pH Testing

Alkalinity vs Acidity

The body’s acid-alkaline balance is vital for overall health. Although the stomach needs to be highly acidic to be able to break down foods, the rest of the body functions best when in a slightly alkaline state.

The body has protective mechanisms in place to maintain the correct pH. One of these methods is to draw calcium out of the bones and into the blood stream. Calcium is an alkalising mineral, and alkalises the blood back to where it needs to be in an acidic situation, however this may leave the bones susceptible to excessive calcium loss and osteoporosis.

What is pH important for?

pH impacts almost every area of health!

Acidic pH may play a role in:

  • Loss of calcium from bones and osteoporosis.
  • Difficulty losing weight.
  • Insulin resistance, hypoglycaemia and blood sugar issues.
  • Unhealthy cholesterol levels.
  • Poor electrolyte balance and poor heart function.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Poor oxygenation levels.
  • Premature Aging.
  • Fatigue and lack of energy.
  • Poor detoxification ability.
  • Poor digestive function.
  • Poor immunity.

More About pH Testing

Many facets of modern life may contribute to systemic acidity:

  • Dietary Sugar Intake
  • Excessive Dairy Intake
  • White bread
  • White pasta
  • Takeaways
  • Black Tea
  • Meat
  • Soft drinks
  • Energy Drinks
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Stress

How is pH tested?

We recommend pH testing via a standard yet comprehensive blood test.

Blood testing measures your anion gap, which is the calculated difference between primary measured cations (sodium Na+ & potassium K+) and primary measured anions (chloride Cl- &  bicarbonate HCO3-) in serum.
The anion gap is a marker of blood acidity/alkalinity, with an elevated anion gap indicating a level of mild metabolic acidosis, an unhealthy state for the human body.
The anion gap is an excellent blood test to add to any standard health check or for those seeking weight loss, healthy mood, cardiovascular health, healthy aging or energy assistance.

What is the cost involved?

Anion gap testing with bicarbonate levels via a blood test is usually only $20-$30 depending on the laboratory utilised.

What can we do about an acidic pH?

Thankfully, even if your pH test does show acidity, it is usually a simple process to restore you to a healthy alkaline state.
There are dietary and lifestyle options available, although in clinical practice we find a specifically systemically-alkalising natural medicine is often the quickest and most effective alkalising solution.
Patients may report an improvement in energy and daily well-being, improved and sustained weight loss, and healthy mood as they return to a healthy blood pH.
Would you like to ‘glow’ with good health from the inside out?
Let’s test your pH and return you to a healthy alkaline balance!

Let us guide you to a happier, healthier you.