According to CNN, alkaline water is all the rage lately, after multiple celebrities endorsed it. In fact, even mainstream artists like Beyoncé and Miranda Ker have claimed that it’s helped them fight weight loss and skin issues.
Is alkaline water really worth the hype? Here are all the details:
What is alkaline water?
Before understanding alkalinity, you need to understand what neutrality is. The bottled water that we usually use at home has a pH that ranges between 7.2 and 9.5. pH is defined by the concentration of hydrogen ions in a mixture. The higher the concentration, the more acidic the solution and the lower the pH. Similarly, if the pH is higher, the solution is said to be more alkaline.
To make alkaline water, neutral water is treated with an ionizer and made to undergo a process called electrolysis. The process raises the pH of the solution, making it more alkaline.
What are the benefits?
Alkaline water is said to be beneficial for the symptoms of acid reflux to a certain extent.
Acid reflux is a stomach illness whereby the contents of your stomach become more acidic than they should be. If the condition remains untreated for a long time, it can escalate to become a more complicated medical condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.
According to studies, alkaline water could be taken along with supplementary treatments for some relief. The study further states that when the pH of the water reaches 8.8, it may stop the action of the enzymes that are responsible for the acid reflux.
Other than that, some research also indicates that it may also benefit those with high blood pressure and diabetes. Studies suggest that this is because high pH water helps reduce blood viscosity. It may also reduce cardiovascular strain.
How to obtain alkaline water?
You can’t walk into a store and ask for bottles of alkaline water. A better idea is to get in touch with your local plumber and get an alkaline water filter installed. These systems have reverse-osmosis water filters installed that carry out alkaline remineralization. The system separates water into alkaline and acidic water. These water systems can be installed at both your home and workplace.
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