Parameters

pH, Nutrition

This test analyses the acid/alkaline balance of your urine.  A low pH (lower than 6) indicates acidic urine, and a higher pH (above 8) indicates alkaline urine. A score of 7 is neutral.  Urine pH reflects the level of metabolic acids and alkalis that your kidneys are processing.  One of the major factors affecting pH is the food we eat.  A diet high in grains, refined sugary foods, and protein-rich animal products produces more acids whereas fruits and vegetables have an alkalising effect.  Maintaining pH balance is essential for energy, physical performance, and optimal functioning of all body systems, especially the musculoskeletal system – our bones and muscles.  Over a long period of time, high acidity can cause minerals like calcium to be leached from bone tissue in order to buffer the acidity.  Long term diets high in animal proteins and phosphorus and lacking alkalising fruits and vegetables are linked to osteoporosis, hypertension, and insulin resistence.

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