How the TOXIKATOR Compares to Standard pH Tests
Laboratory Urine Test:
The results of a self-test using the TOXIKATOR are comparable in quality and accuracy to that of a laboratory urine analysis, such as the Acid-Base Balance According to Sander test. The TOXIKATOR test, however, provides such results immediately and at an affordable price.
When compared to self-testing with litmus paper, the TOXIKATOR self-test is much simpler and much more accurate. In order to even begin to compare the quality of results between a litmus self-test and the TOXIKATOR self-test, one would be required to use litmus paper to measure the first morning urine as well as the urine every two hours afterward for a total of eight measurements throughout the day. These eight pH values are tabulated, together with their associated time, and the individual points are connected to create a fluctuation curve. The curve will correlate with the type of food consumed—alkaline or acidic. For a proper test the fluctuation curve provides the valid measurements. In addition to considering one’s food intake, a number of other possibilities such as urinary infection or potassium deficiency must be taken into account.
In other words, alkaline urine is not all that matters. If that were the case, we could simply take antacid medication and assume we are healthy and in balance. Instead, we must understand that the body is not like a test tube filled with acidic fluid that can be neutralized by pouring in some alkaline fluid. In fact, overdosing of strong alkaline preparations, such as antacids, may result in a reading of alkaline urine while the body’s tissues are actually acidic.
Since the body will not allow the blood to become too alkaline, it compensates with hypoventilation, which means the carbon dioxide (Co2) in the blood increases. When this happens there is a reduction in oxygen supply to the tissue, which in turn causes an increase of lactic acid in the tissue.
This reaction can become increasingly worse until over-acidification of the tissue occurs. In addition, regular intake of a chemical alkaline substance can cause a shift in the body’s electrolyte (special minerals) balance, which also affects how water is stored in the body. This can lead to further accumulation of Co2 in the blood.
Too much acidity and too much alkalinity are unhealthy. What we want is the correct balance. As mentioned earlier, hyper-acidity is caused by acid-forming foods, especially when the body is already mineral deficient. Acidity can be counteracted with a diet of fresh, alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables and supported with a good mineral and vitamin supplement regimen.
Why Measuring the pH Value of SKin is Reliable & Accurate
TOXIKATOR – an entirely new accurate pH Self-testing Method
A new and accurate means of determining the body’s pH is through testing the pH value of the skin. While the body’s tissue is simply a reservoir of acids and the urine is only a transport medium, the skin is an active indicator of the metabolic process of the entire body.
The skin, which is the body’s largest organ, is sometimes called the “third kidney” because it expels toxic matter. It takes as little as 30 seconds for the skin to reflect the pH value fluctuations taking place in the tissue, which indicates the metabolic process in the body. Metabolites, such as amino acids, pyruvic acid, lactic acid, uric acid, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium, magnesium and choline, can be found on the skin’s surface. The skin’s pH indicates how nutrition influences the acid-alkaline equilibrium, so is well suited for a pH test. With the TOXIKATOR pH tester it is possible to test one’s own skin to determine pH.
Since the skin’s pH values differ with different parts of the body, it is important to use specific places suitable for testing, such as the crook of the elbow where values can vary from a pH of approximately 4.2 to 6.8. Four simple strokes of the TOXIKATOR pH tester on the skin at the crook of the elbow are enough to determine the current acid-alkaline level. The TOXIKATOR will indicate the body’s pH by the speed with which the color changes on the skin from blue to pink. The speed of the color change from blue to pink indicates whether acidity is present.
The following chart provides the results of the measurement by the time (speed) it takes for the color to change from blue to pink, which indicates the pH:
after 10 seconds: very slightly acidic
after 20 seconds: slightly acidic
after 1 minute: medium acidity*
after 3 minutes: pronounced acidity
after 5 minutes: very pronounced acidity
If in doubt of your measurement you may wipe the TOXIKATOR and apply a second test after waiting one minute.
Considerations for Accurate TOXIKATOR Results
It is important to test clean skin that is free of creams, lotions, cosmetics and household cleaners. Such skin products will prevent an accurate pH reading. For the most meaningful test result, test skin that has not been treated for at least five hours.
If the skin that you’re testing does not change from blue to pink, or if the skin remains blue for longer than five minutes, your results may be abnormal due to factors such as alcoholic ketone-acidosis, long term hunger, heavy smoking, organ abnormality, regular intake of salicylates (found in anti-inflammatories, aspirin, allergy drugs, etc.), or the influence of opiates, or calming or sleeping drugs.
If test results in an immediate bright violet color, this may indicate metabolic acidosis in relation to hyperventilation or heavy prescription or recreational drug use. A test that immediately shows as a strong red color on the skin may be due to a shift in electrolytes due to long-term use of diuretics, ACE blockers (vasodilators) and blood pressure lowering drugs, all of which concentrate potassium in the blood.
People whose skin is dark are advised to put a second test strip above the first for a more noticeable and therefore accurate comparison for reading.
* (Note: This measurement applies to approximately 60 percent of the Western population. However common this reading is, it should not be considered ideal or normal.)
Source: Fame Gate Medical Technology.
Translation from the German by Siegfried Gursche MH, © 2009 July 2009