ACID AND ALKALINE

Your urine pH is a measurement of its acidity – 7 is neutral, a lower number is acidic and a higher number is alkaline. Normal urinary pH value is considered to be between 4.5 and 8. Your urine pH measurement also reflects your metabolic activity (i.e. the way your body uses nutrients, which is influenced by your physical characteristics along with lifestyle). It is important to correct your urine pH and to control it within safe limits, in order to prevent recurrence of kidney stones.

A pH that is too high or too low is often related to a higher risk of suffering from certain diseases, such as:

  • Renal lithiasis (kidney stones)
  • Urine infections
  • Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis
  • Overactive bladder
  • Calcification of urinary stents

If you've had a previous urinary system disorder, variations in your urine pH may cause severe health problems.

The symptoms of these illnesses vary, and can include:

  • Pain in your kidney or bladder area
  • Changes in the colour of your urine
  • Urgency when you need to urinate
  • Frequent need to urinate

These symptoms can directly and seriously affect your quality of life as well as your health. If you feel any of these symptoms, contact your doctor.

ADVICE

If your urine pH is too high or too low, some nutritional measures, including the appropriate Lit-Control treatment, can help to correct it and prevent illness. The three Lit-Control treatments are food supplements developed especially for this purpose.

There are different kinds of kidney stones, some caused by high pH and some caused by low pH. So it is important that you know which kind of kidney stone you've got, or have had. That way, you know which treatment is right for you. See our renal lithiasis page for more information. If you aren't sure, your hospital doctor will be able to tell you about your urine pH and which type of stone you may be prone to.

Lit-Control pH Up is for raising the urine pH, and Lit-Control pH Down lowers it. Lit-Control pH Balance maintains the urine pH and inhibits the crystallisation of kidney stones.

COMING SOON: Lit-Control pH Meter has proven to be an easy-to-use and effective instrument for measuring urine pH from a sample. Measuring your urine pH lets you know how to modify it to keep it in a preventive urinary pH range (between 5.5 and 6.2 pH, the non-lithogenic urinary pH range).

TREATMENT OPTIONS

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ph UP

ALCALINIZE YOUR pH

Lit-Control ph UP

Helps to increase your
urine pH.

Helps to reduce your risk of forming uric acid and cystine kidney stones.

Clinically proven effect.

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pH DOWN

ACIDIFY YOUR URINE pH

Lit-Control pH DOWN

Helps to decrease your
urine pH.

Helps to reduce your risk of forming struvite and infection-induced kidney stones.

Clinically proven effect.

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pH BALANCE

MAINTAIN YOUR ph

Lit-Control pH BALANCE

Inhibits crystallisation without affecting urinary pH.

Helps to reduce your risk of forming all kinds of calcium kidney stones.

Clinically proven effect.

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