ABOUT ALKALINE WATER
The idea behind alkaline water was developed in Japan in the 1950’s. Experiments were initially conducted on plants and animals, and were later done on the human body that led to the discovery that natural alkaline water eased numerous symptoms of adult diseases. In the 70's, Japanese introduced alkaline water in the United States in 1985.
Throughout the years, countless research has been conducted regarding the beneficial effects of alkaline water to humans. According to Levine, aside from alleviating acid re-flux, alkaline water also neutralizes acid in the blood, leading to a boost in oxygen and energy levels. Alkaline water also comprises antioxidant components, lubricates muscles and joints, cleans the colon, and invigorates the skin. Also, a study published in 2001’s issue of "Shanghai Journal of Protective Medicine", found that drinking alkaline water for 3 to 6 months lowered cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure levels.
In 2009, a study conducted in France about elderly people consuming drinking water with high aluminum or silica content entitled, "Aluminum and silica in drinking water and the risk of Alzheimer's disease or cognitive decline" and published in the "American Journal of Epidemiology" found that silica in drinking water (10 mg/day) was associated with a reduced risk of dementia and cognitive decline. Furthermore, a 2010 study published in "The Journal of the International Society of Sports Medicine," entitled "Acid-base balance and hydration status following consumption of mineral-based alkaline bottled water" concluded that people who drank alkaline water showed an improved acid-base balance and hydration status compared to tap water.