Is Alkaline Water Really Beneficial?

Is Alkaline Water Really Beneficial?

King Water Filtration systems provide great tasting, safe, alkaline water. But, what exactly does “alkaline” mean? And, why do people care about it when it comes to drinking water?

The science of alkalinity comes down to pH. Basically, pH describes how acidic or basic an aqueous solution is. It is a logarithmic measure of the hydrogen ion concentration. The lower the pH, the more acidic a liquid is. Anything with a pH below 7 is considered acidic. Anything above 7 is considered alkaline.

According to an article published by Livestrong, pure water has a pH of 7 while alkaline water generally has a pH ranging from 7 to 9.5. Human blood has a pH of about 7.4. Any variation of that, even by only .05, can have health consequences. While science is catching up to anecdotal evidence about this, it makes sense that our bodies need to maintain a decent pH balance.

While research is underway about the benefits of alkaline diets, and even alkaline water, science has shown that higher pH levels in water can have some positive health benefits. According to Shape magazine, water with a pH of 8.8 or higher can help sooth acid reflux because the higher pH level kill pepsin, an enzyme involved in breaking down food proteins and a main cause of acid reflux.

According to Alyse Levine, R.D., founder of the Eating Reset Plan, alkaline water can also help neutralize acid in the bloodstream, which leads to increased oxygen levels and improved energy and metabolism. Alkaline water also contains antioxidant properties (anti-aging and anti-disease); cleanses the colon; rejuvenates the skin; and lubricates muscles and joints.

The alkaline quality of the water provided by King Water Filtration systems is just one of the many benefits. Primarily, the systems ensure that every faucet in the home deliver water free of chlorine, heavy metals, and bacteria. Safe water is our mission. Delicious water with other benefits is a bonus.