10 Amazing Benefits Of Mineralized Alkaline Water

10 Amazing Benefits Of Mineralized Alkaline Water

Every day, our bodies strive to maintain a balance between acid and alkaline. Stress, poor sleep, an imbalanced diet, alcohol, tobacco, and the lack of physical activity, all cause acidity and force the body to work harder in order to remain healthy.

When our body does not receive enough nutrients, it draws minerals and vitamins from the bones, organs and tissues to neutralize acid. As a consequence, the immune system is weakened and becomes more exposed to illnesses.

However, the easiest way to maintain a healthy alkaline balance is by drinking mineralized alkaline water. Some of the health benefits of drinking alkaline water include:

  • balancing the pH levels
  • strengthening the immune system
  • preventing the development of diseases

In this blog post, we’ve put together a list of 10 amazing benefits of drinking mineralized alkaline water. You will discover:

  • What is alkaline water, and what alkaline means
  • What are the health benefits of alkaline water
  • What alkaline water is good for
  • What the pH of drinking water should be
  • Why alkaline bottled water is ultimately not a sustainable choice

But first things first. Let’s shed light on the difference between pH and alkalinity. Although these two terms are often used interchangeably, they have very different meanings.

pH stands for potential of hydrogen. In other words, the pH is a value that measures how alkaline or acidic a solution is.

The pH scale ranges from 0 (highly acidic) to 14.0 (highly alkaline), with 7.0 being neutral (which is neither acidic nor alkaline). The perfect pH for water is between 8.0 - 9.5.

On the other hand, alkalinity is a solution’s resistance to change in pH. You can find a more in-depth explanation and precise defintion of alkaline, alkalinity, and pH here. 

pH drinking water

1. Mineralized Alkaline Water Is Derived From Minerals, Not Electricity

There are two ways to make water alkaline. The first is through minerals, and the second is through electricity.

Water can become alkaline through the use of electricity, which changes the water molecules from negative to positive. However, this method is unnatural, artificial, and not as beneficial.

On the other hand, alkalizing through minerals is a natural process. In nature, fresh water runs down river rock beds: here, it collects minerals and becomes alkaline (1). All of Santevia’s products mimic natural processes to create alkaline water.

Although there are a few alkaline water brands on the market, they all come at a very high price (such as an alkaline water machine), and without the health benefits provided by mineralization.

2. Mineralized Alkaline Water Contains Powerful Antioxidants

One of the greatest benefits of alkaline water is its antioxidant properties. Thanks to its alkaline pH and its minerals, alkaline water provides us with nutrients and trace minerals that make us look and feel younger.

Antioxidants are powerful bodies that fight free radicals that can potentially harm the immune system. We are exposed to free radicals on a daily basis through pollution, smoke, cleaning products, and processed foods.

For this reason, we need antioxidants to eliminate free radicals in the body. Drinking mineralized alkaline water is a great source of antioxidants (2).

Santevia adds healthy minerals to your water such as calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, potassium, and trace minerals (including zinc) - everything we need in order to retain a youthful appearance, and a strong body!

The low pH level of bottled water does not provide you with the same benefits and nutrients as an alkaline water filter.

3. Mineralized Alkaline Water Boosts the Immune System

By consistently keeping your body in a state of alkaline, you will have a stronger immune system. Drinking mineralized alkaline water balances the pH levels and helps to fight free radicals, which are both very important in maintaining overall health and keeping the immune system functioning optimally.

When we drink acidic water, and when we don’t follow an alkaline diet, our bodies are more prone to inflammation (which can lead to chronic diseases). Not drinking enough alkaline ionized water, can cause dehydration which, in turn, can result in:

  • Premature ageing
  • Migraines
  • Indigestion
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Excess body weight
  • High blood pressure

Moreover, alkaline water boosts the immune system since it is the best source of hydrogen. Apart from its antioxidant properties, and its ability to protect our body from free-radicals, hydrogen is beneficial because it helps us feel energized, active, and alert.

4. Mineralized Alkaline Water Promotes Hydration

In order to survive and perform at an optimal level, our bodies need to be well-hydrated throughout the day. However, not all waters are created equal and the pH level of bottled water is often low (or acidic).

For example, Aquafina’s pH level is 6.00 whereas the pH of Santevia’s mineralized alkaline water is between 8.5 and 9.5.

One of the many benefits of alkaline water is better hydration. This is most important for athletes who require optimal hydration.

Alkaline water has a smaller molecular content, allowing it to be more easily absorbed by the body. There are also more ionized minerals in alkaline water, which promotes better blood and oxygen circulation.

Drinking alkaline water is healthy because it:

  • Can help you feel more energized
  • Keeps your muscles and joints well-hydrated
  • Improves your mood
  • Regulates the body’s temperature
  • Encourages weight loss
  • Helps to flush out toxins
  • Promotes a healthy skin
  • Treats headaches and migraines

Keep in mind that there are many ways to stay hydrated: eating alkaline fruits and alkaline vegetables, will help you maintain a strong and healthy body.

5. Mineralized Alkaline Water Helps Detoxification

Our local grocery stores and our pantries are often filled with acid-forming products: canned food, meats, chemical additives, sugar, artificial flavourings, and trans fats, force our bodies to work hard to maintain its balance.

As a result, our organs struggle to perform their functions and, as the amount of toxins increases, the tissues deteriorate and create a hostile environment, thus favouring the development of serious diseases.

Most foods that we eat on a daily basis and that are part of the Standard American Diet (SAD), are not nutritious.

Diets that are based on the consumption of refined carbs, sugars, and processed foods tend to lack the vitamins and minerals that our body needs in order to repair itself and thrive.

By drinking mineralized alkaline water, you are encouraging your body to flush away toxins and chemicals. Alkaline drinks and alkaline meals are vital for your overall health and the detoxification process.

Although drinking alkaline water can slow down the ageing process, decrease the chances of developing a chronic illness, and maintain the body’s pH levels, you should support your detox by exercising regularly and eating alkaline foods.

Below are two charts that list alkaline foods as well as acidic ones. These charts will help you identify which foods you might want to include (or exclude) from your next alkaline recipes.

Alkaline Food Chart

Category Category Food Options

Beverages

Alkaline Lemon Water, Alkaline Water, Fresh Vegetable Juice, Matcha, Green Tea, Herbal Tea.

Fruits

Avocados, Cherries, Coconut, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Mango, Papaya, Tomatoes, Watermelon.

Grains

Buckwheat, Quinoa, Spelt

Herbs & Spices

Most herbs and spices, Himalayan Salt, Cayenne Pepper.

Legumes

Beans, Edamame, Lentils, Soy Flour, Soy Nuts, Tofu.

Nuts & Seeds

Almonds, Cumin Seeds, Fennel, Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds

Oils

Avocado Oil, Borage Oil, Coconut Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Olive Oil

Vegetables

Artichokes, Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chives, Cucumbers, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini.

Acidic Food Chart

Category Category Food Options

Beverages

Alcohol, Beer, Black Tea, Coffee, Wine

Dairy Products

Cottage Cheese, Cream, Goat’s Dairy, Ice Cream, Milk, Soy Milk, Yogurt, Whey. 

Dressings

Ketchup, Malt, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Soy Sauce, Table Salt, Vinegar, Yeast.

Fruits

Canned Fruit, Jam, Jelly

Grains

Rye Bread, White Bread, White Flour, Whole-grain Bread, White Pasta, White Rice, Whole-wheat Bread.

Herbs & Spices

Curry Powder, Nutmeg, Vanilla.

Meat, Poultry, Fish

Beef, Eggs, Farmed Fish, Shellfish, Pork, Poultry, Veal. 

Nuts & Seeds

Salted Nuts, Most Packaged Nuts.

Oils

Butter, Corn Oil, Margarine.

Sweeteners

Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Fructose, Pasteurized Honey, Refined Sugar, White Sugar.

Vegetables

Mushrooms, White Potatoes.

6. Mineralized Alkaline Water Balances the Body’s pH Levels

The body is constantly trying to maintain the alkaline balance of the blood. However, when the body is too acidic, it puts stress on other areas of the body to maintain the balance.

An acidic body can cause many health problems, including disease, cell malformation and acid reflux. Most diets today are full of acidic foods and therefore it is very important to combat acid through drinking alkaline water.

Mineralized alkaline water will neutralize the acid levels in the body, thus balancing your pH levels (3).

Keep in mind that when we’re aiming for an alkaline body, our goal is not that of having the same pH everywhere: each part of our body has a very specific pH, and when that pH is not maintained, we experience inflammation.

By eating correctly, and by drinking water with the best pH, our bodies become alkaline, meaning that it becomes resistant to change.

Take a look at the chart to observe how varied the pH in our system is:

Area of Body pH

Blood

7.35 - 7.45 pH

Brain

7.2 pH

Duodenum

7.0 - 8.5 pH

Heart

7.1 - 7.2 pH

Liver

7.0 pH

Lower Stomach

1.5 - 4.0 pH

Lungs

7.3 - 7.4 pH

Saliva

6.5 - 7.5 pH

Small Intestine

4.0 - 7.0 pH

Upper Stomach 

4.0 - 6.5 pH

alkaline in the body

7. Mineralized Alkaline Water Eliminates Undesirables

An alkaline water filter not only balances your pH levels and alkalizes your body, but it also removes harmful agents found in tap water.

Filters can remove micro-plastics, fluoride, chlorine, rust, sediments, bacteria, parasites, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, trihalomethanes, heavy metals, organic chemicals, particulates, odours and tastes (4).

8. Mineralized Alkaline Water Can Help You Lose Weight

An acidic body, caused by junk food and an unhealthy lifestyle, is more likely to put on weight because it is not digesting food properly. In fact, an acidic body creates more fat cells than an alkaline body.

Alkaline water neutralizes the acid in the body, reducing the production of fat cells. Plus, if you watch what you eat, exercise and drink alkaline water, you will be well on your way to reaching your weight loss goals.

With plenty of alkaline diet recipes and vegan alkaline meal options online, eating clean can be fun, creative, and very tasty. If you’re planning an alkaline cleanse, next time you’re headed to the grocery store, consult our alkaline vs. acidic food chart above.

If your goal is that of achieving a healthy body weight, here are some tips that can help reduce the amount of acidity:

  • Avoid refined sugars such as fructose, syrups, and artificial sweeteners. For example, opt for an alkaline breakfast instead of sugar-packed breakfast cereals
  • Eat organic, fresh veggies, and other alkaline diet foods
  • Limit the amount of dairy products you consume
  • Avoid the trans fats which are present in fried foods and vegetable oils
  • Drink alkalizing drinks such as coconut water and alkaline water with lemon
  • Keep stress at bay by exercising, meditating, and practising yoga

9. Mineralized Alkaline Water Can Help Reduce Acid Reflux

Many people suffer from acid reflux or heartburn. Simple lifestyle changes involving an alkaline diet, exercise, and plenty of mineral water with the best pH can help you reduce the chances of contracting a chronic disease, as well as maintain an alkaline body.

Research has shown that alkaline water can also reduce the acid build up in the stomach, thus diminishing the burning sensation.

Alkaline water also activates the enzyme pepsin, which can combat reflux (5). Through a healthy diet and drinking alkaline water, acid reflux can be eliminated.

10. Save Money...And The Planet

Clever marketers working for big bottled water companies, often provide customers with picturesque images and idyllic descriptions portraying pure, crystal-clear water sourced from the mountains.

Bottled water brands represent their water as a cleaner, healthier, and safer option to tap water. However, this could not be further than the truth and, in most cases, packaged water is nothing but filtered municipal tap water.

This means that drinking tap water is no different than drinking water from a bottle. If anything, it is cheaper. However, tap water is a hazardous choice since it contains heavy metals (such as lead), fluoride, and chlorine.

Moreover, although there are a plethora of different types of water on the market, the bottled water pH levels are usually lower than 7 (that is, acidic). Here you see a chart of bottled water brands and their pH value:

What's the pH of my water?

Bottled Water Brand pH of Water

Aquafina

6.3 pH

Core Hydration

7.5 pH

Dasani

6.4 pH

Déja Blue

5.0 pH

Evian

6.8 - 7.2 pH

Fiji

7.3 pH

Arto Life WTR

6.6 - 7.4 pH

Nestlé Pure Life

7.1 pH

Smart Water

7.2 pH

Voss

6.6 pH

Choosing an alkaline water bottle and, therefore, choosing single-use water bottles has repercussions on the environment. 

Out of the 50 billion water bottles consumed in the U.S each year, only 23% is recycled: this leaves 38.5 billion unrecycled bottles lying in our oceans and landfills. 

The purchase of a Santevia alkaline water filter is much cheaper than other products on the market and makes your water taste better by adding calcium and magnesium

The most sustainable way to drink mineralized alkaline water daily is by using an alkaline water filter. Santevia offers mineralized alkaline filtration through its range of pitchers, water bottle sticks and pouches, and premium countertop and dispenser systems.