Did you know that alkaline water has incredible benefits for health, skin, and hair? Take a look at our list of 11 easy ways to look and feel amazing with alkaline water!
11 Benefits of Alkaline Water You Should Know About!
1. Reduces Signs of Aging
Oxidation is the chemical process of oxygen chemically bonding with other substances. When this happens, healthy cells are damaged and destroyed. Oxidation frequently presents as one of the common signs of aging and the effects of disease.
Ionized alkaline water is replete with potent antioxidants that help to fight signs of the aging process. With its high negative oxidation reduction potential (ORP) level and alkaline mineral content, it helps your body flush out aging free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) – chemically reactive chemicals with oxygen molecules.
2. Hydrates Your Skin
Proper hydration is vital for healthy, resilient and glowing skin. Dehydration can cause or contribute to a dry, flaky, and oily complexion.
To achieve radiant skin, the body must flush out toxins. Being hydrated every day means that your body is far more efficient at getting rid of toxins.
Also, when the skin isn’t hydrated properly, the production of more oil is triggered. It’s a kind of panic or defense mechanism – your body is trying to overcompensate for the lack of moisture. The additional oiliness then increases the chance of acne breakouts.
Tyent alkaline water is more hydrating than regular water, as it contains hydrogen, the smallest element in the known universe. Hydrogen’s secret superpower is its microscopic size: it can be absorbed into the very mitochondria of your cells, where it delivers all kinds of good things, including awesome levels of hydration.
3. Help with Hair Loss?
Oxidative damage can also result in hair loss. The antioxidant properties of alkaline water help to flush out the damaging free radicals that cause this process.
Drinking alkaline water and following an alkaline diet is a great way to fight all aspects of the anti-aging process!
4. Helps Protect Hair from Grease or Dryness
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and your scalp is a part of that vital organ.
The hydrating benefits of alkaline water can promote a healthy scalp which in turn, promotes strong, glossy, healthier hair.
5. Promotes Gut Health
Gut health is so important. Did you know that gut health is linked to the efficient functioning of countless vital physiological processes in your body?
A healthy gut affects how your immune system operates. Your gut microbiome can control your response to infection by communicating with the cells of your immune system. Incredible stuff, right?
Scientific studies suggest that gut microbiome activity is key to the central nervous system that controls brain function.
With all of this in mind, alkaline water may help to promote a balanced gut environment. How? Because of its ability to supply additional hydroxyl ions, which in turn help to expel oxygen in the gut. A low-oxygen environment is preferable for the growth of ‘good’ bacteria in your stomach.
6. Delivers More Energy
Remember pH levels from grade school? The ideal blood pH is around 7.35. When this delicate balance is disrupted, your ability to function in optimal health may be compromised.
Let’s break that down a little. To transport oxygen to each cell in your body, red blood cells have a negative charge that helps them to keep apart, effectively repelling each other.
When the body is too acidic, the excess acid can disrupt that negative charge and result in compromised blood flow in the capillaries. The effect of this is a decrease in the amount of oxygen distributed, and the rate at which it’s delivered.
As a result, energy levels are diminished. This can also weaken the red blood cells themselves, which can produce more acid. Drinking alkaline water to stabilize body pH levels may help to reverse this process or prevent it from happening.
7. May Help with GERD Symptoms
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when stomach acid and enzymes, including pepsin, travel back up the esophagus causing acid reflux. Pepsin Definition: a digestive enzyme that breaks down proteins and damages the tissues of the esophagus.
Alkaline water may help to neutralize pepsin and reduce GERD symptoms. A scientific study found that drinking alkaline water with 8.8 pH helped in deactivating pepsin and could provide relief from acid reflux.
It’s worth mentioning here that alkaline water can only help with acid reflux symptoms – much like an antacid – rather than eliminating the cause of acid reflux itself.
8. Supports Blood Sugar Regulation
High blood sugar can negatively affect your health in several ways. Common examples are fatigue and headaches. increased thirst, and vision and nerve damage.
Preliminary research has found that alkaline water intake may help regulate blood sugar. A Chinese study showed that drinking alkaline water reduced its participants’ blood sugar levels significantly.
A similar study, conducted on mice, showed that alkaline water has anti-diabetic properties such as reducing the subjects’ blood sugar and improving their glucose tolerance.
9. Supports Bone Health
Clinical research on women aged 75 years and above showed that drinking alkaline water resulted in the decrease of two bone loss indicators: parathyroid hormones which control calcium and phosphorus levels in the body, and serum c-telopeptide which is used to measure bone turnover.
10. May Help with Weight Loss
Alkaline water may also help in your weight loss journey. Drinking around 8 to 10 glasses of cold alkaline water every day may improve the body’s resting metabolic rate – the rate at which the body burns energy while completely at rest.
The benefits of having an increased resting metabolic rate include:
- Burning more calories when at rest and while sleeping
- Burning more calories throughout the day and during workouts
- Support the building of lean muscle tissue, which results in a lower body fat percentage and a decrease in the risk of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
11. Supports Blood Pressure Management
A study of 100 people showed that drinking water with a higher pH level can significantly improve blood viscosity—the measurement of how efficiently blood flows through the blood vessels.
The data showed a 6.3% blood viscosity reduction in participants who drank high pH water while those who consumed standard purified drinking water only recorded a 3.36% decrease.
Ready to Start Drinking Alkaline Water?
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This blog was originally published on April 26, 2019, and updated for accuracy in August 2023