Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


[ intro ] You may have heard of alkaline water— it’s the newest health trend hitting grocery
shelves. These products are essentially just water
treated to have a more basic pH between 8 and 10 instead of water’s usual neutral 7. And supposedly, they take your internal chemistry
from acidic to alkaline, leaving you more hydrated and healthy. Drinking alkaline water can even prevent bone
loss and cure cancer!… if the health gurus are to be believed. But science doesn’t back it up as any kind
of miracle drink. The claim is based on an old idea often called
the acid-ash hypothesis: that a more acidic body leads to health problems
like cancer and osteoporosis. And if an acidic body creates bad health, then making things a little more alkaline
could prevent all sorts of diseases. So for decades, folks have been coming up
with special diets— and, now, beverages like alkaline water— that are supposed to raise your bodily pH
and thereby cure cancer!… somehow. But, there isn’t one “bodily pH”. Human blood has a pH around 7.4, for example, while muscles are a bit more acidic at a pH
of about 6.1. And it’s not easy to change those numbers
with what you eat or drink. For example, a study published in 2001 is
often touted as showing that special diets can tweak internal pHs but even it didn’t actually find much of
an effect. The researchers prepared two meal plans for
8 volunteers— an acidifying one, where the foods had higher
amounts of phosphate in them and participants drank a low-pH water and an alkaline one with loads of calcium
and a high-pH water. But after 4 days on the alkaline diet, while
the subject’s pee was noticeably less acidic the average blood pH only went up 0.014 units
on average. That’s less than the participants’ daily
variation, and likely within the level of error for the instrument used to detect it. It’s actually a good thing they didn’t
find any big changes to blood pH based on diet. The range of pH where your cells work well
is really narrow so big swings in either direction can damage
your organs and even be fatal. That’s why your body has several systems
in place for keeping acid-base levels balanced. For example, it can respond to decreasing
pHs by getting rid of one of the most common acid forming molecules—carbon dioxide— by well, breathing a little more. But usually, it’s your kidneys that jump
into action. They take whatever you have too much of in
your blood and put it into your pee. And that’s why urine pH does change based
on what you eat or drink. In that 2001 study, for example, the alkaline
diet raised the subjects’ urine pH by an average of 1.02 units. So if you wanted to alter your blood pH by
drinking an alkaline beverage, you’d have to interfere with your kidneys— which, just to be clear, is a really bad idea. And other parts of the body also regulate
their local acidity, either by making acidic or basic compounds
or by throwing whatever they don’t want into the blood and letting the kidneys take care of everything. That means that your urine is pretty much
the only bodily fluid you can alter by chugging alkaline water—with one other exception. You do have some external control over the
pH in your stomach —at least temporarily— because you can directly neutralize some of
the acid there with what you put in it. And it’s why alkaline water /might/ be effective
against one particular health issue: acid reflux. Acid reflux is thought to occur because acidic
stomach juices activate a digestive enzyme called pepsin. If there’s too much pepsin or it sloshes
up into your esophagus or other places it doesn’t belong, it binds to tissues and causes symptoms like
burping and heartburn. And an article published in 2012 did find
that alkaline water can deactivate pepsin. But that was done in dishes in a lab, not
in an actual human body. And we already have lots of cheap, readily
available meds for neutralizing stomach acids— that’s the whole idea behind antacids. When you look closer at the other purported
health benefits of drinking alkaline water, the evidence just isn’t there. Take cancer, for example. Some scientists noticed that tumorous tissues
are often more acidic than healthy tissues— which is likely where people got the idea
that reducing acidity could cure or prevent cancer. And if that were the case, you’d think that bladder cancers would be
especially susceptible to alkaline diets because urine pH can actually be influenced by what
you eat. But a study of over 27,000 men from Finland
in 2005 found having a lower urine pH didn’t significantly
increase the risk of developing bladder cancer. Similarly, many have claimed that alkaline
water can prevent or help treat osteoporosis, a disease where bones become less dense and
more likely to break. That’s because, if your kidneys slack on
the job, another way your body can buffer too much acid is to pull calcium and bicarbonate
from bone, and less calcium means less bone mass. However, a study from 2010 found no association
between urine pH and a subjects’ bone mass density or how many bones they broke. And meta-analyses have failed to find any
connection between excreted acids and bone health. So for all the conditions drinking alkaline
water might prevent, so far we haven’t seen a real case for any
of them. And despite the acid-ash hypothesis existing
for half a century, there hasn’t been any direct research showing
that an alkaline diet or alkaline water can improve a person’s health. Luckily, there don’t seem to be any side
effects, either, so if you want to drink alkaline water because
you like the taste, more power to ya. You’ll just have some slightly more expensive
pee. Thanks for watching this episode of SciShow! If you liked learning what actually happens
to all that alkaline water you’re drinking, you might like our episode on what doctors
can learn by looking at your pee. [ outro ]

100 Comments

S

Jul 7, 2019, 9:52 am Reply

Alkaline does work

Tor

Jul 7, 2019, 8:11 am Reply

sources?

James Kramer

Jul 7, 2019, 9:26 pm Reply

i have wondered though, they sorta touched on it but not really, as im in renal failure and on dialysis, if drinking alkaline water would actually help in my situation, not for anything major, but my doctors did prescribe calcium carbonate as a phosphorus binder. if say i was out and didnt have my medications would drinking a higher alkaline water would provide a similar benefit (or at least some) to the medications. would it be able to bind with the phosphorus and prevent absorption of it?

Motto

Jul 7, 2019, 12:17 pm Reply

Blood Ph will not affect because when your body is too acidic, the body will pull calcium out of the bones to make it up, that causes osteoporosis. Why drinking sodas will make your body acidic and drinking alkaline water will not make your body alkaline, there are too much fake information out there and you really need to dig down to the people who actually benefit from it. A teaspoon of baking soda can alkalized 600+ Liters of water. Why the Japanese are drinking the alkaline water and they all claimed to be healthier? There are so many people who went on a alkaline diet had turned their terminal diseases around, where was your research from?

Jay Empy

Jul 7, 2019, 7:41 pm Reply

WRONG! DISEASE STARTS IN THE GUT. COLON. THE JAPANESE RESEARCHER SCIENTIST WHO STARTED THIS TESTED COLON CANCER BY "KANGEN" WATER aka ALKALINE WATER.

DO THE REAL RESEARCH AND STOP SPEWING FAKE NEWS!

So, you mention "already available meds" used for certain aspects. Kidney are working, right. What's they difference.

I BET YOU'RE FUNDED BY BIG PHARMA!!!

THERE ARE TONS OF RESEARCH IN JAPAN!!!! LOOK IT UP!!! STOP LYING AND BY OMITTING THE REAL INFORMATION!!! YOU'RE NOT TELLING THE WHOLE STORY. ONLY PARTS THAT MAKE YOUR IDEA SOUND GOOD!!! TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH AND LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES!!!!

androssteague

Jul 7, 2019, 2:00 am Reply

I drink alkaline water simply because I been drinking too many soda's over the years and now it's come back to bite my kidneys and liver. I need to drink water with the least amount of acidity and so far that's Fiji

The Lemon

Jul 7, 2019, 4:01 am Reply

A study.. A study… A study… science is more holy than relegion🤣

polo wealthy

Jul 7, 2019, 11:46 am Reply

Yall drinking flouride

Bobby Jackson

Jul 7, 2019, 1:40 pm Reply

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Painter Mike

Jul 7, 2019, 6:30 pm Reply

Great skeptical analysis. This is how science works. I'm tired of all these hippydippy pseidoscientists coming at me with their natural remedies. I drink reverse osmosis water, which now I'm being told is dead water and bad for me. It was a guy pushing alkaline water and now I see why. I can see why people filter their tap water or buy bottled spring water like I do, but even when I used to drink gallons of tap water in my mid twenties, I was able to gain muscle and burn fat still which I have maintained to this day ten years later. So it can't be all that bad right? Yet now I'm being told thar filtered water is bad too?

subu mahanta

Jul 7, 2019, 8:29 pm Reply

This video totally misleading. She is not telling what is the source of alkalinity i.e. chemically treated or by electrolysis. WOW, youtube has become a place for self-proclaimed "GURUS". My dear, please do one thing, "please drink a bottle of coke every day for the next 15 days and then post here the report of your free-radicals". Let the numbers talk, AGREED?

Theo Sakoutis

Jul 7, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

Alkaline water in not a magic bullet. Its purpose is in alignment with the purpose of an overall alkaline diet. The purpose of an alkaline diet is not to change the pH of your blood. It does not aim to change the pH of organs, tissues, or cells. The purpose is to provide the body the alkaline resources which help the body regulate the delicate pH balance of every organ and system in the body. Think of acid forming foods as being hot, whereas alkaline forming foods cool down the body. Alkaline food and water help put out fires created by too much acid forming food, which dry us out and burn up our organs. It's about balance.

The requirements of maintaining the blood pH at 7.35 are such that when the alkaline resources are not available through the diet, the body must maintain that blood pH at any cost. That cost of inadequate alkalinity in the diet is huge. Bone and muscle are prime suppliers of alkaline material which help maintain blood pH. Bone supplies calcium and muscle supply magnesium to help buffer the blood when the diet is deficient. All the organs suffer the effects of this buffering requirement.

The 4 day study of the alkaline diet referenced in the presentation is a joke on many levels. First, the study was set up to find evidence that an alkaline diet could alter the pH of blood. Blood pH is maintained at a perfect 7.35 pH, and nobody wants to mess with that. Second, the alkaline diet group did not actually get foods which are alkaline forming. The researchers that concocted this experiment did not have a complete understanding of the acid or alkaline forming properties of the different foods, and simply proceeded with the mineral ash scores as determinants of how food was categorized. For example, the alkaline group were fed cheese, which has a net acid forming effect in the body, in spite of the calcium content. In effect, both groups in that study received an acid forming diet. Alkaline forming foods primarily come from fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. No study can meaningfully assess health benefits of any diet in a meaningful manner in 4 days. This study has no has no purpose other than to perpetuate ignorance.

The kidneys do help to maintain blood pH. They do this through various mechanisms including production of bicarbonate, which buffers the blood, and through chelation of acids to minerals for excretion through the urine. Kidneys will eventually fail under an excessive acid load if alkaline resources are not adequately supplied through the diet, which is the case with the Standard American Diet, which is very acid forming. Such a diet will eventually burn the kidney tubules if not corrected through a more alkaline forming regimen.

Stomach pH is maintained through various mechanisms. For example, the pancreas secretes bicarbonate into the stomach which improves digestion and signals hydrochloric acid production. An alkaline diet promotes correct stomach pH both directly and indirectly, which in turn corrects indigestion and acid reflux. This protects the stomach, pancreas, kidneys, and effortlessly allows the body to maintain blood pH at 7.35.

There are many types of cancer. It's true that not all cancers can be corrected solely through an adjustment of the pH, but evidence is mounting suggesting that most are. Have a look at the work of Dr. Tulio Simoncini, an oncologist who has a high success rate of treating cancer with bicarbonate. He treats cancer with sodium bicarbonate, through various protocols including direct injection, bicarbonate IV, and oral dosing.

Another useful analogy is to think of every cell in your body as a fish in a fish bowl. That water needs to be clean, with a balanced pH for that fish to be healthy. The fish's waste products move into that water. If that water gets cloudy (acid) the fish's health will begin to decline. Our current medical paradigm would have us study the fish under a microscope, analyze various biochemical markers, and then address those through medical interventions (medication, surgery). The fish is then tossed back into the dirty water, where it will continue to function briefly until symptoms reappear. Like the fish in the bowl, every cell in our body is swimming in an interstitial fluid which must maintain a balanced pH. The cells receive their nutrients through that fluid, and release their waste into it. Applying an alkaline diet helps keep that water at a healthy pH for all our cells..

Dj Intelligent

Jul 7, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

Why can’t you just SHUT UP because I don’t care

Kelly Kirkpatrick

Jul 7, 2019, 3:06 am Reply

LMAO you just proved their hypothesis when you said that it can affect the pH in your gut dying laughing because and I don't know if anyone caught this or not but most disease occurs because of an imbalanced gut and when you were speaking about acid reflux obviously that's and so if you can alter and change the gut alkaline water certainly you can change other things with it am I right? It can't just be acid reflux is the only thing that can be fixed

Alkazone Alkaline Water

Jul 7, 2019, 11:50 pm Reply

can alkaline water cause acne

Anthony Ngo

Jul 7, 2019, 10:52 pm Reply

Sources?

Julia Duminador

Jul 7, 2019, 4:34 am Reply

1st I DONT HAVE CANCER OR ANYTHING ELSE BUT SORRY YOUR RESEARCHED IS TOTALLY WRONG. TRY DRINKING CONTINUOUSLY AND YOULL SEE THE RESULT COZ IVE BEEN DRINKING ALKALINE WATER AND I FEEL GOOD AND IM NOT ACIDIC ANYMORE. AND YES I THINK IT CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH. SPECIALLY YOUR MOOD. YOUR MOOD HAS A BIG FACTOR ON YOUR HEALTH. 💯

Negiat Taher

Jul 7, 2019, 6:18 am Reply

Where did yhis woman come from??? It's a known fact that any disease cannot live in an alkaline body. There're practitioners who are treating cancer by using alkaline solutions.
She must work for some pharma

enkadu007

Jul 7, 2019, 5:09 pm Reply

Her noise ring is gross

Jack h

Jul 7, 2019, 12:45 am Reply

Why does japan use alkaline water in their hospitals. Could it be that western medicine is just bad science.

Rob Lett

Jul 7, 2019, 1:40 am Reply

Translation: Alkaline water is bullish**. I just saved you five minutes and thirty-seven seconds.

Paul Y.

Jul 7, 2019, 7:29 am Reply

Thanks for the video. Very informative and you are very smart. But you are just seeing only a part of the entire truth. My analogy to this is that you are looking at the wrong book for the question you want to answer. Doesn't matter how hard you look within the research database, you wouldn't find the correct answer. Because it is not in this book. Just look at type II diabetes for instance. Dr. Jason fung has demonstrated many times type II dm is 100% reversible. But look at the pharmaceutical based researches, they would never give any publicity to that .

Lost Boi

Jul 7, 2019, 1:08 pm Reply

Watch these cancer experiments:

https://youtu.be/1G9KbB6qIyE

Stephen Crum

Jul 7, 2019, 3:37 pm Reply

If these people really cared about sharing truth they would be selling Apollo mission patches when anyone with a brain know that those missions were a lie.
If there selling the lie the they themselves are the lie.

Tom Matheson Coles

Aug 8, 2019, 6:42 am Reply

Why not just have a spoonful of bicarb soda lol

Mohamed Ali

Aug 8, 2019, 6:44 pm Reply

Welcome to youtube ,where normal waste people act like doctors, scientists, lawyers……. happy googlin fools and don't talk facts you know nothing about.

Unknown Person

Aug 8, 2019, 12:30 pm Reply

Smh I know for a fact that alkaline spring water & an Alkaline diet is helping me with my digestive problems and my health also. Dr. Sebi has proof of curing people who developed major diseases with an alkaline diet. Why would anyone want to settle for meds from a pharmacy??? Smh

faro717

Aug 8, 2019, 4:05 pm Reply

The good thing about poverty is that you only have to deal with one food fad…food is there, or it isn’t…

Sarah Knight

Aug 8, 2019, 4:26 am Reply

Is no one going to point out how much she looks like Amy Farrah Fouler from Big Bang Theory?

Frog Snack

Aug 8, 2019, 9:42 am Reply

1:47 the alkaline water has nothing to do with changing the blood ph.

Sis Rere McB

Aug 8, 2019, 12:00 pm Reply

The comments smh… ignorance is not bliss

Javier Martinez

Aug 8, 2019, 2:57 pm Reply

get it here www.buymykangen.com

Swaganomics 101: Jimmy Rustles

Aug 8, 2019, 3:50 am Reply

The science for more alkaline water has far less to do with adjusting your body PH and more to do with the minerals that make it alkaline in the first place. Minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and bicarbonate. Given magnesium deficiency is an epidemic in most "progressed" countries, it doesn't hurt to get a bit more in your water, especially since the vast majority of us barely if ever meet the RDI and will inevitably suffer health issues down the line as bodies grow depleted due to it no longer being in food in sufficient amounts.

Jasper Andrew

Aug 8, 2019, 10:01 pm Reply

While I believe you are correct to the best of your knowledge, and I agree with your conclusions, I also think that you should cite your research sources to improve your credibility. If you are just making statements from the void there's no more reason to believe you than anyone else.

Grenaidan

Aug 8, 2019, 12:48 am Reply

drinks alkaline for a year and then drinks acidic next I don’t feel to well

Isaiah_45_7 WarGamer

Aug 8, 2019, 1:48 am Reply

wow, who's going to take advice from someone with rings in their nose.

California Music Plug

Aug 8, 2019, 6:29 am Reply

This is a bunch of BS. Shame on you Sci Show. Alkaline balances your body, do your own research don’t listen to this video. Bunch of “science” bs

MIcic Uros

Aug 8, 2019, 3:12 pm Reply

4 days is nothing… thats barely science

Glory Samjolly

Aug 8, 2019, 1:14 am Reply

Wow. Trying to tackle pseudo science with… pseudo science? Or is it just another bad review so that SciShow can make money? This is a common business tactic because people naturally like BAD NEWS? Why? because people are full of fear, and do not like to step out of their comfort zones, so they would rather benefit by scaring others.

FYI: I have seen the evidence of Alkaline water work miracles first hand, so there's no swaying me. But i genuinely believe people make these videos by trolling of other business content just for attention.

If SciShow has something good to present to the table, something that can solve my problems and better mankind, Im listening…

Glory Samjolly

Aug 8, 2019, 1:16 am Reply

You know… there's a reason why Japanese people live longer. That's not pseudo science

Premium Gold

Aug 8, 2019, 11:32 am Reply

Well, I can say into your face lady SciShow, that 3 years ago, I had severe colon cancer, and just after 6 months of drinking only pure Alkalized Kangen Water, colon cancer is GONE. Thanks to Kangen Alkalized Water. I am now alive and very happy. I think you should first try to drink Alkaline Kangen Water before you make any video about alkaline water. You just dont have any clue what your talking about.

James Hetfield

Aug 8, 2019, 6:42 pm Reply

Nope. Pure water

Bava Neche

Aug 8, 2019, 1:52 am Reply

I started drinking alkaline water called Flow 8.1 and then drifted over to the WaterDepot brand and it is 10.1 ph and I find I not only like the flavor, the steady color of my urine and the way it makes me feel less hungry all the time — I like it because it is the ONLY thing I have ever tried that caused me an immediate change for better in the way my muscles feel and perform, as said, makes my stomach less acidic and I hate taking pills and anti-acid tablets which can't do you any better or even as well as the alkaline water. I think having a better feeling about oneself can't be a bad thing. I do like the nice color of my urine all the time now and that makes me feel emotionally better. Having a flavor in my water is very nice, too. So why not keep buying the alkaline water instead of buying fruity flavors which suck due to the fake sweetner put in them? This lady is out to lunch. Not everything has to be about curing cancer and bone deceases. Why not give some credit to the things that a person likes because they just well, "Like it!". We don't need science to back up a great flavor of things we drink. Beats the hell out of tea and coffee and soda pops…and especially out of lemon water or baking soda waters…which really suck and don't do much for the body scientifically as well. I find as well as many of my friends (not many = which are about only 25 = not facebook) that alkaline water is just better for us because of flavor, color of urine and the fact that it helps tremendously in eating less and hydrating more. Those things alone make alkaline water better for a persons body, mind and hydration!

RayK Renga

Aug 8, 2019, 10:20 am Reply

Too much talking. Whats the bottom line?
Good or bad?
Good for what?
Bad for what?
Better straight to the point.

richard quayson

Aug 8, 2019, 4:50 pm Reply

CONDUCT Ph TEST OF SEA WATER AND ADD TO THAT OF ACIDIC SOLUTION. THE PROOF THAT ONLY BASE OR ALKALINE IS CAPABLE OF NEUTRALIZING ACIDIC CONDITION. COOKING WITH THE NATURAL SALT FROM THE SEA IS CAPABLE OF DOING SAME TO THE CHEMICAL CONTENT OF OUR FOOD JUST AS USING ALKALINE WATER TO WASH THE FOODSTUFF. IF THAT MAKES NATURAL SENSE, THEN WHY IF I DRINK ALKALINE WATER( Ph 8.5 to 9.5) BEFORE SLEEPING IN THE NIGHT WOULD NOT NEUTRALIZE ANY TOXIN IN THE BODY.
THE CREATOR MADE THE BODY TO CONSIST OF ALMOST SEVENTY PERCENT WATER.
THE BRAIN, THE ENGINE OF CREATIVITY TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS ON EARTH IS
ALMOST NINETY PERCENT WATER AND NEEDS SEVENTY PERCENT WATER FROM THE
BODY TO FUNCTION EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY.MOST FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND
GREEN LEAVES IMPROVE THE FLUID CONTENT OF THE BODY AND ARE ALKALINE. @t

richard quayson

Aug 8, 2019, 4:50 pm Reply

CONDUCT Ph TEST OF SEA WATER AND ADD TO THAT OF ACIDIC SOLUTION. THE PROOF THAT ONLY BASE OR ALKALINE IS CAPABLE OF NEUTRALIZING ACIDIC CONDITION. COOKING WITH THE NATURAL SALT FROM THE SEA IS CAPABLE OF DOING SAME TO THE CHEMICAL CONTENT OF OUR FOOD JUST AS USING ALKALINE WATER TO WASH THE FOODSTUFF. IF THAT MAKES NATURAL SENSE, THEN WHY IF I DRINK ALKALINE WATER( Ph 8.5 to 9.5) BEFORE SLEEPING IN THE NIGHT WOULD NOT NEUTRALIZE ANY TOXIN IN THE BODY.
THE CREATOR MADE THE BODY TO CONSIST OF ALMOST SEVENTY PERCENT WATER.
THE BRAIN, THE ENGINE OF CREATIVITY TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS ON EARTH IS
ALMOST NINETY PERCENT WATER AND NEEDS SEVENTY PERCENT WATER FROM THE
BODY TO FUNCTION EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY.MOST FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND
GREEN LEAVES IMPROVE THE FLUID CONTENT OF THE BODY AND ARE ALKALINE. @t

Fendi Saint Laurent

Aug 8, 2019, 4:00 am Reply

oh, this chick works for big pharma. I'll stick to what Dr.Berg tells me.

Lane the Plane

Aug 8, 2019, 1:56 am Reply

I only drink Dasani.

MelpyMelperson

Aug 8, 2019, 4:53 pm Reply

Acidic water is more expensive.

spooky shark

Aug 8, 2019, 3:49 am Reply

Two words: Kangen Water

cough

Anthony Thomas

Aug 8, 2019, 1:16 am Reply

Only benefit for me alkaline water is not sore after heavy leg days so i can dbl up in a day

Don Y

Aug 8, 2019, 3:51 am Reply

It definitely helped my heartburn.

Vladimir Kuklev

Aug 8, 2019, 2:35 pm Reply

Our metabolism/ph homeostasis is way too strong for alkaline food/water to make a difference. Your body is a constantly running self-regulating chemical reactor that produces huge amounts of energy, a glass of dilute alkaline chemicals is nothing in comparison. Try this: drink a glass of baking soda solution – you will probably burp up some CO2, which takes the acidity out of your body. Considering that your exhaled air is around 5% CO2, that's around as much as 20 breaths, probably less.

Spirit of Xavier

Sep 9, 2019, 3:55 am Reply

Drink more everyday waters, save the alkaline to maintain a healthy body, but don't only drink alkaline water. I'd say drink more waters that are little bit acidic so your body can produce acid but only drink small amounts of alkaline water… Don't get it twisted, you can drink alkaline water but dont drink too much of it because it neutralizes acid in the body so you can't digest food.. but drink little amounts of it maybe like every 2-3 days, but like a said.. dont drink too much, dont drink the whole bottle, take small swigs of it then don't drink it til the next few days later. Try lasting a bottle of ph 9 or 10 water a whole month, but keep it refrigerated

momoe829200

Sep 9, 2019, 10:23 am Reply

Has anyone ever stop to think that a YouTube video from a woman who cannot confirm the validity of her statements as it applies to everyone not just men in Finland is accurate? If not then the people who are watching this video and believing it are just as dumb as the person who made it. If you want to know if alkaline water is good or bad for you then try it yourself and see the results instead of watching YouTube videos cuz it fits your conscience

Sensei Juan

Sep 9, 2019, 2:15 am Reply

I suffered from asthma since I was 12 years and was on multiple medications. Went to multiple doctors and specialist with no cure. Instead I gained weight because of the meds despite exercising daily. Finally I went to an herbalist who put me on alkaline water. 9 months later I was asthma free and have been for 4.5 years.

Joe Lee

Sep 9, 2019, 2:01 pm Reply

Runaway train …

fig1954

Sep 9, 2019, 2:52 pm Reply

Very informative. BTW, you are very hot. No crushing.

houstonpromotion

Sep 9, 2019, 9:48 pm Reply

Forget all this i’ll just stop drinking water all together

Ris Parker

Sep 9, 2019, 3:34 pm Reply

so… there's basically no studies done that are worth talking about either way. Studies of like 8 people? With next to no discussion of controls of diet or environmental factors or preexisting health variable…. and some "meta-analyses" really aren't enough to make a claim either way. I want to see some real studies done. Everyone has an opinion but the truth is there really aren't studies so an opinion is just an opinion at this point. Either direction.

zeminder1

Sep 9, 2019, 8:31 am Reply

Hi looks like you are an expert. Any research you did yourself?
At least PhD? My wife drinks alkaline Kangen
water and her high cholesterol, sugar, triglycerides and joint pains came down in 11 months. She is off all medications. Any answer to that?

Dom S

Sep 9, 2019, 11:25 pm Reply

Good for acid reflux

moustapha nouisri

Sep 9, 2019, 2:43 pm Reply

Medication all about money of cause they will not say that water isn’t healthy, and what about financial side who will go and buy a bottle full of poison from the market

sdmcdiva69

Sep 9, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

As a business owner of the best ionized alkalized water you can get, I’m surprised that the she didn’t delve into the differences in alkaline waters, they just showed the type with the added stuff in it like baking Soda which is crazy. Yes you can add baking Soda to your water, but having such huge quantities of such isn’t good for you either. I agree that there isn’t as much studies that they need to do to see the benefits but the ones we do have are great and I’m also surprised that they said they didn’t find anything. When looking at Pubmed or google scholar, which are the sites Dr’s and health professionals use, they need to look up negative reduced waters to see the studies. And not all machines are the best!!! I deal with the best in the World. Anyone who is interested in learning more, please reach out to me. I’m Roy Everhart and can be reached at 619-296-7573. Just message me and I’ll get back to you. She did say that water is in the middle of the spectrum, but she didn’t say why and That my friends is reason alone to get a machine!! Lye isn’t good for us and they will see at some point as they continue to do more and more research that it is horrible and it’s no wonder that our health continues to decline as time goes by.

mikiyas Taye

Sep 9, 2019, 12:08 pm Reply

I see that you are trying to say that alkaline food are not yet approved working on health improvement!… if that so what do you say about Dr. Sebi's research and findings?

Dan Towey

Sep 9, 2019, 7:41 pm Reply

Science DOES back it up…. go investigate on Google Scholar

ZoneE TwentyEightGrams

Sep 9, 2019, 4:59 pm Reply

Demonic.

rojoEl

Sep 9, 2019, 1:34 am Reply

Well…..to begin you are so wrong about antacids. They interfere with calcium absorption contributing to bone loss. Do your research. The American diet, being so acidic, s the number one contribution to current disease. Anything alkaline, even if it is just water, does contribute some health benefits. Alkaline water is fine, but hydrogen water is far better The body is mostly hydrogen, meaning adding hydrogen is of benefit. Also, don't confuse alkaline water with hydrogen water, not the same, leading to misnomers. It is what you should be focusing on.

Robert Leroy Mounger III

Sep 9, 2019, 9:25 pm Reply

I never drank a lot of water, just lots of beer. I started drinking essentia, and it goes down smooth and makes me feel refreshed.

Chloe B

Sep 9, 2019, 6:57 pm Reply

Okay so instead of drinking alkaline water which can help with acid reflux we should take a medication, which has possible side effects?

prakash mahara

Oct 10, 2019, 12:55 pm Reply

why it is dangerous to clean well water remaining closed for long term

Jerardo Tamez

Oct 10, 2019, 9:42 pm Reply

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mrsun9775

Oct 10, 2019, 10:15 am Reply

So Kangen water sukcs

dalton williams

Oct 10, 2019, 12:32 am Reply

I have had huge help with drinking alkaline water compared to drinking regular water with low to neutral ph levels. Yes you can say using anti acids help but when you use them constantly you rely on them constantly. Drinking water every day which in it self is necessary is far better that relying on medication seeing that people have been diagnosed with cancer specificaly from anti acids

Francis Lim

Oct 10, 2019, 4:15 pm Reply

Sickness is a very lucrative industry and anything said about prevention or real cures will always be challenged and ridiculed,disinformation are always being peddled.Ask any doctor if Ginseng is good for health in general and the answers will be no or not so sure,Why? Pharmaceutical companies resides over doctors and only their patented drugs can be peddled or the doctor can loses his licence.

Max Paul

Oct 10, 2019, 9:27 pm Reply

Hah!slightly more expensive peeis what i was aiming for,

Bob B

Oct 10, 2019, 11:40 pm Reply

Good info but sloooow down in speaking.

Suresh D Parmar

Oct 10, 2019, 3:20 pm Reply

Research on 8 people for 4 days….🙁
I think rather than publicising alkaline water, if it is taken in only small amounts and for a longer period of time then we should come to a conclusion.
I still don't understand how these researches on SOME AMOUNT OF PEOPLE DECIDE FOR ALL PEOPLE! Weird🙁

hioxd

Oct 10, 2019, 4:20 am Reply

Essentia water taste good

Nathan Montes

Oct 10, 2019, 4:23 am Reply

Is it true that alkaline water and the mixture of caffeine can stop your heart?
I heard this from a medic in the Air Force. I have never heard of it before, but it made me concerned.

king country

Oct 10, 2019, 8:06 am Reply

sheeeeeit I use battery acid

king country

Oct 10, 2019, 8:08 am Reply

who the hell is she,aint no Dr.

Antoinette Bell

Oct 10, 2019, 9:12 pm Reply

When they start questioning it, time to leave it alone

Turbo Jones

Oct 10, 2019, 11:22 am Reply

Another worthless video. "Just to be clear, interfering with your kidneys is a really bad idea." No, that's not clear at all!!! What WHAT is the body doing to become acidic if you drink alkaline water? Not respirateing co2? Just to be clear, how About answering questions. Just to be clear.

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Oct 10, 2019, 4:37 pm Reply

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Sokphally Hul

Oct 10, 2019, 5:50 am Reply

You teach yourself please slower

Craig A. Green

Oct 10, 2019, 8:28 am Reply

Smh

andrew harjono

Oct 10, 2019, 11:56 am Reply

so please CMIIW, is drinking alkaline water bad for your Kidney then?

M

Oct 10, 2019, 3:18 pm Reply

don't watch waste of time ignorance and twisting of facts these clips are dangerous

Kemal Sirin Guitar

Oct 10, 2019, 9:21 am Reply

The question is not whether blood ph changes, the question HOW blood maintains an alkaline ph while having a diet that is based on mainly acid food and drinks. It must (this is what you may study) do so by taking calcium from bones and teeth or other places. If not from ‘input’, probably from reserves.

Tom Horn

Oct 10, 2019, 12:01 am Reply

But,at the end of his video,he said it was artificially made alkaline water that wasn’t good for you. But if it’s a naturally made alkaline water,it is good for you. My water that I drink is natural. So,I will continue. I wonder if this guy was hired by Big Pharma ??!!

Reginald Marselus

Oct 10, 2019, 6:18 pm Reply

A year ago, I began drinking distilled water. I bought a water distiller for my home and started storing it in a 5 gallon drink dispenser. I enjoy it very much. My home is also equipped with a water softening system. However, when I run a batch of water through my distiller, I notice that there are still a lot of dissolved solids that the water softening system does not filter out. I use a paper towel to clean the distiller after each batch, which is approximately one gallon. The remaining dissolved solids are picked up by the paper towel. When the towel dries, there are a significant amount of hardened water residue on the towel between batches. Dissolved
solids must be somehow treated by the body to have them removed from our systems. So, I believe distilled water has been a good addition to my healthful lifestyle.

cherijoli

Oct 10, 2019, 2:01 am Reply

It’s on YouTube, it’s the truth 🙄 You say there was a test with 8 volunteers with one meal? Man, that’s convincing.

Don ivers

Oct 10, 2019, 6:30 am Reply

hello from what i have found out that it will help kill cancer

Praveen Narayana swamy

Oct 10, 2019, 2:45 pm Reply

At 3:39 she says the study is wrong. Turmeric and himalayan salt added to water when taken calms stomach or baking soda with water again alkaline helps in restoring equilibrium.any one can try this

Back To Health

Oct 10, 2019, 5:34 pm Reply

oh, you idiot don't know the difference between alkaline (chemically changed ) water and alkalized water (changed by an electrical charge. Why don't you use to try it yourself instead of reading what others said?!

Rachelle Nash

Oct 10, 2019, 7:36 pm Reply

At 1:20 there is a flaw in the study. For the alkaline meal plan, cheese is shown to be incorporated which is acid-forming. All dairy should be completely omitted for it to have been truly alkaline. Spinach/Kale (dark leafy greens) would have been a better way to get the calcium needs that seem to be necessary.

Acidic: meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, grains, alcohol.
Neutral: natural fats, starches, and sugars.
Alkaline: fruits, nuts, legumes, and vegetables..

Jeremy Monsanto

Nov 11, 2019, 11:30 pm Reply

Damn

I've been getting snookered

Welp, I know better, now.

Anita Martini

Nov 11, 2019, 8:10 pm Reply

Stomach acid can melt a penny, so you’re asserting that I can drink something that would neutralize that level of acid? no I do not believe this

Gav Cas

Nov 11, 2019, 7:17 am Reply

I’ve heard it’s not that your blood ph becomes more alkaline, it’s that an ‘alkaline diet’ makes it so your body doesn’t have to devote as much towards keeping your blood ph balanced. That makes some sense to me, but I’d still advocate for just focusing on a balanced diet and life instead of buying into any trend.

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