Modern diet, stress, and pollution combine to take a tremendous toll on our bodies. Many foods drink, and drugs combine to tilt the body’s pH balance towards acidity, a medical condition known as metabolic acidosis. Many of these acidic substances are toxic as well, they poison the body. Alkaline water is a natural way to tilt the body’s pH balance back towards what is healthy and normal. A huge benefit of balancing the body’s pH with alkaline water is that the toxic acids stored in the body’s tissues become neutralized and expelled in a process called detoxification.
Why pH is Important
Metabolic acidosis – a condition where the body is burdened with excess acidity – results from the over-ingestion of acidic foods and drinks. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is believed to be the main cause of chronic metabolic acidosis. There are also certain metabolic diseases, like diabetes, that predispose the body to chronic metabolic acidosis. Digestion of acidic foods creates acidic byproducts which must be eliminated by the kidneys, thus producing highly acidic urine. This problem is further complicated by the ingestion of tap water, which itself has been found to be at best neutral or a pH of 7 and often acidic or below a pH of 7.
Liver Function pH Dependant
When the body is in a chronic state of metabolic acidosis, our liver detoxification mechanisms are compromised. The liver enzymes that are involved in detoxification are referred to as phase I and phase II detoxification liver enzymes. These enzymes are highly pH-sensitive and are responsible for the chemical bio-transformation of toxins into water-soluble metabolites for excretion in the urine. The detoxification function of liver enzymes is enhanced by alkalinizing the urine to a pH of 7.5 to as high as 8.3. This very process is performed every day in emergency rooms to accelerate the excretion of ingested poisons.
How Alkaline Water Detoxification Works
The way urine alkalinization works to detoxify the body is called ion trapping. When alkalinity in the kidneys is increased, the alkalinity acts like a magnet to acid wastes. Cells called nephrons act as filters in the kidneys, alkalinity enhances the ability of nephrons to trap acid wastes.
Most poisons and toxins are acidic and weak acids. By creating a more alkaline physiological environment in the body, a natural detoxification process occurs. Drinking alkaline water daily can greatly enhance the body’s ability to detoxify. Alkaline water is the perfect choice for daily detoxification because you have to drink water every day. You can provide your body with beneficial alkalinity simply by drinking 6-8 glasses of alkaline water daily.
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