Q: Why don’t my test results match exactly against the color chart?
A: It’s likely your results will not EXACTLY match the color chart. This is quite normal. You should choose the CLOSEST color of both pads to match to the chart supplied.
If you are not getting an exact match to the color chart, this means you are testing in between ranges, or you may be testing at irregular or inaccurate times. Please remember to test 2hrs after eating. If your strip isn't matching directly to the pH chart, take the top color and match it with its closest color on the pH test strip as it is the most stable.
Ideally you want both pads to match the color chart. The reason why there are two pads on the strips is for a more accurate reading, one of the colors goes from neutral to alkaline and the other goes from neutral to acidic so in essence going different directions on the PH scale.
Sometimes you won't get the pads to match the chart 100% because they work in .25 increments. For example, if your pH level is at 6.63 and the color chart on the box goes from 6.50 to 6.75 then you would get slightly lighter colors than the 6.75.
Q: Why are there two color strips on the pH strip?
A: The reason why there are two pads on the strips is for a more accurate reading, one of the colors goes from neutral to alkaline and the other goes from neutral to acidic, so each test pad is going different directions on the PH scale.
Q: Which test is more accurate. The Urine or Saliva?
A: The urine test is more accurate than the saliva test. Urine will generally be about .25 more acidic than your saliva. The reason for the range difference is because more acids are excreted through the urinary system then through the mouth.