Alkaline water is specially processed water that raises the pH balance of the water, which is usually neutral (7.0 pH). Any water that is higher than 7.0 on the pH scale is alkaline water.
Really good alkaline water should have a pH between 8.5 and 9.5.
Distilled water and alkaline water are not the same thing. Distilled water generally has a neutral pH, it is great for cleansing and fasting because it has a pulling or leeching effect on toxic heavy metals or buildup of mineral oxides in the body that don't find their way out of the body unless enhanced cleansing takes place. Because of its leeching nature and activity, DHerbs doesn't recommend drinking distilled water on a daily basis after cleansing or detoxifying purposes.
Drinking alkaline water over time will automatically influence your body's pH balance and cause the body's pH to rise. Ideally, the human body's pH level or balance should be 7.3; however, due to the Standard American Diet, which is very acidic and in which many of us unwisely and unconsciously consume, our pH level is below 7.3, usually ranging from 6.0 to 6.8 in the average person.
An acid pH is not good for optimal health.
Acidity is one half of anaerobia, which is a condition or state of "low oxygen" and "low pH (acidic)" that allows disease to physically manifest and destroy health and vitality. Every degenerative disease denotes anaerobia. And where there is anaerobia there is mucus and some level inflammation.
When you drink alkaline water, it causes the tissues of the body to throw off toxins. Alkalinity naturally and automatically stimulates the cleansing effect. Our bodies function optimally in an alkaline state.
Getting Alkaline Water
There are great water machines available today that produce powerful alkaline water in addition to filtering and purifying water. The machines produce alkaline (and antioxidant) water via process of electrolysis whereby alkaline minerals are separated from acid minerals. The alkaline water is dispensed from one hose while the acidic (and antiseptic) water is dispensed from another hose.
These water machines are mostly produced in Asia, mainly Korea and Japan. They are the best water machines and purifiers you can buy. And if you have an ozone machine, you can ozonate this processed water and have one of the most healing and therapeutic waters available. In addition to the above, you could bottle up this water (in glass) and add crystals (i.e. Quartz) to this water and also place or stick a magnet (1,000 - 9,000 gauss) at the bottom of the glass (outside the bottle) and really have a powerful drinking water.
Alkaline water machines range in the area of $700-$1,000 and are available from different companies. You may need to do your research to find one that is right for you.
There are a few alkaline water brands on health food stores' shelves which include Essentia and Penta-Hydrate. A water brand that contains electrolytes is usually alkaline. Check to see if the bottle contains the pH level of the water.
These alkaline water brands are usually expensive (to the average shopper) but you are getting what you pay for in regards to quality.
DHerbs offers these solutions for people wanting to restore their body to a healthier pH state: