I saw a post the other day entitled “how to make alkaline water”
If you understand alkalinity, then you know this is a very simple process. Unfortunately, while the term “alkalinity” is a buzzword right now, understanding of it doesn’t always accompany it.
Different parts of the body require the system to have a different pH. The mouth, for instance needs to be acidic in order to kill germs and begin the digestion process. The skin, slightly acidic as well. The stomach – well acidic of course, right? Yes! But what is going on in there at any given moment will determine the exact pH.
This leads many to the questions, “Why drink Alkaline Water at all?” or “Won’t my stomach just Neutralize the Alkaline Water Anyway?” Please see related articles for the answers to those important questions – in the meantime, Let’s talk about pH in general.
Net acid balance is conducive to disease: while having an overall slightly alkaline pH in the body PLUS alkaline reserves (as measured by alkaline recovery testing) basically makes the body disease-proof.
GETTING your body to that point is a little more complicated than putting baking soda in your water.
Let’s face it, what you are after is results, right?
So you go online and you look up “How to make alkaline Water” and voila! Just add lemon! Just add baking soda, or for you who enjoy a little danger: put some electrodes in your water! I have even seen a site that claimed how to make alkaline water was to put a crystal in your glass. One site claimed how to make alkaline water was to put salt in your water.
Do these methods work?
In order to make alkaline water that will have any effect on your overall pH requires an ionizer. And not just any ionizer, a good one that adds enough energy to the water to alkalize it. (please read my article “alkaline water reviews”) You see, how to make alkaline water is one thing, how to alkalize water – which will actually effect your health positively is another.
So it comes down to this: Do you want baking soda flavored water, or good health? If you are after the latter, you are going to have to have the real deal.