There is a big difference between alkaline water and plain water. Alkaline water can neutralize acid, and plain water can’t. Water is made alkaline by converting the bicarbonate minerals in ordinary water into mineral hydrates. These mineral hydrates give it the ability to neutralize acid. The water also provides beneficial nutrients to your body. It is the mineral hydrates in alkaline water made by a water ionizer that make alkaline water better for you than plain water.]
Alkalinity – The ability to Neutralize Acid
Many people think alkalinity and pH is the same thing, but they’re not. Potential Hydrogen (pH) measures the amount of hydrogen in the water relative to the amount of oxygen in the water. Alkalinity measures the ability of the water to neutralize acid.
Clinical testing done in Japan shows that alkaline water raises the pH of the stomach by a pH of .5 -1. This may not seem like much, but keep in mind that the pH scale is logarithmic. So a pH increase of .5 – 1 is a 5 to 10 times increase in pH! The ability of alkaline ionized water’s to neutralize stomach acid resulted in 88% of people with minor digestive upset finding relief by drinking it.
Mineral Hydrates – What makes alkaline water good for you
A water ionizer converts the mineral carbonates in tap water into mineral hydrates by splitting the minerals in water – calcium and magnesium – apart from the carbonates (dissolved CO2) in water. Once split from the carbonates, the alkaline minerals then chemically combine with the water to form mineral hydrates.
Mineral hydrates are very easy for the body to absorb. Alkaline water compares favorably with milk as a source of calcium. Alkaline water with calcium in it was compared to acidic water with calcium in it. The study showed that your body absorbs the calcium from alkaline water, but not from acidic water.
The bioavailability of calcium and magnesium from alkaline water may be the reason so many people have improved their health by drinking it. The CDC estimates that 4 out of 5 Americans are deficient in calcium and magnesium. These mineral deficiencies lead to major health problems like heart trouble, obesity, and bone loss.
Where can I find alkaline water?
There are three ways you can get the water described in this article:
- Protected mountain spring
- Alkaline Filter
- Water ionizer
Protected mountain springs produce this type of water because they get their water from deep underground. Water from deep underground is in its primordial state because it hasn’t been exposed to CO2 or sunlight. This water loses much of its benefit once you put it in a bottle
Alkaline filters like The Pitcher of Life add minerals to water to make it alkaline. The water will contain a mix of mineral hydrates and mineral carbonates. An alkaline filter makes water that is better than plain water.
A water ionizer is the best source of alkaline water because the water it produces is as close to water’s primordial state as you can get. Water from a water ionizer is as healthy and refreshing as water from a protected mountain spring. You can taste and feel the difference.