What is alkaline water?
Alkaline water is gaining in recognition and popularity among alternative health professionals and consumers alike. It is slowly becoming accepted that an alkalising diet may have a positive impact on health and vitality. Just as you need to look after the pH level of your pool, your body also has a pH level that needs to be kept in balance too.
The alkalinity of water is measured by what is called the pH level which stands for ‘potential of hydrogen’. The pH scale ranges from 0 on the acidic end, to 14 on the alkaline end with 7 being neutral. So waters with a pH reading below 7 is acidic and those above 7 are alkaline. Many people wrongly assume all drinking water is neutral. The fact is, distilled water is neutral, while most of the drinking water available to us is acidic. Alkaline water is also considered to be water with more oxygen.Our customers have reported relief from:
- urinary tract infections
- duodenal ulcers
- inadequate water intake in daily diet
- aches and pains in the joints
- and even more we are may not aware of!
Why do we need to alkalise?
We get old and sick because of excess acid accumulation in our body and alkaline solutions neutralises acid. Our body is alkaline and functions best when they are in an alkaline environment. However, everyday life creates acid. Digestion, respiration and stress all generate acid and acidic by-products. Problems can develop when the body doesn’t have enough alkaline resources and has to steal them from other parts of the body where minerals are stored such as bones, blood and tissues. Eating alkaline food and drinking alkaline water can help keep your alkaline reserves at its peak.
Alkaline water has no nutritional value to give you energy nor any medicinal value to cure any disease. By drinking alkaline water we increase the intake of oxygen and help neutralise the build up of acids before they are stored in the body. This promotes better blood circulation, and better blood circulation helps the body heal itself. Alkaline water helps rid acidic waste making them more soluble in the blood. Thus, acidic wastes will be easily drained from the body in the form of urine and sweat.
pH is a factor that has a vital effect on your blood’s capacity to uptake, carry and deliver oxygen to all parts of your body. Blood pH is highest just after it leaves your lungs, around 7.6 and lowest just before it returns to your lungs at 7.3 or a little less. Along its journey, as your blood begins to give up oxygen, carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules replace the lost oxygen in the red blood cells. The CO2 represents acidic waste that will be released either in the kidneys or the lungs for elimination. When oxygen is lost and replaced by CO2 in the red blood cells, the alkalinity of your blood decreases. As alkalinity decreases it becomes more difficult for the red blood cells to hold the remaining oxygen, or, to put it another way, it becomes easier for your blood to release oxygen to your body. There is a delicate balance between CO2 and alkalinity that must be maintained to ensure oxygen is effectively distributed.
The effects of alkaline water on animals has been researched in South Korea.