"I brought some test strips from Petsmart from the aquarium section.
I tested my pH around mid-day, today (8/19) and the pH looked to be about 6
(barely on the test strip; actually, the last color code on the test strip).
Now, at 9:30pm, I used another test strip and urinated on it. IT WAS PALE! IT
DIDN'T EVEN REGISTER ON THE STRIP. Now, at 9:49pm, I urinated again but this
time I did it in a plastic cup and followed the directions and swirled the stick
around. Looks to be between 6 and 6.5 (can't tell which color it's closer to).
What should I do?
How long does it take to go from an acidic state to an alkaline one (registering on a pee stick)?
Has anyone EVER achieved alkalinity to get rid of toxins/disease?"
It looks as if you are very normal. Neither your urine nor your saliva measure your body's pH level. You can only find out that level by measuring the pH of the blood and if you read the article below it is very difficult to change that level no matter what you do because your body is a finely tuned machine and is constantly in the process of adjusting your pH level to about 7.35 to 7.45.
Your body has a complex system of checks and balances to keep its pH in a
normal and healthy range:
7.35 to 7.45. When your pH shifts outside this range and becomes too acidic or too alkaline, your body
automatically corrects itself to bring things back to normal by:
The bottom line: The body fights hard to keep your pH balanced. It's nearly
impossible to achieve
and maintain a high-alkaline pH for a prolonged period of time.
The only way to directly measure the body's pH is by testing your blood.
Testing your urine only tells the
pH of your urine. Urine is naturally more acidic and has a lower pH (~6.0). Similarly, saliva test strips only
measure the pH of your saliva, not the pH of your blood.
Well grz, I poke my head into the zone once in a while when I look for information about things I might be dealing with and sometimes stay for a few days before shaking my head and leaving again. I know from reading many of your posts in the past that your are reliable and reputable so what I'm going to post is not a rip at your reply per se, but perhaps a reply to so much of what I see on this site.
I would never have made my response if this were a support group but because it's a debate thread I put my tongue in cheek and made that response. I did that because many months ago independently from researching zone posts I read other scientific studies that basically says the more alkaline pH levels that some try to achieve are completely worthless and I tend to agree with that position. You make statements to the effect that as the body attempts to make adjustments it has "costs" (I did not and will not read your entire post). My question is - where does one find the scientific evidence to support this? (As long as we are on the debate forum - in a support forum I'd never question it.)
I don't worry about pH balance, never thought of it. I do adjust what I eat/drink based on how my urine tastes. Have been drinking it for years. Has provided me with many benefits, never lets me down, and once I adjusted to the taste my body actually make great tasting pee. By the way, for many decades medical doctors determined who had "sugar" diabetes by tasting their patients urine so tasting it or drinking it has been a means of medical diagnosis for many years.
I'll go back to the post you are responding to. All the readings that the OP was getting were in the normal range. So what is the point of even testing when we KNOW that a urine pH means nothing?
Don't take it personally grz.