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What are the Benefits of Alkaline Water?

Alkaline water is classified as water that has a pH higher than 7. Typically we see alkaline water as high as 8 or 9 on the pH scale.  The pH scale measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is. For a point of reference a lemon has pH of 2, tap water has pH of 7 and ammonia has pH of 11.5. Our blood should have pH of 7.5.  
In recent years there has been a trend in the health industry which relates high pH water to many health claims such as slowing the aging process, cleansing the blood, preventing chronic diseases and soothing acid reflux. 
Based on the research we have done here is what we know:
1. There are 2 ways to increase the pH of the water, Electrolysis and Re-Mineralizing pure water with calcium and magnesium. So which way is
better ? 
When tap water is put through electrolysis it alkalizes the water and you can adjust the levels to get a very high pH. The downside is that you are still consuming chlorine, chemicals, heavy metals and all the other contaminants that are present in the tap water. Therefore, any health benefit you may receive will be negated by consuming more toxins.
When water is purified first and then infused with calcium and magnesium we end up with the cleanest form of alkaline water. That means it is free from chemical and chlorine contaminants, has a higher pH value than regular tap water and provides your body with a boost of essential calcium and magnesium minerals. This is the process we use at Water Superstore.
2. There is no magic water that will cure everything. Good clean water is a piece of the total health spectrum that also includes eating a balanced diet. When you consume foods that are at least 70% alkaline and 30% acidic the pH of the body will be neutral. Alkaline water is suggested when you are consuming food that is not balancing your pH levels. 
3. There is little scientific research on the various health benefits of alkaline water. It is however recommended by many naturopaths and holistic nutritionists as a compliment to a healthy diet and lifestyle. 
Our clients have noticed:
- less acid reflux
- a smoother texture to the water
- improved hydration
- improved digestion and elimination