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Health benefits of alkaline water

The alkaline water is a new trend in the last centuries and it is thought that it is a better type of water which can help to improve our health a lot. It is known that the water typically has a neutral pH but the alkaline water has a pH that is more alkaline, coming in at eight or nine.

It is believed that this is beneficial for neutralizing excess acidity or correcting acidic pH which more people tend to have and it is attributed to a host of ills that we face today. Also, alkaline water has alkaline minerals and it must possess what is known as negative oxidation-reduction potential or the ability to cause oxidation.

The negative oxidation-reduction potential means that the water has antioxidant properties and we know that antioxidants have many important benefits for our health.

Alkaline water can cause some side effects. When it is reducing the stomach’s production of hydrochloric acid it affects the digestion or it can cause the body to lose one of its defense mechanisms which mean that many bacteria that come into contact with acid are destroyed before they cause illness.

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The alkaline water is good for bone health but on the other hand, a great deal of calcium is removed from the blood and stored in the bone. This can cause problems because there will not be enough free calcium which makes it important to strike a balance. Here are some health benefits of alkaline water:

Can help with autoimmune disorders:

We know that autoimmune disorders are characterized by the immune system abnormally detecting cells of the body as foreign and attempting to destroy them in the process.

It is believed that autoimmune disorders are partly developing as a result of an over-stimulated immune system and this can happen in people who have asthma or chronic allergies. You can add alkaline water in your diet because it can help to support the normal immune function which means that it can positively benefit the management of autoimmune conditions. [1]

Supports bone health:

The alkaline water is fortified with alkaline minerals, such as bicarbonate, ions and calcium which can benefit your bones. It can help to reduce the chances of mineral resorption occurring and it will leave the bone matrix fragile which can lead to osteoporosis.

This is a good thing but the difference between the decreased resorption of minerals by consuming alkaline beverages, as opposed to acidic one is small at best. There are some studies ion which is said that the alkaline water benefits the bones because less calcium is excreted in the urine which under normal circumstances it may be forced to accompany acidic ions. [2]

Strengthens the immune system:

There are many studies in which are shown that stress and oxidative processes can compromise the integrity of the immune system which is making you prone to infections. It is known that alkaline water can support the healthy immune function by decreasing the oxidative load it has to bear.

It is known that the higher the number of oxidative processes the body undergoes, the more often the immune cells may be recruited in order to neutralize potential threats. This can lead to suppressed immunity if the cellular turnover is faster than regeneration. [3]

Anti-aging properties:

It is known that antioxidants can help to slow down the aging process which can be accelerated under the influence of damaging free radicals. The alkaline water has alkaline minerals which can help to buffer the oxidative stress and couple with their negative ORP value which means that not a lot of excess damage can be caused. The alkaline water can help you to stay younger for a longer period. [4]

Helps manage the metabolic disease:

It is known that metabolic disease, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia usually happen together which is complication health and wellness. There are some studies in which are found that consuming alkaline water in a period of 3 – 6 months have improved all of the mentioned parameters. [5]


[1] Elisa / Act Biotechnologies. The alkaline way: Integrative management of autoimmune conditions. Retrieved from

[2] Merne MET, Syrjänen KJ, Syrjänen SM. Systemic and local effects of long-term exposure to alkaline drinking water in rats. International Journal of Experimental Pathology. 2001;82(4):213–9.

[3] Mediawire. Immunity boosting AAVA alkaline water extends helping hand during the current health crisis. 2020. Retrieved from

[4] Magro M, Corain L, Ferro S, et al. Alkaline water and longevity: A murine study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016;2016:3084126.

[5] Fenton TR, Huang T. Systematic review of the association between dietary acid load, alkaline water and cancer. BMJ Open. 2016;6:e010438.

Neem Mayur
Neem Mayur
Mayur Neem, a certified dietician having more than 5 years of experience in the field of diet practice. He is working as a diet expert and offering services to body builders, sports persons, celebrities, etc. He is lover of natural remedies and loves to spend most of his free time in his organic farm and offers expert advice on organic farming to local farmers. He is available through [email protected]


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