I am a nursing major in school.. and purchased my own 10 parameter urine analysis kit, i am aware of how to test, i should be about 90% accurate. I do this very often and my results are very similar every time.
I am also a bodybuilder, so i take a lot of supplements, but i also drink a ton of water. My results are,
PH--------------7.0 (This seems high)
Specific Gravity-1.025 (This seems high, goes from 1.0-1.03 so im at the end)
Everything seems fine except PH and Specific Gravity. Im guessing my specific gravity is high because i take a lot of supplements, vitamins, minerals, etc. Not sure why my PH would be high.
Isn't the body supposed to be slightly alkaline. I think you are supposed to be about 7.5. But because urine is more acidic, it tends to test a little more acidic than what your blood probably is. Am I right?
A 7 is neutral, yes. But ideally, disease and infection cannot thrive in a slightly alkaline body. So if you want to heal something, you want to slighly up your alkaline. Not too high though. Just to about 7.5 (which is best) possibly 8. But if your urine is 7.0, chances are that your blood is a little more alkaline than your urine and you are somewhere around 7.5 and that is great. It's just where you want to be if you want to heal, if you want to maintain or lose weight and if you want your body to be able to handle environmental stressors without digging into your alkaline reserves and then depleting your body of the alkalinity it needs - cause it would take it from your bones and you don't want that. On the other hand, being too alkaline can cause a whole bunch of problems too. I think you are probably right where you need to be.
If you had an infection of any kind (not necessarily just a UTI) then your level would be something more like 4.5.