To get a quick "average" pH, you can measure yourself two hours after breakfast and two hours after lunch. Do this over a period of days and get your average numbers. Then use this formula:
(Urine pH ____ + (Saliva pH X 2 ___ ) ) / Divided by 3 = ____
Average pH Between 6 and 7
Some practitioners suggest that if your average pH is between 6 and 7, you can just use the neutral calciums of gluconate and orotate to build up your total alkalinity along with other minerals and trace minerals.
Average pH Above 7
If your pH is above 7, it is possible that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can be useful. Clinicians have found about 1000mg twice a day of C is good, and the higher above pH 7 you go (especially if this is the urine #), the more vitamin C you can take.
Vitamin D is contraindicated.
NOTE: You should note that it is entirely possible to be too alkaline. Many go around and say alkalize, alkalize, alkalize, but they fail to point out that there is a flip side to everything. Being too alkaline presents its own set of clinical manifestations and needs to be equally addressed.
Average pH Below 6
If your pH is below 6, some clinicians will add calcium citrate or calcium carbonate (something like coral calcium is the carbonate form). With pH 5.6 to 6 clinicians have found that adding 1000 IU of vitamin D once or twice a day is beneficial and pH from 5.2 to 5.6 up to 5000 IU of vitamin D is good, while pH below 5.0 up to 50000 IU of vitamin D once or twice a day would be ok as little vitamin D is being absorbed in the acid terrain. It is possible to use vitamin D to help push the pH up. Stop the calcium citrate and carbonate when you come into pH range 6 to 7. Pull back on vitamin D and go to cod liver oil for vitamin D requirements. Do not take vitamin C. All of this is with the caveat below.
Note: We have not talked about this but it needs to be mentioned. This information should not to be acted upon without knowing a lot more than what is here. You should consider coming to one of our workshops if you are serious about wanting to know this work at an effective level. If you are a consumer and not a practitioner, you should work with a professional that understands the numbers.
IMPORTANT: pH issues and what you do about them must ALWAYS be seen in the light of a person's breath rate and breath hold time. The lungs are initiated to regulate pH on a moment to moment basis. A normal average breath rate is 16 breaths per minute. If a person for instance has a resting breath rate of 9 breaths per minute, that individual has a potential alkalosis issue. (We breathe to blow off acid--high breath rate, blood leans towards the acid side of normal; low breath rate and the blood leans towards the alkaline side of normal.)
What does this mean? It means that if a person with the low breath rate were seen as having an acidosis problem simply because they had a really low pH (urine or saliva), and a protocol giving vitamin D and certain calciums to raise pH were elected to be done, it absolutely would be the wrong thing to do. So anything that was said above about moving pH needs much more understanding about physiology than what we can put here at the moment.