A very big fanFor years I would get flu like body aches following intense exertion or stress (CFS/ Post Exertional Malaise). I eventually came to realize that these aches, often in the lower back, correlated with being overly acidic. Test after test showed this. Now when I am overly acidic I take an Alka Seltzer Gold (also from iHerb that contains sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate; and taken several hours away from meals so as not to interfere with stomach acid) and within several hours I return to a balanced state and feel wonderful. I am so glad I found these to add to my toolkit.
Coming from a medical nutritionist this is crucial to use on a daily basis. I leave on top of my toilet, and simply test 14 days if you can consecutively. Average out your pH number by dividing by 14. This is your average pH …. If under 6.5, You have a problem. This is accurate and inexpensive Too! Going for slightly alkaline is the goal people ! Not over 7.5 though. That indicates tissue breakdown.
Check your body ph to know if you are alkaline or acidic. Either extreme is not healthy and keeping mid alkaline means, cancer cannot have a great environment to grow in. These are very easy to read and roll out on a round tape paper dispenser. We prefer strips but they were sold out. We got these and they did just find. I prefer the strips because they are thicker and less likely to get ruined by humidity. Florida is insanely humid so these were not a great fit for us. Keep this in mind when purchasing. If you live out west or in a very dry climate these would be ideal. You can use more since you control how much tape you pull out. The strips are limited by each strip count. These you can tear off in shorter pieces and make them last longer.
I like that the strip is from a roll dispenser. You just tear off a strip, and the strip is paper, not plastic like some of the other pH strips. The color chart never matches perfectly for me with any pH strip, but this one is pretty close, and you go by lightness and darkness of the strip more so than by the exact color, if that helps. I've found that although I love dark chocolate, eating chocolate regularly makes me more acidic. I record my pH as part of a food journal and I think it's an important aspect of dietary health to eat a more alkalinizing diet. Actually, some guy won a Nobel prize for that discovery.
These work as described. You just rip off any sized piece of the tape that you'd like and you'll get a colour change based on what you apply to it. I bought these to monitor the pH levels of my lady bits and I find it handy to have this in the cupboard whenever I need it. It's a small roll in a little plastic dispenser so it doesn't take up much space. I'm pretty happy with this.
I'm using the test strips with the PH capsules. I find them easy to use. You just rip off am inch or so and pee on it and the color it shows can be compared to a chart on the box - which tells you how acidic you are (or not) on a scale from 5-8. The test strips are meant for body pH, not pH on liquid food etc. You need a wider range for that. I highly recommend the pH capsules you can buy with this product. I had imideate effect and went from being too acidic and moving towards the 7.
I didn't realize that the reading on these strips only went from 5.5 - 8.0. I was hoping to use it for things like pickling with vinegar - vinegars can go down to around 3.0. I wish I had payed more attention to that. It's a nice little package. I like that it comes in one roll and I can cut to size. I'll find another use for it!
I recently tried Enzymedica pH-strips, a 16-foot single roll dispenser. The pH strips are easy to use and provide an accurate reading of the acidity levels of liquids. The dispenser design is convenient and easy to use. Overall, I found Enzymedica pH-strips to be a reliable and convenient tool for measuring the acidity levels of liquids. However, it's important to note that the strips are not as accurate as electronic pH meters, but it's a cost-effective and easy to use option. It's a good choice for those looking for a simple way to measure pH level.