Alkaline water may seem like the newest “craze” in natural health, but is it really worth it? We talked with TEN alkaline water to get the scoop on the health benefits of alkaline water. Here's what they said:
What are the main health benefits of drinking alkaline water?
Alkaline water can help to detoxify your body by removing acidic waste and toxins that accumulate on a daily basis. Acid wastes collected in the body can lead to serious health conditions, like gout, kidney problems and diabetes.
Drinking alkaline water can help neutralize the acidity that builds up in the body and push acid waste products out of the cells and tissues.
Hydration is necessary to maintain or regain optimum health. Alkaline water is more easily absorbed at the cellular levels thus amplifying hydration in your body.
Alkaline water is rich in important alkaline minerals such as potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium and it’s super-hydrating and energizing as a result.
Ionized alkaline water is filtered and ionized, removing the harmful contaminants and leaving beneficial minerals behind.
Oxygenation / Antioxidants
Alkaline water with a high pH can act as an antioxidant and can neutralize and block free-radicals that damage the body.
Alkaline water can seek out free radicals and converts them into oxygen which your body can use for energy production and tissue oxygenation. Most illnesses cannot survive in an oxygenated, alkaline environment. Cancer cannot metastasize in an alkaline environment.
Is there research to support drinking alkaline water?
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) reported that alkaline water can serve as a therapeutic antioxidant and can suppress brain injuries by buffering the effects of oxidative stress and inhibit gastric injuries.
The primary key to alkaline water is its highly beneficial mineral content, such as potassium and sodium, which are important with many health issues and cellular health. These are the strongest alkaline ions that yield the highest benefit in most cases.
- NCBI reports that dietary potassium intake has been demonstrated to significantly lower blood pressure.
- Harvard Medical School reports on the importance of Potassium and Sodium as the dynamic duo.
- Age and Systemic Acid-Base Equilibrium: Analysis of Published Data, Journal of Gerontology.
Research and studies have primarily been documented in Japan and Korea, where alkaline water was developed for medicinal use.
The U.S. and Asia have different approaches to health care and maintenance, but consider that Japan is in the top 5 healthiest countries in the world and the U.S. is not even in the top 10.
How does alkaline water affect hydration?
Alkaline minerals, by definition, are also electrolytes and they give our bodies electrically charged minerals to build the materials that neutralize acid so it can pass in urine.
Less fluid is necessary for consumption during extended activity when it is enhanced with electrolytes.
How does alkaline water taste compared to tap water?
TEN spring water is sourced from natural springs and has a pure, more satisfying taste than tap water.
Are there differences between alkaline waters?
TEN spring water, available at all Publix stores in the US and online at Amazon, offers the highest pH of any bottled water brand and is the only super pH water (bottled waters above 9pH) that is also sourced from natural springs.
Most bottled water, including other alkaline and electrolyte water, is sourced from municipal sources (filtered tap water) or limestone aquifers which can deliver non-absorbable calcium.
Ten is enhanced with the most powerful alkaline electrolytes using potassium and sodium which break down the calcifications caused by acid deposits.