Why do we offer Alkaline Water? Our passion at Chill + Heal is health, and the number one cause of aging is toxins. The buildup of toxins in your body can cause cellular damage and premature aging. The best way to fight these toxins is with antioxidants, and it’s easier to fight than you think.
What is alkaline water is how can it help? Alkaline water just happens to be full of antioxidants, and is rich in alkalizing compounds, including calcium, silica, potassium, magnesium, and bicarbonate.
Now let’s delve a little deeper into the science of things.
According to the Budwig Center, an alternative health treatment center located in Spain, they believe that our bodies are basically like swimming pools. We are 80% water and have a pH that needs to be at 7.4 neutral in order to be healthy.
The Budwig Center and others believe that having too much acid in your body can cause it to weaken. Acidosis, or high levels of acid in your body, could possibly cause impaired immune function, anxiety, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. Acidosis can also impede your cells ability to produce energy and heal, and could thus allow cancer to thrive.
In a study called “Acid pH in Tumors and Its Potential for Therapeutic Exploitation” published in August 1989 in Perspectives in Cancer Research, share that the measurement of pH in tissue showed that the microenvironment in tumors is generally more acidic than in normal tissues.
In France, researchers followed the health of 3,777 elderly people between 1988-2004 in rural areas known for their high aluminum or silica content in the drinking water. The study was published in 2009 in the “American Journal of Epidemiology” as “Aluminum and silica in drinking water and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or cognitive decline,” and one of the findings was that silica in drinking water (10 mg/day) was associated with a reduced risk of dementia and cognitive decline.
Another study, this one in the July 2012 edition of Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology titled “Potential Benefits of pH 8.8 Alkaline Drinking Water as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Reflux Disease” found that water with a pH of 8.8 effectively neutralized stomach acid and pepsin, making it a possible treatment for acid reflux.
What exactly does all of this mean in layman’s terms?
While there are not any clear clinical studies or hard evidence yet about the benefits of drinking alkaline water, many have concluded that there are indeed healthy benefits to adding it to your health routine.
Some of the potential benefits of drinking alkaline water include:
- Drinking this water daily can neutralize the acidity and wash acid waste products from cells and tissues.
- Alkaline Water acts as an antioxidant, scavenging for and neutralizing harmful free radicals. Because alkaline water has the ability to give up electrons, it can effectively neutralize and block free-radical damage to the body. Cancer and most other illnesses cannot survive in an oxygenated, alkaline environment.
For those of use who exercise, an intense workout spurs muscles to produce more hydrogen ions than one can efficiently remove. This causes acidity to increase and then fatigue sets in. Drinking alkaline water might enhance the body’s buffering capacity and temper the acidity, thus improving our performance.
We believe in the benefits of alkaline water so passionately that we offer it FREE to all of our Chill + Heal customers with memberships.
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