Any water with a pH higher than 7 is alkaline water, if you have hard water you may already have alkaline water coming out of the tap! But what about health claims? Widely-quoted skeptic Brian Dunning dismisses alkaline water by claiming “All alkaline water does is raise the pH of your urine.” The problem with Dunning’s statement is; there are health benefits that come from raising the pH of your urine!
Health Benefits of Raising Urine pH with Alkaline Water
According to a study performed at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Low urine pH is linked to a health problem called metabolic syndrome. The lower your urine pH, the more likely it is that you will suffer from:
High Blood Pressure
Blood Sugar problems
If your urine pH (average taken over a 24 hour period) has a pH of 5.7, you are likely to suffer from all five of the above symptoms. However, if your urine has a pH of 6.15, you will have none of the above symptoms! What is amazing about this fact is that the difference between poor health (all 5 symptoms) and good health (no symptoms) is just .45 Ph!
Why a Small Change in Urine pH makes a BIG Difference
The pH scale is logarithmic, a change of just .5 pH means that your body has become 5 times more alkaline! A half of a pH may seem like a small change, but it’s not! If you suffer from the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, an increase in your urine pH of just a half a pH is likely to make a huge difference in your health.
Is Alkaline Water better than Plain Water?
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, if you have hard water, you probably have alkaline water coming straight from the tap! There are a couple of problems with alkaline tap water.
Chlorine – Even tiny amounts of chlorine make alkaline water toxic!
pH Balance – The pH of hard water is usually too low to make a difference
Oxidizing – Tap water has a positive ORP, which promotes aging in the body
Chlorine – A water ionizer improves the quality of tap water, even if it’s already alkaline. Chlorine elimination is critical if you are to improve your health by drinking alkaline water. Research done by Oak Ridge National Laboratories shows that chlorine in alkaline tap water increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.
pH Balance – For good health, it is ideal to drink alkaline water with a pH of 9 – 9.5 every day. Tap water rarely has a pH higher than 8. A water ionizer ensures every glass of water you drink has the perfect pH balance for health.
Oxidizing – Tap water typically has a positive Oxidation Reduction Potential. This means that the water acts as an oxidant, and promotes free radical activity in the body. Free radicals damage and destroy DNA and healthy tissues, which is why scientists believe that it is associated with aging.
Alkaline water is better than plain water; many studies have shown that there is a real difference between the two. Even skeptics agree that alkaline water is better than plain water for bone health.
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