Alkaline water promotes pH balance in human body by neutralising excess acid. This prevents acidosis and accumulation of fats.
pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. Ranges from 0 -14, a solution is said to be neutral at pH 7, acidic with a pH less than 7 and alkaline with a pH greater than 7. Water become acidic with increased hydrogen ions (H+) and alkaline with increased hydroxyl ions ( OH- ).
pH can be measured with litmus paper pH meter or pH indicator solution.
In its natural state, the pH balance of the body is slightly alkaline. (pH of blood is maintain at a range of 7.35 - 7.45) It must maintain this slightly alkaline state for its very survival, and has developed complex mechanisms to ensure that this balance is maintained. However, as we grow older our chemical and physiological pH balancing mechanisms begin to poorly regulate, and as such, compounded by our acid-forming western diets and lifestyles and the accumulated acidic waste in the body, we develop an overall acidic pH profile, which leads to diseases and infections.
An acidic pH also forces the body to borrow minerals including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium from vital organs and bones to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage.
When the stomach works on digesting food, it leaves behind natural acidic waste. The body discharges this waste through urine and sweat, but at some point in time the waste build-up is too big to dispose off and will be stored and accumulated in the body.