Didn’t you think that it was possible to change the conception of ordinary drinking water?
The latest water trend on the market is alkaline water and it all depends on the acidity level! While most drinking water falls in the neutral range of the Ph (or acidity) spectrum, alkaline water is deliberately created to be less acidic and more alkaline.
There is a lot to learn about this new mode of health, using Nikken products on a daily basis, I take the liberty of detailing the principles of alkaline water.
What is alkaline water?
The short and simple idea of alkaline water is that its regular drinking water has been infused with a higher Ph level. All right, let’s take a step back. What does the Ph level mean?
This term refers to “the number that measures the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a substance on a scale from 0 to 14”. If a substance has a ph of 1, it is very acidic, while a substance at the opposite end, say a ph of 13, would be very alkaline.
Why is the acidity level of water important?
As it turns out, some studies and advocates say that “alkaline water … can neutralize acid in our body.” Of course, that’s not all there is to alkaline water. In order to actually achieve the title “alkaline water”, the product must also “contain alkaline minerals and negative redox potential “, which refers to “the ability of water to act like a pro or an antioxidant ”.
How do I get alkaline water?
Looking at the technical aspects of alkaline water, it gets a bit scientific. For example, “By definition, a substance is alkaline if its ph is greater than 7”, which means that for alkaline water to be alkaline water, it must have a ph greater than 7. To reach that ph level , it’s important to use Mother Nature’s all-natural method, and then there’s the variety created in the lab. In nature, water becomes alkaline when it “passes over rocks like springs and takes up minerals, which increases its alkaline level.”
In the laboratory, chemicals and gases are used which have the ability to make a substance “more acidic or more alkaline”. This chemical process is called electrolysis. By electrolysis, an ionizer is used to “raise the ph of ordinary water” by injecting it with electricity to “separate molecules in water that are more acidic or more alkali
Scientifically Researched Health Benefits:
Okay, we know all there is to know about what alkaline water is and how it’s made, but why would we want to drink alkaline water instead of plain water? There is certainly a hype surrounding this new health trend because of its supposed links to certain health benefits. Of course, alkaline water is somewhat new to the healthcare world, which means there is still a lot of research to be done, but preliminary results show that drinking alkaline water has promising effects on health. health !
• Better bone health:
One of the most surprising health benefits of drinking alkaline water is improved bone health. Specifically, a study published in a journal “found an effect on bone resorption,” which is the “process by which old bone cells are broken down and replaced with new ones.” The study found that “alkaline mineral water high in bicarbonate and calcium decreased bone resorption more than acidic mineral water high in calcium,” however, more research is needed to add a solid base to these results.
• Help with acid reflux:
Acid reflux, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), all conditions which involve “the contents of the stomach, which is acidic, splashing into the food pipe” and causing a burning sensation, nausea, upset stomach and even sore throat. No matter what variety or severity you suffer from, this condition can be debilitating, painful, and suspicious. It turns out that alkaline water can help with acid reflux. In a published study it was found that alkaline water may be a supplement to other reflux treatments. Alkaline water helps treat heartburn by reducing stomach acidity and blocking a “specific enzyme related to reflux.”