Alkaline Water Helps Digestion
Stomach acid doesn’t neutralize alkaline water
Stomach acid doesn’t neutralize alkaline water because there is very little, if any, stomach acid in an emptystomach. Drinking water does not trigger stomach acid production. The stomach initially produces gastric acids in response to the sight, smell, and taste of food. Later, during digestion, the stomach continues to produce gastric acids in response to distention – filling of the stomach and the presence of amino acids and peptides that are liberated from the proteins in food by digestion. Water of any kind does not trigger the production of gastric juices. Instead, water passes right through the stomach and into the intestines.
The intestines have an alkaline environment
Multiple clinical studies on alkaline water for hydration have shown that the body absorbs alkaline water faster than it absorbs plain water. The most likely reason for this is that alkaline water already has the right pH balance for absorption in the intestines. Plain water needs to be alkalized to a pH of greater than 8, so it has to wait for the intestines to alkalize it before it can be absorbed.
Alkaline water may favor healthy probiotics in the intestines
Research shows that alkaline water may make an important contribution to digestive health: The antioxidant potential of alkaline water made by a water ionizer creates a favorable environment for beneficial probiotic bacteria.
The ionized alkaline water made by a water ionizer has a negative ORP, so by drinking it, you favor the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria. These beneficial bacteria have very important jobs: They protect you from harmful organisms that cause disease, synthesize nutrients from the foods you eat, and they eliminate and destroy toxins.
Alkaline Water: Potential for relief from Gastro-intestinal Reflux
Did you know? Stomach acid doesn’t neutralize alkaline water, because alkaline water neutralizes stomach acid – and pepsin – the enzyme that triggers the damage of acid reflux. This was the findings of a lab study that tested alkaline water with a pH of 8.8 against stomach acid and pepsin. Plain water can’t neutralize pepsin, because pepsin is stable at pH values of up to 7.4. But at higher pH values, pepsin denatures: A permanent change which renders pepsin unable to trigger acid reflux.
Alkaline water raises the pH of your urine
Raising the pH of your urine may not seem like a big deal, but it can be if you suffer from metabolic syndrome
Please note: Metabolic syndrome is a serious, life-threatening condition. If you think you have metabolic syndrome, LIFE Ionizers urges you to talk to your doctor.
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How a water ionizer puts you in charge of your pH balance
A water ionizer makes four levels of alkaline water. You use the higher pH (10+) water to fight acidic body conditions, to prepare food with, and for athletic endurance. Use the moderate pH water (8.5 – 9.5) for daily drinking. The first pH level of alkaline water (7.5 – 8) is used by new drinkers to acclimate their bodies to alkaline water. If you’re body is very acidic, raising your pH quickly can result in mild, flu-like symptoms, so it’s best to take it easy at first.
LIFE water ionizers are fully adjustable, this means you can tailor the pH of your LIFE Ionizer to your health needs. In fact, it is the adjustability and versatility of LIFE Ionizers that make them a favorite of health professionals who use alkaline water to treat their patients.
Low Stomach Acid a surprising cause of Gastro Esophageal Reflux
One of the main causes of acid reflux may surprise you: Low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) is the cause of the majority of people who suffer from GERD, despite the fact that GERD is the result of excess stomach acid refluxing up the esophagus! Low stomach acid levels cause the esophageal sphincter – the muscle that closes the entrance into the stomach while digestion is occurring – to malfunction. If you have GERD, you should test yourself for low stomach acid.
Alkaline water for long term management of GERD
Alkaline water has been used for gradual relief of the symptoms of GERD since the 1960’s in Japan, there are no side effects. Alkaline water takes longer than antacid medications, you should see gradual relief of your symptoms in about 2 weeks. The smart way to use alkaline water as acid reflux medication for GERD is to drink it, and gradually taper off your medication as your symptoms go away.
If alkaline water is going to work for you, then you should see relief in about 2 weeks, up to four weeks at the most. Important: Talk to your doctor before making any changes if you are on prescription medication for GERD Alkaline water is safer for long term health than PPIs and many bone medications. To find out if alkaline water can help you call us at: 855-790-8121 for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our healthy water experts. This is an excerpt, read the full article here – Alkaline Water vs Antacids for GERD