The alkaline in alkaline water comes from the essential minerals dissolved in it. Those are mostly calcium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are essential for good health. Water is the best source of them because your body absorbs them 30% faster and easier than it does from food. In fact, the World Health Organization recommends that you get 10 – 20% of your daily needs for calcium and magnesium from the water you drink. Alkaline water made by a water ionizer is rich in calcium and magnesium hydrates. Both of those mineral hydrates are good for you, they supply essential nutrients and help your body neutralize acidity.
Alkaline water science | pH vs. alkalinity
Many people confuse the pH of alkaline water with its alkalinity, but pH and alkalinity are not the same things. The term pH is a measure of the potential hydrogen in a substance. Alkalinity is a measure of a substances ability to neutralize acid.
Ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer is better at neutralizing acid than hard alkaline water from the tap because of the mineral hydrates in it. Alkaline water from a water ionizer also tastes better than alkaline water from the tap because of the mineral hydrates. The fact is, when it comes to drinking water for health, not all alkaline water is created equal.
Alkaline water compared to plain water
A water ionizer converts the carbonate minerals in hard water into hydrate minerals. Alkaline water from a water ionizer supplies three important benefits for health; hydration, antioxidants and nutrition. The mineral hydrates in ionized alkaline water make it easier for the body to absorb compared to plain water. Your body needs to get minerals from water – every day.
The health benefits of alkaline water have been documented in several studies. One of the largest studies on alkaline water for health states: “the more alkaline the water, the greater the protective effect on human arteries”. Alkaline water from a water ionizer is good for heart health.
Stomach health can be improved by alkaline water as well. Studies have shown that alkaline water can neutralize stomach acid. Clinical trials in Japan revealed that 88% of people with upset stomachs who drank alkaline water found relief, compared to plain water drinkers. Furthermore, alkaline water benefits the beneficial probiotic microbes in the gut that lead to better health. Many mainstream health professionals now believe that good health begins in the gut. Antioxidant alkaline water can help you gain and maintain good gut health.
Alkaline water is also good for healthy bones. Even the prestigious Mayo Clinic has stated that alkaline water shows a link to bone health. The benefits that alkaline water has shown for healthy bones are:
- Better calcium absorption
- Reduced calcium loss
- Reduced markers of bone loss
There are other health benefits attributed to alkaline water as well. But most of that research is preliminary. But one thing is for sure: alkaline water is good for your health. If you have hard water, it is better for your health than bottled water, you should drink it.
How a water ionizer fixes your hard water
Some people may resist drinking hard water out of concerns for toxins, and the fact that hard water tastes bad. A water ionizer fixes both problems. The machine’s filters purify water of toxins, and then the ionization process changes bad tasting mineral carbonates into fresh tasting mineral hydrates. Alkaline water from a water ionizer makes it easy for you to keep yourself hydrated and nourished because it tastes great! With a home water ionizer, you will find yourself choosing to drink more water. When you drink more water, you get the benefits from it, it’s that simple!
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