What is Alkaline Water?

What is Alkaline Water?

Alkaline water is water that has acid-fighting alkalinity – the ability to neutralize acidity, and beneficial antioxidant potential.  Acidity in the body can be very harmful, research suggests that it can steal calcium from your bones, and damage your DNA. Depending on your personal health, alkaline water may make a big difference! It’s different than plain water, because plain water doesn’t neutralize acidity, nor does it have antioxidant potential. Alkaline water gets it’s beneficial alkalinity from calcium, magnesium and potassium which appear as mineral hydrates. Hydrate minerals are alkaline minerals that are combined with an antioxidant hydroxyl ion. (Some water ionizer companies refer to those hydrate minerals as “microclusters” of water – they’re the same thing.) Alkaline minerals are also found in your tap water, but they’re not in mineral hydrate form, they are in mineral bicarbonate form. The difference is, mineral bicarbonates are made of half alkaline mineral, half acidic bicarbonate – dissolved CO2. Water ionizers remove the acidic carbonate from your water so you get the benefit of the alkaline minerals.

Fact: Hard water can also be alkaline if it has a pH of greater than 7. But hard water doesn’t have the same acid fighting ability, alkaline mineral hydrates, or it’s antioxidant potential.

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How water ionizers make your tap water into alkaline ionized water

Water ionizers ionize your  tap water – which makes it alkaline water – by changing the composition of the minerals in your water. Plain tap water is a mixture of water, minerals, and bicarbonate – dissolved carbon dioxide, which is acidic.  The acidic bicarbonate in tap water robs the alkaline minerals of their acid-neutralizing ability.

Through the process of ionization, a water ionizer uses electromagnetism to spit the alkaline minerals in your water apart from the acidic bicarbonate in it. Once the bicarbonates are split off, the minerals combine with antioxidant  hydroxyl ions from water molecules to form alkalinemineral hydroxides. Mineral hydroxides are very alkaline, and they readily neutralize the harmful acids like the ones our bodies produce. The mineral hydroxides made by a water ionizer – calcium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide are recognized by the FDA for their contribution to human nutrition (source: FDA Generally Recognized as Safe – foods database)

Fact: Clinical testing shows that alkaline water can raise blood pH if you suffer from metabolic acidosis – a harmful condition where the body is temporarily acidic. In one study, the blood pH of men in the study that had metabolic acidosis was raised by 40 – 70%!

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