What is the benefit of alkaline water to health?

4 ways to maintain pH balance infographic

The body uses alkaline minerals like calcium to neutralize acidity

Ionized alkaline water has been associated with a few different benefits to health. Studies have shown that alkaline water is an excellent source of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium that you need every day for better health. Many people don’t get enough minerals from their diet, and studies show that mineral deficiency is a factor in high blood pressure and many other health problems.

 

 

Benefit of alkaline water to health

Diet and stress can create acidic conditions in the body. The body must counteract that excess acidity, so it can maintain a steady blood pH range of 7.35 – 7.45. There are three ways the body counteracts acidity:

  • Breath – Carbon based acids can be broken down in the lungs and exhaled as carbon dioxide
  • Bone – You body can steal calcium from your bones to neutralize acids
  • Urine – Excess acidity is expelled in the urine

Ionized alkaline water’s alkaline minerals can provide a fourth way for the body to counteract acids. Studies have shown that alkaline water supplies minerals like calcium that the body uses to counteract acidity. The  minerals in  water also provide important nutritional benefits.

Benefits of ionized alkaline water

Clinical testing done in Japan showed that people who drank alkaline water for relief of minor digestive upset found relief 88% of the time. These tests led to the Japanese Ministry of Health certifying alkaline water ionizers as medical devices.

Other studies point to a link between alkaline water and bone health. Studies have shown that alkaline water reduces two important markers of bone loss. Further studies are needed to confirm the long term benefit to health however.

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Has the FDA evaluated the health benefits of alkaline water?

Not yet. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  The preceding information and/or products are for educational purposes only and are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. Please consult your doctor before making any changes or before starting ANY exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using this information or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

Reference

Misner, B. “Food Alone May Not Provide Sufficient Micronutrients for Preventing Deficiency.” J International Society of Sports Nutrition. 3.1 (June 5, 2006): 51–55. Web. 8 Jul. 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2129155/>.

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