Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water
we want to stress that the normal range of pH
range of the human body (the blood) is 7.35 - 7.45. Drinking
alkaline water is not intended to drive your pH higher than 7.45; it
is intended to counter all the acidifying things in your life (food,
toxins, thoughts) so your body doesn’t have to. The human body will
do everything it can to maintain that particular pH range; to
maintain homeostasis. Drinking alkaline water simply
helps the body do its job, thus, everything
happens more efficiently.
The following studies can be found on the web by
clicking on the titles.
Postgraduate Symposium: Positive influence of nutritional alkalinity
on bone health.
Researchers discovered that an acidic calcium
rich water had no effect on bone resorption, while alkaline water
did concluding that, "Mineral-water consumption could be an easy and
inexpensive way of helping to prevent osteoporosis and could be of
major interest for long-term prevention of bone loss."
induction of mitochondrial damage and apoptosis in human leukemia
HL-60 cells due to electrolyzed-reduced water and glutathione.
Tsai CF1, Hsu
Electrolzyed-reduced water (ERW) is a higher pH
and lower oxidation-reduction potential water. In the present study,
we examined the enhanced effect of ERW in the apoptosis of leukemia
cells (HL-60) induced by glutathione (GSH). An enhanced inhibitory
effect on the viability of the HL-60 cells was observed after
treatment with a combination of ERW with various concentrations of
GSH, whereas no cytotoxic effect in normal peripheral blood
mononuclear cells was observed. The results of apoptotic related
protein indicated that the induction of HL-60 cell death was caused
by the induction of apoptosis through upregulation of Bax and
downregulation of Bcl-2. The results of further investigation showed
a diminution of intracellular GSH levels in ERW, and combination
with GSH groups. These results suggest that ERW is an antioxidant,
and that ERW, in combination with GSH, has an enhanced
apoptosis-inducing effect on HL-60 cells, which might be mediated
through the mitochondria-dependent pathway.
Acid-base balance and hydration status following consumption of
mineral-based alkaline bottled water.
The present study sought to determine whether the
consumption of a mineral-rich alkalizing (AK) bottled water could
improve both acid-base balance and hydration status in young healthy
adults under free-living conditions. The AK water contains a
naturally high mineral content along with Alka-PlexLiquid™, a
dissolved supplement that increases the mineral content and gives
the water an alkalizing pH of 10.0.
Thirty-eight subjects were matched by gender and
self-reported physical activity (SRPA, hrs/week) and then split into
Control (12 women, 7 men; Mean +/- SD: 23 +/- 2 yrs; 7.2 +/- 3.6
hrs/week SRPA) and Experimental (13 women, 6 men; 22 +/- 2 yrs; 6.4
+/- 4.0 hrs/week SRPA) groups. The Control group consumed
non-mineralized placebo bottled water over a 4-week period while the
Experimental group consumed the placebo water during the 1st and 4th
weeks and the AK water during the middle 2-week treatment period.
Fingertip blood and 24-hour urine samples were collected three times
each week for subsequent measures of blood and urine osmolality and
pH, as well as total urine volume. Dependent variables were analyzed
using multivariate repeated measures ANOVA with post-hoc focused on
evaluating changes over time within Control and Experimental groups
(alpha = 0.05).
There were no significant changes in any of the
dependent variables for the Control group. The Experimental group,
however, showed significant increases in both the blood and urine pH
(6.23 to 7.07 and 7.52 to 7.69, respectively), a decreased blood and
increased urine osmolality, and a decreased urine output (2.51 to
2.05 L/day), all during the second week of the treatment period (P <
0.05). Further, these changes reversed for the Experimental group
once subjects switched to the placebo water during the 4th week.
Consumption of AK water was associated with
improved acid-base balance (i.e., an alkalization of the blood and
urine) and hydration status when consumed under free-living
conditions. In contrast, subjects who consumed the placebo bottled
water showed no changes over the same period of time. These results
indicate that the habitual consumption of AK water may be a valuable
nutritional vector for influencing both acid-base balance and
hydration status in healthy adults.
Potential benefits of pH 8.8 alkaline drinking water as an adjunct
in the treatment of reflux disease.
Koufman JA1, Johnston
The pH 8.8 alkaline water irreversibly
inactivated human pepsin (in vitro), and its hydrochloric
acid-buffering capacity far exceeded that of the conventional-pH
Unlike conventional drinking water, pH
8.8 alkaline water instantly denatures pepsin, rendering it
permanently inactive. In addition, it has good acid-buffering
capacity. Thus, the consumption of alkaline water may have
therapeutic benefits for patients with reflux disease
unless you have been diagnosed with acid
reflux, it is not good to drink alkaline water after a meal. You
need an acidic environment to digest your food. It is best to wait
at least half an hour before drinking alkaline water after a meal.
From the studies above and from the hundreds of
studies performed over the years on electrolyzed alkaline water, we
know that alkaline water hydrates faster. It’s sweeter and tastier
than pH neutral water.
The following is from a friend’s web site who has gladly allowed
us to use his research. He has been affiliated with electrolyzed
water for well over thirty years and is an expert in the field. The
Hydration and Drinkability
Ionized alkaline water is more readily absorbed by the body,
reducing the usual feeling of being "bloated" from drinking the
recommended daily allowance of 8 glasses per day. In blind taste
tests, most people can taste the difference.
Water molecules tend to stick together in
Studies on alkaline water have shown evidence of a phenomenon
identified as "micro clustering" or very small "structured"
molecules. Though studies are still in progress determining the many
benefits of micro clustering, one thing we do know is the smaller
the cluster the quicker the hydration.
Free Radical Scavenging
Ionized alkaline water has been demonstrated to be an
antioxidant, free radical scavenger.
Everyone points to the Hunzas for their longevity. There are
hundreds of papers on their secret. Some marketing experts claim to
have made a machine that produces "Hunza water." What we do know is
their diet was very simple, raw foods, grains, and because they are
a poor people, they eat only twice a day. We also know that their
water was charged with minerals and alkaline.
Drinking alkaline water helps the body do its job. Like anything
being helped, it will run longer and better because of that help.
Water is the universal solvent that detoxes our bodies. It
flushes toxins and waste products. Alkaline water just does it
better, neutralizing acid, dissolving acid wastes, and making it
easier to flush them. As we age, we accumulate acid waste. Flushing
them slows the aging process. As you drink more and more alkaline
water (on a regular basis) you cut down on the acid wastes, and
studies out of Japan show that this is one very powerful way to slow
the aging process. [Sang Whang - Reverse Aging, JSP Publishing,
Miami, FL, 1990.]
Alan, my friend with all the experience in alkaline water writes:
"Electronically restructured water, produced through a special unit
right at your own sink. This method yields alkaline drinking water
and has another facet that I find particularly interesting ― it
lowers the milli voltage of the water. This means that the water
molecule is refigured into a lighter, simpler form that is
definitely more absorbable in the body."
The following are bits and pieces Alan found for us to publish
"In the healthy, calcium buffered, slightly alkaline cell
environment, the conditions required for the propagation of cancer
do not exist. It therefore remains dormant, or dies." Dr. Reich
noted that his cancer patients demonstrated:
1. Lifestyle defects responsible for deficiency of one or
both calcium and vitamin D,
2. Symptoms and physician signs of ionic calcium
3. A greater than normal incidence of these ionic calcium
Thus he considered cancer as the ultimate adaptation to ionic
calcium deficiency, "tailor made" to survive and to thrive in an
ionic calcium deficient environment. Dr. Reich found that the cancer
in many of his patients seemed to go into remission once their
calcium deficiency was rectified, by a change of lifestyle including
diet, and with mineral and vitamin supplements that raised the pH of
their cellular fluids. Their associated ionic calcium deficiency
diseases were also suppressed."
ACIDOSIS - WHAT'S EATING YOU?
Contains excerpts from "Alkalize or Die", by Dr. T.A. Baroody, Jr
ACIDOSIS is the basic foundation of all disease. We need to
understand the simple process of alkalizing our body and the
important role a properly alkalized body plays in restoring and
maintaining our overall health. Our glands and organs function
properly in exact proportion to the amount of alkaline and acid
levels in our system.
THE IMPACT OF ACIDOSIS ON YOUR ORGANS:
- HEART The heart is one of the most
alkaline-dependent organs in the body. It is partly
enervated by the vagus nerve which functions best in an
alkaline environment. Correct heartbeat is altered by acid
wastes. These wastes rob the blood of proper oxygenation and
degeneration of the heart follows. An alkaline system
creates an ideal heart function.
- STOMACH Digestive difficulties
(belching, bloating, sensitivity at the waist, intestinal
gas, regurgitation, hiccups, lack or limitation of appetite,
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, colic in children)
may indicate vagus nerve problems and possible hiatus hernia
syndrome, which can produce acid residue throughout the
system. Hiatus hernia can quickly reduce necessary
hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Without proper
hydrochloric acid breakdown of foods, the foods become too
- LIVER The liver has over three hundred
functions, including processing acid toxins from the blood
and producing numerous alkaline enzymes for the system and
is your first line of defense against any poisons. All the
nourishment obtained through the gastrointestinal tract
enters the blood by way of the liver. The load on the liver
is much heavier when acid waste products are constantly
floating in the blood. If the liver becomes too congested
with protein acid wastes, death is imminent.
- PANCREAS The pancreas is highly
dependent on correct alkaline diet. All aspects of
pancreatic function reduce excess acidity and regulate blood
sugar balance. To have proper blood sugar balance, you must
maintain a primarily alkaline-forming diet.
- SMALL INTESTINES The Peyer's Patches,
in the upper portion of the small intestines are crucial to
life. They are essential for proper assimilation of food and
producing lymphocytes for the lymphatic system's wide
ranging nodal network. They also produce large amounts of
the enzyme "chyle", which is a major alkalizing substance.
The uninterrupted flow of chyle into the system is crucial.
Too much acid waste production from acid-forming foods is a
great burden on the Peyer's Patches, which lessens the
production of chyle.
- KIDNEYS In an adult, about 1 liter of
blood per minute passes through the kidneys. By executing
their primary duty, the kidneys keep the blood alkaline and
extract acid. Kidneys that are over-stressed with too much
acidity create kidney stones, which are composed of waste
acid cells and mineral salts that have become gummed
together in a waste acid substance. Therefore, by reducing
acid-forming products from entering the body, the chances
are better that you can avoid this painful condition.
- COLON The colon must be kept clean of
accumulated acid wastes. Poisons collect on the colon walls
and in cases of diarrhea or constipation will harden and
reabsorb into the bloodstream. Good bowel action (complete
elimination) must be done at least 2 times per day.
- LYMPHATIC SYSTEM There are 600-700
lymph glands in the body. Lymph fluid carries nutrition to
the cells and removes acid waste products. Lymph fluid flows
best in an alkaline environment. When the body is overly
acidic, it slows, creating one of the most chronic,
long-term, life-threatening situations. Gradually, the lymph
dries and begins to form very tiny to very large adhesions
throughout the tissues. These adhesions can interfere not
only with lymph fluid but with blood flow as well. Hindered
lymph flow increases tissue acid storage. Not drinking
enough purified water will also slow the lymph. Waste
products from foods that are not properly digested are
reabsorbed into general circulation via the lymphatic ducts
of the small intestine. In addition, bowel movements that do
not completely clear the body of its daily poisons are also
How to Alkalize Your Water
The simplest and cheapest is something I've been
using for nearly 10 years: AquaLyte (you
can learn more about AquaLyte by clicking that link). These are
sachets of coral calcium that you put into a half gallon of water,
wait five minutes (though I let sit overnight) then drink. The
product is usually
sold through network marketing (which brings the price right up
there) but the people at Simply the Best get it directly from the
inventor and sell it at the best price on the web. You can check
them out here: AquaLyte
by Simply the Best.
Next, you can get an electrolyzing water machine
that fits on your countertop and delivers filtered electrolyzed
water as you need it. It only took me one trip to the hardware store
to hook mine up to my reverse osmosis filtered water.
Finally, you can check out my friend's website.
They will soon release a machine that is going to revolutionize the
market (we are told). The site is:
your business is interested in a commercial size machine or needs
consulting, this is the company to go to.
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