Results are mixed when it comes to the question of whether alkaline water is good for you. Proponents of the topic suggest that alkaline water can help with a myriad of benefits, such as to neutralise acid in the body and lower the risk of cell damage and illnesses. On the other hand, opponents say that alkaline water hasn’t been proven to benefit your health.
In fact, many people are very divided on this issue. For those considering to purchase an alkaline water filter, this is an interesting topic that you may just want to research a little bit more about.
What is Alkaline Water
Alkaline water refers to the pH level of your water source. If a substance has a pH level of 1, it would be very acidic versus pH level of 13 which is very alkaline. Normal drinking water has a neutral level of pH at 7, whereas your blood is of a neutral pH of 7.4. Alkaline water usually has a pH of 8 or 9.
However, alkalinity is not just about pH levels. Alkaline water should also contain alkaline minerals and the ability of water to act as an antioxidant.
The Pros of Alkaline Water
Advocates of alkaline water believe that it can neutralise the acid in the body and reduce the number of free radicals, which cause cell damage.
There have also been some small studies that have looked into alkaline water that can help with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and increased oxygen delivery throughout the body. Other benefits include anti-ageing effects due to high antioxidant levels, colon cleansing, skin health, immune support and even weight loss.
Studies have also shown that those who suffer from acid reflux may benefit as the stomach enzyme pepsin dies at pH 8. Alkaline water may help to wash out the stomach enzymes and esophagus, thereby relieving reflux symptoms.
However, as these studies are still quite small, some of the purported benefits of alkaline water are still inconclusive.
Side effects of Alkaline Water
Instead, alkaline water may also cause excess alkalinity in the body, which may lead to gastrointestinal issues and skin irritations. In addition, it may lower natural stomach acidity which actually helps to kill bacteria and pathogens from entering your bloodstream.
Too much alkalinity can even lead to a severe condition called metabolic alkalosis, where nausea, vomiting, muscle twitches, and confusion are common symptoms.
Furthermore, the actual quality of the drinking water source before it is ionised by the alkaline water filter may matter more than using chemical processes to create alkaline water.
This is where HiFloAM Water® comes in
Manufactured in Japan, HiFloAM Water® was created after years of research into the healthy properties of natural spring waters found in France, Germany, and Mexico. HiFloAM Water® continues to give you all the benefits of alkaline water - anti-ageing, neutralising acidity, higher antioxidant levels - without the negative long term health effects. It also aims to improve upon the taste and cleanliness of your filtered water.
HiFloAM Water® produces mild alkaline water with pH levels similar to natural drinking water, instead of pH levels of 8 to 9. The system also produces more dissolved oxygen and hydrogen, higher hydration ability and is gentle on the stomach.HiFloAM Water® can be found online at the Nature’s Glory ecommerce store. Learn more about HiFloAM Water® here.