How body pH is affected by alkaline water

FACT: Your body pH is not all the same, some parts are more alkaline, others acidic. The body regulates the pH level of some parts, such as the blood. Other parts of the body, such as the kidneys, are not regulated. The kidneys, and other organs the body doesn’t regulate, are affected by the food you eat and the water you drink.

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In good health, the body regulates it’s own pH.

Benefits of Alkaline Water for Body pH Balance

Blood pH

Your blood pH is maintained by your body in a narrow range of 7.35 – 7.45. If blood pH drops too low, the body has three ways to fix it:

  1. Breath – CO2 causes blood pH to drop. Your body responds by breathing deeper and faster
  2. Urine – Kidneys discharge excess acidity in urine
  3. Bone – The body takes calcium from the bones to neutralize acidity

The blood pH level must always remain in the safe range, so the body uses the above organs and tissues to maintain it. Because of this the blood pH remains fairly constant.

 

Stomach pH

 

When empty, the stomach may contain a teaspoon or less of stomach acid from your last meal. The stomach makes acid when it is needed. The stomach does not make acid when you drink water.

Benefits of alkaline water for the stomach – When alkaline water is drank on an empty stomach, pH in the stomach is increased by .5 – 1 pH. According to clinical research conducted in Japan, the increased pH has a mild antacid effect.  Research in Japan on the use of alkaline water for digestive upset resulted in the Japanese Ministry of Health designating alkaline water ionizers as medical devices for use in Japan.

Bones

The bones have an alkaline pH, because they are mostly made of calcium. The pH of the bones doesn’t change, but when the blood needs to regulate its pH, calcium is taken from the bones.

Benefits of alkaline water for bones – Alkaline water may help protect the bones by reducing the loss of calcium. One study showed that alkaline water reduces markers of bone loss in women – even if they get enough calcium in their diet!

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Has Alkaline Water been evaluated by the FDA?

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

Hirokazu, T. “Clinical evaluation of alkaline ionized water for abdominal complaints: Placebo controlled double blind tests Alkaline Water and Stomach Complaints.” 6th Functional Water Symposium ’99 Tokyo Conference Program/Abstracts Collection, pp. 6-7. Tokyo Conference Program, 3 Jul 2013. Web. 8 Jul 2013. http://www.3aaa.gr.jp/english/alkali/kl.html.
Wynn, E, M.A. Krieg, J.M. Aeschlimann, and P Burckhardt. “Alkaline mineral water lowers bone resorption even in calcium sufficiency: alkaline mineral water and bone metabolism.” Bone. Elsevier, 27 Oct 2008. Web. 8 Jul 2013. <http://www.thebonejournal.com/article/S8756-3282(08)00781-3/abstract>.

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