The pH of the stomach is normally acidic, with a pH level close to 2.5. The intestines pH is alkaline, around an 8.3 pH. Acidic drugs, foods and drink can upset the pH balance of the intestines and stomach, and when they do, the result is gastrointestinal problems such as heartburn, acid indigestion and ulcers.
Alkaline water has been shown to provide several benefits to the digestive tract. Water with an alkaline pH balance raises the pH of the stomach, helping to counter the excess acidity that leads to an upset stomach. In the intestines, alkaline water provides the correct pH balance for rapid absorption, and helps lubricate the intestines as well.
Excess Acidity Produces Toxins in the Stomach
Acidity caused by the consumption of modern processed foods reduces your ability to break down and absorb food nutrients. When you are unable to absorb nutrients from it putrefies – rots – in the digestive tract. When food putrefies in your digestive tract, the result is gas. The odors produced by putrefaction within the digestive tract are caused by hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, histamines, indoles, phenols, and scatoles. These by-products of putrefaction are highly toxic, capable of damaging organs such as the liver, stimulating allergic reactions, and initiating or promoting tumor growth.
To protect you from putrefaction, the body releases leukocytes; these are immune system cells that neutralize toxins through oxidation. When this happens, free radicals are released, and the stomach’s pH balance is further tipped toward electron depletion – oxidation and free radical excess. The build-up of oxidants and free radicals in the digestive tract results in peripheral tissue damage leading to disease.
Why the best water for your stomach is alkaline
Ionized alkaline water contains minerals, including calcium, potassium and magnesium in their most natural, bio-available forms. These minerals are essential for various body structures and metabolic functions. When water is ionized, the minerals gain a negative electrical charge (electrons). The abundance of electrons is one of alkaline water’s most health-giving attributes – the excess electrons have the ability to help restore pH balance and fight aging.
By supplying an abundance of electrons to the digestive tract, through the use of alkaline water, putrefaction can be decreased and the resultant oxidative free radical damage also curtailed.
What happens when you drink alkaline water
One of the first benefits evident from drinking alkaline water is an improvement in digestion. Electron-rich alkaline water’s smaller cluster size increases the penetration and effectiveness of digestive juices, and decreases gas, bloating, digestive distress and stool odor.
Because it is rich in electrons, alkaline water is a natural antioxidant, it has up to 20 times the antioxidant potential of vitamin C. Ionized, alkaline water quickly permeates the body to help prevent oxidation of healthy cells by donating its abundant electrons to active oxygen. Thus, free radicals are neutralized.
Studies have shown that over 150 diseases, as well as premature aging, are related to the oxidation (robbing of electrons) of healthy cells by free radicals.
Other beverages, including distilled water can actually remove alkaline minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium or sodium from bones and other tissues. The loss of minerals contributes to conditions such as osteoporosis. Alkaline water increases the body’s stores of essential minerals that buffer acidity and free radicals
Why a Home Water Ionizer is the best way to get alkaline water
Alkaline water becomes an antioxidant when it is ionized. Increasing the pH of water by adding chemicals – such as baking soda – does not make antioxidant alkaline water. Alkaline water gains antioxidant power when it is ionized.
A home water ionizer uses electrical power to charge water with antioxidant potential. To get maximum antioxidant power in your water, choose an ionizer with a lot of power, such as the LIFE 9100 series.
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