10 Life Changing Benefits of Alkaline Water
Posted by Water Ionizer Expert on July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Can drinking the right kind of water restore your health? According to over 40 studies on the health benefits of drinking alkaline water, yes. Drinking alkaline water has been shown to positively affect many different parts of your body at the same time. For example: While you’re losing weight, you’re also detoxing. As your rate of bone loss decreases, so does your blood pressure. These are just a sample of the benefits that grateful Water Ionizer Expert customers have told us they’re experienced after drinking alkaline water. More than a few of our customers think that buying a water ionizer may have actually saved their lives! Besides us telling you about the many great health benefits, here’s what science says about the health benefits of drinking alkaline water:
Weight Loss: 12 pounds in two months. The hydration factor
There’s lots of reasons you lose or gain weight. One of the most common reasons people gain weight is by overeating, and they often blame themselves for doing so. What many people who struggle with eating don’t know is that if they are chronically dehydrated, their body may mistake hunger for thirst! People over 50 are especially at risk, research shows that dehydrated middle-aged people really can’t depend on their thirst impulse to tell them when to drink.
The key to fixing this problem is to rehydrate, doing this seems to switch a person’s sense of thirst back on. Research shows that one of the benefits of alkaline water is that it hydrates about 17% better than plain water, and it rehydrates faster than regular water. A study called The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects on obese, middle aged people showed that they lost 12 pound in two months, just by drinking alkaline water! There was no will power or diet changes involved, they just lost the weight.
Detoxification from heavy metals
Another interesting effect noticed in the weight loss study mentioned above was that the test subjects started discharging increased amounts of 10 different heavy metals in their urine. Two Swedish studies showed that the pH of the water you drink can protect you from heavy metals, specifically mercury. They showed that Swedish women who drank water from wells that was alkaline absorbed calcium, magnesium, and other beneficial nutrients from the alkaline water they drank. Women who drank water from wells that had acidic water absorbed higher amounts of acidic elements like mercury and boron. The results were definitive, which lead the researchers to suggest that an important benefit of alkaline water is that it may protect against the harmful effects of mercury.
Why antioxidant water matters: A younger you starts with a healthy gut
There is a battle being fought inside your gut right now. Beneficial probiotic bacteria are fighting harmful microbes for control over your intestines. If the beneficial probiotic bacteria win, they help you absorb nutrients and protect you from disease and premature ageing. If the harmful bacteria win, they produce toxins which destroy your gut health, and ultimately may end up causing Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Alkaline water benefits the growth of beneficial probiotic microbes because it creates a favorable environment in your gut for them. Probiotic bacteria are known as strict aerobes, this means they hate oxygen, it kills them. The harmful microbes in your gut are strict anaerobes, which means they love oxygen, they thrive on it.
Alkaline water with antioxidant potential reduces the amount of free oxygen molecules in your gut. That deprives the harmful anaerobes in your gut of oxygen, which makes it hard for them to spread. By the same token, reducing the level of free oxygen in your gut enables the beneficial, oxygen-hating probiotic bacteria to thrive. In Japanese studies, it was shown that 88% of people with poor gut health gained significant and long-lasting relief just by drinking alkaline water. This is the reason that in Japan, water ionizers are certified as medical devices for the treatment of digestive upset.
Even the Mayo Clinic agrees: The link between alkaline water and bone health
The strongest clinical proof of benefits from drinking alkaline water is for bone health. Multiple studies have shown that drinking alkaline water lowers enzyme markers in the blood that doctors use to measure bone loss. This bone-saving effect has been shown in both young and older people. Drinking alkaline water is quite literally one of the best things you can do for better bone health. Unlike bisphosphonate bone drugs like Boniva, there are no long term side effects. Milk acidifies your body when you drink it, and that interferes with your ability to absorb the calcium in milk. This has lead some researchers to speculate that middle-aged people who drink milk for bone health may actually be doing more harm than good.
What’s wrong with milk? The reason middle-aged and older people can be negatively affected by milk is that your body’s ability to neutralize acidity declines with age. When you’re young, your body buffers the acidity of the milk so you benefit from drinking it. But if you're older, your body may not buffer the acidity well enough for you to get benefit from it.
The minerals you need for bone health are easier to absorb from water than they are from food. The World Health Organization found that the calcium you need for better bone health is 30% easier for your body to absorb from water than it is from food. This lead the WHO to recommend that for good health, you need to get 10 - 20% of your daily needs for minerals from the water you drink.
Alkaline water from a water ionizer helps you get your minerals. The process used by a water ionizer to make alkaline water, called electrodialysis, concentrates minerals like calcium and magnesium in your water in easy-to-absorb mineral hydrate form. Several studies show that you absorb more bone-building calcium from your water if it is alkaline.
How a half of a pH could save your life: pH balance
Metabolic Syndrome is a group of health problems that happen when your metabolism - the life giving functions in your body - are out of whack. If you have metabolic syndrome, your organs are slowly shutting down, you are dying! The five symptoms of metabolic syndrome are:
- High Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar Problems
- Bone Loss
- Kidney Stones
All those symptoms are linked by one thing: Low urine pH balance. The difference in having all five of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, and having none of them? It’s a half of a pH!
Multiple studies have shown that drinking alkaline water can raise the pH of your urine, and all you need at most is a half of a pH! A half of a pH may seem small, but it’s not. The pH scale is logarithmic. This means that an increase of 1 pH is a 10 times increase in alkalinity. An increase of 2 pH is a 100 times increase in alkalinity, 3 pH is a 1,000 times increase, and so on. Because the pH scale is logarithmic, a half of a pH increase is a five times increase in alkalinity! So half of a pH is a lot, it’s enough to possibly save your life from the slow decline of metabolic syndrome.
Another benefit of drinking alkaline water that has been reported in studies is cholesterol reduction. In people with high bad cholesterol levels, drinking alkaline water has been shown to reduce levels of the two most harmful forms of cholesterol: Triglycerides and Very Low-Density Lipoprotein (V-LDL) cholesterol.
The reasons alkaline water can reduce cholesterol levels have not been adequately studied, so nobody knows for sure why it works. Some health experts have suggested that alkaline water’s ability to improve magnesium absorption may be the reason. Adequate magnesium levels are strongly associated with reduced risk of heart disease.
Boost your energy levels with alkaline water
One benefit that is widely reported by people who start drinking alkaline water is that they experience higher energy levels. Daily tasks, gym workouts just don’t seem to be as strenuous. A researcher at Montana State University put alkaline water to the test. What he found was that alkaline water improves your hydration, which boosts energy. It also helps neutralize acidic wastes in your muscles so your muscles can workout harder and longer before you get tired.
The researcher, Dr. Daniel P Heil did two clinical studies. One showed that drinking alkaline water improved an athlete’s acid/alkaline balance. This helped to reduce the energy robbing effects of muscle and body acidity. The other study showed that alkaline water maintains an athlete's hydration levels better than plain water. Dehydration saps your energy, it slows you down. So by improving your acid/alkaline balance, and your hydration levels, alkaline water delivers a double benefit that leads to more energy.
Remember This: Alkaline water benefits for your brain
Oxidative damage in the brain is a factor in Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Normally, your body is protected from some oxidative damage if you eat an antioxidant rich diet - but your brain isn’t as well protected. This is because there is a barrier, called the brain/blood barrier that stops many of the things in your blood from entering your brain. Unfortunately, the blood/brain barrier prevents antioxidants from supplements and foods from passing, so they can’t protect your brain.
Alkaline water passes right through the blood/brain barrier because it does not stop water or minerals from passing through. Alkaline water also helps spare the body’s own antioxidant enzymes that can also pass through. Because of this, alkaline water is currently being studied as a novel therapy for brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Cure for the common hangover? Alkaline water benefits for your liver
Your body contains the most efficient detoxification system in the world: Your liver. The liver breaks down toxins in your body so they can be rendered harmless and then discharged by your kidneys. Your liver’s main enemy - especially if you drink too much - is a harmful Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) called hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide destroys liver tissue by oxidizing it. The benefit to your liver from alkaline water is that alkaline water breaks hydrogen peroxide down into water and oxygen, rendering it harmless. It is this hepatoprotective effect of alkaline water that is believed to be the reason it helps the body maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It is also probably the reason why alkaline water drinkers who’ve drank too much alcohol report that it helps them get over hangovers.
Alkaline water and Gatorade: Supercharged workouts
Drinking alkaline water can improve your workout by reducing muscle acidity and improving hydration. But mix it with an electrolyte drink mix such as Gatorade, and alkaline water’s performance-improving benefit gets supercharged.
Research shows that athletes who drink alkaline water mixed with electrolytes are able to work out significantly harder and longer. The reason is that drinking alkaline water speeds absorption of the electrolytes into your system, and then boosts your muscles ability to flush out oxidative wastes. It makes everything you do feel like it takes a lot less effort. Your muscles simply can go further, harder, and faster before they tire out.
Take charge of your health with alkaline water
Are you willing to be the next alkaline water success story? Many people just like you, some of whom were just plain sick and tired of feeling sick and tired decided to start drinking alkaline water. Their testimonials can be found all over the internet: Here on Water Ionizer Expert and elsewhere, people are talking about the life changing benefits of alkaline water. Are you ready to join them?
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