What is Alkaline water?

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The human body is 60% - 80 % water so it makes sense it’s the best liquid you can drink. It’s the healthiest way to quench thirst & combat dehydration. The real truth is that tap water is dirty. How do we know for sure? Well, it’s one of the main environmental health concerns in our nation as dirty tap water has been linked to many cases of disease. Unfortunately not all water is created equal, especially when it comes to Alkaline water. Don’t worry, the questions people, like you, most commonly ask are answered below.

So what is alkaline water?

Alkaline water, which is also known as ionized water, is a drinking water with a pH level of 7.1 or higher. You drink a glass of water with the hope to get improved pH levels. The human body fluids need to have balance or normal pH levels, which must be at least 7. Drinking alkaline water can help improve that. Otherwise, your system becomes acidic, and this isn’t good as it can make you more fragile to various ailments.

How alkaline water is produced?

Other than buying alkaline water, making your own is a great option. The only problem perhaps is the fact that can be costly to buy equipment to use. You attach an “alkalizer” or water ionizer to your faucet to increase the pH level of the tap water. You may also use a distiller if for some case or circumstance that you do not want your main line of water to be alkalinized, they can cost around £1000 and require maintenance. Personally I believe the most cost efective and most natural way to produce alkaline water is using the Nikken PiMag Waterfall®. The multi stage filter contains 6 filtration pads to remove particles and debris from the water, it then filters again through activated carbon, and ion exchange resin.

The water then passes through natural clay, silver bio and mineral balls, finally passing through a final compartment of silica sand and Kinetic Degradation Fluxion material. The now 'pure' water sits calmly in the main tank with mineral stones.

Why alkaline is needed in the body?

Our body is always vulnerable to toxicity. Germs, bacteria, and other pathogens can cause a build up of mucus in the body. We become more prone to dis-ease if our pH levels are low. By the way, when our body fluids have low pH levels, it means we are acidic. The longer you are acidic, the higher the chance of being diagnosed with a serious illness.

Alkaline acid diet, or ph balance diet, is the solution to maintain a balanced pH level. In this polluted environment we cal the city It primarily involves the consumption of alkaline foods and alkaline water in high quantity.


What does alkaline water do to your body?

Alkaline ionized water does not only neutralize acidity in your bloodstream. It can also have an impact on other things that will eventually save your life, because it results in optimized health. Let me list down those benefits so we can discuss about it further.

1. Cleansing Properties

Clean water alone is a gentle cleansing solution or solvent. But clean alkaline water does more and quicker. It is able to help cleanse the bladder, liver & colon. This is part of the body where most toxins are accumulated. Once alkalized water is in your system, it flushes away any harmful substances and other fecal materials. As a result, it helps improve digestion and metabolism, prevents constipation, diarrhea, and other stomach problems.

2. Antioxidant Features

One of the health benefits of alkaline water is that it provides antioxidants. These are important to block free radicals that cause early aging, cancer, and other serious conditions. A study published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology found that drinking alkaline water might be worth further study as a supplement to other treatments for reflux disease. It found that alkaline water at pH 8.8 stops an enzyme that is connected to reflux disease. It also appeared to reduce the acidity of the stomach contents

3. Bone and Teeth Improvement

Alkaline diet in general can help improve and strengthen bones, as well as teeth. One of the minerals of alkaline is calcium, and this compound is influential to the density of bones. Likewise, it can help prevent tooth decay. Over time, it can reduce the risk of osteoporosis, bone and cellular degeneration.

Some research has been done on the effects of alkaline intake on bones. A study published in Bone from the Science direct found an significant effect on bone resorption. Less bone resorption and more mineral density result in better bone strength. The authors concluded that alkali mineral water decreased bone resorption more than a calcium-rich acidic mineral water.

4. Better Physical Appearance

Antioxidants do not only work to cleanse the internal organs right? Now, you can agree with me that alkaline ionized water can also rejuvenate your skin and hair. It does not only avoid pre-mature aging, but also keep your skin youthful and glowing. As for the hair, it helps strengthen it to prevent loss, frizziness, and other common hair issues.

5. Weight Loss Aid

Last of health benefits of alkaline water is its ability to breakdown fatty compounds in food that you eat. This makes it easy to lose some pounds without any side effects. Besides, you can suppress your appetite if you drink enough water. But with the combined health properties of alkaline water and zero calories, there’s a better chance of losing weight much faster.

How much alkaline water to drink a day?

Balance is the key and what experts suggest is to drink alkaline water up to 2 liters per day. Personally our toxicity levels are through the roof living out fast paced city lives. I drink Alkaline water morning, noon, and night. I now find tap and 'most bottled water' unpleasant leaving me with an after taste. 


Who can drink alkaline water?

Everybody can safely drink water with higher alkaline. Even the water used for a baby’s milk should be alkalized. Every single person, regardless of the age, has interchangeable pH levels. They vary in a way that they increase or decrease. This is the reason why drinking alkaline water must be consistent, and not only for special occasions, or when you are frequently sick.

Alkaline water is a great solution to help optimize your health. This, aside from alkaline foods list must be your daily diet companion. It can greatly affect your health and overall appearance in the long run.

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Its time to ditch the dirty water and put your health first.


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