Water & pH
pH refers to how acidic or basic the water is. It is measured on scale of 1-14. Water with a pH of 7 is neutral (meaning not acidic or basic). Water between 1-6.9 is considered acidic and water measuring 7.1-14 is basic (or alkaline).
As point of reference, a lemon has a 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.
How does ph of water help you?
When you consume foods that are at least 70% alkaline and 30% acidic the pH of the body will have an easier time maintaining a healthy balance. It is suggested that by drinking alkaline water, you will assist your body with coming back to healthier state, especially when you’re consuming foods that are more acidic, living in a high pollution, are exposed to toxins on a regular basis, or are experiencing high levels of stress.
1. Water that has a higher pH (7.1- 9.5) helps to neutralizes acidity in the body caused by stress, diet & air pollution
2. A higher pH in the body reduces the need for fat & cholesterol to protect the body from damaging acids
3. Consuming higher pH water improves the body's absorption of essential nutrients, and hydration.