Due to the popularity of drinking alkaline water, several ways of producing them have been devised by manufacturers and researchers alike.
These methods of producing alkaline water can be classified into two main categories, namely: through the use of water additives and through the use of ionizing machines.
Under these two classifications, there are several more specific methods of alkalizing water.
Producing Alkaline Water by Adding Water Additives
This method of producing alkaline water is the easiest and cheapest, albeit not always of top quality. Here are some ways of alkalizing water through the use of water additives:
- Adding citrus to water. Citrus fruits, like lemon and lime, are rich in citric acid—an ingredient which has high alkaline mineral content. It is worth noting, however, that citrus water is not a sufficient source of alkaline minerals, unlike those that will be described later in this article.
- Adding pH drops. Unlike citrus fruits, pH drops have a higher concentration of alkaline minerals and, as such, are more effective in boosting the water’s alkalinity.
However, since the alkalinity of the water depends not only on the concentration of the pH drops but also on the pH level of the water, producing alkaline water through this method can still be a hit-and-miss process.
Producing Alkaline Water through the Use of Ionizing Machines
If getting the right pH level is your main concern when it comes to producing alkaline water at home, then you might want to look into investing in an ionizing machine.
There are different machines available in the market, all of which are purported to produce alkaline water. As with any product, one must bear in mind that alkalizing machines are not created equal.
Here are some of the most common alkalizing machines available in the market:
1. Water distillers.
Distillers rid the water of its impurities. (i.e. bacteria, lead, nitrates, and similar other water contaminants)
However, distillation is only a part of alkalizing water. In order to produce alkaline water using this process, pH drops must still be added to the distilled water, making this a less convenient method of ionizing water.
Also, it must be noted that distillation can take a substantial amount of time. In fact, it will take roughly four hours to distil four litres of water.
2. Alkaline water ionizers.
As compared to the methods mentioned above, using an alkaline water ionizer is the most efficient method of alkalizing water.
An alkaline water machine is a water ionizer that uses electrolysis to separate the incoming water stream into acidic and alkaline components. It is thought to aid in the removal of free radicals, leading to higher antioxidants levels in the body.
Unlike the above mentioned methods, it provides a way of determining and setting the PH level of the water, thereby guaranteeing a consistent and accurate level of alkalinity.
In addition, alkaline water ionizers come with a built-in filter, thereby removing yeast, bacteria, and other impurities. However, alkaline water ionizers are more expensive than the foregoing methods.
Despite the debate surrounding the effectiveness and actual health benefits of alkaline water, ionized water still remains to be popular.
Considering the apparent disagreement in the healthcare community as to the effects of alkaline water, it is necessary to weigh the pros and cons of ionized water before actually consuming it.
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