Naturally alkaline water has a chemical makeup that differs significantly from artificially alkaline water. More important, however, is the fact that artificially alkaline water causes side effects and should generally be avoided as a daily drinking water.
You may have heard some of the various health claims about alkaline water. Some say it can help slow the aging process, regulate your body’s pH level, and prevent chronic diseases like cancer. But what exactly is alkaline water, and why all the hype?The “alkaline” in alkaline water refers to its pH level. The pH level is a number that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0-14.
However, your body can also become sick when the blood is too alkaline (not acidic enough). After all, the human body needs water to survive and can only go three days before completely shutting down.
Method 2 Alkalizing with Water Additives
- Use baking soda. Add 1/8 tbsp (600 mg) baking soda to an 8 oz. (0.237 liters) glass of water.
- Use lemons. Lemons are anionic, so when you drink lemon water, your body reacts with the anionic properties of the lemon making the water alkaline as your body digests it.
- Add pH drops.
BUT this is the beauty of ionized water – it gives you water with an antioxidant level that is greater than green tea, gives you a pH of whatever you decide (between 3 and 12.5 – and there are many non-drinking uses both at pH 3 AND at pH 12.5 – but only ever drink it up to pH 9.5) and the filtration is great.
By alkalizing our water, we can easily contribute to our health by improving our metabolism, lowering the acidity in our bloodstream, slowing the progressions of aging down, and kick-starting our body’s full potential by lowering its overall acidity.