Water is life!!!
Almost one-third of the human body is composed of water. And basically, there’s no other substance more important to life than water. As such, you want to be sure that you’re drinking clean water.
Many are concerned about the potential contaminants and pollutants on tap water. While the North American tap water is still safer compared to water in other parts of the world, it does contain different dissolved elements that affect the pH level of the water.
Although the effect of water pH level on well-being is a contentious topic, some advocates claim that an alkaline pH level of water can have an impact on health. Usually, regular tap water has a pH ranging from 6 to 7. Alkaline water has a pH level of 8 or 9. This slight difference in pH level can actually have a significant impact on health. Studies show that alkaline water can help neutralize the acid in the body which in turn can bring in many other health benefits. It is no wonder why many people prefer alkaline bottled water to reap these benefits.
How is alkaline water made?
Some people think that alkaline water is just another fad or an invention of modern man. But the truth is that alkaline water can be found in nature. Natural alkaline water can be found in springs and natural fountains. As the stream of water passes over rocks and picks up minerals, it becomes more alkaline. Perhaps, legends about springs of youth are actually about alkaline water.
The problem with natural alkaline water is that it is difficult to find at the same time you have to consume it right away or its alkalinity will diminish. The only way to preserve the alkalinity of the water is by storing it properly using the best alkaline water bottle. One of which is the Blue QQ Certified Cartridge that provides Magnesium to the water to keep its natural alkaline pH.
Aside from natural alkaline water, there are also companies that sell alkaline bottled water that are available in health food stores and groceries. You can also turn your distilled water into alkaline water using ionizers, which can alkalinize water through chemical process known as electrolysis. Yes, you can actually make alkaline water right at your own kitchen!
Considering the many health benefits attributed to drinking alkaline water, it’s not surprising how bottled alkaline water sells like hotcakes. But the problem is that unlike other commercial goods, the alkalinity of water can diminish over time when not stored in proper container. You’d be shocked to know that many of the “alkaline bottled water” are actually just like your regular non-ionized water.
It takes us back to this very important question:
How long does alkaline water last in a bottle?
Sadly, it’s hard to give a definite answer to this question. There are a lot of factors that can affect the longevity of the water’s pH level. However, two of the most significant factors are how the water was turned into alkaline water and how it is stored. As the pH level of the water becomes acidic, the benefits of drinking alkaline water also diminish.
Alkaline water produced from water ionizers, like the Alkaline Mineral Ionizer Bottle that can turn mineral water into alkaline water in minutes, are intended to be consumed immediately. The water will slowly lose its pH level as the molecules begin to lose its ionized state. It is the reason why alkaline water requires specialized bottle and storage to keep its temporary properties. Sadly, many bottled alkaline water products sold in health shops aren’t stored properly which makes us wonder if it still does work?
Majority of water ionizers only alter the chemical composition of the mineral bicarbonates of tap water but do not add any minerals to it. What it does is to separate the magnesium bicarbonate and calcium in tap water resulting in a reaction and formation of mineral hydroxides. This chemical process results in the high pH level and antioxidant potential of water. However, these mineral hydroxides are weakly-bonded and will soon lose its electromagnetic bonds. Once the ionic charge of the hydroxide ions is lost, the water’s pH drops to acidic level.
Along with the loss of its pH properties, the health benefits of alkaline water are also lost. In just 18-24 hours, the antioxidant properties of alkaline water are lost. In 1-2 weeks, the water has an almost neutral pH which means it is no better than the regular tap water. Many of the alkaline water products sold in health shops don’t actually guarantee that their alkalinity is maintained. The only way to verify its alkalinity is to check it using a calibrated pH meter, which regular folks surely don’t have!
To get the maximum benefits of alkaline water, you have to drink it fresh from the ionizer. If unable to do so, you can delay the degradation of the alkalinity of water by storing it in the best alkaline water bottle, keeping it airtight and chilled. Some alkaline water fans end up frustrated when they learn that even the highest alkaline bottled water will actually lose its potency over time. (Have a look at this reverse osmosis system for your house!)
What are the best types of bottle for alkaline water?
In order to ensure that you enjoy the health benefits of ionized water, you have to store it properly using appropriate bottle. The pH and ORP of water may diminish when stored in steel or metal containers. Moreover, they also don’t work well with plastic bottle.
The recommended storage containers for alkaline water are the ones like the B01 GDQ4B36. Ideally, the container should be made of BPA-free plastic or glass. There are also alkaline water bottles that come equipped with ionizers that help maintain the water’s pH level. Take note that the ORP can be affected with movement and having a bottle that continuously ionizes the water is key!
If you store your alkaline water in the fridge using the right container, you can maximize the health benefits of the water for a healthier life!