Ok, you probably heard a few things about alkaline water but if you are still confused then read on.
Water pH, Balanced Alkaline, Benefits...
Alkaline water is a water with pH (power of Hydrogen) higher than 7. Any water or foods that have pH less than 7 considered acidic (see chart below) and you’d be surprised how much acidic food you consume daily! Normal drinking water has neutral pH of 7, anything above that is alkaline. Wine, meat, ice-cream, bread, and especially soft drinks are pretty acidic while most fruits and vegetables are alkaline.
Most bottled and tap water fall into acidic pH water range, natural spring water on other hand, contains minerals as water passes over rocks, creating water that is alkaline or slightly alkaline.
What's the difference between Natural and artificial Alkaline water?
Let’s start with this – do you need to drink alkaline water to balance your body’s pH? It all depends on your body, health, activity level and most importantly, the water you drink on daily basis.
Quick answer: Good, natural alkaline water that contains minerals and electrolytes is definitely great choice and beneficial to your health, hydration and overall well being. Though, if you drink Alkaline water with high pH but stripped out of minerals then you should question the benefits. Let’s break it down…
Natural Alkaline water made in nature is when water passes over rocks & picks up minerals needed by our bodies, increasing its alkaline level naturally. Water that contains minerals has natural balanced pH. Unfortunately, not all water sources come from springs and most tap and bottled water is acidic.
GoFiltr Alkaline Water Filter replicates natural water mineralization process just like spring water in nature, infusing water with minerals and electrolytes, increasing water alkalinity to up to 9.5, creating perfectly balanced natural alkaline water as a result of water mineralization. You can turn any water bottle into best alkaline water bottle with best alkaline water machine.
Artificial Alkaline water goes through a chemical process called electrolysis, which uses electric ionizer machine to artificially raise the pH of regular water. This is like genetically engineering water with electricity, pretty much creating GMO water. No scientific proof is available to show this water has any health benefits but many marketing tactics applied to sell water ionizer machines that cost $2000-$4000 and more.
Adding Baking Soda – is a cheap “mass-production” practice by many bottled alkaline water manufacturers. Since baking soda is one of the electrolytes, many manufacturers claim their water contains electrolytes but in reality it’s a gimmick – we don’t believe this alkaline water in any way beneficial to your health since consuming only baking soda dissolved in water has questionable health benefits, perhaps it’s good for GERD / acid reflux but on daily basis your body needs more than that. Just ask yourself – can baking soda solve all your health problems? We doubt that. Watch-out for “Bicarbonate” in the ingredients of your bottled alkaline water.
Many home water purifiers & pitchers demineralize water and decrease water alkalinity. A study published by the World Health Organization cautions against drinking water with low mineral content on a regular basis. Demineralized water does not exist in nature.
We believe only Natural Mineral pH Balanced Alkaline Water that contains Vital Minerals, Electrolytes and Trace Elements has strong health benefits. Such water helps to restore what you loose in sweat, rehydrate your body. Also water with electrolytes often suggested and sometimes even prescribed by many doctors during stomach upsets, sickness, diarrhea, and it’s the healthiest water you can drink on daily basis. Thats why we developed the proprietary formula that infuses water with Vital Minerals and Electrolytes, closely replicating alkalization process found in mother nature.
Who should drink alkaline water?
If you are healthy, fit, young, follow healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables then drinking good mineral water with some electrolytes is great addition to your diet, great for every day hydration and overall well being. Just make sure you actually drink enough water. Though, there are some instances when right Alkaline water can be very beneficial.
Yoga, cycling, running, surfing, any fitness related activity, sweaty hot day, upset stomach, diarrhea, or just fun night out with with few or too many drinks causes dehydration and loss of electrolytes that you should replenish. The options – electrolyte drinks with 20 – 40 – 60 grams of sugar plus food coloring to make it attractive to customer, plus some artificial flavor but in case you drank too much alcohol and have a hangover it could be stomach turning to even smell the air 😉 Well, what if you could just drink water that contains minerals and electrolytes minus the additives or taste or smell? GoFiltr Alkaline and GoFiltr Electrolyte make water that taste like water but has similar benefits. GoFiltr Alkaline Water Filter creates best alkaline water designed for everyday hydration while GoFiltr Electrolyte Water Infuser is supercharged and contains more minerals and electrolytes plus Vitamin C for those who are active, or just want to rid of hangover.
Another group are cancer patients going through chemo – we don’t believe alkaline water cures cancer since we couldn’t find any reliable studies or scientific proof but many believe and make conclusions based on what they heard from unethical marketers. Though, alkaline water that contains minerals and electrolytes can help, here’s how…
Many alkaline water makers make a lot of ridiculous health benefit statements, saying that alkaline water is a solution to every problem you have. I wish! I’d be swimming in it, especially knowing that each GoFiltr Alkaline Water Filter can make 90 gallons of balanced alkaline water per filter. 😉 No, alkaline water is not a cure or solution to every problem but can help some cancer patients who’s bodies put all energy into fighting the cancer and experiencing chemo-related side effects such as dehydration, stomach upsets and diarrhea that causes them to loose water and electrolytes. Many cancer patients usually put on IVs with saline solution and electrolytes to replenish their bodies with lost minerals and electrolytes. By drinking Mineral Alkaline Water with electrolytes – exactly what GoFiltr Alkaline Water Filter and GoFiltr Electrolyte Water Infusers create, you could actually help your body to stay hydrated and replenish electrolytes that you loose, turning any water bottle into best alkaline water bottle. Through research followed by chats with doctors and cancer patients we came to conclusion that Alkaline water with high pH can actually be beneficial since some chemo therapies lower natural body pH – more studies, research and actual proof has to be done here but drinking Alkaline water definitely wound’t hurt. If you already drink alkaline water and it helps you – don’t stop, do what works for you!
In conclusion – If you believe Alkaline water is beneficial or not beneficial we are not here to change your mind but may we suggest you drink right water that contains minerals and electrolytes your body needs? You know, the stuff that actually provides health benefits backed by doctors and with plenty of scientific proof? 🙂 Cheers!