Is all Alkaline Water Equal?
When it comes to Alkaline water, or Alkaline diets, there are basically three points of view…people who love it, those who haven’t heard about it, and others who don’t believe in it. But rarely are those who love it or don’t believe in it, actually informed on the facts around Alkaline water.
I recently read a blog for where the writer claimed “all Alkaline water is bad for you” with a very un-informed explanation. I also speak to people who think “all Alkaline water is good for you” with no understanding of how and why. So today, hopefully I can share with you some of the distinctions of Alkaline Water options as well as non-Alkaline water.
If you get confused with some of the terms and words in the “water world” then read our previous blog “A Tall Glossary of Water” to help you translate!!
Let’s remind ourselves; what does the “pH of water” mean anyway? We know it is a measurement for how Acidic or Alkaline the water is. pH stands for potential of Hydrogen – measuring the amount of free hydrogen in a substance. pH also identifies ORP – Oxygen Reduction Potential – where the more Acidic a substance is, the less Oxygen it has. Conversely, the more Alkaline a substance is, the more Oxygen it has.
As a basic rule, virus and disease cells HATE an Oxygen rich Alkaline environment, and thrive in Acidic, low Oxygen surroundings. So, when claims are made about the health benefits of Alkaline Water, what experts are referring to are benefits existing BECAUSE the water is Alkaline. PUR2o water measures Alkaline, usually falling somewhere between 9 & 9.5 pH.
Most people know Tap Water has a pH of 7, making it neutral. Most Bottled Water tends to be between 5.5 & 6.5, making it acidic. Fresh Water and Sea Water are at a pH of around 8, making it Alkaline.
To give a perfect example of “whether all Alkaline Water is equal”, is to discuss electrolyzed water. One of the most common at-home Alkaline water systems are units that sit on the countertop. As your water passes through, it is electrically charged in order to ionize the water. The ionization process causes the water to become Alkaline. Water that has zero dissolved solids in it (such as distilled or RO water) cannot be Ionized because in order to hold an electric charge, there must be particles in the water. In effect, it cannot be purified first. Water that is Ionized using electricity is also Ionizing whatever dissolved solids are already in the water. Depending on what is in your original water supply is, this can be “good stuff” and “bad stuff”. If you are ionizing (giving electrical charge to) Tap Water, then you are probably ionizing Chlorine and possibly other disinfectants, industrial chemicals, pesticides and agricultural waste, micro plastics and as we have been recently discovering, dangerous chemicals such as PFOS’s & PFOA’s.
“But I use bottled water!” I hear you say! Trying to Ionize some bottled water and all distilled water would be pointless as due to the Purification and Filtration processes, they become “clean” of bad staff and also Acidic. Those waters should have no dissolved solids left in them to hold the electric charge.
PUR2o naturally Ionizes water using essential minerals, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium, not through Electrolysis. When water makes contact with Magnesium the natural reaction that occurs releases Oxygen and Hydrogen, therefore Ionizing, Oxygenating and Hydrogenating the water. When water molecules are ionized, they can be absorbed faster and better by the cells in our body. In the case of drinking PUR2o water, you are absorbing your essential nutrients. In the case of Tap Water, you can be absorbing disinfectant products and contaminants instead.
PUR2o’s Alkaline Plus Drinking Water System provides water straight from your tap that is Filtered – removing contaminant particles, Purified – removing even more contaminants, and then Mineralized – adding Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium; making it Hydrogenated and high in Oxygen from the Magnesium,- as well as Antioxidant and enhanced with Electrolytes from the Potassium. In a nutshell… we provide Healthy Alkaline Water!
We are striving to provide as many people as possible with filtered, purified, naturally alkaline and ionized water for drinking and cooking straight from the tap, for three reasons. We care about the health of YOU, the health of our PLANET and the health of your POCKET!
THE HEALTH OF YOU
Our goal is to provide as many people as possible with pure, crystal clear, safe & healthy water.
PUR2o Alkaline water is shown to benefit: Overall health and energy, weight management, muscle stimulation, brain power, digestive system, mood, body temperature, youthfulness, complexion, lifespan, and boosting your immune system.
THE HEALTH OF OUR PLANET
We are also committed to creating a greater awareness of how plastic and plastic bottles are polluting our planet and our bodies by providing the best water out of your tap, eliminating the amount of plastic we dispose of and how much water we consume out of plastic bottles.
THE HEALTH OF YOUR POCKET
Aside from all the health benefits of Alkaline Water, you save a tremendous amount of money with our systems! Did you know?…. If you drink eight glasses of water each day, it will cost approximately $55 per year; vs $1,700 if you were to drink the same amount of bottled water instead. The PUR2o system pays for its self in only one year by one persons water consumption.