Saliva pH Testing
The results of saliva testing can indicate the activity of digestive enzymes in your body, especially the activity of the liver and the stomach. This reveals the flow of enzymes running through your body and shows their effect on your tissues and the body systems.
Salivary pH should stay between 6.4-6.8.
Urine pH Testing
Urinary pH levels can indicate how well your body is assimilating minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. These are called the “acid buffers” because they are used by the body to control acid levels. When acid levels begin to rise, the body becomes less capable of excreting acid. It must store the acid in body tissues, or buffer it, that is, leach minerals from organs, bones, etc., in order to neutralize the increase in acidity.
Urinary pH should fluctuate between 6.0-6.4 in the morning and 6.4-7.0 in the evening.
Acid or Alkaline
The more we learn about our bodies, the more we will discover the importance of maintaining pH balance for good health. PH is a measure of the balance between positively and negatively charged ions in the body fluids, i.e. blood, urine and saliva. The “p” stands for “potenz” (this means potential to be) and the “H” stands for Hydrogen. A lower pH value (below 7) indicates that body fluid is on the acidic side. A higher pH value (above 7) indicates alkalinity. A pH of 7.0 is considered neutral and is the pH value of distilled water.
If your pH is too acidic, your body borrows minerals-such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium-from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and remove it from the body. Unfortunately a considerable amount of these minerals will simply be lost in the urine, contributing to the development of osteoporosis and other diseases.