How to use the SimplexHealth pH Test Strips for Urine & Saliva

Thanks for purchasing our urine & saliva test strips. This short video will show you how to use the test strips. You can also contact us here if you have any further questions. For more information on how to maintain balanced pH levels within your body, visit us at www.simplexhealth.co.uk/AlkalineDiet. Here you will nd helpful articles, products and a Free Alkaline Food Chart.

Instructions for Use

To Test Saliva:

First thing in the morning or 2 hours after eating, drinking or brushing teeth. Do not rinse your mouth. Spit saliva on a spoon. Non-bubble saliva works best. Dip the SimplexHealth pH strip into the uid for about 3 seconds until both pads on the test strip are suf ciently covered with liquid. Wait 15 seconds, then compare colour change to the colour chart. Discard the used pH test strip.

It is recommended that you test yourself a few times throughout the day to get an average reading.

Results: An optimal reading is 7.0 to 7.5 as this indicates a slightly alkaline body. 7.0 is neutral. A reading at 6.5 is slightly acidic. A reading below 6.5 is acidic and a reading below 6.0 is very acidic.

To Test Urine:

The rst urine of the day is usually slightly more acidic than normal, therefore test the rst & second urine of the day. Track both over time to see changes. To test, brie y place the SimplexHealth pH strip in the urine – mid-stream. Shake off any excess uid. Wait 15 seconds; then compare colour change to colour chart. Discard the used pH test strip.

Results: A reading above 6.5 is considered normal. Your goal should be 7.0 or above. A reading below 6.5 is acidic. A reading below 6.0 is very acidic. Note: a urine reading of 7.5 or above, while uncommon, indicates a body that is too alkaline, or may indicate that the kidneys are producing ammonia to buffer acids due to mineral de ciency.

Popular Questions

What if my two colours do not match with the two colours on the colour chart?

The test pad colours correspond to 0.25 and 0.5 increments. If the pH reading is 6.87, then the result of the colour change would be slightly lighter colours colours than 7. In this case, match to the closest colour possible.

Sometimes, the readings can be in uenced by other substances present in urine or saliva, such as medicine, neutral salt, protein, colloid, alkaloid, organic solvent (like alcohol). In this case, it is better to use the reading of the top pad only (the one furthest away from the handle). In these instances, the top pad is more stable at performance than the lower pad.

Why can there be fluctuations in the readings?

Diet & lifestyle can in uence the pH. There can be a difference between your urine and saliva readings as a) your mouth is more likely to contain acidic bacteria throughout the day (if you brush your teeth it will show a very high alkaline reading due to the toothpaste) and b) because your urine is more of a re ection of the processes the body is undertaking to remove acids from the body – both of these are therefore subject to fluctuations.

Why do a ph Test?

The reading of the pH strip will give you an indication of how acid or alkaline you are. By regularly using pH test strips, you are going to be recording an average reading. Testing your pH on a daily basis is a fantastic way to see how you are doing and what effect any change in diet is having on your body.

Don’t worry, things can be done if you are too acidic. Making alterations to your diet and supplementing these diet changes with alkalising elements will help to bring your pH back to where it should be. Consider the help and advice of a health professional if necessary.

Can I test water with these test strips?

Simply put - NO. These strips are calibrated to test urine and saliva only.

SSL