How old were you when you first heard that drinking water is good for you? If this is the first time you are hearing about the life-changing impact of drinking H2O, you are in for some exciting news.
However, it’s more likely, you’ve known — ever since you can remember — that water is the substance that truly does a body good, then you are about to find out how one tweak to your routine can make all the difference in how you look, feel and age.
Not all water is created equal.
OK, we know water is critically important when it comes to keeping our kidneys and other organs healthy and working properly. While there is no specific amount of water you must drink daily, researchers say that eight eight-ounce glasses keep skin hydrated and can help with weight loss. It makes sense, reports Medicalnewstoday.com, since “adult humans are 60 percent water, and our blood is 90 percent water.”
In fact, according to WebMD, “water is important to every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. The best way to stay hydrated: glug-glug-glug glasses of water throughout the day.” But should you focus on drinking alkaline water?
Ahhh, now that’s the real question! What are the benefits of alkaline water? Do you get the same benefits from tap water that you can from alkaline water? Glenn Taylor, CEO of pHountain Health, Wellness & Energy centers, and author of “The pHountain of Youth: Life Extension & Anti-Aging Guide,” says there is a huge difference between tap water (which is quite acidic) and life-sustaining, healthy alkaline water.
Taylor says there are significant health benefits to drinking alkaline water. In fact, the subtitle of his new book,“Living to 200: Secret of the New Science”, makes his position on the topic clear. If you want to live a healthier, longer life, do everything possible to make sure your body is highly alkaline.
Let’s Get Some Facts: Acid Water vs. Alkaline Water
Water, as you know, is a combo of hydrogen and oxygen, two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen — hence H20. Water has a pH level (0-14) that reveals how acidic it is — regardless of the source of the water. Right in the middle, a pH of seven is neutral — meaning it is balanced between acidity and alkalinity. If the pH of water is below seven, it is considered acidic. What is alkaline water? Simply put, the pH of alkaline water is a level of higher than seven.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the pH level of the water that comes out of a home tap should fall between 6.5 and 8.5. The truth is, however, tap water usually falls far below (and subsequently it’s far more acidic.) Even bottled water, while often adjusted with chemicals to raise the alkalinity level, is not alkaline enough to be the healthiest choice.
Is Alkaline Water Better for You?
First off, think about the term “acid.” Acid burns. It creates an unhealthy environment. Acidic water makes our blood and cells more acidic.
So is alkaline water good for you? Taylor argues “acid is akin to being dead; nothing can thrive in an acidic environment. Further, many of society’s major health challenges — from loss of bone density to cancer — can be blamed on having a low pH level (aka: acidic pH).”
What does alkaline water do for you? According to a WebMD’s article, “water that is more alkaline supposedly reduces acid in the bloodstream,” which consequently increases energy, improves digestion, reduces bone loss, slows aging and improves metabolism.”
Supporters of alkaline water, including Taylor, say it can not only starve cancer cells but that cancer can’t live in an alkaline environment at all. Therefore, keeping your body in a fully alkaline state is simply a healthier choice all around.
Not Even All Alkaline Waters are Created Equal
Nature, of course, is the best “manufacturer” of alkaline water. After market, if you will, companies are quick to create “enhanced water,” possibly by adding some minerals and/or some nutrients. This is considered to be “ionized or processed alkaline water that has been distilled or filtered via reverse osmosis.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this filtering process may actually remove minerals, “making it less nutritious.”
pHountain pHresh Water is delicious, nutritious and alkaline — in the healthiest way. In fact, pHountain uses a proprietary alkaline water filtration system that removes chemicals, heavy metals, detergents, pharmaceuticals, and even things like Chromium VI (Hexavalent Chromium) and Flouride. The water is then mineralized with Coral Calcium and a secret mineral* that replicates alkaline spring waters found in nature.
Two Things to Know about pHountain pHresh Water
- The pHountain pHresh Water System effectively removes over 278 chemicals, contaminants, toxins, poisons, heavy metals, and volatile organic compounds from water. There’s no question that these toxins and poisons may have incalculable negative effects on the human body.
- The pHountain pHresh water system does not use Reverse Osmosis. Reverse Osmosis is a commonly used water purification method which, as previously noted and confirmed by WHO research, “strips the water off all minerals and creates highly acidic water. The complete opposite of what is healthy and best for your body.”
“Reverse Osmosis membranes can also build up bacteria quickly and if the system is not maintained properly this bacteria and contaminants can leak back into your water flow,” explained, pHountain Chief Operating Officer Ron Pagliarulo, an expert on the company’s whole house water filtration system. “pHountain pHresh water provides higher alkalinity right out of the tap. Our system maintains all the healthy minerals in the water and doesn’t strip them out, your water has a healthy pH and alkaline level immediately.”
In addition to a whole house filtration system, Pagliarulo said pHountain Phresh Water is available in pHountain stores.
pHountain’s Secret Sauce: H-pHactor — the Power of Molecular Hydrogen
Besides the fact that pHountain pHresh is clean and safe from over 278+ toxins and contaminants, every pHountain store then boosts this pristine water with Molecular Hydrogen.
Molecular hydrogen (H2) may provide incredibly therapeutic effects for people who battle cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic inflammation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and many conditions, according to researchers. .
Taylor pointed out that an article published back in 2010 on the benefits of molecular hydrogen, published in Free Radical Research, included this quote: “It is not an overstatement to say that hydrogen’s impact on therapeutic and preventive medicine could be enormous in the future.”
A decade and more than 600 additional articles repeating the same claim has passed. Scientists have studied more than 150 conditions where molecular hydrogen “appears to exert a beneficial effect.”
The Bottom Line:
Drinking enough water just isn’t enough. You owe it to yourself and your family to embrace the life-enhancing benefits of an alkaline lifestyle. If, as some scientists claim, keeping your body in an alkaline state wards off cancers and other deadly conditions, and it tastes great, why not drink pHountain pHresh Water?