READ THE FACTS ON BOTTLED ALKALINE WATER BEFORE YOU BUY IT. — There are many brands of bottled alkaline water being developed, like Essentia Water, Affinity’s Alkalized Water, Alka-Pure® Natural Alkaline Wellness Water, Alka Power Alkaline Water, Nordenauer, The Highest Anti-oxidant Water, Evamor Natural Alkaline Artesian Water, Akasha Premium pH 10.0 Alkaline Water, Neo Water, Neo 9.5pH Alkaline Water and others.
Thousands if not millions of dollars are being spent to unsuspecting consumers, who in turn spend thousands themselves for these bottled “super” waters.
So, should you buy bottled alkaline water or not? The answer to this question is no. Don’t believe the marketing gimmicks. Here’s why.
Pure Water in Toxic Bottles
First, while bottled water makers say their brand of water is pure, they still put it in plastic bottles that release chemicals from the plastic into the water. Especially when they are stored in hot areas exposed to the sun.
All plastics are derived from petrochemicals, byproducts of the petroleum industry. Many petrochemicals like Phthalates and BPA are among the cancer-causing chemicals known to be present in foods and beverages stored in plastics.
Bottle alkaline water can absorb these petrochemicals. So, when you consume the liquid, you may also consume the chemicals. They disrupt the body’s endocrine system, interfering with the natural production of hormones. This can increase a person’s risk of cancer.
If you desire to drink clean alkaline water you want to do so because you’re aware of the toxins and chemicals in both tap water and bottled water, right?
Putting alkaline water in toxic plastic bottles defeats the purpose of drinking healthy alkaline water.
Ditch Bottled Alkaline Water, Make Alkaline Water Yourself
Second, alkaline ionized water is beneficial because of its ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) that makes it an antioxidant and its alkalinity (High pH-balance).
The antioxidant (the lower the ORP, the better) last approximately 18-24 hours. The Higher pH will last approximately 1-2 weeks. The smaller molecule cluster size of its water will last approximately 1-3 months.
So you see, bottling alkaline water makes no sense, because the antioxidant power is gone after 24 hours. The High pH after two weeks. Some bottled water makers put an expiration date on their bottled water and bottles.
While “expired” unopened bottled water isn’t going to do you any harm, it isn’t going to get better with age, either. The plastic that water is packaged in — usually polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for retail bottles and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for water cooler jugs — is slightly porous, so the water can pick up smells and tastes from the outside world. Keep a case of bottled water in the basement for a year or so and it’s going to pick up some interesting flavors. There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than a 2007 Evian, with hints of dust and a crisp kitty litter finish! – Matt Soniak (MentalFloss.com)
Even if they would store alkaline water in glass bottles, it doesn’t matter because alkaline water doesn’t benefit you unless you drink it within the time frame stated above.
For best results for your health, avoid bottled alkaline water and drink your alkaline ionized water immediately after you pour it from your own alkaline water machine. Cheers.
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An excellent alternative to toxic bottled alkaline water
Ionways released a brand new portable filter for making bottled alkaline water, the Elita PhD. This is a portable water filter that ionizes, alkalizes and mineralizes drinking water any where and at any time.
Elita is a Green, Eco-friendly, Reusable Container! No chemicals leaching into your water from harmful plastics. The squeeze bottle is made from safe, stable, BPA-free material (LDPE #4). The filter uses an absolute minimal amount of plastic and can be recycled.
Awaiting New and Improved Models!