Alkaline Myths

June 13, 2022

One question we get ALL too often is, “Should I be drinking alkaline water”? Unfortunately, millions of people have bought into the marketing hype and truly believe this expensive water can dramatically improve their health. Alkaline water machines have increased in popularity with hundreds of thousands of dollars spent yearly. The best water ionizers are very effective and can cost anywhere from $1k - $5k, but are they really worth the money? 

Let’s look at the facts!  Tap water is usually around a pH of 7 (neutral), whereas alkaline water is touted to be pH of 8 or higher.  Thestomach is VERY acidic with a ph of1.5 to 3.5.  The acidity in the stomach is designed to assist with digestion and kill pathogens.  

The moment that alkaline water hits the stomach, it will be neutralized by the strong acidity of the stomach. It does not have the ability to greatly impact the pH of the BLOOD itself. 

The body in its infinite wisdom has a tightly regulated buffering system...meaning multiple systems act to keep theblood pH within a narrow range- even to the extent of leaching minerals from our bones to maintain the blood slightly alkaline aroundpH of 7.35 to 7.45.  

It is true thatacidity contributes to the onset ofdisease.  Unhealthy diets (high sugar, carbohydrate, dairy and alcohol intake) greatly contribute to acidity in the body.  Those following a LOW-CARB or KETO diet, may even run acidic due to the high protein they are ingesting!

Acidity leads to DECREASED oxygenation of our cells and greater shift towardsanaerobic processes in metabolism...ultimately leading to DECREASED ATP (energy) production and unfriendly microbe overgrowth.  

WithActive pH Restore, it is easy to maintain proper acid-base balance in the body. Containingpotassium bicarbonate, magnesium carbonate, potassium glycinate, and sodium bicarbonate, it is a perfect buffering formula!  Use just ¼ teaspoon daily.  Active pH restore is great inmorning coffee, as coffee is notoriously acidic with a pH of 4.85 to 5.10.  Do your tooth enamel a favor and try it in your coffee!