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Is Your Water Really Alkaline?

Water we see in the stores can often read a misleading pH level marketing it as “alkaline”. We must consider if there are additives being placed in the water to make it alkaline. Natural alkaline water passes through rocks and freshwater debris picking up valuable minerals along the way. This freshwater process similar to a spring, naturally makes the water more alkaline. However, there is a chemical process called electrolysis that makes water alkaline that is placed on the shelves of most local grocery stores.

According to Heathline, this technique uses an ionizer to raise the pH level of regular water. Healthline also reveals that the makers of ionizers say that electricity is used to separate the molecules in the water that are more acidic or more alkaline. The acidic water that has been separated from the alkaline is tossed out leaving just the alkaline water.

What is alkaline water? Alkaline water refers to the pH level higher than regular drinking water. The pH level will measure the number that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale from 0 to 14. For instance, something that is measured with a pH level of 3 would be incredibly acidic compared to something that measures a pH level of 9 to be higher on the alkaline side.

The concern of chemically made alkaline water is centered around safety. Is drinking artificially-made alkaline water safe? Most health professionals believe that artificial alkaline water is safe, although the health benefit claims that have been made about alkaline water are misleading. There isn’t enough substantial evidence that proves that drinking alkaline water will improve health conditions because it isn’t a treatment. Also note that drinking too much alkaline water can deprive your body of the good minerals that you do need. Be wary of marketing claims made about alkaline water and simply enjoy.

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