The potential of alkaline water to bring about health benefits is a new technological insight that has many people contemplating whether to integrate alkalinity into their home water systems. Since the health benefits of alkaline water are relatively recent insights, many people do not know where to begin researching whether alkaline water is right for them. Although the health benefits of alkaline water are multitudinous and diverse, the relationship between alkaline water and age reversal remains perhaps the most prominent reason why people buy water ionization systems.
Alkaline water is water that has been chemically processed to artificially induce basic pH conditions. A substance's pH a scientific measure of its level of acidity. PH is measured on a scale that ranges from 1 to 14. A pH value of 1 means a substance is maximally acidic, 7 means a substance is neutral and 14 means a substance is maximally basic.
Alkaline water is first ionized, which, through the introduction of an electric charge, separates H2O molecules into H+ and OH- molecules. Ionized water is not, by itself, basic. For ionized water to be turned into alkaline water, a machine is required to chemically remove some of the H+ molecules, leaving an imbalanced abundance of OH- molecules. Alkaline water usually measures between 8 and 10 on the pH scale - a stark contrast from normal water's 6 to 7.
Preliminary studies that have investigated the relationship between alkaline water and age reversal suggest that the long term substitution of regular water with alkaline water not only slows the signs of aging, but it reverses them. In our daily lives, we consume a large amount of acidic food and drink water that is slightly acidic. The consumption of acidic substances translates into an increase in blood acidity. The pH within most of the body is dynamic, but it must remain static within the blood to maintain homeostasis. When blood acidity rises due to acidic substance ingestion, the body reacts by doing whatever it can to neutralize this excess acidity.
To maintain pH homeostasis within the blood, the body resorts to drawing chemicals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium out of its bones, teeth, hair and skin. These chemicals have basic pH levels that can restore homeostasis; however, they are also vital for retaining bone and tooth density, hair thickness and fullness, and the appearance of skin. When your body requires vital chemicals to restore blood pH homeostasis, your body ages faster because its ability to maintain itself is compromised.
The relationship that science is finding between alkaline water and age reversal can help your bones, teeth, hair and skin retain their calcium, magnesium and potassium, which in turn slows, and even reverses, the signs of aging. If you incorporate alkaline water into your diet, your body will use alkaline water's excess OH- molecules to restore blood pH homeostasis instead of the vital chemicals present in your bones, teeth, hair and skin. This means that your bones, teeth, hair and skin will have the materials they need to combat age associated decay as well as to rebuild some of the decay that has already occurred.