pH of urine and blood
The pH of urine and blood is extremely important and is now, more and more, being considered an important indicator of one’s health.
In The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health by Robert O. Young, Ph.D. & Shelly Redford Young, we find this statement: “the single measurement most important to your health is the pH of your blood and tissues – how acidic or alkaline it is.” Tracking your pH of your urine is easy to do, and takes very little time.
You will need a box of pH test strips and a journal to track your progress.
Most health practitioners recommend doing a daily pH test for 30 days to give a general idea of your alkaline/acid measurements.
Keeping track of your ‘numbers’ will measure your levels and monitor your progress over time to determine if you need to make changes or not and to see if what you are doing is working.
The pH of blood must be tightly regulated in a very narrow range between 7.35 and 7.45. Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. Death is associated with blood pH imbalances of 7.80 and above or 7.0 and below.
Testing your urine pH can give you an early indication and warning that your body is over acidic.
What the pH of urine and blood can tell you
The pH of urine indicates how the body is working to maintain the proper pH of the blood. The pH of urine indicates the efforts of the body via the kidneys, adrenals, lungs and gonads to regulate pH through the buffering system.
This 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 5.8 to 7.2.
First pH of urine Test in the morning:
Test your first urine of the morning before eating or drinking, this is the urine that has been stored in your bladder during the night and will usually be more acidic.
Briefly place the pH strip in the urine mid-stream and wait 15 seconds to read your pH.
The pH number of the morning reading should be 6.8 – 7.2
If your pH of urine is below 6.8, you could be overly acidic and low in alkaline buffers.
To increase your alkalinity you may want to source a more alkaline water, and introduce organic greens high in the minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium into your diet.
If your pH of urine are 7.2 or higher, you have a healthy reading and you appear to have the alkaline buffers needed to neutralize acidity in your diet and lifestyle.
Second Morning pH of urine Test:
Take this second urine pH test after drinking water or a green drink but before eating any food.
Repeat Daily for Thirty Days (and more).
Take the first and second urine of the day and record the average of them both. This is the number you will use when you track your trend over 30 days.
This will enable you to see the trend over time and help you to measure how alkaline you are.
These tests are able to indicate how effective our digestive system was able to deal with what we drank and ate the previous night/day.
When we are eating an acidic diet, these numbers will tend to be low.
When we start alkalizing the numbers will start to increase and over time, will begin to sustain themselves.
Your second morning urine should always be better than your first morning urine, ideally between 7.2 – 7.4.