pH Paper - Tests Acid-Alkaline Balance + Minerals (Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium)
pH hydrion paper is a great way to test and develop a life supporting acid-alkaline balance. Developing an internal acid-alkaline balance is one of the key steps of the Better Bones, Better Body® Program.
pH strips are a great way to test each morning to see if your diet is acid forming or alkaline forming. Our pH papers come rolled in one long continuous strip that you tear off each morning and dip into your urine to determine your acid-alkaline balance. The color indications are in small 0.2 increments. If used as recommended each roll will last between 2 to 3 months.
pH readings and how they reflect your mineral levels
Q: Can your morning urine pH tell you if you need more minerals in your diet?
A: The pH measurement of the first morning “equilibrated*” urine has a very special value.
This pH reading is an indirect measure of body mineral levels. This is because the minerals are attached to alkalizing compounds.
If you have enough alkalizing mineral compounds to buffer your acid load you will have the ideal 1st morning urine pH reading of 6.5 to 7.5. If you score is lower than 6.5 you might need additional minerals either from your diet or supplementation.
The first morning urine pH taken upon rising and before eating is an especially good indicator of magnesium, potassium and calcium status, the minerals that most highly contribute to the buffing buffering of metabolic acids.
*It is called in” equilibrated” because during the overnight rest the pH of this urine in the urethra and bladder equilibrated with surrounding tissues, thus giving insights into total body pH balance
Need to know how to test your pH? Read our article on How to Test Your pH.