Water keeps your body hydrated and helps you stay healthy. But did you know different types of water affect your body differently?
Alkaline water contains less acidity than regular water, is a powerful antioxidant, and is rich in calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Simply put, alkaline water has numerous benefits for your health and well-being, but you don’t want to overdo it.
At Integrated Body and Medicine, our team knows how to harness the powers of alkaline water to improve your hydration. We work closely with you to determine if alkaline water fits your treatment plan and how much is appropriate.
What is alkaline water?
Alkaline water is simply water that has a higher pH than regular drinking water. The pH is a measurement of how acidic or alkaline a substance is. It's measured on a scale from 0 to 14. The closer a substance is to 0, the more acidic it is, while the closer it is to 14, the more alkaline it is.
Normal drinking water typically has a pH of around 7, which is neutral. That means it's neither acidic nor alkaline. Alkaline water has a pH closer to 9 and contains other alkaline minerals. These minerals include calcium, bicarbonate, and magnesium.
Alkaline water must also have an oxidation-reduction potential, which allows the water to act as an antioxidant in your body. Antioxidants are substances that fight off harmful molecules in your body.
The many benefits of alkaline water
Alkaline water has numerous benefits for your health and your body. A few of these benefits include:
- Boosts energy
- Aids in weight loss
- Improves metabolism
- Neutralizes blood acidity
- Boosts immunity
- Balances pH levels
Regularly consuming alkaline water may also have anti-aging properties and could reduce inflammation, which could help your aching joints.
Our team has cutting-edge alkaline water systems to provide safe and readily available drinking water. These systems allow us to offer you alkaline water that's pure and free of dangerous compounds. It's filtered and ready for you in our office.
Why choose alkaline water?
Alkaline water is a simple antioxidant that we may suggest — along with other therapies — if you're feeling exhausted or are looking for an immune boost.
We may offer alkaline water as part of your treatment regimen for many reasons. The compounds in the water are excellent antioxidants, which rid your body of harmful radicals that circulate in your blood.
If you're having certain digestive issues, alkaline water may help. The decreased acidity in this type of water may help with acid reflux and improve your overall digestive health.
Alkaline water could help you sleep better, which has many positive effects on your health. Fatigue has detrimental effects on your health, which can manifest as aches and pains.
As with any food or beverage you consume, don’t overdo it. Your stomach acids are essential for proper digestion and to fight bad bacteria. If you upset that acid balance, you could irritate your digestive system. If you have kidney disease, don’t drink alkaline water.
Let our experts evaluate your health and suggest the proper use of alkaline water. Call our office in the greater Highland and Hammond, Indiana, area to schedule an appointment or contact us online.