Alkaline Water for Better Health
Proper hydration with alkaline water plays a critical role in your health and well-being. As the majority of the foods we eat, like soft drinks, create acid wastes in our system.
The purpose of high pH (8.0 to 9.5) water for your health is not only hydration for our bodies to use in the functions that it performs daily, but also to help flush the body of acidic wastes, impurities, and toxins.
Acid wastes from the lifestyles we lead, food and drink we consume, stress in our lives, and pollutants we come across are all dumped into the bloodstream and lymphatic system and then are transported to the liver and kidneys to be removed and eliminated from our bodies.
Alkaline water may well be the best supplement you can put in your body! The Japanese have researched this for over forty years and have found that drinking restructured alkaline water can relieve or reduce the three main causes for pre-mature aging, sickness, disease and:
Acidosis: The pH level of our bodies fluids affects every cell and being overly acidic can have can have a big impact on the health of our bodies.
Being chronically over acidic creates an extremely negative environment which affects all cellular functions from the beatings of the heart to the brains function. This condition is called acidosis.
Almost all health care provider either alternative or mainstream, will agree that most health problems, including cancer, begin in an acid environment within the body. Most people don’t know that if your pH drops below 5.8 you cannot absorb the vitamins A, B, E, F, and K. Nor absorb valuable minerals like sulphur, potassium, calcium, vanadium, chromium, iron, or zinc. It doesn't matter how much of these supplements you consume, you may literally be flushing huge amounts of money down the toilet.
We are meant to be alkaline on the inside of our bodies. Alkaline water is the fastest and most efficient way to alkalize your body. If you do not believe this I suggest you read Alkalize or Die by Dr. Theodore A. Baroody.
Dehydration: Estimates are as high as 90% of the population is dehydrated and they don’t even realize it. Research has proven a body needs one-half of its weight in fluid ounces of water per day just to remain properly hydrated.
All water does not hydrate efficiently. One example is distilled water. It is devoid of all minerals, extremely acidic, and will tend to dehydrate you. The average pH of distilled water is 4.5, and that is almost 1000 times more acidic than your blood, which has pH of 7.365.
Distilled water must be neutralized within the body and if there is not calcium in your diet, your body will get it from other sources from within.
Reverse Osmosis water has many of the same problems, no minerals and an average pH of 5, more than 100 times more acidic than your blood. Remember that most bottled water and even some purified spring water use reverse osmosis in their bottling process.
Alkaline water is slightly higher in pH than the blood, thereby relieving the stress on the body to keep your pH balanced where it is supposed to be.
In order to hydrate your body optimally, you should be drink water that is uncontaminated, alkalizing and mineral rich. This water also acts as a conductor of electrochemical activity from cell to cell.
Ideally, water should have a pH between 8 and 9.5. As you hydrate your body properly, you’ll develop more of a thirst for water. Food cravings are often the body’s cry for water. You might already have more of a thirst than you even realize.
Free Radicals: Have been shown to be the major cause of premature aging. They are atoms, ions, and molecules derived from oxygen that cause cellular damage within our bodies. They are so destructive because they are missing an electron to balance it.
Free radicals seek out available molecular electrons to bond to, thus becoming balanced but in that process causing cellular damage in our bodies. This damage contributes to aging as well as disease.
Free radicals are a part of the normal operations of our body and their numbers are effected by our diet, amount of exercise, lifestyle habits, as well as our environment.
The body’s defence system for free radicals are called antioxidants. Antioxidants act as neutralizing agents within the body. They give up the necessary electron to the free radical and by doing so block the damage to cells within the body. Antioxidants are supplied by our diet and can be fortified by additional supplementation. There is a lot of research showing a relationship between antioxidants and the strength of our immune system.
Alkaline water functions as a super liquid antioxidant! This is because it is loaded with negative hydrogen ions to help neutralize free radicals and rid your body of this acidic waste material. Sparing your cells from the damage that leads to aging and disease. Just by drinking your ideal daily goal you properly hydrate your body, rid yourself of acidic free radicals and strengthen your immune system.
So what is our Alkaline Water?
Restructured Alkaline water is the result of an electrolysis process. We only use the best ionizers in the world leading Chanson Water Ionizers. This process actually electrifies the water between two points: a cathode (-) and an anode (+). This separates the water into alkaline (70%) and acidic (30%) water and concentrates the alkaline minerals and acidic minerals.
The alkaline water minerals are potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium. The acidic water contains the acidic minerals which are chlorine, fluoride, lead, sulphur and phosphorus.
Another process also takes place during this electrolysis. The alkaline water molecule structure, groups of H20 molecules, is reduced from approximately an 11 molecule clusters to a 5 or 6 molecule clusters. Its restructured size gives it great permeability in our bodies allowing it to cross cellular barriers more easily thus providing maximum hydration.
The alkaline water also has an oxygen reduction potential (ORP).This rating refers to how much anti-oxidation the water can perform. This relates to the pH of the water and as you drink it, determines its effectiveness as an antioxidant in your body. The higher the pH, the more oxygen reduction potential as an antioxidant within your body.
Over time alkaline water has the ability to turn your tissue into an alkaline state and will begin to dissolve acid formed matter. Things such as kidney stones and gall stones. The alkaline water has a pure clean taste, is easy to drink and sometimes people say that it is a “wetter water.” This is due to its smooth texture and reduced molecule structure size.
How do I get Alkaline Water?
When we think of increasing the quality of our drinking water, we naturally think of a water filter such as a Britta™. Make no mistake, these handy and affordable filters go a long way towards making our drinking water more beneficial and healthful. But if you are looking for life-giving, energy-boosting nourishment from your drinking water then these really will not do the job.
Taking your water from being something that simply quenches your thirst to being something that you crave due to the energy and vitality it gives you is not a complex, difficult process, nor does it have to be expensive.
Water ionizers are products that ionize water. It's a machine that sits on your kitchen counter and attaches to your faucet. This unit actually turns your tap water into a liquid antioxidant. The treated water contains mega electrons that act as scavengers that fight the free radicals that are attacking your cells.
Unlike distilled or reverse osmosis, the water contains sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium in such a way that the body can absorb them better. It actually helps the body to heal itself!
This is exceptionally beneficial as the alkaline water is then used for drinking, while the acidic water can be used on the outside of the body as it is proven to kill many types of bacteria.
How Else Can I Increase the Alkalinity of my Water?
Using home water ionizers will give you pure water with varying degrees of alkalinity. If you chose not to purchase one of these units you can still increase the alkalinity of your drinking water by doing the either of the following:
- Squeezing fresh lemon or lime juice into the water.
- Adding an alkalizing, pH boosting supplement to the water such as sodium chlorite (NaC1O2) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Adding five drops per eight once glass of water.