Water, one of the most important element for the survival of living things constitutes as much as 60% of the human body. From regulating body temperature to lubricating joints, the importance of Water cannot be understated.
Nourishing our bodies with this simple & natural gift given by mother nature often gets overlooked especially in this fast paced, consumerist society that we live in. Drinking the right amount of Water, preferably Water that’s treated & infused with minerals goes a long way in ensuring the well-being and health of our body.
In this post we’ll talk more about Alkaline Water. And more importantly deep dive into the amazing benefits it can bring to the human body.
What is Alkaline Water
Alkaline Water is water that’s treated to make it less acidic and enriched with alkalizing compounds. Since Alkaline Water provides a higher pH level than regular drinking water it helps neutralize acidosis and maintain pH balance that is critical to the overall health of our system.
As compared to neutral water, Alkaline Water has a pH level between 8 and 10 higher than the pH level of tap water which is generally between 6 and 7. By adding in antioxidants, minerals and reducing the molecule size to boost hydration Alkaline Water offers a commendable option as compared to plain drinking water.
Why is drinking Alkaline Water recommended
Acidosis i.e. excessive acid condition in body fluids can lead to short term illnesses as well long-term diseases like cancer and diabetes. While reducing intake of acidic foods and consuming an alkaline diet (eating more of green vegetables and alkalizing foods) help keep Acidosis under control; Alkaline Water is an ideal way to address the problem.
Why Alkaline Water?…because water is the major component of most body parts; cells in our bodies are also full of water. The ability of water to dissolve so many substances allows our cells to use valuable nutrients, minerals, and chemicals in biological processes.
Alkaline Water thus helps to neutralize the body acid, flushing out toxins and effectively hydrating the human body.
The unique properties and qualities of water make it the best means of transport to deliver the needed nutrients to our cells thru the bloodstream. So, Alkaline Water is recommended by doctors and health experts the world over.
Known health benefits of Alkaline Water to the human body
So, what are the real benefits?…here’s an Infographic that sums it up –
We’ll elaborate on the common ones with plausible references to studies and findings to prove our point:
- Helps in treatment of Diabetes
Singapore is No. 2 nation with most diabetics with 1 out of 9 Singaporeans having this problem. Antioxidant alkaline water has proven to be successful in the treatment of diabetes in many eastern nations. Diabetes is caused by the pancreas inability to process insulin properly. Japanese medical journals say part of the breakdown in the pancreas in diabetes patients is the presence of free radicals. Antioxidant Alkaline Water is a natural agent in reversing the effects of those free radicals.
Another study states that Alkaline Water might improve blood viscosity in diabetes patients, leading to improvement in patient’s overall health.
- Regulates Blood Pressure
Alkaline Water promotes better blood circulation with increased oxygen delivery to parts of body and its vital organs. As suggested by this study from the Shanghai Journal of Preventive Medicine, drinking alkaline water may have benefits for people who have high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
- Soothes Acid Reflux
Acid reflux commonly known as heartburn, happens when some of the acidic stomach contents go back up into the esophagus. A study done in 2012 found that drinking alkaline water with a pH of 8.8 may help deactivate pepsin, which is the main enzyme that causes acid reflux.
- Aids Cancer Treatment
Medical practitioners state that when blood accumulates excess acidic waste due to acidic conditions, year after year, the steady increase in acidity will cause the cells to die, thus creating a platform for cancer growth. Cancer cells have an acidic pH and are oxygen depleted, whereas healthy cells have a slightly alkaline pH and high oxygen content.
Since alkaline water can neutralize acidity, it helps in cancer treatment. According to this article on WebMD, an alkaline environment can also make certain chemotherapy drugs more effective with less side effects
- Boosts Immunity
By neutralizing the free radicals and body’s acidity Alkaline Water aids in better defence against air pollution, unhealthy foods and daily stress. Thereby playing an important role in boosting your immunity.
- Better at restoring rehydration after sports & exercise
Water molecules in alkaline water are smaller and more readily absorbed by your cells, which help your body re-hydrate quickly. Drinking alkalized water may help reduce the build-up of lactic acid, cardiorespiratory stress and gives a quicker recovery as evidenced in this study by the society of sports nutrition.
- Improves Bone Health
Lesser Bone Resorption (a process where old bone cells are broken down and replaced by new ones) coupled with higher mineral density gives better bone strength. In this research by the Bone Journal, the conclusion was that bicarbonate and calcium-rich alkali mineral water decreased Bone Resorption.
- Effective in Body Detox
Due to its ability to neutralize acidity and wash acid waste products from cells and tissues, Antioxidant Alkaline Water combats and renders free radicals harmless. Maintaining certain levels and amounts of antioxidants in our body helps to avoid chronic fatigue, promote longevity and improve our health.
This study also reveals that the adjustment of tissue alkalinity can lead to more effective excretion of toxins from the body.
- Aids Weight Loss
Since alkaline neutralizes acid, drinking alkalized water helps the body reduce and dispose the acidic waste. Studies done in Japan say drinking water on empty stomach in the morning enhances a person’s metabolism. Another study done on rats showed that lowest body weight was found in rats exposed to water with the highest pH value
- Treats Dry Eyes & Dry Mouth
People having dry eyes on account of an acidic system have found that Alkaline Water works well in countering the acidic condition on the eye surface. Similarly, water with alkaline pH has been recommended for patients with symptoms of dry mouth.
- Cure for Ovarian Cysts
Alkaline Water & Food (such as Beetroot) are a remedy for curing Ovarian Cysts. Some studies also suggest that alkaline water can improve the bodily imbalances caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), resulting in improved fertility of the patients.
Where best to get Alkaline Water
Alkaline Water for daily drinking is easily available in grocery and heath food stores. It can also be bought online or ordered from water dispenser & bottled water delivery companies.
You can also DIY and make your own Alkaline Water at home. Adding baking soda or pH drops after determining the pH level of the drinking water you have at hand is one way. Alternatively, adding a squeeze of lemon or lime to a glass of water can make your water more alkaline.
Of course, the easier and more assured way of having the right Alkaline Water would be to install a Alkaline Water Machine that can dispense antioxidant and enriched water for drinking on the go.
Natural vs Artificial (Ionized) Alkaline Water
Drinking natural alkaline water is considered not only safe but also beneficial since it contains natural minerals. However artificially produced, ionized water which split water molecules with electricity, may likely contain fewer minerals necessary for good health than its high pH would have.
Drinking high pH water without minerals doesn’t do much to buffer the body’s acid condition. In fact, excess of alkalinity in the body may cause negative side effects such as lowering of natural stomach acidity, that helps kill bacteria and expel unwanted pathogens from entering your bloodstream.
The benefits of drinking Alkaline Water are numerous and has been proved with positive results. Testimonials, reviews shared by medical practitioners and end consumers clearly point out the many advantages your body can gain. We at AOX Water are committed at putting customer well-being at the foremost by bringing to you the health benefits of natural Antioxidant Alkaline Water.