Most of our cells go through metabolism and these old dead cells also become waste products.
- What happens to those non-disposed acid waste?
- What happens to the alkaline water once it reaches the stomach, which is highly acidic?
- Why Alkaline Water?
Every living cell within our body creates waste products. The nutrients from our food are delivered to each cell and they burn with oxygen to provide energy for us to live. The burnt nutrients are the waste products. Whether you eat the best of food or the worst, all foods generate waste product. Food is classified as either good or bad based on the amount and quality of the waste product it produces. Again, as most cells metabolize the old dead cells become waste product.
What happens to those non-disposed acid waste?
These waste products become solid wastes such as cholesterol, fatty acid, kidney stones, etc. And, unbeknown to us, they accumulate and build up somewhere within our body. This accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes in our body accelerates the aging process. Drinking alkaline water reduces the body acidic waste and makes it easier for the body to dispose them. Hence, an accumulation of acid waste in the body accelerates the aging process while reduction retards it. Alkaline water, however, does not possess medicinal property to treat or cure any disease but, if consumed regularly, does reduce the accumulated acidic waste in the body further inducing holistic wellness.
What happens to the alkaline water once it reaches the stomach, which is highly acidic?
In order to help digest food and kill bacteria found in our foods, our stomach produces acid (pH of 4). When we intake alkaline water, the ph level in the stomach rises. The stomach detects the alkaline water and commands itself to produce more acid, bringing the ph level back to 4. At first, this seems counter-productive. Our stomach wall naturally churns and produces hydrochloric acid in order to digest and process the food we consume; therefore, the cells in the stomach must produce hydrochloric acid as it’s needed. The ingredients to make the acid are carbon dioxide, water, sodium chloride and/or potassium chloride. The by-product of this acid is sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate delivered to the blood stream. These bicarbonates are the actual alkaline buffers that neutralize excess acid in the blood as well as dissolving it. As our bodies age and accumulate more acid waste, the natural alkaline buffers produced in the body are insufficient to offset the acid build up. This is precisely where the alkaline water serves as a major factor. We need these alkaline buffers in our bloodstream to help our cells stay strong and from becoming too acidic—thus, preventing future ailment of sorts.
Why Alkaline Water?
Our body retains a slightly above required alkaline level in order to survive. Our blood ph level is 7.4 and the cellular fluid level is about 7.2. Despite our cells constant production of acidic waste and, in fact, accumulates as we age, our body fluids must nevertheless maintain its prescribed ph level.
Our body works very hard to dispose of its acidic waste. They are removed through urine and perspiration; yet, these consist of low ph level. The acidic skin surface kills most germs and viruses that come in contact. Also, whenever we exhale releasing carbon dioxide, we dispose ourselves of carbonic acid which in turn, produces yet more acidic waste in the body. Regardless of the strenuous effort by the body to rid itself of the growing acid waste, the level of waste produced outpaces the body’s natural ability to counter it.
The secret is to convert some of the solid acid into liquid acid since liquid is easier for the body to dispose of than solid. Although better in liquid form, substance not dissolved does not necessarily influence the ph level. Some types of solid acids are: cholesterol, fatty acid, kidney stones, etc.
Caveat: Acid coagulates blood! A problem derived from accumulation of acid waste. Built up of these acid waste clogs the blood vessels and can stop blood circulation. Our organs cannot function properly without good blood circulation. Without blood, our organs become malnourished and they begin to fail. Even cancer cells are acidic which then makes it difficult to grow in an alkaline environment. When phosphoric acid or sulfuric acid result from oxidation of nutrients, the potency of its acids overwhelm the body. The body subsequently compensates by removing calcium from the bones. Well, if calcium is taken from our bones, what is left to hold ourselves up? No wonder one in four Americans suffer from osteoporosis.
By drinking alkaline water the body receives its supplementary antioxidants—alkalinity—in smaller molecules for better absorption and more calcium.
All this from drinking the right kind of water!