You see the water most of us drink today isn't the same as the unpolluted water we drank 100 years ago. Pollution in today's world has had a detrimentally effect on water everywhere, including your body's pH levels if you're drinking this water! That's why testing the pH of the water you drink on a regular basis can lead to huge improvements in your energy levels and the feeling of well-being. By simply checking the water coming out of your house-hold tap and then checking the water that comes out of your water filter. You may need to alkalise your water and not even know about it.
Check the bottled water you buy. You may just find you're not getting what you're paying for. Then again, you may find you are getting what you pay for - as the old adage goes... "Knowledge is King!" Alkaline water is closer to the pH of the water held at a cellular level.
Alkaline water is richer in the alkaline buffers... magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium than acidic water is making it easier for your body to absorb. This can explain why some people who drink water all day still feel thirsty and dehydrated. It's not how much water you drink, it's the water you absorb that matters the most.
The pH of what you drink becomes important when you consider the function of water in the body.
Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; your blood that transports all nutrients throughout your body is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control centre of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water.
Understand this... Every cell in the human body produces acid as by-product of normal cellular function. These acids must be removed and replaced with alkaline rich water for the body to remain healthy. The presence of too much acid in the diet may reduce the body's ability to function correctly (to alkalise itself) and may increase the risk of disease.
There are many studies being performed that show an alkaline body (7.0+ pH) may provide improved cellular function and reduce these risks thereby removing the state of dis-ease. Proper hydration of the body with water (near neutral / alkaline pH - not acidic water) improves the body's ability to remove the body's cellular wastes.
The myriad of health problems we surrender to - weakness, cramping, mental fatigue, headaches (just to name a few), all can be alleviated through proper hydration.
When you also take into account that your body removes metabolic waste via the four channels of excretion, namely: Respiration; Perspiration; Urination and Defecation using water you've already absorbed at the cellular level, then you can understand how vital water rich in alkaline buffers and suspended in a colloidal state is a requirement for your optimal health and vitality.