We can all agree that water is an essential need for body health, but not all water is the same. Researchers show that alkaline water provides other extra great benefits that regular tap or bottled water lack.
What’re the secrets…?
- Restores Ph balance in the body – Alkaline water carries a higher amount of Ph levels than regular bottled water which contributes to reducing the acidity levels in your body. According to the Healthline online article, Ph is a term referred to as levels of acid or alkaline a substance contains; this is measured from 0 to 14. The lower the number, the more acidic. Healthline reveals that “normal drinking water generally has a neutral pH of 7; alkaline water typically has a pH of 8 or 9.” Results show that alkaline water is more beneficial by being able to effectively neutralize the acid in your body compared to other waters.
- Increases Energy levels – In a Newsmax health review, a co-author of the pH Miracle, Robert O. Young expresses that too much acid in the body can result in the loss of energy, increase in fatigue and drowsiness. As it is established that alkaline water is an exceptional source of reversing acidic levels in the body, it can also restore energy levels that were withdrawn.
- Extra hydrating than other water – Based on the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, alkaline water has an increasing hydrating effect through blood viscosity versus regular water. Blood viscosity is level hydration being measured. When you have a low blood viscosity, your hydration level should be higher. In this case study, participants were given water to drink after their workout, half alkaline water, half regular purified water. Those consumed alkaline water, their viscosity reduced to about 6.30% compared to those who consumed regular water with their reduction averaging 3.36%.
- It can help reduce signs of aging – Almost over half the percentage of our body is of water; water is essential to keeping our organs healthy and functioning correctly. “If your water content decreases in any particular body parts [such as skin, muscles, and organs], then the health of these specific parts of your body would decrease,” according to the Alkaline Water Plus article; “you’d look and feel less youthful and more aged.” Alkaline water is suggested as containing antioxidants to extensively hydrate and filter out free radicals in your body, hence, halting the aging process of cells by keeping them healthy.
Side Effects: Possible overconsumption of alkaline water can over neutralize the body’s natural acid levels which can remove the probiotics “good bacteria” needed. Probiotics are the good bacteria that the body requires to fight off harmful bacteria and other pathogens.
Though alkaline water sounds like the best thing ever, always seek additional advice from a medical professional before switching. Remember, health is wealth!