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Orp and Ph Meter Readings

Posted by ST on 09/06/2007

Dear TED: upon your recommendation, I purchased a PH meter, ORP meter and a refractometer. I have been playing with the PH and ORP meters as of now. Here are some reading which I calculated: TAP WATER - 9.2 (PH) ; 273 (ORP) FILTERED WATER - 7.0 (PH) ; 375 (ORP) 1/2 tsp Sod. Ascorbate+ glass of water - 7.2 (PH) ; -140 (ORP) 1/4 tsp Mag. Citrate + glass of water - 4.0 (PH) ; 500 (ORP) My urine was 6.8 (PH) and -80 (ORP) -- I did not wait too long. Sodium Ascorbate had a remarkably negative ORP, which was impressive! But I was confused abt Magnesium Citrate. I found it to be ACIDIC and have a very high ORP. Can you explain this? How come tap water is so alkaline. Does this mean, tap water is better than my filtered water. This is a BRITA filter ( activated charcoal filter). One more question.? Is there any way I can test the presence/concentration of FLUORIDE in water. thanks. You are awesome....

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

But I was confused abt Magnesium Citrate. I found it to be ACIDIC and have a very high ORP. Can you explain this?

It might be some additives in the sample, however, the common mixture is to take magnesium citrate, together with baking soda plus sodium ascorbate to get the desirable pH an ORP.

How come tap water is so alkaline. Does this mean, tap water is better than my filtered water. This is a BRITA filter ( activated charcoal filter).

The alkalinity of the water might be high calcium carbonates and magnesium carbonates. This means the drinking water is hard.

One more question.? Is there any way I can test the presence/concentration of FLUORIDE in water.

A home tests is difficult however, you can always have a good estimate on tap water by calling the water utilities company that supply you the water. In any event a small amount of borax will chelate the fluoride out of the drinking water and thereby reducing the toxicity.


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