So if you’ve been scrolling through your social media lately, you may have noticed this craze or hype on the subject of alkaline water. You may be wondering if this is just another internet fad or trend that will disappear after a few weeks.
Since we also distribute this water on our website, we’d thought that it would be a great idea to inform the public what alkaline water is. But, there is a remarkable difference between plain alkaline water and alkaline ionized water. We’ve created a short summary comparing the two with one another.
Water is a combination of hydrogen and oxygen, thus the name H2O. The amount of hydrogen in water is measured in pH levels. The pH levels range on a scale from 0 to 14, where 7 is considered as neutral or balanced between acidic and alkaline.
What is Alkaline Water?
True alkaline water would have a higher pH than regular water, so anything above the 7 pH level basically. Pure water should have a pH level of 7, but that is only in a perfect world. Since the water that you get from the tap usually has some sort of contamination in it, it would be safe to say that tap water is not alkaline. Tap water usually has a pH level of 3.5 to 4 and this is also dependent on where you live. Plain alkaline water is usually made by adding baking soda, lemon, salt, calcium or magnesium drops to normal water.
What is Alkaline Ionized Water?
The major difference between alkaline ionized water and plain alkaline water is the process that it goes through to become alkalized. Alkaline ionized water goes through a process called electrolysis. Electrolysis ionizes water without the addition of chemical additives. Ionized alkaline water will act as an antioxidant – meaning that it must be able to reduce toxic hydroxyl free radicals without affecting the free radicals involved with cellular communication and signaling.
A true alkaline ionized product will have the following characteristics:
-Have a pH level as high as 9.5.
-Alkaline ionized water acts as an antioxidant.
-Alkaline ionized water will be mycro clustered and structured.
Some of the advantages and benefits of drinking alkaline water include the following:
-Detox and weight loss
-Improved mental focus
-Reduction of pain and inflammation