Staying hydrated is crucial for your health; water keeps your bodily systems and organs functioning properly, flushes your bladder of bacteria, prevents constipation, and supplies your cells with essential nutrients. If you’re concerned about your health, you may have heard of the health benefits of alkaline water.
How to Make Alkaline Water
Many homeowners in the market for water filters aren’t aware of alkaline water’s potential benefits, or even what the term means.
Alkaline water is water that has an elevated pH beyond the neutral 7.0 level. Alkaline water became widely manufactured to make drinkable water that is closer to our body’s “natural” pH level (around 7.4).
Manufacturers create alkaline water by using a machine called an ionizer that raises the pH level of the water through electrolysis. According to the websites of alkaline water manufacturers, the machines separate the incoming water stream into alkaline and acidic components.
Some alkaline water is not ionized, but rather is naturally alkaline because it contains high amounts of minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Our Alkaline Reverse Osmosis System adds more oxygen into your water to increase energy and keeps essential minerals in your filtered water.
So why all the fuss? Let’s find out if alkaline water is worth the hype.
Health Benefits of Alkaline Water
Alkaline water carries a host of potential health benefits. According to manufacturers, alkaline water boasts these health benefits:
- Antioxidants — Alkaline water is high in antioxidants that can help protect our bodies from free radicals.
- Immune System — Keeping your bodily fluids in a more alkaline state can boost your immune system.
- Weight Loss — Alkaline water can purportedly help you lose weight by neutralizing the acids in the body.
- Reduces Reflux — A 2012 study found that drinking naturally alkalized water can deactivate pepsin, which is the primary enzyme that causes acid reflux.
- Healthy Heart — Another study found that drinking ionized alkaline water can benefit people who suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Disclaimers About Alkaline Water
It is important to understand that many of the potential health benefits of alkaline water have not been sufficiently verified by scientific studies, as the product is fairly new to the market. When choosing alkaline water you should consider the move as an overall health supplement, not a cure-all for specific diseases or conditions.
There is little evidence that alkaline provides extreme health benefits claimed online, like fighting cancer. According to Forbes, the claim that elevated pH levels throughout your body can kill off cancer cells is incorrect.
Choose Alkaline Filtered Water
Filtering your water with advanced reverse osmosis technology while maintaining essential minerals for a naturally higher pH level creates safe healthy alkaline drinking water for homeowners concerned about their water quality. Alkaline RO filtered water keeps your body healthy by removing contaminants and remaining naturally clean and pure.
Express Water offers two products that filter contaminants while naturally alkalizing your drinking water: our Alkaline RO System and our Alkaline + Ultraviolet RO System. To find out what system is best for you, chat with a member of our customer service team.