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What Is Alkaline Water?
Due to a higher pH level, alkaline water is supposedly less acidic than your basic tap water, which usually tests at a neutral 7.0 or less. It’s said that alkaline water offers more key minerals the body needs to function properly, such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium.
Alkalinity refers to an object’s pH balance (potential for hydrogen): Too many hydrogen ions means less oxygen is available to the cells, and leads to higher acidity. Fewer hydrogen ions mean more oxygen is available, leading to a more alkaline, or basic, state. There is no known disease that can survive in an alkaline state.
On average, your healthy pH levels should be approximately a 7.365 for the blood on a scale between 0–14, leaving the blood at a 60/40 alkaline-to-acid ratio.
Alkaline compounds buffer acids in the blood with four main minerals — calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium — that work together to keep the body healthy and running properly.
- Calcium strengthens our bones and supports a healthy circulatory system.
- Magnesium helps convert our food into energy and works to maintain muscle, nerves, heart and kidney function.
- Sodium controls blood pressure, balances fluids in the body and influences muscle movement.
- Potassium helps maintain muscle relaxation and contraction, which is extremely important around the heart, and also aids in digestion and fluid elimination.
The body works hard to naturally keep the blood tipping towards an alkaline state and will take from stored reserves whenever necessary to keep it balanced.