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Benefits of Alkaline Water to the Body

Updated on June 3, 2014

What is Alkaline Water?

Alkaline water is water that is neither acidic nor neutral on the pH scale. It is on the alkaline side of the scale, meaning, it has a pH level greater than 7.

There are 3 kinds of alkaline water: ionized, synthetic, and natural. Ionized alkaline water has short expiration period as short as one day. It uses the electrolysis method and produces temporary alkaline water . Ionized water goes back to its original form of source water after the expiration period.

Synthetic alkaline uses manufactured alkaline such as powder or solutions to be mixed with water.

Natural alkaline retains the important minerals of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium of water to make it alkaline. The minerals do not evaporate and dissolve and therefore expires for a long period.

Alkaline water has a higher pH level compared to purified, distilled and other types of water. With higher pH, your body will be in an acid-base balanced state. This results to a boost in energy and better nutrient absorption.


What is the importance of an acid-base balanced body?

Acid-base balance is important to maintain the body’s various functions. During homoeostasis (state of balance) of the body fluids, there is harmony in our bodily systems and they are able to function well.

Because of the lifestyle we have and most especially the food we eat, our body is definitely leaning more to the acidic side of the pH scale.

Body nutrients are easily depleted when your body is acidic and this can put a strain on your immune system.

An acidic body can lead to various diseases, infections, fatigue, ulcers, diarrhea, bone diseases, renal failure, degenerative diseases., dry and irritable skin, Aching muscles and lactic acid build-up, osteoporosis, hormonal problems, and even cancer.

This is because severe acid conditions in our body will force the body to borrow minerals from other body system as its coping mechanism, thus, depleting the supply of the minerals intended for a particular body system.

People get sick not only because water is not potable but also because of the lack or absence of minerals. Natural alkaline water which retains the important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, was formulated to reach beyond the boundaries of simple hydration and provide for the mounting evidence of the alkaline mineral challenges of today's world.

There are a lot of benefits of alkaline water and these are just some of them. Alkaline water is good for your overall health. You can even use alkaline water to take a bath or wash your face to achieve healthier skin.


Benefits of Alkaline Water

· Best for drinking water

· Flushes out toxins in the body

· More oxygen content for healthier body cells

· Neutralizes acids

· May decrease bone loss that leads to osteoporosis

· Clarity of mind and energy

· Improve digestion and elimination

· Healthier skin

· May reduce high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, and high cholesterol levels

· Antioxidant

· Helps maintain normal body temperature and hydration

· Boosts energy levels

· Maintains the basic minerals essential for water alkalinity- calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium

· Alkaline water enhances the naturally delicious flavours of your food, so you won’t use as much unhealthy salt

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you for sharing this information, I was not aware of it. Voted up and shared.

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