Does Alkaline Water Help?
America is on Acid
Did you know? The most common causes of over-acidity are what we eat and drink.
Science agrees that many functions in the body are influenced by pH. Healthy enzyme and hormone systems and our blood’s ability to carry oxygen are critical functions that depend on a healthy, alkaline pH.
Science also agrees that over acidity (acidosis, if extreme) weakens all body systems, creating an internal environment conducive to disease. Oddly, most doctors do not diagnose or treat over-acidity. Rather, they treat the symptoms. For example, if you have acid-reflux, many doctors will just give you a prescription. They don’t treat the root cause.
Meat, dairy, gluten, or any food that is sweet (including artificial sweeteners), over-processed or fried, will overwhelm your buffering system and increase your body’s acid load. Drinks that are sugary, caffeinated, carbonated, or contain alcohol will, too. Our bodies were not designed to process too much acid consistently over time.
Silent Killer and Cause of Over-acidification.
Stress causes cortisol to be released in our bodies. Excess cortisol creates an acidic imbalance and causes our buffering system to work overtime. And it doesn’t have to be high-level stress. Scientists have shown that low-level stress, over time, has the same effect. It is like a constant drip, drip, drip on your system, which is already likely overloaded.
What Happens to all that Acid?
Mother Nature gave us a complex buffering system to neutralize and eliminate acidic waste. It manages tightly regulated system pH. But, According to Lynda Frassetto PhD, University of California “We have turned an evolutionary corner. We simply do not handle acid waste the way we used to.” Her research showed that our buffering systems are overwhelmed and no longer properly or efficiently eliminate acidic waste. Other research in Clinical Nutrition1 shows our bodies are being forced to protect themselves by storing acidic toxins in fatty deposits. Our systems cannot properly buffer blood pH, keeping it in its tightly controlled, alkaline pH range, decreasing our blood’s ability to carry oxygen to our tissues.
The cost? A proliferating range of 'mainstreamed' acidic conditions, including obesity, immune disorders, lack of energy, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and more. The most sobering thing? We cause it. We choose to eat overly acidic food, drink acidic beverages, and then add in constant stress. Every day. Week-in, week-out, year-in, year-out. We can’t keep up.
Choose to be Alkaline
Living an alkaline lifestyle is a choice. The solution begins each time you choose what you eat, what you drink, and how you live with stress.
As you reduce the acidic load on your system, you rebuild buffer reserves. The buffering system begins to perform the way it was designed. Your body returns to homeostasis, or balance. Now it can buffer and eliminate acidic waste. Your blood pH begins to return to the optimum end of the tightly regulated alkaline range. As it does, its ability to carry and release oxygen to your tissues increases. Medical science has quantified blood’s pH/oxygen-carrying relationship for years.
An oxygen-rich environment is an alkaline environment. And a healthy one, too. Dr. Otto Warburg (who is often misquoted), was awarded a Nobel Prize for making the discovery that low oxygen is a characteristic of cancer cells.
Benefits of an Alkaline Lifestyle
Regularly reported benefits of drinking alkaline (and mineral enriched) water include:
- Increased energy and mental clarity
- Better digestion
- Improved memory
- Clearer skin
- Detoxification and weight loss
- Improvements in cardiac conditions
- Stabilization of diabetic blood sugar
- Improvement of inflammatory issues including arthritis, allergies, asthma and other conditions.
Importance of Healthy Water
Since water makes up so much of our body and is the medium for every metabolic process, it is critical that we drink the right type of water. All water is not created equal. Optimal water is free of contaminants and offers other healthy benefits.
What is alkaline water?
Alkaline, ionized, hydrogen-rich water is water that has been specifically altered through membrane electrolysis in a water ionizer. You can selectively raise pH from neutral to pH 9 or more. Alkaline, ionized water also displays a negative charge measured as -ORP or redox. Water above pH 7 is alkaline and water below pH 7 is acidic. pH can be easily measured by using pH reagent or a meter. ORP is measured using an ORP meter.
Research Backs Alkaline Diet / Lifestyle Benefits
A helpful resource is our extensive list of Japanese studies documenting the benefits of drinking alkaline water.
Where can I get alkaline water?
Various, well-known, natural springs and sources of “healing water” have been documented around the world. Examination of these waters find they are different than tap water or purified, mineral-free bottled waters we typically drink. Water from these springs have been documented to be slightly alkaline, have a negative electrical charge, and have some level of dissolved molecular hydrogen (H2). They are also contaminant free.
There are many bottled waters on the market that are alkaline like Essentia Water, Smartwater, Alkaline 88, and others. However, they lack the negative charge and any H2. And with bottled water, you run the risk of microplastics, leaching into the water, and also contribute to the environment disaster of disposed water bottles.
The AlkaViva H2 Series ionizers contain our proprietary, and USA made, UltraWater Filtration Technology, independently tested in EPA certified labs against 249 contaminants and shown to reduce virtually all of them to 99.9%. The clean water is then transformed into alkaline water that is also negatively ionized and made hydrogen-rich. With the push of a button, you can choose the level of alkalinity in the water that you drink. AlkaViva’s H2 Infusion Technology adds the documented benefits of molecular hydrogen.
With an AlkaViva H2 Series Ionizer, you can literally transform your ordinary, oxidizing, contaminated tap water into the cleanest and healthiest alkaline water—just like world’s healing waters. You can enjoy the benefits of drinking alkaline water right in your own kitchen! Any time. As much as you want—can’t do that with bottled! And it is sustainable!
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