Why Does Water pH Matter?
There’s been a really cool social experiment done by a housewife in the USA. She tested the pH levels of over 10 of the most popular bottled waters on the retail market, only to reveal that some of these well-known brands contain dangerously high acidity levels. Some of the water had even been specifically marketed to have a higher pH level (indicating that the water is more alkaline, and thus healthier), but when tested, turned out to have a much lower pH than stipulated.
A general rule of thumb is that “The pH of pure water is around 7. In general, water with a pH lower than 6.5 is considered acidic, and with a pH greater than 7 is considered basic. The normal range for pH in surface water systems is 6.5 to 8.5, and the pH range for groundwater systems is between 6 to 8.5”.
But why is it so important to drink pure or alkaline water – as opposed to acidic water?
Inflammation is the cause of all diseases and inflammation is caused by being too acidic. So, if water is too acidic, or for that matter too alkaline, the human body will not allow the water into its cells.
Whoa! So you simply will not absorb water if it is too high or too low in pH! You could be drinking litres upon litres of the incorrect pH water and end up becoming dehydrated, because our bodies simply cannot absorb it!
If you’d like to see the social experiment of water pH labelling vs actual water pH – check out this video.
Also remember that at Aquazania, we re-introduce minute quantities of pharmaceutical grade minerals: Calcium (2,70 parts per million), Magnesium (2,54 parts per million) and Potassium (1,90 parts per million). This produces a natural, sweet-tasting water with additional nutritional properties, and results in a pH of 6,85.
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