Commonly used by practitioners and sold at Health Food Stores
Tests urine, saliva and other liquids
Results are fast and accurate
Precise pH matches at every .2 to .3 pH increments
Range: 5.5 – 8.0
feet per roll – 100 to 150 tests, approximate
Simpler to use and easier to read than strips
strips to spill out and pick up if you accidently drop the dispenser
Complete with color chart
results. Precise pH match at every .2 to .3 pH intervals giving you precise pH readings.
guessing. Because Hydrion pH paper measures in small increments you'll know to the decimal
what your pH is.
to Use and Easy to read. Unlike confusing multiple color squares to match, Hydrion pH
paper is simple to read.
Uses. Test Urine pH, Saliva pH, and pH of many other liquids.
Hydrion pH test tape provides precision color results in both the acid (below 7pH) range and the alkali (above 7pH) range. Hydrion pH test tape is commonly used to test urine and saliva. It offers an easy to read, single color match at every .2 to .3 interval from pH 5.5 to 8.0.
The color chart has pH matches at 5.5, 5.8, 6.0, 6.2, 6.4, 6.6, 7.0, 7.2, 7.4, 7.6 and 8.0
Each roll is 15 feet long and provides for approximately 100 to 150 tests.
Shelf Life. Hydrion pH paper has a three year shelf life from date of manufacture. On each pack is a sticker containing a "USE BY" date.
It's best to test both saliva and urine several times per day as pH's change throughout the day.
Simply tear off a short strip of pH paper, dip into the test solution, then instantly compare the resulting color with the matching pH color chart.
SALIVA. For best results, test saliva 45 minutes or more after all substances have been cleared from the mouth. To test saliva: deposit a small amount of saliva onto a clean spoon or other suitable vessel. Dip the test paper into the sample for three seconds. Remove. Compare to the color chart.
You can test saliva before and after meals. The alkaline levels of your saliva should be greater after meals because there is an abundance of alkaline-rich minerals in saliva. Then, as indicated above, test your saliva 45 minutes or more after eating anything. If the saliva pH level is lower than 6.75 your alkaline mineral reserves are low.
URINE. To test urine: deposit a small amount of urine in a small clean paper or plastic cup then dip the testing paper in and immediately remove. Gently shake excess fluid off the paper, then compare to the color chart.
For best test results, test your second urination in the morning. You will likely see urine pH become more alkaline as the day progresses. Test frequently during the day, and determine an average.
An Introduction to pH
Simply put, pH measures the concentration of hydrogen ions in water. An ion is an atom or molecule that has gained or lost electrons, and thus has a negative or positive charge. The pH scale measures the concentration of those charges, assigning them a value from 0 to 14. Pure water at room temperature (77 degrees Fahrenheit), for example, has a pH of 7.0 and is considered neutral. Water with a pH below 7 is defined as an acid and above 7 is an alkaline. Thus, a pH measurement of 0 represents the
strongest acid, and a pH value of 14 represents the strongest alkaline.
There is no understating the importance of the pH scale, which was created by Danish chemist S. P. L. Sorensen some 100 years ago. This simple mathematical formula measures the power of hydrogen in a solution and defines, in numeric terms, the properties of water. Today, in laboratories all over the world, Sorensen's pH scale is used to measure the strength or weakness of acids and alkalis, the most important chemical compounds used by chemists and scientists. An accurate pH measurement is the starting point for just about all scientific
research and experimentation.
Sorensen's system is logarithmic. As a result, each whole pH value below 7 is 10-times more acidic than the next higher value. For example, pH 4 is 10-times more acidic than pH 5 and 100-times (10 x 10) more acidic than pH 6. The same holds true for pH values above 7, each of which is 10-times more alkaline than the next lower whole value. For example, pH 10 is 10-times more alkaline than pH 9 and 100-times (10 x 10) more alkaline than pH 8.
On a practical level, pH values impact our lives in ways we may not realize or think about very often. From the food we eat to the water we drink to the medicines we take, pH measurement is critical.
Indeed, many health practitioners believe that a slightly alkaline diet – emphasizing fresh fruit, vegetables, roots, nuts and legumes – promotes wellness and may help ward off disease. Because our blood is slightly alkaline with a normal pH level between 7.35 and 7.45, our diet should be slightly alkaline too, according to this theory.
SPECIAL NOTE: The manufacturers of Hydrion pH tape have been at the forefront of pH testing technology since 1934. They produce a range of pH products that are trusted and utilized worldwide for their exceptional quality, reliability and accuracy. Their products can be found in leading laboratories all over the world and are used throughout the health care, food service, education and environmental safety industries.