How much weight could you lose drinking alkaline water? A 2011 study suggests that you could lose about 12 pounds in two months – just by drinking alkaline water! The study, The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects: a preliminary report. is the first clinical evidence documenting the benefits of alkaline water for weight loss, detoxification, and blood pressure and more.
How the study was done
This study followed 4 middle-aged, obese individuals for a two-month period. The test subjects continued eating their regular diet during the study. Each of person received a complete clinical exam at the beginning of the study before they started drinking alkaline water. They were then re-tested 1 month later, and again at 2 months later.
Clinical evaluations were performed to check
Levels of nutrients and heavy metals in their blood and urine
Bone Loss markers
Some hormone levels
The average age of the study participants was 52.5 years. The participant’s weights ranged from 233 lbs to 274 lbs. at the beginning of the study. Their Body Mass Index (BMI) ranged from 33 to 50, which means that all of these study participants met the clinical definition of obesity (BMI > 30).
Weight Loss from Alkaline Water
When the study began, the average weight of the participants was 255 Lbs. In one month, the participants’ average weight dropped by 6 pounds to to 249 lbs.
After two months,the average weight of study participants was 243 lbs. This means that the study participants lost an average of 12 lbs over the course of the two months that the study was run. Study participants made no changes to their diet other than consuming alkaline water, nor did they engage in any additional physical exercise.
The people participating in the study drank alkaline water with a pH of 10.2 – 10.6 there were no side effects were reported. The study was conducted in Hendersonville NC, using local tap water that was ionized and alkalized by a water ionizer. Hendersonville has fairly soft water, with Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of 30 parts per million. This is very low mineral content for tap water!
By way of comparison, Mineral water has a TDS of about 250 parts per million or higher. Because of this, the beneficial effects observed in the study can only be attributed to the alkalinity provided to the water by the water ionizer.
Alkaline Water Detoxification from Heavy Metals
One of the surprising things found during the study was that all four study subjects discharged high amounts of heavy metals in their urine. Researchers observed that the levels of heavy metals the test subjects discharged in their urine increased in the first few days after they started drinking alkaline water. The heavy metals were being drawn out of the study participant’s tissues, because those heavy metals are not found in Henderson tap water. The only metal found in Hendersonville NC tap water is copper (0.09 mg/L 2013 US EPA annual report). Researchers conducting the study concluded that alkaline water was effectively drawing heavy metals out of the test subjects’ tissues. Previous articles on this blog have reviewed other studies that show alkaline water may protect against the toxic effects of mercury.
Can alkaline water help you lose weight?
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Abraham, Guy, and Jorge Flebas. “The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and
several physiological parameters in four obese subjects: a preliminary report.” Highbeam Research. Original Internist, 01 Sep 2011. Web. 2 Jul 2013. <http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-269433201.html>.