What is Alkaline Water? What do we mean when we say alkalize? First, you need to understand that pH stands for "potential hydrogen" and is a measurement that provides an indication of the level of hydrogen in a substance. This potential has multiple implications, but in simplest terms it is a measurement of how acid or alkaline a substance is.
If any substance changes from pH 7 to pH 8, it has become ten times more alkaline. Conversely, if it has changes from neutral pH 7 to pH 6, it is ten times more acidic.
As an example, a popular Cola, having a pH of 2.5 is almost 50,000 times more acidic than neutral water, and needs 32 glasses of neutral (pH 7) water to counteract, or alkalize, the consumption of one glass of Cola. That's remarkable. But even more astonishing is the fact that if your normal blood pH of 7.365 changed just slightly to a pH of 7, that would mean your blood would be around 4 times as acid as it should be. The result: You would become comatose then die from poisoning by your own blood. This is why every system in your body is designed to support your alkaline blood pH and why it is so important that you counteract the acidifying nature of our modern lives.
What effects the pH of you blood? Unhealthy foods and drinks, dehydration, pollution, and stress all negatively effect pH. And if your body receives no outside help, it becomes over-taxed trying to maintain your blood alkalinity.
The best way to support your body's efforts to maintain a pH of 7.365 is with highly alkaline water such as comes from a quality water ionizer.
The alkalzing water produced by water ionizers neutralize acids throughout the entire body—acids that underlie all disease. Alkaline water regulates your body's temperature, cushions and protects vital organs, aids in digestion, transports nutrients within each cell, and dispels acidic wastes. Alkaline water can also help prevent kidney stones caused by the body chelating excess acid with calcium. If you want better health, nothing makes more sense than neutralizing these acids with alkaline water—that's what we mean by alkalize.
To maintain balance when you body is in a healthy state, your water must have a pH of 9 or above. This is necessary for regaining health and energy and regulating body weight. In an imbalanced, acidic state, your body needs water that is 9.5 or above to offset proton concentration that causes the body to hold on to fat as a protection.
This is the main focus of our water ionizers—to alkalize water to provide you with the best health-giving liquid you can get. You are what you drink. So here's to your health.