately 2.5 cm or 1 inch long.
    2. If using urine, place the pH paper in direct contact mid-stream or into a cup containing a urine sample. If you are using saliva, do not let the strip touch your mouth or tongue. Instead, collect a sample of your saliva in a spoon or cup and dip the pH paper in.
    3. Once the paper makes contact, immediately compare its colour to the colour-coded chart on the pH paper container.
    4. Write down your results each time. Continue this for 30 days.

    Colour-coded pH scale

    What does it mean?

    An ideal pH range is between 6.2 to 7.4, typically fluctuating as follows:

    Morning: 6.2 to 7.0
    Afternoon: 6.6 to 7.2
    Evening: 7.0 to 7.4

    Numbers below 7 are acidic, 7 is neutral, and numbers above 7 are alkaline.

    How to become more alkaline

    Diet and supplementation is the most efficient way to increase your alkalinity. To eat your way to alkalinity, increase your intake of alkaline-forming foods (vegetables, fruits, sprouted nuts, sprouted and sea vegetables, green and herbal teas), and decrease your intake of acid forming foods (most dairy, protein sources and fat sources). A good rule of thumb is to make alkaline-forming foods around 75% of your plate, and acid-forming foods 25% of your plate at each meal. Some other proven ways to become more alkaline include:

    • Reduce stress
    • Exercise regularly
    • Practice deep belly breathing throughout the day
  • Product Q&A

    How do I measure my pH?

    It’s easy! For best results, test your pH for 30 days, 3 times daily, approximately 2 hours away from meals. You can use your urine or saliva, however urine often provides a more accurate reading. The first reading should be done after 4 am, at the time of your first urination of the day. Here’s how to test:

    1. Tear off a strip of pH paper approximately 2.5 cm or 1 inch long.
    2. If using urine, place the pH paper in direct contact mid-stream or into a cup containing a urine sample. If you are using saliva, do not let the strip touch your mouth or tongue. Instead, collect a sample of your saliva in a spoon or cup and dip the pH paper in.
    3. Once the paper makes contact, immediately compare its colour to the colour-coded chart on the pH paper container.
    4. Write down your results each time. Continue this for 30 days.

    How many feet in a roll?

    There are 15 feet of pH strip in each roll.

    I am a new user of the pH paper. On a couple of occasions, I have tried using both my saliva and urine sample simultaneously to test my pH level and have found very differing results, wherein the urine shows me a level in the 5.5-6.0 range and the saliva is in the 7.2-7.4 range. What could be the reason for this?

    Although saliva is a simple means to record pH via test paper, it can be less reliable than urine. The problem with saliva is that microbial contamination, plaque build-up, salivary flow rate and salivary enzyme content can alter true pH readings. In particular, salivary flow rate and enzyme content are quite variable throughout the day! Urine represents a very reliable assessment of body-wide acid-alkaline balance. There are still slight fluctuations in the pH of the urine over the course of 24 hours, therefore, for best results, it is advised to test multiple times a day. You should test your first morning urine daily upon awakening, then 2 hours after breakfast, and one more time, 2 hours after lunch. You should record your results over the course of a month to get an accurate idea of your average pH level.  After establishing a reliable baseline, over time there should be (assuming the baseline is in a more acidic direction) changes in a more alkaline direction with interventions such as dietary changes and greens+ supplementation.

    How reliable is the pH reading?

    The pH paper is extremely reliable, each and every lot is calibrated for accuracy. If there is any doubt concerning the accuracy they can be compared to the much more expensive urine analysis sticks sold at Canadian pharmacies.

    Is it possible for an unhealthy individual to get an alkaline reading?

    Yes, it is absolutely possible for individuals with medical conditions (and taking multiple medications) to test in a less acidic (or put another way, a more alkaline range of normal pH). The “acid-alkaline theory” as it relates to health is not iron-clad – it remains a theory with more scientific unknowns than knowns.

    Can I use these test strips to test the pH of liquids other than human urine and saliva (i.e. drinking water)?

    It is generally not recommended to use pH strips by any manufacturer (including ours) for testing tap water or drinking water, as results are not 100% accurate. Solutions like drinking water are unbuffered (a low concentration of dissolved solids) and using pH strips to test unbuffered solutions tends to produce results that do not meet laboratory standards for accuracy. This is the same situation for testing soil, the results shown for testing soil will not meet laboratory standards for accuracy. Our pH strips are only recommended for external human use.

    What is the ideal pH range for saliva vs. urine? Saliva tests have been identified as less reliable, but is there an ideal range of daily fluctuations?

    A normal range of salivary pH has not been formally published but it is typically 6.3 or higher in a healthy adult. Salivary flow rates (high with meals) can cause spikes in an alkaline direction with consumption and for an hour or so after meals. These food related spikes make saliva less reliable than urine.

    What would provide the most accurate reading, saliva or urine?

    Although saliva is a simple means to record pH via test paper, it is far less reliable than urine. The problem with saliva is that microbial contamination, plaque build-up, salivary flow rate and salivary enzyme content can alter true pH readings. In particular, salivary flow rate and enzyme content are quite variable throughout the day.  Urine represents a very reliable assessment of body-wide acid-alkaline balance. There are still slight fluctuations in the pH of the urine over the course of 24 hours, therefore, for best results, consumers are advised to test their first morning urine daily upon awakening.

    Is there any proof that using Genuine Health's greens+ products will improve my pH reading?

    Yes there is. In a recent clinical trial greens+ was shown to significantly improve urinary pH. Researchers examined the influence of greens+ in 34 healthy Canadian adults. Morning urinary pH was measured for 7 days to establish a baseline, then measured daily again for 14 days after the introduction of greens+.

    Sixty-two percent of the participants were found to have a highly significant change in the direction of alkalinity (became more alkaline). More specifically, greens+ use for 14 days resulted in a two-fold difference overall in the alkalinity of the urine, confirming without doubt that greens+ is making a difference in improving human alkalinity.

     

    Berardi JB, Logan AC, Rao V. Plant-based dietary supplement increases urinary pH. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2008 Nov 6;5:20-7.

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