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Learn the Truth About Alkaline Water

Let’s Define Alkaline Water

There are a lot of claims out there that alkaline water reduces numerous health issues. Some say it regulates the pH level in your body. Others even say it has anti-aging benefits. But, what is alkaline water? According to Healthline, the “alkaline” in alkaline water refers to the pH level, meaning how acidic or alkaline something is. It’s measured on a scale of 0 to 14. So, if a substance has a pH level of 1, it’s very acidic, while something with a pH level of 13 would be very alkaline. To give some reference, regular drinking or tap water has a neutral pH level of 7. The Henry Ford Healthy System states that “most alkaline waters have a pH of 8 or 9”. Many think alkaline water helps your body level out the acid and prevent bacterial growth in your body caused by acidic environments. Let’s dive into what others think of this.
Gus Hernandez writes blogs about clean water and water filtration systems for LifeSource Water Systems. Gus Hernandez

Does Alkaline Water Help Keep Away Harmful Bugs in Your Body?

This theory doesn’t ultimately hold the truth. Some acids kill bacteria, which is good for your body. There isn’t a need to completely deplete your body of an acidic environment.

The human body works to neutralize the pH level in our body, so we maintain a neutral level of 7. This means when you drink alkaline water, it’s not really altering your pH level and making your body any less acidic. The acids that are currently in your body are the ones that will help balance your pH level to sustain a neutral state (not too alkaline or not too acidic).

There are other claims that drinking alkaline water has health benefits. One of them is that it helps with acid reflux. People believe this because a study conducted back in 2012 found that drinking carbonated artesian-well alkaline water (with a pH level of 8.8) could potentially help deactivate the main enzyme, pepsin, that causes acid reflux. Another study observed that drinking alkaline-ionized water could help people with diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure issues. Even though these studies have been conducted, it’s not enough research to confirm this belief. According to the Henry Ford Health System, the acid reflux experiment was actually completed in a petri dish and not tested on humans. There is a lot of unknown out there, but we know that clean water with a neutral balanced pH level is healthy for your body.

We all want to do what is best for our health, and that means making sure our bodies function well. That’s why people will turn to things like alkaline water to reap new health benefits. But, we know that quality water is the key to staying hydrated and healthy.

Stay Hydrated by Drinking Quality Water

The Mayo Clinic states that plain water is better for most people.

As we concluded, alkaline water doesn’t have any strong research to support the claim that it’s more beneficial than tap water. We can recommend clean, filtered water that has nutritional minerals in it. You can count on a LifeSource Whole House Water System to provide your entire home with quality water.

Our innovative technology filters your water of chemicals like chlorine and chloramine before it even enters your home plumbing. There are many benefits to this. LifeSource Water will reduce scale build-up in your plumbing so your pipes will last longer, and the lifespan of your water-based appliances will be maximized. Not to mention, water out of every tap in your home will be clean, drinkable water.

Don’t depend on the next crazed water trend you see all over the internet. Instead, choose water that you can trust, right in your home. Choose LifeSource Water to stay hydrated and healthy.

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