Benefits of Alkaline Water
Alkaline hydrated cells loaded with oxygen are naturally resistant to degenerative disease, whilst degenerative diseases thrive in an acidic environment
It is important to note that Alkaline Water Does Not Mean It Has Substantial Alkalinity. The only thing that neutralizes acid is alkalinity, not the water being alkaline. There must be alkaline minerals in the water - Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium etc to begin with — in order to produce alkalinity in your water.
Water is more than just a drink. It transports oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, removing waste and maintaining proper communication between the body’s living cells. Water detoxifies by flushing out the body's waste. The more freely water can be absorbed into each living cell, the more effectively the body can function as it should by flushing out the body’s waste...
Our body is alkaline and functions best in an alkaline environment. However, everyday life creates acid. Digestion, respiration and stress all generate acid and acidic by-products. By drinking alkaline water we increase the intake of oxygen and help neutralise the build up of acids before they are stored in the body. Acid coagulates blood causing bad circulation. An abundance of alkaline water, promotes better blood circulation, eliminating acidic waste helping the body heal itself. Alkaline water helps rid acidic waste making them more soluble in the blood. Thus, acidic wastes will be easily drained from the body in the form of urine and sweat.
pH is a factor that has a vital effect on your blood’s capacity to uptake, carry and deliver oxygen to all parts of your body. Blood pH is highest just after it leaves your lungs, around 7.6, and lowest just before it returns to your lungs at 7.3 or a little less.
Along its journey, as your blood begins to give up oxygen, carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules replace the lost oxygen in the red blood cells. The CO2 represents acidic waste that will be released either in the kidneys or the lungs for elimination. When oxygen is lost and replaced by CO2 in the red blood cells, the alkalinity of your blood decreases. As alkalinity decreases it becomes more difficult for the red blood cells to hold the remaining oxygen, or, to put it another way, it becomes easier for your blood to release oxygen to your body. There is a delicate balance between CO2 and alkalinity that must be maintained to ensure oxygen is effectively distributed.
"The Secret of Life is both to feed and nourish the cells and let them flush their waste and toxins", according to Dr. Alexis Carrell, Nobel Prize recipient, 1912, and "If our internal environment was changed from an acidic oxygen deprived environment to an alkaline environment full of oxygen, viruses, bacteria and fungus cannot live."
Dr. Otto Warburg, Nobel Prize recipient, 1931 & 1944
- The alkalinity of water is measured by what is called the pH level which stands for 'potential of hydrogen'.While water is H20, this 2 to 1 ratio - 2 hydrogen atoms for each oxygen atoms, exists only in water with a pH 7 (neutral)
- The pH scale ranges from 0 on the acidic end, to 14 on the alkaline end with 7 being neutral. I.e. water s with a pH less than 7 are acidic, above 7 are alkaline.
- pH is a factor that has a vital effect on your blood’s capacity to uptake, carry and deliver oxygen to all parts of your body.
- Blood pH is highest just after it leaves your lungs, around 7.6, and lowest just before it returns to your lungs at 7.3 or a little less.
- Blood with a pH value of 7.45 contains 64.9% more excess oxygen than blood with a pH value of 7.3
- All soft drinks are acidic, especially colas. It takes 32 glasses of high pH in alkaline water to neutralise one glass of cola, which have a pH of around 2 - 3.