Urine pH testing (primary method) measures the total acidic load of the excreted extracellular fluids and an indicator of your acidic intoxication. If the body is not capable of neutralizing the acidity of the body fluids on extracellular level, the urine will become acidic and the pH will be lower than 6.8.
To measure your urine pH you will need to make three measurements daily for A few days to find an average reading.
- Ignore the first urination in the morning
- Measure your urine pH 3 times a day. 30-60 minutes after breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Your post meal urine pH should be between 6.8 and 7.5. If your average reading is below 6.5, your body is incapable of neutralizing the acidic waste.
Oral pH testing measures the capacity of the phosphate buffering system within intracellular fluids.
To measure your saliva pH you will need to make 2 tests in the morning and repeat them for a few days to find an average reading.
- Fasting saliva pH. As you wake up and before brushing your teeth or ingesting any food, measure your saliva’s pH. It should be in the range between 6.3 and 7.0
- Post meal saliva pH. Do not brush your teeth and eat a small breakfast. Wait 15 minutes and measure your saliva pH. The pH should go up at least 0.5 from your first reading.
If your post meal saliva reading is the same or lower than your fasting saliva pH, you are deficient in buffering agents
Blood plasma pH testing is optional. In latent acidosis, the plasma pH is generally stable unless there is an implication of systemic acidosis, in which case it is an emergency accompanied by life threatening symptoms.