The Best Way to Measure Your pH

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

What’s the best way to measure the pH of your blood? Find out!


0:00 Can you measure your pH

0:38 How to measure your pH

1:47 High bicarbonates

2:55 Low bicarbonates

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Today we’re going to talk about how to measure the pH of your blood. Are you too acid or too alkaline? It’s possible to try to figure this out by looking at your symptoms. There is also a difficult test that can be performed. However, your bicarbonates are another indicator that you can look at to get a rough idea of what your pH is.

Bicarbonates are alkaline substances that help to buffer the pH and keep it at a certain level. You can measure bicarbonates by getting a basic metabolic panel or a comprehensive metabolic panel.

Conditions that could cause high bicarbonates:

• Severe prolonged vomiting or diarrhea


• Cushing’s syndrome

High bicarbonates are an indication that your body may be too alkaline, and you need to acidify it.

You can do this by taking apple cider vinegar or betaine hydrochloride, as well as correcting the root cause.

Conditions that could cause low bicarbonates:

• Addison’s disease

• Chronic diarrhea

• Diabetic ketoacidosis

• Kidney disease

• Aspirin overdose

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