Added Health Benefits
When exercising, you are consuming more oxygen and metabolising energy through muscle work. This process creates free radicals, lactic acid and a mild metabolic acidosis. Drinking alkaline, ionised, mineral hydrate water can help ameliorate all three of these byproducts of exercise. Alkalising the body is a well-known method of increasing sports endurance. Studies on the effects of alkaline water on exercise show that alkaline water provides these benefits.
Alkaline water has an antacid effect which can lead to fewer upset stomachs, and improve overall digestive health. Measurement of stomach pH levels after drinking alkaline water showed that stomach pH increased by .5 to 1 pH. The beneficial antacid effect lasted for a half hour after the water was drunk. Digestive Health Tip: For better digestive health, drink a glass of alkaline water first thing when you get up, and a half hour before meals. That helps get things moving in your intestines, and gently stimulates digestive juices.
Research shows a clear link between alkaline water and bone health. When your body’s pH balance becomes acidic, your body will adjust it by taking calcium from your bones. Several studies have shown that drinking alkaline water can significantly reduce the amount of calcium lost due to body acidity, and reduces bone loss. Alkaline water also supplies useful amounts of calcium to your body. Research shows that calcium is easier to absorb from water than it is from food based sources.
Alkaline water has been shown to reduce oxidative stress in the body that affects the liver. A recent study showed an average 43% reduction in T-BARS – Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances – Chemicals in the body that cause liver damage. Alkaline water has also been shown to increase levels of a critical antioxidant that protect the liver. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) breaks down bad cholesterol and hydrogen peroxide in the liver. Higher levels of SOD in the liver help it cleanse blood more efficiently.
Heart Health & Blood Pressure
Alkaline ionised water has been shown to reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels in people with mineral deficiencies; a health problem that public health officials estimate is widespread. One study on alkaline water’s ability to reduce blood pressure showed that alkaline water supplied beneficial levels of calcium and magnesium even for people with health problems that impair their ability to absorb those minerals.
Anti-ageing in the body is a complex process controlled by many factors, one of which is oxidation caused by free radicals. Oxidation occurs when free radicals – also known as oxidants – attack the molecules that make up healthy tissues in the body by stripping them of electrons. Antioxidant alkaline water works to prevent free radicals from attacking your tissues by providing an abundance of excess electrons in the body. These excess electrons neutralise the free radicals that cause cellular and DNA damage that leads to premature ageing.
Weight Loss Detoxification – Fatty acids are poisonous to your body, so it stores the acids it can’t get rid of in a protective buffer of fat. Alkaline water can help neutralise these acids and flush them from the body
Hydration – Better hydration improves athletic endurance, and helps the body maintain its temperature during workouts.
pH Balance – Research published by Harvard University Medical shows that maintaining the body’s pH balance with alkaline water reduces your chance of suffering from the symptoms of metabolic syndrome – one of which is weight gain.
Balancing Your Body’s pH
Your body is not all one pH, some parts are naturally acidic, others naturally alkaline. Your blood maintains a narrow range of 7.35 – 7.45 pH. Maintaining the proper pH balance in your kidneys has been shown to be a preventive measure against a medical condition called metabolic syndrome. Research shows that raising the pH of your urine by just 1 pH can prevent or eliminate the symptoms of metabolic syndrome: Obesity, High Blood Pressure, High blood cholesterol, High Blood Sugar, & Kidney Stones.
Detoxification & Cleansing
Kidneys – Ion Trapping Process – Alkaline pH bicarbonate ions supplied by alkaline water combine in the blood with acidic toxins. The resulting combined molecule is large enough to get trapped by the kidneys and flushed from your system. Liver – Alkaline water has been shown to increase the level of a powerful antioxidant called Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). The function of antioxidant SOD in your liver is to enhance the livers blood cleansing function.
Liver – Alkaline water has been shown to increase the level of a powerful antioxidant called Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). The function of antioxidant SOD in your liver is to enhance the livers blood cleansing function.
Oxygen Saturation – Lactic acid waste in the muscles reduces oxygen uptake. Alkaline water has been shown to counter lactic acid in the muscles which improves the muscles’ ability to use oxygen.
Cleanse Colon – Ensuring proper hydration keep the colon lubricated. When you are dehydrated, your brain has priority over the rest of your body for the water in your bloodstream. The colon is the first organ in your body that your brain deprives of water, so it dries out when you’re dehydrated.