Alkaline water benefits are many, and we’ll explain them to you in this article, but first let’s start at the beginning.
What is alkaline & why does it matter?
Alkaline refers to the pH levels or acidity levels in a substance. As you can see in the chart below, the left side of the scale shows acidic substances and the right side of the scale shows alkaline substances. Normal body pH is around 7.3 and tap water has a pH of around 7.0 both of which are considered neutral acidity.
The problem is that the foods we eat and the beverages we drink are typically very acidic. This is hard on the body and causes many people to suffer from chronic low-grade acidosis. The kidneys and lungs, which work to keep our bodies at a neutral pH level may not be able to keep up with the extra acid in our bodies, which can result in Acidosis. Acidosis occurs when your body is too acidic.
Having too much acid in our bodies can cause bone loss, hormone imbalance, anxiety, kidney stones, acid reflux, and metabolic problems.
Symptoms of Acidosis:
There are two main types of acidosis: metabolic acidosis and respiratory acidosis. Respiratory acidosis occurs when the body contains too much carbon dioxide because the body is not able to rid itself of the extra CO2.
Metabolic acidosis occurs when the kidneys can’t remove the extra acid from the body. There are three types of metabolic acidosis:
- diabetic acidosis when ketones build up in the body
- hyperchloremic acidosis when there is not enough sodium bicarbonate in the body
- lactic acidosis which is a build-up of lactic acid in the muscles
Symptoms of respiratory acidosis include:
- fatigue or drowsiness
- becoming tired easily
- shortness of breath
Symptoms of metabolic acidosis include:
- rapid and shallow breathing
- lack of appetite
- increased heart rate
- breath that smells fruity, which is a sign of diabetic acidosis (ketoacidosis)
You can raise your body’s pH levels by eating alkaline rich foods & drinking alkaline water.
Here are some alkaline rich foods:
- Dark green vegetables
- Flax oil and seeds
- Herbal teas
Some benefits alkaline water and an alkaline rich diet:
- Younger looking skin
- Shiny hair
- Sleep more soundly
- Higher energy levels
- Aids in weight loss
- Fewer headaches
- Reduced risk of flu and cold symptoms
- Efficient digestion
- Lower risk of arthritis
- Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
- Sharper mind
- Feel happier
New Wave Alkaline Filter Pitcher System
NEW PRODUCT ALERT!
We are now carrying Alkaline Water Pitchers by Enviro Products by New Wave Enviro. These portable pitchers will raise your regular tap water’s pH level to 8.5-9.5. by adding the perfect balance of naturally ionized magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium.
- Cartridge can alkalize and filter up to 300 liters of water
- BPA-free and dishwasher safe
- Cartridge replacement reminder
- Durable and attractive design
Stop in to see the pitcher and a taste of delicious alkaline water!