Back in about 2008 I started seeing a huge increase in awareness about Alkaline water. When companies see a trend, they want a piece of the action. I am not saying that all Alkaline brands are bad, but just don’t be so quick to jump when you hear the word Alkaline.
I will talk about what Alkaline is and will show many Alkaline water brands and explain if they are actually alkaline or if you are buying expensive tap water.
What is Alkaline Water?
Alkaline water is water that has a pH that is higher than 7 pH, which is neutral. A pH scale goes from 1 pH to 14 pH with a 1 pH being VERY acidic and a 14 pH being VERY alkaline and 7 pH is neutral. SO anything that is below a 7 pH is considered acidic and anything above it is considered alkaline.
Different Ways To Make Water Alkaline
• Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) – Add 1/8 (600 mg) of baking soda to an 8 oz. glass of water. Baking soda has a high alkaline content of about 8.3 pH when mixed with water. It will raise the pH of the water
NOTE: If you are on a low sodium diet, do not add baking soda to the water. Baking soda is high in sodium.
• Lemons – Lemons are anionic, which means that your body will have a reaction with the lemons and water to make the water alkaline as it digests through the body. Putting Lemons in water then testing the water’s pH will not result in alkaline water. It’s a process that happens within your body.
NOTE: Technically, when doing this method you are suppose to let the lemons sit in the water for about 8-12 hours.
• Add pH Drops – pH drops contain potent alkaline minerals and are very concentrated.
NOTE: While adding pH drops raises the water’s pH, it does not filter out any impurities in the water such as Chlorine and Fluoride.
The Truth About Alkaline Water Bottle Brands
Essentia vs Kangen water. See the difference? Essentia claims to be 9.5 pH, but when compared to Kangen Water 9.5 pH, there is clearly a difference. is Essentia lying to the consumer about their product?